12-29-2009, 12:05 PM
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Join Date: Apr 2002
I see noone else has chimed in, so I'll take a shot at this question. I've owned both, although I don't have either any longer. The Yaesu VX-7r is water submersible; the VX-6r is not. The VX-7 has dual RX
; the VX-6 does not. The VX-7 has 5 watts on 6m/220/440, 1 watt carrier AM
on 6m and 330mw on 220mhz. The VX-6 is 2m/440 only. There aren't any APRS functions on either of these - you need the VX-8r for that. The VX-7 has a lot more memories, including built in weather, marine, and SWL. For $80 more, it seems like a heckuva lot more radio. However, if you just want a basic 2m/440 handheld, then the VX-6 will do that just fine.