Yaesu VX-3R

Handheld VHF/UHF Transceiver

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Following in the proud tradition of the VX-1 and VX-2R; the Yaesu VX-3R microminiature 2 meter/440 MHz handheld has extensive receive frequency coverage, providing local-area two-way amateur communications along with unmatched monitoring capability. The VX-3R receives: 500 - 1800 kHz (AM Band), 1.8 - 30 MHz (Shortwave), 30 - 76 MHz (VHF Lowband with 6M), 76 - 108 MHz (FM band), 108 - 137 MHz (Air Band), 137 - 174 MHz (VHF High band with 2M), 174 - 222 MHz, 222 - 420 MHz (VHF band with 220), 420 - 470 MHz (440), 470 - 800 MHz and 800 - 999 MHz (800 band [cellular blocked]). There is a special function that allows you to listen to either the AM or FM bands, and have it interrupted if you receive amateur comms. It is the world's smallest HT with 1.5/1.0 watt output on 2M/440.

Its incredible size allows you to take it anywhere. Receive range is: 500 kHz to 999 MHz (less cellular). This means you can hear the AM, shortwave and FM broadcast bands, aircraft and public service channels. CTCSS/DCS with split tone capability is built in. You get a huge 1000 channel memory system.

Power output is with the supplied 1 Amp hour Lithium Ion battery 1.5 watts VHF and 1 watt UHF. With the optional E-DC-21 DC adapter output jumps to 3 watts and 2 watts! The VX-3R comes with the FNB-82LI lithium ion battery, SAD-19B wall charger and YHA-66 SMA flexible antenna.

General characteristics

HAM bands
2m  70cm 
Frequency stability
±5 p.p.m. (-10° C - +60 ° C)
Tuning steps
5 / 9 / 8.33 / 10 / 12.5 / 15 / 20 / 25 / 50 / 100 kHz

Receiver

RX-range
0.5-999 MHz (cellular blocked in the US)
Modulations
AM   FM   N-FM   W-FM  
Sensitivity
3.0 µV for 10dB SN (0.5-30 MHz)
0.35 µV for 12dB SINAD (30-54 MHz NFM)
1 µV TYP for 12dB SINAD (54-76 MHz NFM)
1.5 µV TYP for 12dB SINAD (76-108 MHz NFM)
1.5 µV TYP for 10dB SN (108-137 MHz NFM)
0.2 µV for 12dB SINAD (137-140 MHz NFM)
0.16 µV for 12dB SINAD (140-150 MHz NFM)
0.2 µV for 12dB SINAD (150-174 MHz NFM)
1 µV for 12dB SINAD (174-222 MHz NFM)
0.5 µV for 12dB SINAD (300-350 MHz NFM)
0.2 µV for 12dB SINAD (350-400 MHz NFM)
0.18 µV for 12dB SINAD (400-470 MHz NFM)
1.5 µV for 12dB SINAD (470-540 MHz WFM)
3 µV TYP for 12dB SINAD (540-800 MHz WFM)
1.5 µV TYP for 12dB SINAD (800-999 MHz NFM)
Selectivity
12 kHz/35 kHz (NFM, AM) (-6 dB / -60 dB)
200 kHz/300 kHz (WFM) (-6 dB / -20 dB)
Filters
?
Receiver system
Single / Double (AM-N-FM) conversion superheterodyne
IF-frequencies
1st: 47.25 (AM / N-FM) / 45.8 (W-FM) MHz
2nd: 450 kHz (AM / N-FM) / 10.7 MHz (W-FM)
3rd: 1 MHz (W-FM)
Image rejection
?
Audio output
50 mW @ 8 Ohms for 10% THD (@ 3.7 V DC)

Transmitter

TX-range
144-146 / 430-440 MHz (Europe)
144-148 / 430-450 MHz (USA)
Modulations
FM   N-FM  
RF-Output
High: 1.5 / 1 W, Low: ? / ? mW

Connections

Antenna
SMA
Impedance
50Ω
Other
-

Electrical

Power requirements
3.7V DC (1000 mAh Li-Ion pack)
Current drain RX
30-120 mA
TX
1.3 A max

Physical

Manufactured
Between 2007 and 200x in Japan
Dimensions (w×h×d)
47 × 81 × 23 mm (1.85 × 3.19 × 0.91 in) w/o knob & antenna
Weight
130 gr (4.6 oz) Approx., w/ant. & battery
Form factor
Handheld

Other features

Memories
1000 channels in 1 bank(s)
Usage
Amateur / Ham radio operators
Features + options
Alpha tags. CTCSS, DCS, DTMF & ARTS. WIRES. Internal temp sensor CCO (Channel Counter Operation). Built-in bar antenna for MW reception. Messaging feature. Twin RX
Accessories
?
MPN
YAESU-VX-000003R

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2019 USD 140.77 Used / Good eBay
2010 USD 169.95 New / Good universal-radio
2010 EUR 159.00 New / Good thiecom.de
2010 EUR 142.00 New / Mint eBay

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