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Yaesu VX-8r under water test

Discussion in 'Ham Equipment' started by Moleculo, Jan 6, 2009.

  1. Moleculo

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    I tested the new Yaesu VX-8r claims for being able to survive under water tonight. It was underwater for about 10 minutes total. It passed with flying colors! I didn't really doubt the claims, but I'd be lying if I said I wasn't a little nervous about soaking a brand new radio in the sink. I made a video of the whole thing:



     
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  2. N9RZD

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    hey mole your voice sounds remarkably like mine !!!!

    and now i know your Call !!!

    nice peice!!!!!

    wish i could afford something like that right now

    73
     
  3. SR385

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    Hahah wow, you are indeed brave. I've seen people do it with the 7R before too.
     
  4. kd5ump

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    Awesome - want one. Wonder what would happen if it transmitted a beacon while under water?
     
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    AWESOME!!!!!
     
  6. Jay in the Mojave

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    Hello Mole:

    Wow a great article on the Yaesu VX-8R, and you have the unbalanced state of mind to actually put it under water. You make me feel normal!

    Ok I am sure HH will come up with the HT Radio that I feed to Mr. Band Saw. I'll post here so he won't beat me to it. But the HT had it coming!

    Humor

    Anyway great review on the Yaesu VX-8R we need more great postings like this. Please keep them coming. Glad to hear that the factory duckie antenna was replaced and working quit well. One of the local hams radio guys has a old Keenwood TH-22 HT that we hear him all over the Mojave Desert hinking around the mountain tops. He uses a after market VHF Antenna that is quit long.

    Please let us know when ever you figure out the expanded transmit limits.

    Jay in the Mojave (The waves of the further)))))))

    Home of the Interceptor 10K Antenna
     
  7. Moleculo

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    Yes, TX range after the mod is:
    50-54
    140-174
    222-225
    420-470

    Read on in that other thread past the link to this underwater test...there are about 4 more pages :)
     

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