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Sunday, 11 October 2009

Yaesu VX-8 bug or feature?

Julian Moss G4ILO appears to have found a bug in the Yaesu VX-8E's software. He says...

After changing the power level, the first transmission is always at high power. The selected power level is only produced on the second and subsequent transmissions.

I don't know if this is a general fault or something that only affects my radio. I would be interested to know if anyone else can confirm my findings.

So if you have one of these little beauties please try it out and let Julian know via his blog. Obviously the same applies for the non-EU versions too.

1 comment:

  1. Feature most likely,
    The chosen powerlevel is only applied after the timeout of the F/W button has expired. Pressing the PTT button before that time means transmitting in the old level. Pressing the PTT button after that time, or the second time, means transmitting in the new level. I have to admit that it does not feel intuitive this way.
    Regards, Sly.