Yaesu VX-7R Handheld VHF/UHF Transceiver

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The Yaesu VX-7R is a high quality, rugged handheld transceiver. It offers triple band (6m, 2m, 70cm) operation and the USA version even transmits 300mW on the 220MHz band.
The VX-7R was followed by the Yaesu VX-8R handheld in 2008.

Frequency range

RX-range
0.5-999 MHz (Cellular blocked in the US)
TX-range
50-54 / 144-146 / 430-440 MHz (Europe)
50-54 / 144-148 / 222-225 / 440-450 MHz (USA)
HAM bands
-
Stability
-
Tuning steps
-
Filters
-

Receiver

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

Transmitter

Modulations
AM   FM  
RF-Output
High: 5/5/5 W, Low3: 2.5/2.5/2.5 W, Low2: 1/1/1 W, Low1: 0.5/0.5/0.5 W, 0.3 W (220 MHz, FM), 1 W (50 MHz, AM)

Connections

Antenna
SMA
Impedance
50 Ω

Electrical

Power requirements
7.2V DC (internal), 10-16V DC (external)
Current drain RX
25-200 mA
TX
0.6-1.8 A

Physical

Dimensions (w×h×d)
60 × 90 × 28 mm (2.36 × 3.54 × 1.10 in)
Weight
250 gr (8.8 oz)
Form factor
Handheld
Manufactured
Between 2002 and 200x
MPN
YAESU-VX-000007R

Other features

Memories
500 channels in 1 bank(s)
Usage
Amateur / Ham radio operators
Features + options
Waterproof/submersible. Twin RX
Accessories
-

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Yaesu VX-7R, Handheld VHF/UHF Transceiver

the vx7r is compact yet works great,using tuned 2ft twig rangeup to 25-30 miles ,plugged into w30 on roof,same range,reports as my 897 on 5 watts.reception good and clear.very good value for money.

Written by ken on Jul 29, 2010

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Value for money
Aquired
Good condition in 11/2
GBP 180.00

B03 modified it is an apocalypse swiss army knife!

Yaesu VX-7R, Handheld VHF/UHF Transceiver

It retired my FT-60E as an every day carry. It came in used and fairly bad modded condition. Doing the soldering bridges and factory resetting it, made the automatic repeater shift work again.

I have bought it to have a 6m capable radio till I find a good VX-8 and now I wouldn't trade it for a VX-8 tri bander equipped with GPS, because it could(!!!) do:

-6m german army band
-4m german EMS/FD/Police bands (obsolete)
-3m broadcasting bands
-2m german EMS/FD/Police bands (deprecated)
-2m aviation bands (AM TX!)
-2m maritime bands
-2m amateur radio bands
-2m freenet band (like pmr)
-70cm amateur radio bands
-70cm PMR bands
-70cm LPD bands (like pmr)

which makes it pretty apocalypse worthy. There's no chance being not heard when in distress. Just change or build antennas to send on 3 or 4m and you're all set. I would even bet on it that I was heard within minutes even when cast away on some island by the very next aircraft passing.

All mentioned bands except amateur radio bands were mentioned as "would work". Unless in distress it's unlawful operating the rig on these bands and that's why I don't do it.

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Value for money
Aquired
Okay condition in 2018
EUR 200.00

What is it worth?

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Based on historic data, today's value of the Yaesu VX-7R might be around:

  • EUR 199.00
  • USD 287.00
Price Condition Year User
USD 290.00 New / Good 2010 universal-radio
EUR 289.00 New / Good 2010 thiecom.de
USD 289.95 New / Mint 2010 K5CPF
USD 349.95 Used / Good 2013 universal-radio
EUR 200.00 Used / Okay 2018 Lukas Thorwald Hey
EUR 200.00 Used / Okay 2018 Lukas Thorwald Hey

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