Alfonso Faustino: Yaesu VX-6R


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.

I bought this unit, brand new, 2017, and to this day, it works like brand new.

For a HAM operator, this tri-band analog-only (no digital platform) Super Heterodyne transceiver with an effective front-end filter is reliable, durable, affordable, and has more than enough analog-only RF communications features an amateur HAM operator could ever want and use.

If you are doing mission-critical comms, you will not get desensitized with this unit.

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.



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.

You can also have RX-only in non-HAM frequencies. My unit has the MARS CAP modification, so I can RX and TX in a wider-band of frequencies than the stock OEM units.

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.

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/s/ Alfonso Faustino (K6ASF)