**Yaesu VX-8R** good or not?

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  1. K7MH

    K7MH Ham Member QRZ Page

    Make that JUST a fishing pole!!
     
  2. N5AL

    N5AL Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    Remember the "Pocket Fisherman"? Maybe Yaesu should team up with Ron Popeil in offering a special edition VX-8R :D
     
  3. K2FR

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    Love the radio, use it quite often while hiking and APRS tracking.

    Check out my videos on youtube about it

    Good stuff!
     
  4. N2NH

    N2NH Ham Member QRZ Page

    Excellent radio, I really like the handmike/GPS combo. It also has an excellent receiver for AM/FM/SWL. It's a bit expensive but it's a lot of radio.

    I just wish it was made like the VX-6 and VX-7. It's a bit hard for me to hold in my big hands and round corners of the VX-6/7 are a bit easier for me.
     
  5. KA0SOG

    KA0SOG Ham Member QRZ Page

    Not fishing pole; fly rod!
     
  6. VK2NDY

    VK2NDY Ham Member QRZ Page

    Purchased mine in May last year and am very impressed with it. It gets use nearly everyday.
    Menu system is quite easy to navigate, although some certain features you`ll be needing to refer to the user manual, theyre not intuitive at all, luckily these arent needed too often.
    Battery life in the supplied battery is excellent, I get around an hour or so TX on one charge.
    73s
    Andy
     
  7. W1WOW

    W1WOW XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    Yaesu VX-8R - Good or Not?

    Hello,

    I've had several Yaesu HTs over the years and like the Yaesu VX-8R real well. It's light weight and easy to carry. I like it's looks and feel - buttons are backlit and its submersible. I really love the wide FM radio recieve and its scanning features. Battery life is good - the larger battery might be something you might want to look into for longer service. The APRS is a neat feature with its built in modem. Lots to do with the Yaesu VX-8R!

    Jason - W1WOW
     
  8. W4KRR

    W4KRR Ham Member QRZ Page

    The only complaint I have about the VX-8 is that the audio isn't as loud as I would like, especially when used in a noisy environment. Other than that I have no complaints. I also use the higher capacity battery, and it lasts a long time between charges.
     
  9. GM4WIE

    GM4WIE Ham Member QRZ Page

    VX8 plus APRS in the UK

    Hello all I recently "this week " bought the VX8 UK vers plus the FGPS-2 and the CT-136 I would like to know how to set it up for aprs etc. Not much info in the UK. Any enlightened person would you please let me know much appreciated.
    Chas

    GM4WIE

    Can email via qrz

    Thank you
     
  10. N7XO

    N7XO Ham Member QRZ Page

    I have had my VX -8R for about 6 months and Its great. Had a VX 5 R years ago and this is a very nice complement to its early models. I tend to be tough on HT's and this little 8R is very tough. 73's
     
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