Yaesu VX-7R Vs VX-8GR




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Tony Pelliccio: I have the VX-7Rb and the only reason I like it is because it has the 6m band. When push comes to shove power networks are going to go tits up so you need slightly longer wavelength to communicate when the repeaters are gone. 

alejandro andriadse: si muy buen handy otro handy el ft530 la unica falla es el flex que yo soy el unico que los reparo

roddyk05: Having watched this, I'm glad I bought my 7R. Apart from the GPS ( which I wouldn't use anyway ) you appear to favour the 7. They are both excellent radios. I do a lot of SOTA with mine and it's spent a lot of time exposed to the elements on wet and windy hilltops without problem. The metal case and rubber corner guards help protect it when it falls occasionally. Keep up the good reviews. 

brian trice: Where can i buy the 7R at I can't find any on the web any where?

wichitarob38: I wish people that do these Videos would start pointing out that you MUST be licensed to use these radios. Now with Ebay selling Baofengs at 39 bucks each....everyone thinks you can just buy these radios and jump on a repeater...NO PEOPLE! YOU MUST HAVE AN FCC LICENSE!!!!!

MrSeeker2013: would you go with a vx-8dr now?

Anico Híradástechnika: Yaesu VX-7R vs VX-8GR

Walt Wintsch: Thanks for the info....really helpful with all the details you provided!

Blaze1024: you have no idea how nuclear plants work nor what would occur if they "melt down". Actually I do.. My wife's a Nuclear physicists who spent close to 15 years working for the NRC. Prior to that she worked at Oak Ridge. The concern is more about hydrogen explosion exposing the core rather then a meltdown. The fact is if there is a SHTF scenario such as wide spread out break which results in millions dying and the Nuclear plants go unmanned you have at best 15 days before they go Fukushima

sigmaluco: Yes, it does, and with the same emergency feature. It's right below the upper knob. Thanks for watching.

ThePauperPrepper: Im curious. Why such a concern if this man wants to be prepared? I certainly don't care if you don't want to prepare for the myriad of possible SHTF scenarios. Why don't you start your own channel and explain to the world why there is no need to try and be ready (as best as 1 can) for any emergency? I think it would be interesting. And then you could vent all your great information to the masses. BTW, did u notice that people lived thru Fukishima. Would you rather have been prepared or begging?

daktech: Does the 8 still have the LED?? I love that about my 7r that I can hit a button and have the radio set to a certain frequency and have the LED strobing in an emergency.

Blaze1024: Yeah its called kiss your Azz good by. All this hard core prepping is a big con game. Sellers just exploiting peoples irrational fear. The fact is if there's ever a true zombie appoc. you'll only have about 10 days to get as far out to sea as possible.. These preppers forget that our country side is littered with nuclear plants that need grid power for at least 2 months after they scram.. They only have 7 days of backup power after that the cooling pumps stop and they start popping their tops

Blaze1024: I meant to infer you you were selling supplies. I simple meant to imply the whole movement is nothing more than shady business's exploiting peoples irrational fear. Of course theres nothing wrong with taking reasonable precautions such as taking some FEMA emergency management class's. For example I'm fully FEMA and Red Cross certified and that includes nuclear emergency management response, I also hold an extra class ticket. Unfortunately most of these preppers are overly obsessed.

vr2wut: Good Video :-)

Bill Roberts: Thanks for the VX-8G comparison to the 7R. Could you please post a video regarding the basic use of the 8G? There are no current posts that discuss how to scan and use APRS using the VX-8G. I just purchased on myself and many on line are complaining that the user manual is difficult. A 10 minute video of the basic features, especially the APRS features would not only be appreciated but would be a unique posting. The few that are out there are not in english and don't really cover the use- 73!

sigmaluco: Love the 8GR, but the 8DR does have some better features (quad band, better water proofing). My friend has the 8DR, but hasn't done the band mod to it so I can't speak to that. I can tell you the 8DR is heavier and you have to buy the external GPS antenna for APRS to work, which is why I went with the 8G. After owning it for almost two years and plenty of personal and professional use, I'd do the 8G again for sure.

