[aprssig] VX-8R

Steve Noskowicz noskosteve at yahoo.com
Tue Jul 8 15:23:15 EDT 2008

d a r n.  keep forgetting to reply - group...

Ya gotta remember to Google... However, what will it *really* have ??  No leaks yet..

I found this PRELIMINARY information on  SM0OFV's  RigPix web
site with the same low resolution pix everyone is circulating:


Universal Radio also had the pix, but zero info.


 Yaesu must be convinced that APRS is on the rise to continue a
full program – then, if they have re-loadable firmware, perhaps they
can develop a D-Star load, just in case....

I left out the unknown specs.

Yaesu VX-8R

Quad band HT!

Frequency range:    FM TX: 50-54 / 144-148 / 222-225 / 440-450 MHz (USA)

RF Power output:    Hi: 5   /   5   /   1.5   /   5 W

RX: General Coverage wider than VX-7  (Cellular blocked)


Dual receive (V + V or U + U )

CTCSS/DCS Encode & Decode

Independent AM/FM broadcast receiver ( WFM simultaneous with Ham)

APRS 1200/9600 bps (B band only)

Weather Receiving with Weather Alert

Barometric sensor

General Coverage "Wideband Receive" (wider than VX-7). 

Memory name up to 16 characters

Hi-Rez Spectrum Analyzer ±60 channels 

Time domain display (I think this means O-scope) of received modulation

Submersible IPX57  (3 feet for minimum of 30 minutes)

7.4 V 1100 mAh Lithium Ion battery


AA battery pack

Bluetooth hands-free support (BU-1 and BH-1 or BH-2)

GPS unit and antenna with added features


73, Steve, K9DCI

--- On Tue, 7/8/08, Matthew Stennett <wa4tkg at iwon.com> wrote:

I have read the specs for this thing, and they claim it is the same for VX-7R,
in that it has HF (AM/FM) capability. Is that true? (anyone actually KNOW?).
Will/Does it REALLY have ALL the "features" of the 7R (waterproof, HF
Broadcast RX, etc)?

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