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VX-8D Advanced Triple Band Transceiver
The VX-8R is a technological breakthrough with Bluetooth Hands free operation with GPS/APRS and Real RF-Dual wideband Receive.

The next generation handheld from Yaesu, who have been introducing leading edge transceiver technology for decades.

The Ultra Compact VX-8D is thinner than the previous advanced model; it is packed with advanced technology and features, designed for outdoor operation. It is submersible and shockproof!

The compact case combines a rugged die-cast chassis with the clean, tough polycarbonate resin front panel. Its shockproof versatility will allow you to operate the radio in the toughest environments.
  • Triple Band Transmit 6M 2M and 70cms with 5W FM transmit power and 1W AM power
  • Wide Band receive from 0.5 - 999.90 MHz
  • Large main dial with clear easy to read display showing frequency and status indications for each band.
  • Bluetooth capability for truly hands free operation with optional Bluetooth module and headset.
  • Integrated High Performance APRS operation. [1200bps on Band B only]
  • Optional GPS operation with FGPS-2 module or NMEA input.
  • Powerful 1100mAh Li-Ion battery
  • Wide Band Receive and Completely independent AM/FM receiver
  • Stereo decoder for FM Broadcast reception built in.
  • Inrernal Bar Aerial for better AM reception
  • Dual Band AF Monitor for listening to FM/AM broadcast and monitoring ham bands as well.
  • Built in Barometric and Temperature guages.
  • 1267 Memories in 24 banks with up to 100 memories per bank
  • Alphatagging for Memory channels and Bank names
  • Built in memories for WX, Marine Channels & SW Broadcast stations
  • Morse Code Learning and Training feature
Technical Specifications

Note: Specifications are subject to change without notice, and are guaranteed within the 50/144/430 MHz amateur bands only.



A (Main) Band RX 0.5 - 999.90MHz (in 11 Bands)
B (Sub) Band RX 30 ~ 580 MHz (in 6 Bands)

Transmitter Coverage (/E = Europe)  50 - 52 MHz
  144 - 146 MHz
  430 - 440 MHz
Channel Steps 5/6.25/8.33/9/10/12.5/15/20/25/50/100 KHz
Emission Type F1D, F2A, F2D,F3E,A3E
Frequency Stability ±5 ppm ( -10oC to +60oC)
Repeater Shift ±600KHz  (144MHz)
  ±1.6/5/7.6MHz (430MHz)
Aerial Impedance 50 Ω
Rating Battery Operation: 7.4 VDC, 1.9A
  Battery Charging: 12 VDC, 1A (Ext DC Jack; NC-86U)
Supply Voltage  Battery Operation: 7.4 VDC (FNB-101LI or FNB-102LI)
  Battery Charging 12 VDC (Ext DC Jack; NC-86U)
Current Consumption 200mA (Mono Band Receive)
 (@ 7.4VDC, approx.)  240mA (Dual Band Receive)
  85mA (Mono Band Receive, Standby, Saver OFF)
  120mA (Dual Band Receive, Standby, Saver OFF)
  35mA (Mono Band Receive, Standby, Saver ON/Ratio 1:5)
  42mA (Dual Band Receive, Standby, Saver ON/Ratio 1:5)
  300µA (Auto Power OFF)
  1.6A (50MHz, 5W Tx)
  1.7A (144MHz, 5W Tx)

  1.9A (430MHz, 5W Tx)
Temperature Range -25ºC to +55ºC (Operation)
  +5ºC to +35ºC (Battery Charging)
Case Size (W x H x D, mm) 60 x 95 x 24.2 (w/o knob & antenna) 
Weight (Approx, g) 240 (with FNB-101LI & Antenna) 
RF Power output                   50/144/430MHz 1.0W (@4.5V; 3 x AA Batteries)
  5.0W (@ 7.4V or EXT DC)

 50MHz AM

1.0W (Fixed)
                                  L3: 2.5W, L2: 1.0W, L1: 0.2W (@7.4V, 50/144/430MHz)
Modulation Type F2E, F3E: Variable Reactance

  A3E: Low level Amplitude Modulation (50MHz only)
Maximum Deviation ±5 KHz (F2E/F3E)
Spurious Emissions At least 60dB below (@ TX power Hi/L3)
  At least 50dB below (@ TX power L2/L1)
Mic impedance 2KΩ
Circuit type NFM AM Double Conversion Superhetrodyne
  WFM Triple Conversion Superhetrodyne
  AM/FM Radio Single Conversion Superhetrodyne
1st IF Freq           
Main Receiver NFM & AM mode  47.25MHz
                           Wide FM   45.8 MHz
                           AM/FM Radio 130KHz

Sub Receiver NFM & AM Mode                      46.35MHz

2nd IF Freq NFM & AM Mode 450KHz

Wide FM 10.7MHz

Sensitivity   Main Receiver 3.0µV for 10dB SINAD 0.5 ~ 30 MHz AM
  1.0µV for 12dB SINAD 30 ~ 76MHz
See Data sheet for sensitivity outside these 1.5µV for 12dB SINAD 76 ~ 137 MHz
bands 0.2µV for 12dB SINAD 140 -174 MHz
  0.18µV for 12dB SINAD 400 ~ 470 MHz
Selectivity 12KHz/35KHz ( -6dB/-60dB NFM & FM)
  200KHz/300KHz (-6dB/-60dB WFM)
AF output 200mW @ 8 ohms for 10% THD (7.4VDC)
  400mW @ 8 ohms for 10% THD(13.8vDC)
Specifications are subject to change without notice and are guaranteed only in the 50/144/430 MHZ amateur Bands.
  • VX-8D Radio
  • YHA-64 Antenna
  • FNB-101LI (7.4V, 1100mAh)
  • NC-86U Switch Mode Battery Charger
  • Connector Unit
  • Belt Clip
  • Plastic Cap
  • Sheet
  • Operating Manual
  • Warranty Card
Click to download VX-8DR OM (VX-8DR_DE_OM_USA_EXP_EU_ENG_EH029M254.pdf 6 Mb)
 Operating Manual for the VX-8DR
Press Releases
Click to download Bluetooth Compatibility (BluetoothProfiles.pdf 31 Kb)
 Bluetooth Profiles and Compatibility
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