My Yaesu Submersible VX-6R was my very first amateur HAM transceiver; and, it has been one of the best purchases I ever made with respect to Yaesu products.
For a HAM operator, this tri-band transceiver is reliable, durable, affordable, and has more than enough RF communications features an amateur HAM operator could ever want and use.
Whether I was deep in the woods, high on the mountains, or in the maze of the city, many operators always described my TX as “loud and clear.” I never had any problems reaching fellow HAM operators with my VX-6R.
The transceiver has the band range that covers some aviation frequencies, as well as maritime frequencies.
Here is an aviation RX clip from Eagle’s Nest: VX-6R Aviation.
If I was in the air or on the ground in a emergency, I would be able to RX and TX with other aviators, ATCs, or air-ground crew to get help.
Here is a maritime RX clip from Eagle’s Nest: VX-6R Maritime.
If I was in the ocean or lake, I would be able to contact the maritime frequencies in the event I needed help.
My Yaesu VX-6R was designed specifically for HAM operations in the UHF and VHF frequencies; hence, it has 5 watts to do the job in those bands and the antenna is coiled to RX and TX in those two bands. It meets the FCC guidelines for HAM operations.
I’ve owned Yaesu HAM transceivers, hand-held and mobile, for about a year or so; and, their transceivers are built well — better than other amateur products in my experiences.
So, if you want a durable, reliable, and easy-to-operate hand-held transceiver for your HAM operations, consider the Yaesu VX-6R.
/s/ Alfonso Faustino (K6ASF)