The yaesu vx8gr is the newest member of the proud vx8 family. Hamcity has more than 30 years of experience in the amateur radio equipment business. G4hfq software ftbvx8, ftbvx8j and ftbvx8g details. So the question which one is better, f6a or 8dr is totally incorrect. If you find errors in this document or if you are using a device. Buy kenwood original th d74a 144220430 mhz triband with ultimate in aprs and dstar performance digital handheld transceiver 5w.
Fixedmount cb radios free delivery possible on eligible purchases. This version has a builtin gps unit right out of the box. Yaesu vx7 r vx 7 r vx7r user and service manual, modifications. Tmd710a tmd710e operation panel rcd710 firmware update. The tmd710ae transceivers operation panel and the rcd710 firmware has been updated from version 2. Th d72a e main firmware update information last updated. Jun 11, 2016 i didnt use my vx 8gr with the iss, so i dont have any firsthand experiences with it and the iss. The kenwood thd72 handheld radio used to be real bigtime when released back. The main differences im picking up on are the ft60 is dual band, while the vx 8dr is triband, and also submersible in water for a certain amount of time. The vx8gr supports aprs 12009600 bps data communication on the b sub band band only. Setting up the vx8gr and thd72 for beeline gps the rocketry. Apr 24, 2020 programming software for yaesu vx7 r vx 7 r vx7r. In this second part, i will walk through the kenwood software. The kenwood thd72a data communicator is equipped with a builtin tnc 12009600 and provides aprs automatic packetposition reporting system and includes an integrated gps.
If you were looking for a new aprs capable handi and not worried about cost what would you buy. The vx 8dr is one of the latest yaesu hand helds and has aprs functionality built in, although you need to purchase the fgps2 unit for it to actually receive the gps signal. Software for other modes, as well as mac software, can be downloaded from our signalink software page. Aprstt appalachian trail golden packet event jan 2011 high initial and. May 28, 2014 i own a kenwood th f6a, a kenwood th d72a, and a yaesu vg 8gr, so i cant make a direct comparison for you. Thd72 is also full duplex capable of you want to do sat work. Jun 23, 2010 a recent addition to the g4ilo shack is a new yaesu vx 8g hand held transceiver. Software cd this free cd contains several of the most popular pc programs for the most popular modes including psk31, ft8, jt65, sstv, mt63, cw, rtty and packet. Windows or mac os pc programming software with usb to multipin radio connector. A free powerpoint ppt presentation displayed as a flash slide show on id. Yaesu original ft2dr 144430 dual band digitalanalog c4fmfm handheld amateur transceiver. June 26, 2019 the th d72a e main firmware has been updated from version 1. When you have finished the time setup, press the ptt switch to save the new setting and return to normal operation.
Nov 24, 2012 in this second part, i will walk through the kenwood software. The th f6a does seem to be a bit more rugged than the vx8gr and i suspect that that comparison also applies to the vx6r. Compared to the vx7r and vx8gr, the thd72a is significantly. Unlike the thd72a, you can engage keylock on the 8gr while someones beacon is on the display. The vx8gr aprsgps handheld transceiver is a dual band version of the vx8dr. Discussion in rocketry electronics and software started by stevef, feb 2, 2011. Longtime followers of my blog may recall that less than a year ago i bought a yaesu vx 8e aprs transceiver with gps. With two independant amateur band recievers, listen to either the same or. Yaesu ft2dr transceivers ht dual band 2m70cm, ft2dr. You and others will be able to see your aprs movement on the web. The battery life quoted in the manual is 6 hours on 2m and 5.
The vx8gr supports a headingup or a northup view of the received gps data, but strangely it does not support this when navigating to a received beacon northup is the only option. I liked the radio, but wished yaesu didnt limit the packet tnc in the radio to just aprs kenwoods th d72a can be connected to a computer or other device with usb cable, and its tnc can be used by external software. Vx8gr a devoted aprs user dual band version of the vx8r series of. Kenwood th d72a 144440 mhz handheld amateur transceiver w 12009600 bps packet tnc, builtin gps, echolink ready, 5 watts. The decision between those two radios depends on what you want. In case you are thinking that i need professional help over my addiction to hand held radios you may be right however a week or so ago i received an email from someone who has a collection of 150. Yaesu vx8dr 6m2m70cm heavyduty fm aprs hts are fully aprsgpsbluetooth capable handheld transceivers. Also unlike the thd72a, you can lock out the ptt key on the 8gr. Please visit us today for all your ham radio needs. You may communicate your location to other aprs stations along with the position, speed and heading displayed on your radio. Easy to use and program, and programs with an usb cable and free software from kenwood.
