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Tri-Band Yaesu VX-6R Submersible Amateur Ham Radio Transceiver (144/222/440)

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  • Compact, Mil-Spec, Waterproof & Submersible Tri Band Ham Radio!
  • Transmits the 144, 220 & 430Mhz Amateur Ham Radio Bands, & receives 0.5-999Mhz!
  • Output Power is 5 Watts on 2 meter & 70cm, & 1.5W on 222Mhz, with multiple lower power settings!
  • 900 AlphaNumeric Channels, ctcss/dcs, Backlit keypad, includes HiCap 1500mA Batt, sma antenna & charger.
  • Compatible with these Optional Accessories: ( Sold Seperate): SU-1 Altitude Barometer Display module, CD-15A Desk Quick Charger, MH-73A4B mic, VC-27 Ear mic, SDD-13 12v Car Adapter, CSC-91 Case.
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Tri-Band Yaesu VX-6R Submersible Amateur Ham Radio Transceiver (144/222/440) + Yaesu Vertex 12 DC Adapter For Handheld Tranceivers E-DC-5B + MAGNETIC Mobile ANTENNA Ham Radio 2 Meter / 70 cm 144 - 148 & 440 - 470 MHz
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Product Description

Yaesu VX-6R Triband Amateur Radio Transceiver.
144/222/440 xmit (2 meter, 1.25 meter & 70cm), plus 0.5-999Mhz receive range too (AM/FMN/FMW, less cellular).
Built-in PL & DPL, Alphanumeric.
Can receive AM/FM broadcast radio, Shortwave, CB, Police, Weather, Aircraft & marine bands.
Includes Antenna, HiCap 1500Ma Batt & charger.
Waterproof & submersible (rated 3ft for 30 mins).
Has a security password feature, built-in morse code trainer, black magnesium case.
For Optional Programming Software & USB cable search B004H5Q8IM .
This unit is also compatible w/the following OPTIONAL Yaesu Speakermikes, chargers & accessories - CD-15A, VC-27, MH-73A4B, VC-24, SDD-13, E-DC-6, CT-91, ADMS-vx6, csc-91, FBA-23 (all sold seperate).

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 2.3 x 1.1 x 3.5 inches ; 9.6 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B004ESEW6C
  • Item model number: VX-6R
  • Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
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  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: December 2, 2010

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Seller Warranty Description
1 year warranty on parts and labor.

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Customer Reviews

I would recommend it as a portable radio.
Djk
I use the commander software with a usb cable to program it which makes it very easy.
G. R. Gillespie
The 6R did as good as any of my other radios under the circumstances.
Amazon Customer

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

70 of 72 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on July 11, 2012
Just a couple of days use so far. I bought this radio in lieu of the Kenwood. The Kenwood interested me as it puts out a full 5 watts on 220. That said, there were also quite a few complaints of water damage from rain or ?. Whatever the reason the last thing I wanted was a radio I couldn't carry in bad weather. I opted for the VX-6R. And since receiving it I haven't even glanced back. The prevailing attributes so far are one, battery longevity. Does this thing ever go dead? And second, the waterproof aspects. The screen (used radio)had some very light scuffs on it. I've learned long ago to buff these marks out with toilet tissue and a bit of toothpaste. It works well. When I'm done I usually have to carefully remove the toothpaste residue with a damp cloth. In this case I decided to take Yaesu's claims all the way and just put the radio under a very slow stream of water at the kitchen sink. That and a little scrubbing with a dish cloth and no more residue.... I guarantee you that a little rain is not going to effect this radio in the least.

Now... what about txmt and rcv...? I don't have any antenna but the stock to use on it other than my base station roof mount. With the roof mount I was doing absolutely great. As good as my Icom 208H which I use as a base, mobile, and portable. At first I got some reports of weak modulation. I turned the mic gain up to 8 (1-10) and reports went from good to much better. I changed antennas and put the stock rubber ducky on and most reception in the house died off. In all fairness though, I have a steel roof and stucco walls. All my receivers have a hard time. The 6R did as good as any of my other radios under the circumstances.

