[aprssig] VX-8R APRS radio

Bob Bruninga 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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