Vasco Da Gama: Thanks for the info....really helpful with all the details you provided!
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
Vasco Da Gama: Also, don't pay any attention to Blaze1024 and his ilk.
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
Blaze1024: Correction.. That should have read I never meant to infer you were selling
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.
matt schooley: 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