Yaesu VX-8E (VX8E, VX 8E, VX-8, VX8, VX 8)

Yaesu VX-8R/E (VX8R/E, VX 8R/E)

50/144/(222)/430 MHz FM 5 W/AM 1 W (5A MHz) TRIPLE BAND HANDHELD

The new prestigious compact -Yaesu VX-8E (VX8E, VX 8E, VX-8, VX8, VX 8)
Bluetooth, hands-free operation with GPS/APRS and real RF-Dual Wideband Receive....
The next generation Amateur Handheld Transceiver from Yaesu, who has been introducing Leading-
Edge transceiver technology for decades.

Yaesu VX-8E (VX8E, VX 8E, VX-8, VX8, VX 8) Sheer beauty of technology and elegance in compact body
The ultra compat Yaesu VX-8E (VX8E, VX 8E, VX-8, VX8, VX 8) (2.4"W x 3.7"H x 0.9"D/60W x 95 H x 24.2 Dmm)
is 0.2" (5mm) thinner than the current advanced model - It is filled with advanced technologies designed
for outdoor operation - submersible and shockproof!

 - Submersible to 3 feet (1m) for 30 minutes: Equivalent to the IPX7 Rating

Designed for real outdoor operation! Take your Yaesu VX-8E (VX8E, VX 8E, VX-8, VX8, VX 8) out with you whenever you go. It is waterproof 3 ft (1m) for 30 minutes. The radio is designed to meet commercial grade standards in
every aspect, including it's battery terminals, extrenal microphone jack, etc.
-Ultra-rugged polycarbonate resin front panel with aluminium die-cast chassis - absolutely tougher than tough!
Compact case combines a rugged die-cast chassis with the clean, tough polycarbonate resin front panel. It's
high shockproof versatility will allow you to operate the radio in the thoughest environments.

Yaesu VX-8E (VX8E, VX 8E, VX-8, VX8, VX 8) Heavy duty yet easy to operate

-The large main dial and the four durable independent key buttons on the side permit easy operation...even
when wearing gloves
The key buttons on the side of the radio have been allocated to the four most often used functions, the PTT,
MONI (Squelch OFF), VOL and F (Function). Each button of the full 10- key keypad has additional operating
functions, by either pushing the F key on the side, or pressing and holdong the key button. The large main
dial is protected from inadvertent changes, yet it is easy to operate even when you are outdoors wearing gloves.

-Large frequency and information LCD Display, TX/RX busy indication, easy band selection, and a bright white LED!  
"A" and "B" band key LED buttons on the left side on the large LCD display will show TX/PTT (Red) and RX/BUSY
(Green) to let you know your operating condition at once. Just push the desired band key button to change your
operating band!
-A large high- resolution Dot Matrix LCD Display - (about 1.3" x 0.8"/35 x 18mm)
the large LCD display provides clear, easy-to read indication of both Main and Sub band frequencies, operating
mode, and S-meters for both bands. You may also display costumized pictorial icons or the input DC voltage.
When you engage the Spectrum Scope function, the high-resolution display will indicate relative signal strengths
on adjacent channels up to +/- 50 channels!
-Memory station may be displayed with up to 16 digit Alpha-numeric Tags
-CW training feature, emergency automatic ID system, emergency strobe/beep feature, and busy strobe 

 LED function when receiving messages.
 You may also use the bright LED light for your convenience in the dark or as an emergency signal!
Yaesu VX-8E (VX8E, VX 8E, VX-8, VX8, VX 8) Bluetooth Capatibilities (optional bluetooth unit required)

The Bluetooth capatibilities, widely known and utilized among users and anthusiasts of the FTM-10R/SR,
are also available with the Yaesu VX-8E (VX8E, VX 8E, VX-8, VX8, VX 8). The optional Bluetooth Unit BU-1 makes it
possible to operate Hands-free with the optional waterproof Bluetooth handsets BH-1 (stereo) or BH-2 (monaural).
Take your Yaesu VX-8E (VX8E, VX 8E, VX-8, VX8, VX 8) outdoors with wherever you go in your backpack, pocket or pouch, and enjoy total Hands-free operation with the built-in VOX function! You may also enjoy your favorite FM broadcasts
in stereo with the optional Bluetooth Stereo Handset (BH-1) and Earphone (FEP-4)!
-Integrated high- performance APRS operation
Access the worldwide standard APRS system to exchange your position and messages. (The optional FGPS-2
unit is required to display your station information)

-Optional GPS Operation

The optional GPS Antenna unit FGPS-2, which is based on a 12ch receiver, provides GPS data. You may display
your exact current position (latitude and longitude) heading direction, moving speed, altitude, etc. The optional
FGPS-2 can be attached to the radio using the microphone input jack, so that you may simultaneously enjoy total
headset, even though your radio is attached to your backpack, belt pouch, or holder, etc.

