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Old 03-17-2010, 08:43 AM
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Default WOW!!!! I am blown away!!!!!!

I know you guys said it was small but I had no idea it was this small.

I bought a Yaesu VX-3R online last week and it arrived Tuesday after Moab I opened the box and was blown away, I literally yelled WOW and some of my co-workers came over to see what the excitement was all about.

This thing is SMALL, I nearly loose it in my hands. It looks like a fake radio that you would give a kid. Maybe the ones that were filled with candy

I took some pictures next to my Black Berry to compare size, I am sure most of you have seen one in person but for those who haven't you will be blown away. I am thinking it may be to small for me but I am sure I will figure out a way to hard mount it in the truck but keep it portable. This radio is going to be great on the trail guiding folks up that have hams also.

Here are some pictures for you guys;
  1. Front view next to the BB
  2. Side view BB is a little thinner
  3. Flat, WOW THAT IS SMALL!!!!!!
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Old 03-17-2010, 08:46 AM
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Yeah sweet radio, huh? And with an upgraded antenna, you'd be able to hit most of Moab from your shirt pocket..

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Old 03-17-2010, 08:52 AM
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Working on it, and NO I haven't used it to transmit. Actually I haven't even listened to it besides FM radio.

I need to find the next test date and tell the Sharon when I am doing it Last time she put her high heels down and I was unable to make.
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Old 03-17-2010, 08:56 AM
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I need to find the next test date and tell the Sharon when I am doing it Last time she put her high heels down and I was unable to make.
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Why are you shocked? The Blackberry can do about 1.5W and the VX-3R can do about 1.5W on AA batteries.

BTW, there's a test tonight...
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Old 03-17-2010, 09:17 AM
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that thing is H-O-T

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Old 03-17-2010, 09:21 AM
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Thanks, that may work but birthday is April 7th so..................... We'll see.
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Old 03-17-2010, 09:26 AM
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Why are you shocked? The Blackberry can do about 1.5W and the VX-3R can do about 1.5W on AA batteries.

BTW, there's a test tonight...
For you guys it is a no brainer but I am still impressed with all of our "tiny" electronics we use in our daily life's. I see on a daily basis what they are doing with the electronics that go into space flight It is just amazing what they can fit in 1/100th of an area from 10 years ago.

Tonight is out, date night with Sharon and cabbage........should make for a comical night
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you are dating cabbage too?
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Old 03-17-2010, 09:50 AM
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Yep but don't tell the wife I am into dolls I plan to surprise her tonight with cabbage under the covers
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