Tri-Band Yaesu VX-6R Submersible Amateur Ham Radio Transceiver

Tri-Band Yaesu VX-6R Submersible Amateur Ham Radio Transceiver (144/222/440)

Tri-Band Yaesu VX-6R Submersible Amateur Ham Radio Transceiver (144/222/440)

  • Compact, Mil-Spec, Waterproof & Submersible Tri Band Ham Radio!
  • Transmits the 144, 220 & 430Mhz Amateur Ham Radio Bands, & receives 0.5-999Mhz!
  • Output Power is 5 Watts on 2 meter & 70cm, & 1.5W on 222Mhz, with multiple lower power settings!
  • 900 AlphaNumeric Channels, ctcss/dcs, Backlit keypad, includes HiCap 1500mA Batt, sma antenna & charger.
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Yaesu VX-6R Triband Amateur Radio Transceiver.
144/222/440 xmit (2 meter, 1.25 meter & 70cm), plus 0.5-999Mhz receive range too (AM/FMN/FMW, less cellular).
Built-in PL & DPL, Alphanumeric.
Can receive AM/FM broadcast radio, Shortwave, CB, Police, Weather, Aircraft & marine bands.
Includes Antenna, HiCap 1500Ma Batt & charger.
Waterproof & submersible (rated 3ft for 30 mins).
Has a security password feature, built-in morse code trainer, black magnesium case.
Pkg also

List Price: $ 374.99

Price: $ 297.79


3 Comments/Reviews

  • Shyatessa says:
    16 of 21 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Complicated radio, January 3, 2012
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    Shyatessa (Pacific Northwest) –

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    This radio is without question the most complicated hand-held I have ever used. There are too many functions assigned to the same buttons. After having for many months I have yet to figure it out. A bit disappointing but still a great radio.

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  • R. Kavanaugh "RK" says:
    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    My favorite HT due to the 220 coverage and submersibility., July 11, 2012
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    R. Kavanaugh “RK” (Truth or Consequences, NM ) –
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    This review is from: Tri-Band Yaesu VX-6R Submersible Amateur Ham Radio Transceiver (144/222/440) (Electronics)

    Just a couple of days use so far. I bought this radio in lieu of the Kenwood. The Kenwood interested me as it puts out a full 5 watts on 220. That said, there were also quite a few complaints of water damage from rain or ?. Whatever the reason the last thing I wanted was a radio I couldn’t carry in bad weather. I opted for the VX-6R. And since receiving it I haven’t even glanced back. The prevailing attributes so far are one, battery longevity. Does this thing ever go dead? And second, the waterproof aspects. The screen (used radio)had some very light scuffs on it. I’ve learned long ago to buff these marks out with toilet tissue and a bit of toothpaste. It works well. When I’m done I usually have to carefully remove the toothpaste residue with a damp cloth. In this case I decided to take Yaesu’s claims all the way and just put the radio under a very slow stream of water at the kitchen sink. That and a little scrubbing with a dish cloth and no more residue…. I guarantee you that a little rain is not going to effect this radio in the least.

    Now… what about txmt and rcv…? I don’t have any antenna but the stock to use on it other than my base station roof mount. With the roof mount I was doing absolutely great. As good as my Icom 208H which I use as a base, mobile, and portable. At first I got some reports of weak modulation. I turned the mic gain up to 8 (1-10) and reports went from good to much better. I changed antennas and put the stock rubber ducky on and most reception in the house died off. In all fairness though, I have a steel roof and stucco walls. All my receivers have a hard time. The 6R did as good as any of my other radios under the circumstances.

    I then took it out side to see how it did. I couldn’t rouse up any simplex traffic but I was hitting my local repeaters with less than full wattage. Many of these repeaters are about 7 to 12 miles away but at great elevations… so no real test there. All signal reports were good and no one had a problem copying me. Now lastly, the menu system. I have AOR, Alinco DX 70TH, Icom 208H, Yaesu 857, and an asst. of other scanners and radios. By far I prefer the Yaesu company’s menu functions over all others. I must admit though that the 6R is a bit harder to use than even the FT 857D’s. But 2 days down and I can get around it well enough but not good enough to leave the manual at home when I go hiking. If your looking for a great HT, built tough with a great batterylife and 220 transmit (1.5 watt), this is a great deal. 73… K5ATE

    Update 7/11/12

    In reviewing spec’s, advertising, and other literature before deciding on this model I had never gotten the impression that this HT was a capable dual-bander also. Well, if you want to work the birds this little puppy can do it. In addition to all it’s other features it has a memory save function that allows split frequency saves and the ability to allocate which one is transmit or receive. You can go VHF/VHF, UHF/UHF, or VHF/UHF and visa versa. You can also assign each split freq it’s own CTCSS and DTC values. Add one more note to my last review. In hiking around town I was beginning to get a lot of bad signal reports in various areas. Disturbing to say the least. Well, I had an old scanner antenna that extends about 24 inch’s. I checked it against my analyzer and it looked good. I put it on the radio and I’m now back to great reports. That being said I might recommend an aftermarket antenna to make this about the best HT package going…73′s K5ATE

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  • Captain R.J. Tuscaloosa of 101 Company says:
    15 of 51 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Help us, you are our only hope. You are the resistance, May 7, 2012
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    Captain R.J. Tuscaloosa of 101 Company (Resistance Quadrant Alpha) –

    This review is from: Tri-Band Yaesu VX-6R Submersible Amateur Ham Radio Transceiver (144/222/440) (Electronics)

    TRANSMISSION TIME: 2.13
    YEAR: 2126
    AUTHOR: CAPTAIN R.J. TUSCALOOSA OF 101 COMPANY
    BASE: NOVO SELO RANGE 2

    The rise came after the french civil war of 2116. If you are reading this, you are the resistance. They came from the sky. Thousands of them. Slaying humanity for our resources, using us as food. We were over run in days. Supplies were scarce. Entire countries collapsed in hours. Those who survived fight with the resistance. Tri-Band Yaesu VX-6R Submersible Amateur Ham Radio Transceiver is the only transceiver we’ve found that isn’t disrupted by the Psi-Blasts. It’s safer in the dark for the creatures eyesight faults in the shadow. But there is still time. In the year 2057, humanity will come in contact with an alien race know as the Yijirtyl. Please, do not trust them. They’re soldiers will drop down from the sky and consume our planet. Please, if you are reading this, there is still hope, there is still time. Humanity can live for ever. Beware of these Yirjirtyls, for they will destroy our world and our lives. Our technology Only permits us one message every three years, if you do not hear from the resistance by 2014 your time, all is lost. This is Captain R.J. Tuscaloosa of 101 Company.

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