APRS 1200/9600 bps data communicaton (B band only)

The built-in worldwide standard AX.25 data TNC Modem permits uncomplicated APRS (Automatic
Packet/Position Reporting System) operation. The Yaesu VX-8E (VX8E, VX 8E, VX-8, VX8, VX 8) support APRS
1200/9600 bps data communications (B band only). You may communicate your location to other
APRS stations with the position, speed and heading displayed on your radio! You will be able to see
your APRS movement on the web! When you receive signals and information from other APRS stations,
the Yaesu VX-8E (VX8E, VX 8E, VX-8, VX8, VX 8) displays their positions, heading directions, messages, distances,
icons (43 kinds), weather information, object, etc. The list function stores up to 40 stations and up to 20
messages automatically with the individulist APRS data, and you may recall them later. The optional GPS
Antenna Unit FGPS-2 provides you with real time APRS data. You may also send the information without
it if you manually inout your data in advance.

Yaesu VX-8E (VX8E, VX 8E, VX-8, VX8, VX 8) A powerful 7.4 V 1100 mAh lithium ion battery is included
(The optional cell holder FBA-39 permits operation with 3 AA batteries)

You will enjoy up to 5 hours operation on 144/440 MHz, or up to 5.5 hours on 50 Mhz with the supplied
FNB-101Ll lithium-ion battery. The optionjal FNB-102Ll high capacity lithium-ion battery, will provide up
to 8.5 hours operation on 144MHz, 9 hours on 50 MHz and 8 hours on 440MHz. The FNB-101Ll battery
will provide up to 13 hours of AM/FM broadcast listening. The optional FNB-102Ll or FBA-39 will enable
you to enjoy up to 20 hours of broadcast reception!

Battery operation time:  

Operating band Battery Life (approx.)
FNB-101Ll FNB-102Ll FBA-39
50 5.5 hours 9.0 hours 20 hours
144 5.0 hours 8.5 hours 17 hours
222 6.0 hours 11 hours 20 hours
430 5.0 hours 8.0 hours 16 hours
Broadcast Band 13 hours 20 hours 20 hours
Reference only. May vary depending on environmental temperature, humidity etc.

Output power:

Operating Band Transmit power
FNB 101Ll/FNB-102Ll or EXT DC (7.4 V) FBA-39 (w/FRESH BATTERIES)
50/144/430 MHz FM

HI: 0.5 W L3:2.5 W L2:1.0 W L1:0.05 W

L2: 1.0 W
L1: 0.05 W
222 MHz FM (US VERSION) H1: 1.5 W
L3: 1.0 W
L2: 0.5 W
L1: 0.05 W
L2: 0.5 W
L1: 0.05 W
50 MHz AM 1.0 W (FIXED) 1.0 W (FIXED)

Yaesu VX-8E (VX8E, VX 8E, VX-8, VX8, VX 8) Wideband receive + completely independent AM/FM receiver
-Real dual ham band operation (V+V, U+V, U+U)
With two independent Amateur Band Receivers, you may listen to either the same or a
different band simultaneously.
-wideband receive for 500 kHz-999.990MHz covers from 500kHz to 999.990 MHz broadcasts,
analog TV station audio, aircraft, public service, channels, etc.

Frequeny ranges: A band, B band

Operating Band (band number) Frequency Range
SW BAND (1) 1.8-30 MHz -
50 MHz BAND (2) 30-76 MHz 30-76 MHz
AIR BAND (3) 108-137 MHz 108-137 MHz
VHF HAM BAND (4) 137-174 MHz 137-174 MHz
VHF TV BAND (5) 174-222 MHz 174-222 MHz
INFO 1 BAND (6) 222-420 MHz 222-420 MHz
UHF HAM BAND (7) 420-470 MHz 420-470 MHz
UHF TV BAND (8) 470-770 MHz 470-770 MHz
INFO 2 BAND (9) 770-999.99 MHz -

