Yaesu Handheld Radios


  • Three band radio: 6m, 2m, 70cm
  • Solid and waterproof
  • APRS capabilities
  • GPS capabilities (Option)
  • Bluetooth capabilities (Option)
  • Wide band receiver from 500 kHz to 999.9 MHz
  • Barometer and Thermometer built in
  • Clock, more than 1200 memories, spectrum display, CTCSS, VOX etc.


Very compact three band radio (6m, 2m, 70cm) by Yaesu. The VX-8DE has a very solid construction and is submersible down to 1m for 30 minutes. With the four large buttons on the side, most often used functions can be reached even when wearing gloves. The supplied 1100mAh LiIon battery holds for 5 hours and more, a high capacity battery with 1800 mAh or a battery case is available optionally.

The VX-8DE is equipped with two receivers and allows operation on two bands frequencies at the same time, even in the same band (V/V, U/U, V/U). A third, independent receiver for AM/FM broadcast is also included and uses a bar antenna for AM reception. The wideband receiver operates from 500 kHz to 999.9 MHz. The large and versatile LC display (dot matrix) shows either one or both operating frequencies, symbols for various modes, the battery voltage and much more. The more than 1200 memories can be tagged with a 16 character alpha-numeric name.

A special highlight is the APRS function of the VX-8DE. APRS messages are received, decoded and diplayed (either 1200 or 9600 bps). The display shows direction and distance, speed and symbol (icon) of the remote station as well as weather and other APRS data. With the optional GPS receiver FGPS-2 (12 channels) the VX-8E can display and transmit it's own position data. But even without the FGPS-2 manually entered position data can be transmitted!

Compared to it's predecessor VX-8E, the VX-8DE has many enhanced options for APRS: more memories for stations and messages, selectable digi path etc. For a full comparision please see table below.

Another novelty is the the Bluetooth capability. With the optional Bluetooth unit BU-2 and any BT headset complete handsfree operation becomes possible. Whether you are on the bike or hiking in the mountains, your hands remain free.

Many more function like the built in barometer (air pressure) and a built in thermometer, allow to display the current height above sea level. The display can show an audio or HF spectrum. More than 1200 memories are organized in 24 banks, each memory can use a 16 character alpha-numeric name. Plus a backlit keyboard, built-in CTCSS de/encoder, VOX function, Clock with On/Off timer and much much more...

Included in shipment is: VX-8DE; FNB-101LI Battery 7.4V/1100mAh; NC-86B charger; Belt clip.

Order No.
VX-8DE Yaesu VX-8DE Handheld 310.00 € Buy now
99FREQKLEIN Frequency Extension Please see note! 12.70 € Buy now
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Differences between the VX-8E, VX-8DE and VX-8GE

Feature comparision of Yaesu VX-8E, VX-8DE and VX-8GE
APRS Smart Beaconing No Yes Yes
Number of Station List Memories 40 50 50
Number of Message List Storage 20 30 30
Digi-Path Route display No Yes Yes
Digi-Path settings 1 8 Routes (3 fix, 5 selectable) 8 Routes (3 fix, 5 selectable)
GPS Compass North up North or heading up North or heading up
Preset Symbol Icon 1 (VS) 4 (Person, Bicycle, Car, User(YY)) 4 (Person, Bicycle, Car, User(YY))
Autom. digit increment (when entering letters) No Yes Yes
LED flashing (when receiving message) Not selectable Selectable Selectable
Features AM/FM broadcast band RX Yes Yes No
Wide FM broadcast RX Yes Yes No
Frequency Range RX 0.5 — 999.99 MHz 0.5 — 999.99 MHz 108.0 — 999.99 MHz
Frequency Range TX 50/144/430 MHz 50/144/430 MHz 144/430 MHz
GPS Antenna Optional Optional Internal
Vibrator alert No No Yes
Waterproof IPX7 IPX7 IPX5
Bluetooth Option Yes Yes No
Barometric Option Yes Yes No
VOX Yes Yes No
Audio Wave monitor Yes Yes No
AF Dual Yes Yes No
Channel Counter Yes Yes No
Data terminal No No Yes
RS-232 level. Possible to output the GPS position data and the received station location data. Possible to connect an external GPS antenna.

Accessories VX-8DE

SHB-13 belt clip SHB-13
Order No.
ADMS-VX8 Programming kit VX-8E/VX-8DE (USB) 79.40 € Buy now
BH-1A Bluetooth Headset, FEP-4 useable, requires BU-2 + CD-40 119.00 € Buy now
FEP-4 Extra earpiece for BH-1A 9.00 € Buy now
BU-2 Bluetooth Adaptor 97.00 € Buy now
EM-100V Earset/neck microphone with 2x PTT (need CT-131) 25.00 € Buy now
EM-200V In-Ear Microphone/Earset with PTT (need CT-131) 27.00 € Buy now
HE-57V Earphone with strap (need CT-131) 8.50 € Buy now
CD-40 Charger bay for BH-1A/BH-2A, requires NC-85C power supply 10.00 € Buy now
CD-41 Desktop charger 19.50 € Buy now
CSC-93 Protective bag VX-8DE 16.00 € Buy now
CT-131 Mikrophone Adaptor cable 31.10 € Buy now
CT-134 Cloning Cable VX-8E (2x Microphone connector) 35.00 € Buy now
CT-136 Adaptor for FGPS-2 on radio 40.90 € Buy now
CT-M11 Microphone cable, one side open, 2m long, Yaesu 25.50 € Buy now
CT-M11.01 Microphone cable, one side open, 1.8m long, NoName 15.00 € Buy now
EDC-6 DC cable 6.40 € Buy now
FBA-39 Battery case 3x AA 27.30 € Buy now
FEP-4 Yaesu Earphone for BH-1A 9.00 € Buy now
FGPS-2 GPS Receiver, suitable for MH-74A7A or CT-136 85.70 € Buy now
FNB-101LI Li-Ion Battery 7.4V, 1100mAh (as supplied) 56.10 € Buy now
FNB-102.01 Li-Ion Battery 7.4V, 2000mAh 37.50 € Buy now
MH-74A7A Loudspeaker/Micro combo 80.70 € Buy now
PA-44 Wall charger, power supply (ex NC-86C) 13.10 € Buy now
PA-46C Power Supply for CD-40 (ex NC-85C) 14.20 € Buy now
SBR-14LI Li-Ion Battery 2200mAh 74.90 € Buy now
SDD-13 DC cable for cigar lighter 27.80 € Buy now
SHB-13 Belt clip for SBR-14LI, FNB-102LI, FNB-101LI 6.50 € Buy now New
42854 Adaptor SMA/BNC 6.80 € Buy now
42854.01 Adaptor SMA/BNC short 7.80 € Buy now
42854.02 Adaptor SMA/BNC very short, black 11.40 € Buy now
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Frequency Extension for Radios

Please note:
All radios supplied by WiMo normally cover only the amateur bands (transmit wise).

The frequency extension of a radio (TX open) is done on explicit request by the customer.

Amateur Radio transceivers are usually not specified for use outside the amateur bands. In some cases the radio and especially the final amplifier or output filters can be damaged when transmitting outside the amateur bands. These damages are not covered by any warranty.

The manufacturer warranty might be voided in some cases as well.