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[aprssig] Yaesu VX-8R

K7FTP k7ftp at commtechreview.net
Wed May 14 23:36:03 UTC 2008

I'd second that.  I don't want to have to find a pencil to hit the buttons 
on an HT.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Randy Allen" <ka0azs at earthlink.net>
To: "TAPR APRS Mailing List" <aprssig at lists.tapr.org>
Sent: Wednesday, May 14, 2008 11:02 AM
Subject: Re: [aprssig] Yaesu VX-8R

> Keith VE7GDH wrote:
>  At 2.36 x 3.74 x 0.92 inches it is  smaller than a VX-7R.
> For me that's a bug, not a feature. The VX-7R is too small to be useable 
> for me or to even be comfortable in my hands.   For me the IC-W-32/Z-1A is 
> about as small as I want an HT to be unless it's a cheap almost disposable 
> back up unit.
> I know a lot of folks like the trend to micro units, but I wish the 
> manufacturers would also make models for those of us that want readible 
> and useable key pads and controls.  Even if they just took the guts of a 
> small radio and put them in bigger shells.
> Just think what they could do with the extra room.  Built in GPS? Extended 
> capacity batteries?  Increased shock absorbant "armor" to further 
> ruggedize them?
> The bluetooth capability is interesting with the supply of serial port 
> enabled GPS units suitable to wire into stand alone radio units getting 
> smaller and smaller.
> 73
> -- 
> Randy Allen, KAØAZS
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