Tri-Band Yaesu VX-6R Submersible Amateur Ham Radio Transceiver (144/222/440)
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- AM/FM BCB, Wideband Receive 504 kHz-998.9 MHz (less cellular)
- Black magnesium case, 900 memories, severe weather alert and multicolor transmit/receive LED.
- CTCSS/DCS, EAI Emergency Automatic ID
- 900 Alphanumeric Memory Channels, ARTS-Automatic In-Range Transponder
- Backlit Keypad & LCD, Internet Key for Access to WIRESTM
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- Size (LWH): 2.28 inches, 1.12 inches, 3.5 inches
- Weight: 9.6 ounces
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|Dimensions||3.5 inches x 2.28 inches x 1.12 inches||2 inches x 10.5 inches x 2 inches||4.33 inches x 1.28 inches x 2.44 inches||5 inches x 8 inches x 4 inches|
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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).
1 year warranty on parts and labor.
Top Customer Reviews
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.Read more ›
So, I did the mod that opens the bands. Why ? Because the factory settings limit TX in UHF to 460 MHz and I have to business radios which are pre-programmed to work around 464 MHz. What a bummer. So between buying a software for the business radios and doing the mod, I chose the mod.
The whole procedure is removing 1 little (!) bridge, which you can access taking of the battery cover. It's all quite well explained elsewhere, except that it is a bridge, not just a "blob" of solder. I needed serious magnification in order to see what I was doing, and after some frantic resetting, the radio is doing it's thing.
It will now TX on 040.000 - 075.995 & 116.750 - 124.850 & 135.000 - 229.995 & 393.000 - 492.000. Nothing short of amazing.
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I purchased this radio about 1 month ago, after researching long and hard - this is after all my first HT ham radio, though I have two other business UHF HT radios. Why did I choose this model ? Especially one that started shipping in 2005 ? The reasons are several. First, I liked the fact that this radio is submersible. 1 meter, 30 min ! So, I'm pretty sure a downpour is not going to damage anything. Second, e.g. the VX-8 is sporting APRS and other features that I know that I'm simply not going to use - so try to understand what you really need in a handheld radio, do your research before buying. Features cost money and are you really going to sit and send sloooow text messages to anyone via APRS ? Are you going to beacon your position every minute ? Going on the net (sloooow) using the radio ? Thought not. Third, this radio transmits on 3 bands, and listens in to just about anything - more about that later.Read more ›
Added note: Do yourself a favor and go to [...] l and download the free software. It will make programming so much easier. I programmed over 100 stations manually on the keypad before I found this. It is so much faster and allows you to assign memories to different banks, insert new freqs in between other existing memory channels, etc.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Wonderful handheld radio. Easy to use and program. Just became a ham and I have had no trouble using this radio everyday.Published 14 days ago by John River
This is NOT the HT to buy if you are an Emcomm, DSW or other responder. The auxiliary 2aa battery pack is only meant for monitoring. Read morePublished 1 month ago by EMCOMM
It is an excellent tool to improve my experience as a ham radioPublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
It is tough! The radio performs flawless and is easy enough to program without needing to hook up a computer. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Mark G
Great radio! Works fantastic, easy to program and use. Well worth the expense. Do not bother looking at other radios, this is the brand you want
I've had this radio for a bit over a month. It's very small for what it does and very solidly built. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Douglas Terry