- Radio triband: 6 m, 2 m, 70 cm
- Solid and waterproof
- APRS Functionality
- GPS (Optional)
- Bluetooth Functionality (Optional)
- Wideband Receiver from 500 kHz to 999.9 MHz
- Baromettro and built-in thermometer
- Watch, more than more, spectrum display, CTCSS, VOX etc.
The VX-8DE is equipped with dual tuners to allow simultaneous operation of two bands, even of the same type (V/V, U/U, V/U). A third independent receiver works on the broadcast bands AM/FM and siavvale of a ferrite antenna for AM reception. The wide-band receiver operates from 500 kHz to 999.9 MHz. The great and versatile LCD dot matrix view either one or both operating frequencies, the symbols for the various operating modes, the battery voltage and much more. The 1200 memories can be identified with a 16 character alphanumeric name. 3-band Compact radio (6 m, 2 m, 70 cm) by Yaesu. The VX-8DE has a very rugged and submersible up to one meter for 30 minutes *. With four large buttons on the side, many of the primary functions can have access even when using gloves. 1800mAh series battery lasts for 5 hours or more. 1800 mAh battery are available and an optional battery compartment.
A peculiarity of the VX-8DE is APRS functionality. APRS messages are received, decoded and displayed either at 1200 that 9600 bps. The display shows direction, distance, speed and remote station icons as well as the weather and other APRS data. With the optional FGPS-2 to 12-channel GPS receiver the VX-8E can view and transmit your position. But even without the FGPS-2 it is possible to transmit a position posted manually!
Compared to it's predecessor VX-8E, the VX-8DE has many enhanced options for APRS: more memories for stations and messages, selectable digi path etc. For a full comparision please see table below.
Another novelty is represented by the Bluetooth functionality. Using the optional Bluetooth and Bluetooth headset, hands-free functionality can be complete. Whether you're cycling or you're climbing on a wall, your hands will remain free.
There are many other features such as thermometer and barometer (atmospheric pressure), this current altitutide above sea level. The display can also display the audio spectrum or HF spectrum. More than 1200 memories are organized into 24 banks; each memory can display up to 16 alphanumeric characters. Backlit keyboard, encoder and decoder CTCSS, VOX on/off timer clock and much much more ...
Package contents: VX-8DE; FNB-101LI/7.4 V 1100mAh battery; Charger NC-86B; belt clip.
Version of the VX-8E improved APRS capabilities.
Following the requests received, Yaesu has extended some possibilities APRS of this fantastic handheld. All other functions remain intact, and all remain compatible.
- The changes include:
- Smart Beaconing ™: when using APRS to plot a position, the timing between sending two beacon automatically adjust to your movement speed to view a trace more precise on the map.
- The number of stations on the list was increased from 40 to 50.
- The number of memoirs APRS messages has been increased from 40 to 50.
- DIGI-PATH path visualization capabilities: the data in the packet routing information include APRS ®.
- Direction of travel on the display of the GPS: your direction is always shown at the top of the display.
- When a message is received, the LED flashing speed is selectable.
- The number of settings on the DIGI-routing PATH is increased from 1 to 7.