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-VX-3R 2 meter/440 MHz microminiature handheld
-VX-3R 2 meter/440 MHz microminiature handheld


The Yaesu VX-3R is a microminiature 2 meter/440 MHz handheld with extensive receive frequency coverage, providing local-area two-way amateur communications along with unmatched monitoring capability. It is the world's smallest HT with 1.5/1.0 watt output on 2M/440.

Its incredible size allows you to take it anywhere. Receive range is: 500 kHz to 999 MHz (less cellular). This means you can hear the AM, shortwave and FM broadcast bands, TV audio, aircraft and public service channels. CTCSS/DCS with split tone capability is built in. You get a huge 1000 channel memory system.

Power output is with the supplied 1 amp hour Lithium Ion battery 1.5 watts VHF and 1 watt UHF. With the optional E-DC-21 DC adapter output jumps to 3 watts and 2 watts! The VX-3R comes with the FNB-82LI lithium ion battery and NC-85B charger, SMA flexible antenna, belt clip, plus a wrist strap.

The new ultra-compact VX-3R 2m/70cm FM HT Transceiver is loaded with convenience features. In additon to top quality performance on the 2m and 70cm, you will also be able to enjoy stereo FM and improved AM broadcast band reception with our new Internal Bar Antenna.

And "When All Else Fails" and local power service is not available to power your charger, you can now operate using "AA" batteries with our optional battery case.


  • 1000 Alpha Memories
  • CTCSS/DCS Encode/Decode
  • AM Band Bar Antenna
  • WIRES™-II Internet Key
  • Wideband Receive
  • ARTS-Automatic In-Range Transponder
  • Designated FM Stereo Earphone Jack
  • CW Training Feature
  • Mechanical Dial Lock
  • Ultra-compact and Light Weight: 1.9" X 3.2" X .9" 4.6 ounces
  • Rugged Construction: Tough where it counts - Aluminum Die-Cast Chassis
  • Plenty of Power Output in a Compact Package: 1.5 W (@ 4.5 V AA x 3 or 3.7 V FNB-82LI 144 MHz) 3 W (@ 6 V or EXT DC 144 MHz) 1 W (@4.5 V AA x 3 or 3.7 V FNB-82LI 430 MHz) 2 W (@ 6 V or EXT DC 430 MHz) Low 0.1 W (@ 4.5 V AA x 3 or 3.7 V FNB-82LI) Low 0.3 W (@ 6 V or EXT DC)
  • Supplied with Tiny Super-thin, Lithium-ion High-Capacity Battery and Charger: Long life in a quality battery for extended usage
    Operate with AA Batteries with Optional Battery Case
    Requires Optional FBA-37 Battery Case. When traditional local power service is not available to power your battery charger, this feature insures continued operation using readily available "AA" batteries.
  • Internal Bar Antenna for AM Broadcast Band Reception: Improved AM Broadcast Band reception for your entertainment
  • Designated Earphone Jack for FM Stereo Broadcast Listening: Makes the VX-3R a useful receiver far beyond it's Amateur Radio applications
  • Listen to AM or FM Broadcast while Monitoring an Amateur Frequency: Sub RX feature allows you to listen to your favorite AM or FM Stereo Broadcast station while monitoring an Amateur Radio frequency...AT THE SAME TIME!
  • Wide-band Receiver Coverage
  • Special Memory Banks - WX, VHF Marine, Shortwave Broadcast: The VX-3R has special memory bands programmed with WX broadcast, VHF Marine, and world-wide short-wave broadcast stations
  • Huge 1000-channel Memory Capacity: Plenty of memory space for ALL of your favorite frequencies
  • New Mechanical Dial Lock Function: No more "bumps" off your desired channel - lock it and keep it.
  • Equipped for Worldwide Internet Linking: Talk Around the World using Yaesu WIRES II Internet Linking!
  • CW Learning and Training Feature
AM broadcast [A] 0.510 to 1.790MHz
SW Band [1] 1.8 - 30 MHz
50 MHz Ham Band [2] 30 - 76 MHz
FM broadcast [F] 76.00 - 107.90 MHz
Air Band [3] 108 - 137 MHz
144 MHz Ham Band [4] 137 - 174 MHz
VHF-TV Band [5] 174 - 222 MHz
Information Band 1 [6] 222 - 420 MHz
430 MHz Ham Band [7] 420 - 470 MHz
UHF-TV Band [8]
USA Cell Blocked
470 - 800 MHz
Information Band 2 [9]
USA Cell Blocked
800 - 999 MHz
2M 144-148 MHz
70cm 430-450 MHz

the VX-3R/E’s frequency coverage has been divided into different operating bands, each of which has its own pre-set channel steps and operating modes. You can change the channel steps and operating modes later, if you like.

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This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 05 July, 2007.
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