[aprssig] New HT VX8-R from YAESU has APRS support!!!

Robert Bruninga bruninga at usna.edu
Tue Jul 8 09:07:12 EDT 2008

> Hi all, especially Bob Bruninga,

That's me...
> Has anyone got any information about the new HT, VX8-R from 
> YAESU, that claims to have an optional GPS built in the add 
> on mike/speaker and APRS 1200/9600 support in band B? 
> Some people reported to have seen a demo at Ham-Radio in 
> Germany last month, but YAESU did not even allow anyone to
touch it!

I didn't get to touch it at Dayton either, and you pretty well
summed up all we know...
Lets hope it has at least the functionality of the D7...

Bob, Wb4APR

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