Yaesu VX-8DR
6m/2m/222/440 MHz
APRS Enhanced

Order #1608
List Price:   $566.00
Your Price: $439.95
                 

Yaesu is offering a
$30.00 rebate
on this item.
Net price $409.95
The customer must apply
to Yaesu for the rebate.
Valid to 06/30/14.

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Included at no
extra charge:

HT Go-Bag

valid to 06/30/14 with
VX-8DR purchase
Go-Bag

 

 

Previous Models:
VX-7R
VX-5R

Amateur Handheld Transceivers 

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  Yaesu VX8R

Features
  • Optional Bluetooth®
  • Optional GPS
  • APRS 1200/9600 bps (B band only)
  • CTCSS/DCS Encode & Decode
  • Weather Receiving with Weather Alert
  • Wideband Receive
  • Dual Receive
  • Submersible IPX57
  • Dot Matrix LCD
  • Hi-Rez Spectrum Analyzer

The Yaesu VX-8R HT provides a full 5 watts FM on 50/144/430 MHz plus 1.5 watts on 222 MHz. It supports Bluetooth® hands-free operation with the optional BU-1 and BH-1 or BH-2 accessories. There is also an optional GPS unit and antenna with loads of features. This radio supports APRS 1200/9600 bps data communication (B band only). Like the VX7R, the VX8R is submersible and meets IPX57 specifications (3 feet for minimum of 30 minutes). A powerful 7.4 V 1100 mAh Lithium Ion battery is included. This HT is small, intuitive to operate only 2.36 x 3.74 x 0.92 inches (thinner than VX-7R). It supports simultaneous independent 2-signal dual receive function with both V + V or U + U. It has weather band receive with Weather Alert. A barometric sensor is included. You can even operate Amateur radio while receiving FM broadcasts! The receive coverage is wider than VX-7R, with an independent AM/FM broadcast receiver circuit. The dot matrix LCD display provides memory tag up to a maximum of 16 characters. You even get a high-resolution Spectrum Analyzer with 60 channels indication with wave monitoring of received/modulated signal! And DCS and CTCSS encode and decode is standard. The VX-8R has been replaced by the VX-8DR. Please see below.

The Yaesu VX-8DR is an APRS® enhanced version of the popular VX-8R. Key additional features of the VX-8DR include:
   Smart Beaconing™ Function.
   Station List memories has increased from 40 to 50.
   The number of APRS® Message Memories has increased from 20 to 30.
   DIGI-PATH route indication function.
   Heads up compass display to the GPS screen.
   The Message received LED flashing rate is selectable.
   The number of DIGI-PATH route settings has increased from 1 to 7.

(Please also see the Yaesu VX-8GR that covers 2 meters and 440 MHz (RX 108-999 MHz (less cellular) with built-in GPS).

The VX-8R, VX-8DR and VX-8GR come with the SMA antenna, FNB-101LI Lithium Ion battery pack (7.4V 1100 mAh), belt clip and slow charger. (The slow charger should only be used for receive, because it is not capable of supplying sufficient current to support transmit).

