Yaesu VX-6R Multi-Band 2M/70CM 5W and 220 1.5W HT
The Yaesu VX-6R is a multi-band heavy duty submersible* transceiver with extensive receive frequency coverage, providing local-area two-way amateur communications along with unmatched monitoring capability.
The VX6R's small size allows you to take it anywhere - hiking, skiing, or while walking around town - and its operating flexibility brings the user many avenues of operating enjoyment. Its incredibly compact FNB-80LI Rechargeable Lithium Ion Battery Pack provides up to 5 Watts of transmit power on 144 MHz and 430 MHz Amateur Bands. Besides 144 and 430 MHz transceiver operation, the VX-6R provides receive coverage of the AM and FM broadcast bands, HF Shortwave Bands, VHF and UHF TV bands, the VHF AM aircraft band, and a wide range of commercial and public safety frequencies! Furthermore, the USA version enables 1.5 Watts of transmit power on the 222 MHz Amateur Band.
New and exciting features of the VX-6R are the Emergency Automatic ID (EAI) function, that will automatically cause your VX-6R to transmit your callsign and engage your rig's microphone, even if you are disabled and unable to press the PTT switch; Enhanced Paging and Code Squelch (EPCS), that allows you to page a particular station and only receive calls from that station, if desired; and a security Password feature, that will allow you to turn on and operate your transceiver only after you enter your Password.
Additional features include a convenient access key for Vertex Standard's WIRES (Wide-coverage Internet Repeater Enhancement System), a transmit Time-Out Timer (TOT), Automatic Power-Off (APO), Automatic Repeater Shift (ARS), Yaesu's exclusive ARTS (Auto-Range Transponder System) which "beeps" the user when you move out of communications range with another ARTS equipped station, plus provision for reduction of the TX deviation in areas of high channel congestion. And an RF squelch circuit allows the owner to set the squelch to open at a programmable setting of the S-Meter, thus reducing guesswork in setting the squelch threshold.
* IPX7 Specification for submersibility: 3ft (1M) for 30 minutes.
** Will transmit on 3 bands, but because it doesn't transmit at full power on 220MHz, the manufacturer calls it a "dual-band."
*** There's not a dual-band and a triband version of this radio, they're all the same.
**** There is a different model for Europe that reflects the European frequency privileges. WE ONLY CARRY USA MODELS
- 0.5 - 1.8 MHz (BC Band)
- 1.8 - 30 MHz (SW Band)
- 30 -76 (59) MHz (50 MHz HAM Band)
- 76 (59) - 108 MHz (FM Band)
- 108 - 137 MHz (Air Band)
- 137 - 174 MHz (144 MHz HAM Band)
- 174 - 222 MHz (VHF TV Band)
- 222 - 420 MHz (222 MHz HAM Band)
- 420 - 470 MHz (430 MHz HAM Band)
- 470 - 800 (729) MHz (UHF TV Band)
- (758 - 774) MHz (UHF TV Band)
- 803 - 998.990 MHz (Information Band)
- (USA: Cellular Blocked)
- 144 - 146 (148) MHz
- (222 - 225 MHz)
- 430 - 440 (450) MHz
Channel Steps: 5/9/10/12.5/15/20/25/50/100 kHz
Emission Type: F2D, F3E
- Nominal: 7.4 VDC, Negative Ground
- Operating: 5.0 ~ 16.0 VDC (EXT DC Jack) | 11.0 ~ 16.0 VDC (EXT DC Jack with Charging)
- 150 mA (Receive)
- 60 mA (Standby, Saver Off)
- 30 mA (Standby, Saver On)
- 1.6 A (5W TX, 144 MHz)
- 1.5 A (1.5W TX, 222 MHz)
- 1.8 A (5W TX, 430 MHz)
Case Size (W x H x D): 2.3" x 3.5" x 1.1" (W/O Knob, antenna, and belt clip)
Weight: 9.5 oz with FNB-80LI and Antenna
RF Power Output
- 144 MHz/ 430 MHz
- High: 5W
- Low 3: 2.5W
- Low 2: 1.0W
- Low 1: 0.3W
- 222 MHz
- High: 1.5W
- Low 3: 1.0W
- Low 2: 0.5W
- Low 1: 0.2W
- Yaesu VX-6R Transceiver
- FNB-80LI 7.4V, 1400 mAh Rechargeable Lithium Ion Battery
- SAD-11B Wall Charger
- YHA-67 Antenna
- Belt Clip
- Operating Manual
- Warranty Card