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[aprssig] Yaesu VX-8R

Joseph M. Durnal joseph.durnal at gmail.com
Wed May 14 17:09:01 UTC 2008


Oooh ahhh - this is nifty.   Of course, from the display, it is hard
to tell if it it is a two way APRS device.  It also doesn't say if it
is full duplex or not.  Two things that I'm looking for in a handheld.

I did like my Yaesu VX-7R - it was stolen from my van and I couldn't
afford to replace it at the time so I went with a hamfest special.

73 de Joseph Durnal NE3R

On Wed, May 14, 2008 at 12:03 PM, Robert Bruninga <bruninga at usna.edu> wrote:
> Interesting Radio... I wonder if it will receive and display any
> APRS or is just another GPS tracker?   But blue-tooth GPS will
> eliminate the biggest hassle of carrying an APRS HT by
> eliminating any wires...  Bob, WB4APR
>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org
>> [mailto:aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org] On Behalf Of Keith
> VE7GDH
>> Sent: Wednesday, May 14, 2008 11:09 AM
>> To: TAPR APRS Mailing List
>> Subject: [aprssig] Yaesu VX-8R
>>
>> Bob  G4HFQ just mentioned this over on the FBasic (Yaesu
> memory
>> management & CAT) list...
>>
>> www.universal-radio.com/catalog/ht/0008.html
>>
>> The Yaesu VX-8R HT has a 5 watt output FM on 50/144/430 MHz
> plus 1.5
>> watts on 222 MHz. It supports Blue Tooth hands-free operation
> with the
>> optional accessories. There will also be an optional GPS unit
> and
>> antenna. It supports APRS 1200/9600 bps data communication (B
>> band only)
>> and is submersible (IPX57) to one metre for 30 minutes and is
>> powered by
>> a 7.4 V 1100 mAh Lithium Ion battery. At 2.36 x 3.74 x 0.92
>> inches it is
>> smaller than a VX-7R.
>>
>> Looking forward to hearing about the Blue Tooth and APRS
> capabilities.
>> I'm not sure if the GPs receiver will be connected by BT but
>> that would
>> be nice... "look ma... no wires!" We'll have to wait and see
> on that
>> one. A BT headset will be nice too.
>>
>> 73 es cul - Keith VE7GDH
>> --
>> "I may be lost, but I know exactly where I am!"
>>
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