Yaesu VX-8GR

Handheld VHF/UHF Transceiver

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The Yaesu VX-8GR dual-bander only covers 2 meters and 440 MHz and receive coverage is 108-999 MHz (less cellular frequencies). This version has a built-in GPS unit right out of the box! It is not Bluetooth capable.

Frequency range

RX-range
108-999 MHz (less cellular in the US)
TX-range
144-148 / 430-440 MHz
HAM bands
2m  70cm 
Stability
±5 ppm +14 °F to +122 °F (-10 °C to +50 °C)
Tuning steps
5 / 6.25 / 8.33 / 9 / 10 / 12.5 / 15 / 20 / 25 / 50 / 100 kHz
Filters
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Receiver

Modulations
AM   FM   W-FM  
Sensitivity
0.16 µV for 12dB SINAD (144-148MHz, N-FM)
0.18 µV for 12dB SINAD (430-450 MHz N-FM)
Selectivity
12 kHz/35 kHz (N-FM)
200 kHz/300 kHz (W-FM)
(±6dB/±60dB)
Receiver system
N-FM, AM: Double-conversion W-FM: Triple Conversion AM/FM-radio: Single Conversion
IF-frequencies
1st: 47.25 MHz (N-FM) [46.35 MHz Sub Band] / 45.8 MHz (W-FM)
2nd: 450 kHz (N-FM) / 10.7 MHz (W-FM) / 1 MHz (W-FM)
Image rejection
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Audio output
200 mW @ 8 Ohms for 10% THD (@ 7.4 V DC)

Transmitter

Modulations
FM  
RF-Output
1.5 / 5 W

Connections

Antenna
SMA
Impedance
50 Ω

Electrical

Power requirements
7.4V DC (1100 mAh Lithium Ion pack) 3R6/AA dry cell case option.
Current drain RX
200 mA max
TX
1.9 A max

Physical

Dimensions (w×h×d)
60 × 95 × 24.2 mm (2.36 × 3.74 × 0.95 in) without knob and antenna
Weight
240 gr (8.5 oz)
Form factor
Handheld
Manufactured
Between 2008 and 201x
MPN
YAESU-VX-000008GR

Other features

Memories
1267 channels in 24 bank(s)
Usage
Amateur / Ham radio operators
Features + options
Alpha tags
Barometric sensor
GPS built-in
No bluetooth
Built-in packet modem 1200/9600bd with APRS support
CTCSS/DCS
Repeater shift: ±600 kHz (144 MHz) / ±1.6/5.0/7.6 MHz (430 MHz)
Spectrum display
Twin RX.
Waterproof/submersible (IPX57)
Weather alert
Accessories
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  • EUR 147.00
  • USD 213.00
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2016 EUR 150.00 Used / Mint ON8ODK
2010 USD 429.95 New / Mint universal-radio
2010 USD 458.80 New / Mint eBay

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