M0RSF: I made the mistake of selling my Yaesu VX7R to buy a Yaesu VX8GE. I have just recently managed to source a new Yaesu VX7R and I won't be making the mistake of letting this one go. I have owned several handhelds and without doubt the VX7R is the best handheld anyone could buy. 73 Chris M0RSF
Uncle Fester: Okay... so what's the range on these things when it comes to communicating back and forth with another person in your camp or circle (I am getting conflicting info some say 20-miles others say 200-miles) ??? Also I have portable solar pack to recharge multiple electronic devices... so what kind of adapter is on or plug in is on the charger??? Also you were not real clear on battery life for either one. Please respond or somebody respond. I want a good walkie talkie type radio like this VX-7R that is durable, water resistant, has plenty of range, and is reliable with all the other features these types have to offer. Range is especially important for clear communication with another team that may be way out in front of you, or communicating with another base camp that is far away. Please respond. Thank You.
Jeffrey Gillis: You talk a lot and say little. I could not stand more than a minute.
jim maddog: Don't forget the 7R will talk with the PRC-10,PRC-25,PRC-77 and PRC-6 on the six meter band although the 7r is narrow band while the PRCs are wide band it still can be done.Jim
gadgetdesk: VX-7R is more beautiful!
Matthew Knowles: Check out the VX-8DR
Quad Band with APRS
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
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?
michael weiler: Baofeng ftw lol
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.
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
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?
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!!!!
Walt Wintsch: Also, don't pay any attention to Blaze1024 and his ilk.
Walt Wintsch: Thanks for the info....really helpful with all the details you provided!
Kirk Kinnell: Im in the same boat as the poster of this video but I spent a lot less hmmmmmm may upgrade!!
sigmaluco: Yes, it does, and with the same emergency feature. It's right below the upper knob. Thanks for watching.
sigmaluco: Yes it does, and it's a nice feature. Thanks for watching.
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.
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.