Kirk Kinnell: Im in the same boat as the poster of this video but I spent a lot less hmmmmmm may upgrade!!

Mister C: So what's your take on the 8DR vs the 8GR

Matthew Knowles: Check out the VX-8DR Quad Band with APRS

Walt Wintsch: Also, don't pay any attention to Blaze1024 and his ilk.

marita karten: It's a little difficult to program and chirp can't do everything I need. But it's a cheap radio and works like it. here is the link to it in case anyone is interested: amzn.to\17AQYM4

sigmaluco: Not even going to go into the details of facts about nuclear plant distasters and why you should prepare for them if you live near. Suffice it to say though, there are many things that could happen to use on a local and global level. Most people, including the government, know that preparing for disaster is wise advice (as long as it's not obsessive).

1BattleRattle: With the -7R can the 6m band be more useful with the addition of a antenna? Also, is there a GPS Microphone option for the -7R?

sigmaluco: Not sure where you're going with that comment. What I think you mean: "My attempt to sell prepping supplies is a con and is ultimately flawed because there is nothing you can do to prepare for a nuclear melt down of our nuclear power plants." I have two replies. One, I'm not selling anything. You're welcome to take the ADVICE and INSTRUCTION or not. Two, you have no idea how nuclear plants work nor what would occur if they "melt down". Nor any idea of their distribution within our country.

sigmaluco: I got a plan for that. All in good time... Thanks for watching

Mister C: So what's your tale on the 8DR vs 8GR? I'm in the market for an up to date HT. I'm deployed for FEMA for Hurricane Sandy. I'm in EMS & I'm on my 11 day straight of work. If you can reply I'd appreciate it. Thanks. Also can the band mods be done on these 2?

Wolvee: Very nice. Good video.

sigmaluco: The 6m band is useful, and if there was a quad-band HT with APRS that met my standards I would get it. A good antenna will make your range better, but it's still considered a line-of-sight frequency. So you are still going to be limited compared to an HF transceiver. You'll need to be in range of a 6m repeater to really reach out to a user base in a planned event or emergency. But there really aren't that many 6m repeaters to make it that attractive to me in a HT unit. Thanks for watching

WW0H: You are reviewing Yaesu HT's. What does ammo have to do with that?

sigmaluco: Yes, for sure. I know there is a need for it and have been trying to get to it. I think there are a lot of mis-information about APRS out there and it's kind of confusing getting into it. Congrats on the purchase though, I've had a lot of fun with mine.

sigmaluco: Yes it does, and it's a nice feature. Thanks for watching.

Delbert Keith: Full emergency preparedness? What are you going to do when the power goes out for weeks?

sigmaluco: No worries, well said. In reality, there are a few tv shows and youtube accounts that tend to highlight the few obsessed, but I know thousands who have a level headed approach to preparing for a bad day. Thanks for watching.

Blaze1024: Correction.. That should have read I never meant to infer you were selling supplies..

sigmaluco: done, although I didn't turn on the GPS so the APRS demonstration was great. I don't like posting my call sign and home address:) I just realized youtube won't let me post links in my comments. You can visit my channel and find it there.

1BattleRattle: Thanks for reply. Great video. I'm new to the game, and I appreciate your insight. It'll help me, and others like me, make informed decisions on the gear that will best suit us. I think this is going to be a fun hobby.

Heidinnvolk Thyle: great video, I just picked up the 7R from a buddy that needed some cash and had to part with it. seems like a nice radio from the little I go to play with it. thanks for the info!!!! 73's KD0NZL

michael weiler: Baofeng ftw lol

Rating:
Yaesu VX-7R vs VX-8GR 4.3 out of 5

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