Yaesu VX-3R VHF/UHF DualBand Handheld Amateur HAM Radio Tranceiver!
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- Receives 0.5-999Mhz AM/FMN/FMW, Transmits 144-148 & 430-450Mhz VHF/UHF FM.
- Output is 1.5W Vhf, 1W UHF - Includes LiOn Batt, Antenna & Charger.
- 1000ch AlphaNumeric memories, ctcss/dcs, Scanning & more!
- Super Micro size of only 1.9 x 3.2 x 0.9 inches (excluding top knob & antenna)
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Transmits the 2 meter & 70cm Amateur Ham bands (1.5w/1w), & receives 0.5-999Mhz (less cell).
Features 1,000 AlphaNumeric scanning memory channels, ARTS, WIRES, ctcss/dcs (PL & DPL).
With an Optional Yaesu DC Adapter, Power output increases to 3W/2W.
Transmits VHF/UHF Amateur radio bands, & receive shortwave, police, CB, Aircraft, Marine, Weather Fire/EMS & more!
Compatible with the following Optional available Yaesu accessories: MH-34B4B, MH-37A4B & VC-25 speaker microphones, CSC-92 case, FBA-37 'AA' Batt pack, CT-44 mic adapter, ADMS-VX3 PC Programming Kit.
Top Customer Reviews
With all hand held radios the problem is the small antenna. I can get ok reception but I live out in the sticks. I hooked up a roll up J- pole and wow. I cant wait to hook it up to a bigger antenna. You can have 100's memory set ups, several ways to scan. Like I said I am new and was a bit worried about all the different settings etc the book tells you step by step. I dont know how to do everything that this guy can do but you will pick up the regular settings easy enough. So far I have picked everything from police bands, EMS, Wendy's drive up, voice of america, voice of cuba, voices of I cant speak it, HAM chat, about 6 weather chans, regular AM/FM. I got all this from the regular antenna and the roll up J pole. This was in just a few days of messing around.
It is easy to travel with this. Throw it in the car, back pack, just a pocket. You can also order an AA battery pack so its easy to power it up if away from a charger.
Only thing not great are the small buttons, thats not a biggie since this thing is just bigger than a pager.
Small antenna still keeps it from hearing things better and the low power output will not let you get out far. However, this will fit in pockets and can be carried discretely. The locking knob helps from changing settings while getting bumped around.
I still use the VX-2R more since it has a better free band modification. Capable of passing data and can be programmed with a computer with the correct data cables.
If you have a need for a small radio to test other radios with, this is a good one. I use it to test: AM?FM VHF/UHF and limited HF equipment and this has worked well for me.
The belt clip is still a flimsy piece of plastic and you should get a small cell phone case to protect and carry this around in.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
works good, compact, and battery lasts a long time. one of the negatives is it not intuitive to program. down right difficult because of the menu sequence. Read morePublished 4 months ago by greg hutto
it's an good radio-gets hot easy so you have to be careful not to overheat the battery...Published 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
I did not have this radio very long so now that I have a Nother Yeasu I understand how to set settings so may consider buying again in the future thanks BobPublished 18 months ago by Robert W. Fossum
I really liked this radio, somehow it got stolen or lost when I moved. It's an unfortunate disadvantage to it being an absolutely tiny radio - its about the side of my hand. Read morePublished 21 months ago by David A. Maas
A great starter item. Hours of great listening on all the other bands.Published on July 8, 2014 by lsawell
I have used this handheld extensively since I bought it and it has filled every need. Can not say enough positive.Published on April 1, 2013 by Amazon Customer