-Internal bar antenna fot better AM broadcast band reception

The Yaesu VX-8E (VX8E, VX 8E, VX-8, VX8, VX 8) has a completely independent FM/AM broadcast receiver
and an internal bar antenna for better AM broadcast reception. Listen to FM broadcasts in stereo
with your stereo headset/headphone! (You may also enjoy "wireless stereo reception" with
optional Bluetooth Headset (BH-1) and/or FEP-4 earphone) Fm Radio Stereo earphone jack internal
bar antenna.
- Dual band AF dual monitor function
Listen to AM or FM radio stations while monitoring two HAM frequency channles! Two independent
Amateur Band Receiver will allow you to listen to your favourite AM or FM stereo broadcast station
and monitos two different amateur bands (Band "A" and Band "B") at the same time. When the
radio receives a signal, either on the A Amateur Band or The B Amateur Band, it will mute the
FM/AM broadcast and let you go to the Amateur Band that the Yaesu VX-8E (VX8E, VX 8E, VX-8, VX8, VX 8) is
receiving on.

Yaesu VX-8E (VX8E, VX 8E, VX-8, VX8, VX 8) New handy features to support your outdoor operation!

 -Built in barometric pressure and temperature sensors

The radio can monitor and disply the temperature, pressure, altitude, or any combination of these.
-1267 memory channels, assign 24 memory banks up to 100 channels each
Memory name Channels
Standard Memories 900 ch, ch1-ch900
Skip Memories 99 ch, ch901-ch999
PMS 50 sets (L01-L50, U01-U50=100ch)
EAI 1 ch
Home 11ch
WX Broadcast 10ch
VHF Marine 57ch
SW Broadcast Station 89ch

- CW training features that can send Morse Code randomly to help you improve your code
- The message feature (20 different messages with up to 16 characters each). The Yaesu VX-8E (VX8E, VX 8E, VX-8, VX8, VX 8) message feature is compatible with the FTM10R/SR Series and/or the
Yaesu VX-8E (VX8E, VX 8E, VX-8, VX8, VX 8) which send a message of up to 16 characters instead of sending
voice. 20 different messages can be programmed.
-Versatile scanning for the monitoring enthusiasts!
-Yaesu's original emergency feature EAI (Emergency Automatic ID System) that will allow the radio
to transmit your callsign (CW ID) in case of emergency.
-Fully illuminated keypad that will permit easy operation in drak environments.
-Built-in CTCSS/DCS encode/decode enables selective call features for the A and B individually.
Enhanced Paging and Code Squelch functions are also available to place a call to an individual
member of your group.
-Easy access to Wires Internet Linking System with the Wires Access DTMF memory function.
-Useful battery saving features
-Yaesu's original "Auto-Range Transponding System" (ARTS) which provides audio and/or visual
confirmation that another ARTS-equipped station is within communication range.
-Spectrum Scope function for determining the frequency of nerby stations.
-VOX function
-A built-in 24-hour Clock with On/Off timer functions
-Automatic power-off (APO) that turns the radio off after a programmed period with no key stroke activity.
-Time out timer (TOT) that will disengage transmissions after when the current frequency is in use.
-Microphone gain adjustment
-10dB Attenuator for use in strong-signal environments
-"My band display" function to display only the part of the band needed.
-"My key" function to memorize your most frequently used key functions
-External DC input

Yaesu VX-8E (VX8E, VX 8E, VX-8, VX8, VX 8) Specifications
Yaesu VX-8E (VX8E, VX 8E, VX-8, VX8, VX 8) General
Frequency ranges
RX: 1.8-30 MHz (SW BAND)
30-76 MHz (50 MHz HAM)
76-108 MHz (FM RADIO)
108-137 MHz (AIR BAND)
137-174 MHz (144 MHz HAM)
174-222 MHz (VHF-TV)
222-420 MHz (GENERAL 1)
420-470 MHz (430 MHz HAM)
470-800 MHz (UHF-TV)
800-999.90 MHz (GENERAL2)

30-76 MHz (50 MHz HAM)
108-137 MHz (AIR BAND)
137-174 MHz (144 MHz HAM)
174-222 MHz (VHF-TV)
222-420 MHz (GENERAL 1)
420-580 MHz (430 MHz HAM)

