Yaesu VX-5R

Handheld VHF/UHF Transceiver

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Frequency range

RX-range
0.5-15 / 48-999 MHz
TX-range
50-54 / 144-146 / 430-440 MHz
HAM bands
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Stability
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Tuning steps
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Filters
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Receiver

Modulations
FM  
Sensitivity
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Selectivity
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Receiver system
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IF-frequencies
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Image rejection
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Audio output
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Transmitter

Modulations
FM  
RF-Output
High: 5/5/4.5 W, Low3: 2.5/2.5/2.5 W, Low2: 1/1/1 W, Low1: 0.3/0.3/0.3 W

Connections

Antenna
SMA
Impedance
50 Ω

Electrical

Power requirements
7.2V DC (internal), 13.8V DC (external)
Current drain RX
Max 150 mA
TX
Max 1.9 A

Physical

Dimensions (w×h×d)
58 × 88 × 27 mm (2.28 × 3.46 × 1.06 in)
Weight
255 gr (9.0 oz)
Form factor
Handheld
Manufactured
Between 199x and 200x in Japan
MPN
YAESU-VX-000005R

Other features

Memories
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Usage
Amateur / Ham radio operators
Features + options
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Accessories
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Reviews & stories

Tough, inexpensive and enough

Yaesu VX-5R, Handheld VHF/UHF Transceiver

New for about $265, I thought the $165 used was a good 1st radio. It is. Heard that it's tough as a tank and I immediately dropped it 5 feet onto the concrete..... hardly a scratch on the metal case and works perfectly. I'm getting great reports from inside the house on the supplied rubber duck and hit a 25 mile repeater with the lowest power setting. I'm going to sit with this one just fine and dandy until the perfect mobile comes along. For what it is and costs, I think it's great.

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Performance
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Value for money
Aquired
Good condition in 2015
USD 165.00

New and second-hand prices

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Based on historic data, today's second-hand price of the Yaesu VX-5R is around:

  • USD 499.00
  • EUR 119.00
Year Historic price Condition Submitted by
2019 USD 500.00 New / Mint nd3q
2018 EUR 120.00 Used / Mint zs6hda
2018 EUR 120.00 Used / Mint zs6hda
2015 EUR 150.00 Used / Good Ruediger
2015 USD 165.00 Used / Good kg5ksjAlio

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