I then took it out side to see how it did.
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34 of 36 people found the following review helpful By R. Chesler on February 12, 2013
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Does everything it says it will and more and in a tough, subermsible package! I bought a longer antenna for it, the earphone mic and also the AA battery pack for emergencies. The extensive receive mode is great: world shortwave stations, local police, fire, bus drivers, event staff, business band, FRS/GMRS, MURS, CB, NOAA weather, marine band, you name it! Even has LED flashlight mode. If you're not comfortable working with menus and multi-function buttons, you'll definitely want the computer cable and software for it, but I figure I want to know how to really use it for full functionality on the go so I didn't get the computer hookup, and I've been able to set it up with all kinds of station lists and memory banks no problem. You will need to refer to the manual frequently at first, though.

Only thing I don't quite understand is that it has a morse code trainer but I don't think it can actually send morse code (CW mode for you hams). But overall I love this thing and couldn't imagine being without it. Tough enough to go anywhere, I take mine out on the boat (it can't transmit on marine band, though) kayaking, hiking, road trips, wherever. The VX-7R and VX-8R are newer models in this Yaesu HT line, but you'll save a bundle if you go with the VX-6R and it does most of what the newer ones do with the exception of some of the digital stuff.

A final word for non-hams: remember, this is a ham radio, not a walkie-talkie or CB, meaning that it is meant for use on the amaetur radio service, so it is illegal to use it to transmit without a license, although no license is required to receive. Also, even if you have a ham license, this radio will not transmit outside of the ham tri-bands listed, and not would it be legal to do so even if it could (non-type accepted for those other bands). 73
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30 of 33 people found the following review helpful By scorpion on January 12, 2013
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This is a good starter radio if your interested in breaking into Ham radio. It has a wide range of RX bands and 3 popular TX bands. This is not a CB radio and you do need to get your Amateur radio license to transmit. The radio is also loaded with features and memory to allow you to dabble in many aspects of amateur radio. Download the manual from the Yaesu site to see just what this little radio can do. One word of advice. The Rubber Duck antenna that comes with the radio is next to useless and is little more that an dummy load. Research and spend the extra 30-50 dollars to get yourself a good antenna. You will not be sorry you did.
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful By KDL on December 31, 2012
This is my first ham radio after receiving my tech license. The radio doubles as a police and fire scanner. It has the broadcast bands. More importantly, it transmits on all of the UHF/VHY frequencies except 6 meters. I can hit all of the local repeaters Very nice little radio.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Bill Turner on September 5, 2013
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This Yaesu Tri-Band Amateur Radio is so great. it goes with me everywhere. I have an antenna on top of truck and 2 portable antennas inside of the truck. When I leave the truck, I can unhook radio and put one of portable antenna on, this is great. When I walk around, I clip radio to my belt, and hook the speaker, mic to my shirt collar to where I have both hands free. This is the best radio that I have owned,,,,,Thanks Amazon and Yaesu.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By lrbarley on December 29, 2012
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The vx6r is a very nice radio that hits all the local repeaters and I am complimented on the voice quality. Amazing radio with many different functions.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Scooter on December 17, 2013
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Yaesu has never disappointed me with their quality and they are maintaining this status. I use it aboard a boat and I wanted a dependable, submersible VHF Ham radio. The it is complicated to get into the features, for which it has plenty, because of the three levels of function for each of the keys, but this is a result of wanting so many features in such a small package. I got around this by downloading the PDF of the manual to my phone, so I always have it with me if I need it. The performance of the VX-6R has been great and I enjoy having access to the 220 and 440 bands in addition to 2m. It is a good choice for those wanting to use it outdoors with its ability to receive the weather, marine, aircraft, AM and FM bands. It also has a mode to practice copying CW. It is a fantastic radio, particularly for the price.
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