Sf20 dual band soft smam antenna for yaesu vx3r vx5r vx6r. We are offering the firmware updating program to the th d72a e owners. I own a kenwood th f6a, a kenwood th d72a, and a yaesu vg8gr, so i cant make a direct comparison for you. Please see the link below from w6gps on how to program your radio for aprs. The vx 8gr dualbander only covers 2 meters and 440 mhz and receive coverage is 108999 mhz less cellular frequencies. See the thd72 cdrom manual pages aprs9 through aprs19 for more info. Is the yaesu vx 8dr worth the extra money over the ft60. Yaesu vx8gr, yaesu vx8gr amateur ht universal radio. Admsvx 8g, programing software cd with usb82 computer cable usb to 2. This same port is what is used to program the radio or aprs modem. Featured items newest items bestselling alphabetical.
Describe your experience with the yaesu vx8gr and tell us why you give it the rating you did required. View and download kenwood thd72a instruction manual online. See the vx8dr user manual starting on page 80 for more info. The gps is built in to the d72a vs buying an external gps and mount. Laminated and durable nifty programming and operating guides for simplified setup and operation of kenwood ham radios. The adms8g software allows you to program memory channels and menu settings of the radio. The vx 7r is an older model, but none the worse for that fact. I dont have to buy a cable and software because the software is free. Vx8g radio programming software yaesu radio software. The only thing you probably will be able to do with the vx 8gr is display stations location on the map. Strong performance specifications are combined with intuitive operation.
Yaesu vx7 r commander download pdf user manual for yaesu vx7 r vx 7 r vx7r. I wouldnt let the newness of the product dissuade me from purchasing it. Six meters in an ht will be pretty much useless, and unless you live in an area that already has alot of 1. Its an excellent tried and tested triband hand held. This exciting leading edge transceiver is designed with ease of use in mind, now packing an oversized backlit touch panel display. Id get a kenwood th d72a instead if you are interested in aprs. I stumbled on this discussion from the montana thread, and it just so happens that i also got an email the other day with an. Glitchy, expensive and with software is getting more expensive.
As a bonus, these usaversion radios also operate on 222225 mhz with 1. This software is designed to run on the above operating systems. Yaesu vx7 r operating manual download mods for yaesu vx7 r vx 7 r vx7r. Is the yaesu vx8dr worth the extra money over the ft60. The same license works with all versions just buy the one ftbvx8 license and download the versions you want to use. I wanted it for use with a new motorcycle, and the yaesu appears to be much more weather resistant than my kenwood th d72a. The vx8gr includes most of of the solid features and specifications found in the vx8dr, plus a built in gps and new expanded aprs capabilities to meet the needs of even the most active aprs user.
Sep 27, 2015 its not just another ht yaesu vx8dr quad band. The th f6a does seem to be a bit more rugged than the vx 8gr and i suspect that that comparison also applies to the vx 6r. In order for a radio to receive or transmit aprs traffic via the software, the software must have access to the tnc to be able to read or send the messages. Choosing best highend ht amateur radio handheld transceiver. Hey guys, im looking to buy my first handheld and people have suggested the ft60 and its bigger, better equipped brother, the vx 8dr.
The software will not be able to access aprs on the vx 8 at all. View and download yaesu vx 8dr operating manual online. With the mcp4a memory control software a free download from the kenwood website, you can use a computer to input, edit and manage data for the thd72a s memory channels and aprs functions, for example. The vx8dr offers four bands 5 watts on 6m2m70cm, 1. Ftbvx8g is the version to use if you have a nonjapanese model vx 8gr ge ftbvx8gj is the version to use if you have a japanese model vx 8gr. Adms8g works with authentic versions of this radio worldwide including the vx 8gr and vx 8ge. Th d72a e main firmware update information kenwood. I have no proof, as im not about to sacrifice my hts for science, but i doubt that the thd72a would have survived over an hour on a busy road as well as the vx7r did, and probably not even as well as the vx8gr would. It seems to be specced similarly to the vx8gr, though the vx8gr certainly feels a lot more solid.
I picked up a vx8dr over the summer and love the radio a lot. The tmd72 is only 2m70cm, but it has a builtin gpsr and may be a better allaround aprs and packet radio. Download the nonjapanese version ftbvx8 from here or this mirror site. Ham radio and amateur radio online equipment sales. The vx8gr has a 24hour clock with a calendar which covers all dates from january 1, 2000 through december 31, 2099 accuracy. Ham radio 20 the international exhibition for radio amateurs, ham radio 20, was held june 2830, 20 in friedrichshafen, with. Is there any good alternatives for triband or greater and aprs capabilities. Yaesu vx8dr 6m2m70cm heavyduty fm aprs hts vx8dr free.393 487 1387 1233 1256 1425 996 1159 13 121 1484 603 361 1361 907 747 1278 1492 136 767 1082 514 1077 711 1008 302 1167 1295 1456 707 856 508