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[aprssig] VX8GR

Adi Linden adil at adis.on.ca
Tue Jul 27 14:39:57 UTC 2010

My VX-8GR beacons on the B side all the time. It will beacon independent of which side I have active.

Also, I recently got the FTM-350R and shortly after the VX-8GR. The FTM-350R is much more intuitive and self explanatory then the VX-8GR. Having worked my way through the mobiles menus sure made it a whole lot easier to understand the programming of it's portable family member. My only "problem" is remembering which function key combinations does what.

I find the GPS's in both Yaesu rigs to be slow to lock on after they have been off for several hours. If they have been turned off for a few minutes only they seem to catch on rather quickly.


On 2010-07-27, at 9:19 AM, Phil N6TCT wrote:

> Question for you VX-8GR jockeys: a friend recently purchased one and was
> having some trouble getting it all dialed in. He writes:
> "So I figured out how to have both channels at the same time. You can
> only transmit on one at a time, but can monitor both. Each channel has
> independent volume and APRS broadcasting. Functionally how this works is
> you have channel B on volume 0 and broadcasting APRS, and channel A not
> broadcasting but monitoring on full volume. When you want to talk, flip
> back to channel A (and no APRS during the conversation)."
> Does this match your experience? It seems kind of clunky. I'd expect (or
> at least want) to set channel B up for APRS and have it do its beaconing
> and rx *all the time* but leave the radio on channel A so I could talk
> to people. If it really doesn't transmit APRS when you switch to channel
> A, I can easily imagine forgetting to switch back to B and thus falling
> off the aprs net ...
> Thanks for any insights you can provide!
> Phil, N6TCT

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