Accessories
Order # Photo Item Description List Price Your Price Order
#2303   ADMSVX8 Windows XP, Vista, 7 software CD and CT-59 Cable (USB to 7-pin mini plug). Now for VX8R and VX-8DR (not for VX-8GR). VIEW $82.31 $59.95
  BH-1 BH-1 Bluetooth stereo headset (requires BU-1, FEP-4). INFO Not VX8R compatible!
  [BH-1A] BH-1A Bluetooth stereo headset (requires BU-1 or BU-2, FEP-4). [Not for VX-8GR] Discontinued
  [BH-2] BH-2 Bluetooth mono headset (requires BU-1). INFO Not VX8R compatible!
#3365 [BH-2A] BH-2A Bluetooth mono headset (requires BU-1 or BU-2). [Not for VX-8GR] $110.00 $79.95
  BU-1 BU-1 Bluetooth adapter unit for the radio. [Not for VX-8GR] Discontinued
#4877 BU-2 BU-2 Bluetooth adapter unit for the radio. [Not for VX-8GR] INFO $110.00 $82.95
    BTK-4 Bluetooth Kit:  BH-1A, BU-1, NC-85B, CD-40. [Not for VX-8GR] Discontinued
#3348   BTK-5 Bluetooth Kit:  BH-2A, BU-2, PA-46B, CD-40. [Not for VX-8GR] $230.00 $169.95
#5220 CD-40 CD-40 Charger cradle for BH1 and BH2 (Requires NC-85B or PA-46B AC adapter). [Not for VX-8GR] $30.00 $22.95
#5173 CD-41 CD-41 Rapid Charging cradle (requires NC-86B or PA-48B). INFO $50.00 $37.95
#5176 CSC-93 CSC-93 Vinyl Carry Case $20.00 $15.95
#5175 CT-131 CT-131 Microphone adapter. VIEW $40.00 $30.95
#3539 CT-134 CT-134 Clone adapter cable. [Not for VX-8GR] $50.00 $37.95
#5219 CT-131 CT-136 GPS Adapter. [Not for VX-8GR] $50.00 $37.95
#4946 Yaesu CT-M11 CT-M11 External headset connection bare cable. INFO $30.00 $23.95
  EDC5B EDC-5B Cigarette plug DC cable with voltage regulation.
Replaced by SDD-13
Discontinued
#3116 EDC6 EDC-6 DC Cable only. $10.00 $7.95
#3068 FBA39 FBA-39 Cell Holder (3 x AA). $40.00 $29.95
#5032 FEP4 FEP-4 Earphone for BH-1/1A $19.00 $16.95
#3073 FGPS2 FGPS-2 GPS Antenna. [Not for VX-8GR] INFO $110.00 $79.95
#4966 FNB101 FNB-101LI Lithium Ion Battery Pack 7V 1100 mAh $80.00 $59.95
#5171 FNB102 FNB-102LI Lithium Ion Battery Pack 7V 1800 mAh $100.00 $72.95
#5130 MH74A7A MH-74A7A Waterproof Speaker Mic $85.00 $64.95
  NC-85B NC-85B AC wall adapter for CD-40 charge cradle.
Charges in 3.5 hours. Replaced by PA-46B.
Discontinued
  NC-86B NC-86B Battery slow charger for VX-8R/8DR/8GR (5-8 hours).
Replaced by PA-48B.
Discontinued
#2260 Yaesu PA46B PA-46B AC wall adapter for CD-40 charge cradle. VIEW $20.00 $17.95
#5854 PA48B PA-48B Battery slow charger for VX-8R/8DR/8GR (5-8 hours) 100-240VAC input. VIEW $30.00 $22.95
#6162 EBC5B SDD-13 Cigarette plug DC cable with noise filtration. INFO $30.00 $23.95
#0531 SMABNC SMA-BNC RF adapter to connect a BNC type antenna to the SMA antenna jack. $5.95 $4.99
#4513 SMA-SO239 SMA-SO239 Low-loss 4 foot LMR100 RF adapter cable to safely connect
a PL259 type antenna to the SMA antenna jack.
$18.95 $18.95
#2958 McCully VX8R Pocket Ref POCKET VX8R This handy 248 page (2.75 x 4.25") pocket reference covers the original VX-8R. A mini manual with all information on all the Control, DTMF, Memory, Keypad, Receiver, Scan, Tone, Transmitter and ARTS (Auto Range Transpond System) operations, Bluetooth, GPS, and APRS operation. Also includes Menu Summary, LCD Display details plus an extensive index with cross referenced pages. $12.99 $12.99
#5624 McCully VX8DR Pocket Ref POCKET VX8DR This handy (2.75 x 4.25") pocket reference covers the VX-8DR. All operational aspects are covered. This is a terrific little resource. 252 well organized pages, and the type is large enough you can actually read it. It should sell for much more. We highly recommend this publication. $12.99 $12.99
#0646   COMBO VX8R Nifty 15 laminated page, spiral-bound Mini-manual,
plus a laminated Quick Reference card for your wallet.
$24.95 $22.95
#5518   COMBO VX8DR Nifty 22 laminated page, spiral-bound Mini-manual,
plus a laminated Quick Reference card for your wallet. VIEW
$24.95 $22.95
#1609 Knife KNIFE Five function pocket knife. INFO $4.95 $4.95
#5883 Go Bag GO BAG This insulated carry case will hold your HT, batteries, accessories,
Repeater Directory and more. INFO
$7.95 $7.95


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