A lower cost 2m/440 APRS handheld. Minus a few VX-8R/DR features you may not need.
No 6m TX/RX
No 220 TX/RX
No HF RX
NO SU-1 (Barometer sensor)
NO WFM or AM RX
Not water immersion for 30 min @ 1m rated
A TECHNOLOGY BREAK THROUGH GPS/APRS and Real RF-Dual Wideband Receive…
The next generation Amateur Handheld transceiver from Yaesu, who has been introducing Leading-Edge Transceiver Technology for years.
Measures a mere 2.4″W x 3.7″H x 0.9″D for comfortable in the palm use. Filled with advance technologies designed for outdoor operation – submersible and shockproof! Heavy Duty…Yet Easy to Operate
The large main dial and the four durable independent key buttons on the side permit easy operation… even when wearing gloves. Ultra-rugged
Polycarbonate resin front panel with aluminum die-cast chassis – absolutely tougher than tough. IPX-5 Water rating
Protected against water jets but not immersion rated Powerful Li-Ion battery
Enjoy up to 5 hours operation on 144/440MHz with the supplied FNB-101LI battery. The optional FNB-102LI high capacity battery will provide up to 8.5 hours operation on 144MHz and 8 hours on 440MHz. Large Dot Matrix Display
Measuring about 1.3″W x 0.8″H, the large LCD display provides clear, easy-to-read indication of both Main and Sub-band frequencies, operating mode, and S-meters for both bands. Display can be customized to include pictorial icons or the input voltage. Engaging the Spectrum Scope function, the high-resolution display will indicate relative signal strengths on adjacent channels up to +/-50 channels! Integrated APRS Operation
APRS ® allows you to communicate your location to other APRS ® stations with your location, speed, and heading displayed on your radio! The VX-8GR supports 1200/9600bps APRS ® data communications (B band only). Access the worldwide standard APRS ® system to exchange your positions and messages. When you receive signals and information from other APRS stations, the VX-8GR displays their positions, heading directions, messages, distances, icons (43 available), weather information, object etc. *APRS ® is a registered trademark of Bob Bruninga WB4APR Built In GPS Operation
The GPS Antenna Unit Built in, which is based on a 12-channel receiver, provides GPS data. You may display your exact current position (latitude / Longitude), heading direction, moving speed, altitude etc. Real Dual Ham Band Operation (V+V/U+U/V+U)
With two independent Amateur band receivers, listen to either the same or different bands simultaneously. Wide Band Receiver
Covers from 108 MHz to 999.990MHz, continuous reception for audio aircraft, public service channels etc.. (Cellular band blocked) Additional features
– Memory stations may be displayed to 16 digit Alpha-numeric tags – CW Training – Emergency Automatic ID system – Emergency Strobe/Beep and Busy strobe LED functionsKey Features of the VX-8GR include.
Full 5 watts FM 144/430 MHz
GPS unit and antenna built in with loads of features
APRS 1200/9600 bps data communication (B band only)
Not Submersible – meets IPX-5
7.4 V 1100 mAh Lithium Ion battery included – 3 x AA battery cell case optional
Small- 2.36 x 3.74 x 0.92 inches – thinner than VX-7R
Simultaneous independent 2-signal dual receive function. Both V+V or U+U
Weather receiving with Weather Alert
Dot matrix LCD display providing Memory tag max 16 characters: High-resolution Spectrum Analyzer with 60 channels indication; Wave monitoring of received / modulated signal
DCS and CTCSS ENC/DEC included.
FNB-101LI LI-ION BATTERY
FNB-102LI LI-ION BATTERY
CT-131 MIC ADAPTOR
CT-134 CLONE CABLE
E-DC-5B DC Cable W/Noise Filter
E-DC-6 DC Cable; plug and wire only
NC-85C 220VAC charger used with CD-40 / BH-2
YH-77STA Lightweight Stereo Headset
Antennas Remote Lightning Protection
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