Heavy Duty, Tough and Rugged. Ready for your Field Operation The VX-8G is fully ruggedized and waterproof (IPX5) design - perfect for extreme sports and outdoor use Ultra Rugged Polycarbonate Resin Front Panel with Aluminium Die-Cast Chassis Its high shock proof versatility will allow you to operate the radio in the toughest environments Enjoy 5W High Power and Long Hours of Operation (The optional FBA-39 Cell Holder permits operation with 3 AA batteries.) You will enjoy up to 5 Hours operation on 144.430 MHz with the supplied FNB-101LI Lithium-ion Battery. The optional FNB-102LI High Capacity Lithium-ion Battery will provide up to 8.5 hours on 144MHz and 8 hours on 430MHz (approximate battery operating times) Real Dual Ham Band Operation (V+V/U+U/V+U)
With two completely independent Amateur Radio Band Receivers, you can listen to either the same or a different band simultaneously Wideband Receive Capability
108 MHz - 999.900 MHz (A Band) in addition to Amateur Radio bands, aircraft, public service channels, etc. The Large LCD Display Provides Clear and Easy To Read Indication
The large LCD display shows everything needed for your advanced operations, including the main and sub band frequencies, operating mode and S-meters. A high resolution Spectrum Analyser allows viewing operating activity on channels above or below the current operating channel. It is very easy to scroll through the set menu items to check the previous settings and make new selections as well Four Independent Durable Buttons on the Side, Together with the Front Numeric Keypad, Afford Easy andDependable Operation!
In addition to the PTT and the T-Call (1750Hz Repeater Access Tone) buttons, the often used F (Function) and Vol keys have been conveniently located on the side of the radio. Improved ergonomics and the simple function keys, allow quick versatile selections.
The front numeric keypad buttons perform multiple functions by pushing the "F" (Function) Key on the side, or pressing and holding the key button Independent A and B Band Keys with TX/Busy Indication
The "A" and "B" band indicators, on the left side of the large LCD display, will let you know your operating condition at a glance Built-In GPS
Take full advantage of the VX-8G GPS functions with its built-in GPS unit/antenna. Dual Band AF Dual Monitor Function You can listen to the AM or FM broadcast radio while monitoring two HAM frequency channels! When the radio receives a signal on either the "A" or the "B" Amateur Band, it will mute the AM/FM broadcast and switch operation to the Amateur Band that the VX-8G is receiving Vibrate Alert Function When a Message is Received
Chose a vibrate pattern from three styles, to alert on message and bell ringer reception APRS® 1200/9600bps Data Communication (B Band Only) Using the Worldwide Standard AX25 Data TNC Modem The Built-in AX25 Data TNC Modem permits uncomplicated APRS® (Automatic Packet/Position Reporting System) operation. The VX-8G supports APRS® 1200/9600bps data communications in Band "B" Only. You may communicate your location to other APRS® stations with the position, speed and heading displayed on your radio Additional info on the APRS® 1200/9600 bps data communication (B band only):
-Smart Beaconing ™ Function: When using APRS® for position tracking, the beacon timing is automatically adjusted to your traveling 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
- The Message received LED flashing rate is selectable
- The number of DIGI-PATH route settings is increased from 1 to 7 The VX-8G has Many Additional Features to Support Active Outdoor Operations. To name a few: CW Learning and training - Emergency Automatic ID (EAI) function - Built-in CTCSS/DCS encode/decode - Easy access to the WIRES-II Internet Linking System - Password Protection - GPS compass, and much more.
Note: Specifications are subject to change without notice, and are guaranteed within the 144/430 MHz amateur bands only.
A (Main) Band RX
108 - 999.90MHz (in 7 Bands)
B (Sub) Band RX
108 - 580 MHz (in 6 Bands)
144 - 146 MHz
430 - 440 MHz
F1D, F2A, F2D, F3E
±600 kHz (144 MHz), ±1.6, 5.0, 7.6 MHz (430 MHz)
200mA (Mono Band Receive)
(@ 7.4VDC, approx)
240mA (Dual Band Receive)
86mA (Mono Band Receive, Standby, Saver OFF)
120mA (Dual Band Receive, Standby, Saver OFF)
42mA (Dual Band Receive, Standby, Saver ON (ratio 1.5)