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Later Impressions of the VX-8R

Earlier in January, I blogged some first impressions about the VX-8R. It's now three months later, and I've used my radio on some more extensive field tests. I'm considering selling my VX-8R for a 7R, for the following reasons: I generally need five hours of receive with medium transmission. I only get about 3.5 hours […]

  • April 12, 2010

First impressions of the VX-8R

The VX-8R is the first Ham radio I've ever owned; I have used the VX-7R before, but the extent of my usage of it was someone handing me the radio is "Here is the radio preconfigured to the frequencies you'll need; here's how squelch works; here's how to debug common problems; don't fuck it up." […]

  • January 11, 2010

Audio connectors and radios

Over winter break, I purchased a Yaesu VX-8R, the newest model from Yaesu and the successor to the VX-7R, which is favored by many in the MIT community. Deciding that this was the particular radio I wanted to buy was difficult: purchasing a (cheaper) VX-7R would mean I could tap into the immense pool of […]

  • January 4, 2010