TX:50-54 MHz OR 50-52 MHz
144-146 MHz OR 144-148 MHz
430-440 MHz OR 430-450 MHz
Channel steps:
5/6.25/8.33/9/10/12.5/15/20/25/50/100 kHz
Emission type:
F2D, F3E, A3E, F2A, F1D
Frequency Stability :
+/-5 ppm (-10C to +60C [+14F to +140F])
Repeater Shift:
+/- 600 kHz (144 MHz)
+/- 1.6 MHz (222 MHz)
+/-1.6/5.0/7.6 MHz (430MHz)
Antenna Impedance
50 Ohms
Supply Voltage
Nominal: 7.4 V DC (Negative Ground)
Operating: 4-16 V DC (Negative Ground, EXTC DC jack)
Operating while Charging: 11-16 V DC (Negative Ground, EXT DC jack)
Current Consumption
200 mA (Mono Band Receive)
240 mA (Dual Band Receive)
85 mA (Mono Band Receive, Standby, Sever Off)
120 mA (Dual Band Receive, Standby, Saver Off)
35 mA (Mono Band Receibve, Standby, Saver on Save Ratio 1:5)
42 mA (Dual Band Receibve, Standby, Saver on Save Ratio 1:5)
300 A (Auto Power Off)
1.6 A (50MHz, 5W TX)
1.7 A (144 MHz, 5W TX)
1.2 A (222 MHz, 1.5W TX: USA Only)
1.9 A (430 MHz, 5 W TX)
Operating temperature
-20C to +60C (-4F to +140F)
Case size (W x H x D)
60 x 95 x 24.2 mm (2.4" x 3.7" x 0.9") w/o knob & antenna
240 g (8.5 oz) with FNB-101Ll & antenna
Yaesu VX-8E (VX8E, VX 8E, VX-8, VX8, VX 8) Transmitter
RF power output:
50/144/430MHz: 5.0 W (@7.4V or EXT DC)
1.5W (@4.5 V: AA x 3)
L3: 2.5W, L2:1 W, L1:0.05 W
222 MHz (USA only): 1.5 W (@7.4 V or EXT DC)
0.5 W (@4.5 V: AA x 3)
50 MHz: AM: 1 W fixed
Modulation type:
F2E, F3E: Variable Reactance
A3E: Low level amplitude modulation (50MHz only)
Maximum Deviaton:
+/- 50 kHz (F2E/F3E)
Spurious Emission:
At least 60 dB below (@TX power HI/L3/L2)
Microphone Impedance
2 K Ohms
Yaesu VX-8E (VX8E, VX 8E, VX-8, VX8, VX 8) Receiver
Circuit Type
NFM, AM: Double-Conversion Superheterodyne
WFM: Triple-Conversion Superheterodyne
AM/FM Radio: Single-Conversion Superheterodyne
NFM, AM 1st: 47.25 MHz (A main band)
46.35 MHz (B sub band)
2nd: 450 kHz
WFM 1st: 45.8 MHz/2nd: 10.7 MHz/3rd:1 MHz
AM/FM Radio: 130 kHz
3.0 V for 10 dB S/N (0.5-30MHz @ AM)
0.35 V (TYP) for 12 dB SINAD (30-54 MHz @NFM)
1.0 V (TYP) for 12 dB SINAD (54-76 MHz @ NFM)
1.0 V (TYP) for 12 dB SINAD (54-59 MHz @ NFM USA V.)
1.5 V (TYP) for 12 dB SINAD (76-108 MHz @ WFM)
1.5 V (TYP) for 12 dB SINAD (59-108 MHz @ WFM)
1.5 V (TYP) for 10 dB SN (108-137 MHz @ AM)
0.2 V for 12 dB SINAD (137-140 MHz @ NFM)
0.16 V for 12 dB SINAD (140-150 MHz @ NFM)
0.2 V for 12 dB SINAD (150-174 MHz @ NFM)
1.0 V for 12 dB SINAD (174-222 MHz @ WFM)
0.5 V for 12 dB SINAD (300-350 MHz @ NFM)
0.2 V for 12 dB SINAD (350-400 MHz @ NFM)
0.18 V for 12 dB SINAD (400-470MHz @ NFM)
1.5 V for 12 dB SINADfor 12 dB SINAD (470-540 MHz @ WFM)
3.0 V (TYP) for 12 dB SINAD (540-800 MHz @ WFM)
1.5 V (TYP) for 12 dB SINAD (470-540 MHz MHz @ WFM)
0.18 V (TYP) for 12 dB SINAD (50-54 MHz)
0.18 V (TYP) for 12 dB SINAD (144-148 MHz)
0.2 V (TYP) for 12 dB SINAD (430-450 MHz)
10 kHz/35kHz (-6dB/60dB: NFM,AM)
200 kHz/300kHz (-6dB/-20dB: WFM)
AF Output
200mW @ 8 Ohms for 10% THD (@ 7.4 V DC)
400mW @ 8 Ohms for 10% THD (@ 13.8 V DC)