Yaesu VX-8GE
RRP: £ 399.95
£289.95 (Inc. VAT 20.00%)
Ex-VAT Price : £241.63
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The dual band VX-8GE APRS®/GPS is a handheld dedicated to APRS® on the 144MHz and 430 MHz bands. This model allows users to acquire a VX-8 series radio without having to pay for many of the VX-8 and VX-8D features that may not be of value for their active APRS® operations.
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The VX-8GE APRS®/GPS is a handheld dedicated to APRS® on 144 and 430 MHz. This model allows users to acquire a VX-8 series radio without having to pay for many of the VX-8 and VX-8D features that may not be of value for their active APRS® operations.

It has Wideband Receive (108-999MHz) with a built-in GPS antenna and Data Terminal, but, unlike his older brother the VX-8D, NO Bluetooth® capability.The VX-8G is fully ruggedized and waterproof (IPX5) design, and is perfect for extreme sports and outdoor use.

The VX-8 Series radios are compatible with the world wide standard APRS® (Automatic Packet Reporting System) using the GPS system to locate and exchange position information and more.

The built-in worldwide standard AX.25 Data TNC Modem permits uncomplicated APRS® operation. (Automatic Packet/Position Reporting System) The VX-8GE supports APRS® 1200/9600 bps data communication. You may communicate your location to other APRS® stations along with the position, speed and heading displayed on your radio. You and others will be able to see your APRS® movement on the web. The VX-8GE displays the received station's positions, heading directions, messages, distances, icons, weather information, object, etc. With the list function you may automatically store and recall messages and the APRS® data from stations. The built-in GPS Receiver Unit provides you with real time APRS® data.

(*APRS® is a registered trademark of Bob Bruninga WB4APR)


  • Smart Beaconing ™ Function: When using APRS for position tracking, the beacon timing is automatically adjusted to your travelling speed and location to plot a smoother trace to match your position and movement on a map.
  • The number of 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: The APRS® Packet data includes Digipeater routing info.
  • Heads up compass display to the GPS Screen: Your travelling direction is always toward the top of the display.
  • The Message received LED flashing rate is selectable.
  • The number of DIGI-PATH route settings is increased from 1 to 7.
     
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