The Yaesu VX-8DE is an APRS® enhanced version of the popular VX-8E. Key additional features of the VX-8DE 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.
- Triple Band Transmit 6M 2M and 70cms with 5W FM transmit power and 1W AM power
- Wide Band receive from 0.5 ~ 1000 MHz ( Cellular blocked)
- Large main dial with clear easy to read display showing frequency and status indications for each band.
- Bluetooth capability for truly hands free operation with optional Bluetooth module and headset.
- Integrated High Performance APRS operation. [1200bps on Band B only]
- Optional GPS operation with FGPS-2 module or NMEA input.
- Powerful 1100mAh Li-Ion battery
- Wide Band Receive and Completely independent AM/FM receiver
- Stereo decoder for FM Broadcast reception built in.
- Internal Bar Aerial for better AM reception
- Dual Band AF Monitor for listening to FM/AM broadcast and monitoring ham bands as well.
- Built in Barometric and Temperature guages.
- 1267 Memories in 24 banks with upto 100 memories per bank
- Alphatagging for Memory channels and Bank names
- Built in memories for WX, Marine Channels & SW Broadcast stations
|RX Main Band|| : ||0.5 ~ 1000MHz |
|Cellular Blocked|| : ||in 11 Bands |
|RX Sub Band|| : ||30 ~ 580 MHz | in 6 Bands |
|Transmitter Coverage|| : ||50 - 54 MHz | 144 - 146 MHz | 430 - 440 MHz |
|Channel Spacing|| : ||5.0/6.25/8.33/9/10/12.5/15/20/25/50/100 KHz |
|Emission Type|| : ||F2D,F3E,A3E,F2A,F1D |
|Frequency Stability|| : || ±5 ppm ( -10oC ~ +60oC) |
|Repeater Shift|| : || ±600KHz 2M Band | ±1.6MHz 70cms Band |
|Aerial Impedance|| : ||50 ohms |
|Supply Voltage|| : ||Nominal 7.4VDC -ve Gnd |
|Operating|| : ||4 ~ 16 VDC -ve GND on EXT DC Jack |
|Current Consumption @ 7.4V DC|| : || 200mA Mono Receive | 240mA Dual Receive | 85mA Mono Receive with Battery Save on | 120mA Dual Receive with Battery Save on | 300µA Auto Power off | 1.6A 50MHZ TX 5W | 1.7A 144MHZ Tx 5W | 1.9A 430MHz TX 5W |
|RF Power output @ 7.4V DC or EXT DC|| : ||Hi Power 5W [50/144/430MHz] | L3: 2.5W | L2:1W | L1 0.05W |
|RF Power output @ 4.5V DC, [AA *3]|| : ||Hi Power 1.5W | 50MHz AM mode 1W Fixed |
|Modulation Type|| : ||F2E, F3E Variable Reactance | A3E Low level Amplitude Modulation (50MHz only) |
|Maximum Deviation|| : ||±5 KHz (F2E/F3E) |
|Spurious Emissions|| : ||< 60dB on TX Hi/L3/L2 | < 50dB on TX L1 |
|Mic impedance|| : ||2 Kohms |
|Circuit type|| : ||NFM AM Double Conversion Superhetrodyne | FM Triple Conversion Superhetrodyne | AM/FM Radio Single Conversion Superhetrodyne |
|Sensitivity Main Receiver|| : ||3.0µV for 10dB SINAD 0.5 ~ 30 MHz AM |
| : ||1.0µV for 12dB SINAD 30 ~ 76MHz |
| : ||1.5µV for 12dB SINAD 76 ~ 137 MHz |
| : ||0.2µV for 12dB SINAD 140 -174 MHz |
| : ||0.18µV for 12dB SINAD 400 ~ 470 MHz |
|Selectivity|| : ||12KHz/35KHz ( -6dB/-60dB NFM & FM) | 200KHz/300KHz (-6dB/-60dB WFM) |
|AF output|| : ||200mW @ 8 ohms for 10% THD (7.4VDC) | 400mW @ 8 ohms for 10% THD(13.8vDC) |
Specifications are subject to change without notice and are guaranteed only in the 50/144/430 MHZ amateur Bands.
