[aprssig] VX-8R APRS radio
bruninga at usna.edu
Wed Feb 4 20:48:22 CST 2009
Well, I finally got a VX-8R radio and it looks pretty neat. Though it is taking me a long time to figure out all the buttons, and menu's and whistles.
I got the speaker-mic with the GPS and it appears to be very sensitive. I get 4 satellites on the first floor of my 2 floor house.
The station info takes a different approach than kenwood. The VX8R displays all of a station's information on one virtual page of 8 lines and you scroll the 4-high window up and down that page to see all the data. The D7 displays the different aspecs of information for a station on multiple 3-line pages of info.
I am collecting any comments from others about lessons learned on this radio.
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