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Yaesu VX 8R Review

Yaesu VX 8R

YAESU VX-8R Hand-Held Amateur Transceiver - Review.

This is a great little handheld transceiver and I found that it performed as well as it looked. The YAESU VX-8R Handheld Amateur Transceiver is for those of us that want it all and the VX-8R certainly has it all.
The feature list for this little beauty seems to go on and on and once you think you have mastered the transceiver there seems to be yet another useful feature to enhance your experience.
Here are some of the extensive features of the YAESU VX 8R Handheld Amateur Transceiver:
• Very small and compact, feels great in your hand. This is a really tough radio designed for use outside. It is shock proof and water resistant for 30 minutes at a depth of approximately 3 feet.
• Tough, heavy duty design with poly-carbonate front casing and aluminium chassis. Despite being this small and tough the YAESU VX-8R is easy to operate even if you are dressed in your thick winter warmers including gloves.
• The wide band receiver extends from 500kHz to 999.990MHz, including short-wave, FM/AM broadcasts, analogue television stations, aircraft band, public service and emergency channels, however, as per normal the cellular telephone bands are blocked. The VX-8R has a completely separate AM/FM receiver and an internal bar antenna for improved AM reception. You can listen to high quality stereo FM transmissions with stereo headphones.
• We particularly liked the Bluetooth facility of the VX-8R, I have to say this is the first model I have tested with Bluetooth and I loved it. The optional Bluetooth accessory BU-1 enables hands-free operation and also the optional Bluetooth headset BH-1 (stereo) or BH-2 (mono).
• I just love gadgets and the YAESU VX-8R has not disappointed me with its built-in barometric pressure and temperature Sensor. The large dot matrix display can, amongst all the other information, display the temperature and altitude at any given time.
• The built-in APRS system allows you to communicate your location with other APRS stations with such information as your location, speed, and heading and have it displayed on your screen.
• The VX-8R's has an optional GPS facility. This allows GPS data information. Your radio will display your exact current position (latitude and Longitude), heading, velocity and altitude.
Finally:
I could go on and on ranting about the YAESU VX-8R but suffice it to say it is a radio enthusiast’s dream radio and everyone should have one.

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