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Opinion re Tri-Band Yaesu VX-6R please

This topic contains 4 replies, has 4 voices, and was last updated by  Casey, KA5WAX 3 weeks, 4 days ago.

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    Mary, AF6IE
    Participant

    With the SET coming up, I realize I’ve put off for so long replacing the broken-off knob on my Ft-60 that I now think I should get a new radio.

    If anyone has had experience, personal or vicarious, with the Tri-Band Yaesu VX-6R Submersible Amateur Ham Radio Transceiver (144/222/440) I would appreciate your opinion.

    Mary Panton
    AF6IE

    #10651

    David, KM6DOV
    Participant

    I’ve been drooling over the FT3D, the new Yaesu dual-band HT with APRS and a color touch screen display. I’ve looked at some of the review videos, and the battery life is astonishing at about 12 hours of actual use, and the UI looks like a smaller version of my FTM-400XDR with big, bold buttons and clear display.

    #10652

    Gabe, K6YAH
    Participant

    I have a VX-6R. It’s a great radio: small, bulletproof, does its job. You are welcome to play with it a bit if you would like.

    #10653

    Mary, AF6IE
    Participant

    Thank you you two. Thinly I’ll take a look at the FT3D. Being an old lady, I find the small display on the FT-60 a pain.

    #10654

    Casey, KA5WAX
    Participant

    I have a vx6r, and it’s rather handy.

    I really appreciate the memory structure, and have divided the options into about 10 banks.

    These banks get rolled into scanning mode based on where I happen to be – on the Bayside, CoastSide, in the Butano, on the hills. I have one for driving to Tahoe.

    If I am participating in a drill I try to get a channel plan ahead of time and then program that in as well. When the drill is over I wipe the bank so as not to be confused.

    Additionally I keep banks just for FRS and GMRS.

    While in the car I have an alternate power supply running off the cig lighter and a speakermike thingy doo.

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