|Ultra Compact|| : ||Measures a mere 2.4"W x 3.7"H x 0.9"D for comfortable in the palm use. Filled with advance technologies designed for outdoor operation - submersible and shockproof! |
|Heavy Duty|| : ||... Yet Easy to Operate. The large main dial and the four durable independant key buttons on the side permit easy operation... even when wearing gloves. |
|Ultra-rugged|| : ||Polycarbonate resin front panel with aluminum die-cast chassis - absolutely tougher than tough. |
|Submersible|| : ||Take your VX-8R out with you wherever you go. It is waterproof 3Ft (1m) for 30 minutes. The radio is designed to meet commercial grade standards in every aspect, including its battery terminals, external microphone jack etc. |
|Powerful Li-Ion battery|| : ||Enjoy up to 8,5 hours operation on 144, 8 hours on 440MHz, or up to 9 hours on 50MHz with the supplied FNB-101LI battery. |
|Large Dot Matrix Display|| : ||Measuring about 1.3"W x 0.8"H, the large LCD display provides clear, easy-to-read indication of both Main and Sub-band frequencies, operating mode, and S-meters for both bands. Display can be customized to include pictorial icons or the input voltage. Engaging the Spectrum Scope function, the high-resolution display will indicate relative signal strengths on adjacent channels up to +/-50 channels! |
|Integrated APRS Operation|| : ||APRS ® allows you to communicate your location to other APRS ® stations with your location, speed, and heading displayed on your radio! The VX-8DE supports 1200/9600bps APRS ® data communications (B band only). Access the worldwide standard APRS ® system to exchange your positions and messages. The optional FGPS-2 unit is required automatically display your station information. When you receive signals and information from other APRS stations, the VX-8R displays their positions, heading directions, messages, distances, icons (43 available), weather information, object etc. *APRS ® is a registered trademark of Bob Bruninga WB4APR. |
|Optional GPS Operation|| : ||The optional GPS Antenna Unit FGPS-2, which is based on a 12-channel receiver, provides GPS data. You may display your exact current position (latitude / Longitude), heading direction, moving speed, altitude etc. The optional FGPS-2 can be attached to the radio using the microphone input jack so that you may simultaneously enjoy total Hands-Free Operation using the optional Bluetooth headset, even though your radio is attached to your backpack, belt etc... |
|Bluetooth® Capabilities|| : ||The Bluetooth® capabilities widely know and utilized among users and enthusiasts of the FTM-10R/SR, are also available with the VX-8R. The optional Bluetooth® Unit BU-1 makes it possible to operate hands-free with the optional water Bluetooth® headset BH-1 (stereo) or BH-2 (monaural). Also enjoy your favorite FM broadcasts in stereo with the optional Bluetooth stereo headset (BH-1) and earphone (FEP-1)! |
|Real Dual Ham Band Operation (V+V/U+U/V+U)|| : ||With two independant Amateur band recievers, listen to either the same or different bands simultaneously. |
|Dual Band AF Dual Monitor|| : ||Listen to AM or FM radio stations while monitoring two HAM frequency channels! Two independant Amateur Band Receivers will allow you to listen to your favorite AM or FM broadcast station and monitor two different amateur bands ("Band A" and "Band B") at the same time. |
|Wide Band Receiver|| : ||Covers from 500kHz to 999.990MHz, continuous reception for Short-wave, FM/AM broadcasts, analog TV stations, audio aircraft, public service channels etc.. (Cellular band blocked) |
|AM and FM Reception|| : ||The VX-8DE has a completely independant AM/FM broadcast receiver and an internal bar antenna for better AM broadcast broadcast reception. Listen to FM broadcast in stereo with your stereo headset/earphone! |
|Built-in Barometric Pressure and Temperature Sensor|| : ||The radio can monitor and display the temperature, pressure, altitude or any combination of these. |
- Memory stations may be displayed to 16 digit Alpha-numeric tags
- CW Training
- Emergency Automatic ID system
- Emergency Strobe/Beep and Busy strobe LED functions
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The Yaesu VX-8DE handheld is supplied with FNB-101LI battery (7,2 V/1100 mAh), PA-44C charger, antenna and manual.