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[aprssig] Yaesu VX-8R

Dave Baxter dave at emv.co.uk
Thu May 15 15:53:40 UTC 2008


That weblink is dead, or so it appears...

However, I hope this new radio does NOT use a version of the Tasco
TNC-on-a-chip, with all it's known limitations.  Anyone know what it
does use for the packet/APRS functionality? 


Dave G0WBX.

Just spent 3 days in/near Dover UK for work.  Zero, yes, Zero APRS
activity heard each evening/night, using a D7 in a hotel room.  Could
hear a couple of local voice repeaters quite well, but couldn't access
them.  QRP don't cut it down there...

> -----Original Message-----
> 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
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