• Effective immediately we will be deleting, without notice, any negative threads or posts that deal with the use of encryption and streaming of scanner audio.

    We've noticed a huge increase in rants and negative posts that revolve around agencies going to encryption due to the broadcasting of scanner audio on the internet. It's now worn out and continues to be the same recycled rants. These rants hijack the threads and derail the conversation. They no longer have a place anywhere on this forum other than in the designated threads in the Rants forum in the Tavern.

    If you violate these guidelines your post will be deleted without notice and an infraction will be issued. We are not against discussion of this issue. You just need to do it in the right place. For example:


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    Yaesu: VX-6R Noise Issue?

    Hi! I'm fairly new to ham radio. I'm taking my tech exam soon and purchased a used VX-6R. I noticed that there is a rhythmic choppiness on some frequencies (usually repeaters) when the signal is coming in at around S5 to S9. There is no choppiness when the signal is S9+ from local transmissions...
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    Testing a VX-6R for a friend... Receive seems weird. Help!

    Hi there, First off, I have been out of the hobby for several years, so I've never dealt with a radio that had a FM vs. WFM mode. A friend of mine purchases a VX-6R off of eBay, happily unpacks it and comes to find that the radio just isn't receiving any signals. He asked me if I'd be willing...
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    yaesu VX-6R

    I have a Yaesu VX-6R. Which forum within RadioReference.com would be the best place to post questions that I have about how to use this radio? I am having problems programming it.
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    Home Made Antenna Plans

    I have a Yaesu VX-6r and still have the rubber duck antenna on it that I would like to replace. While I have looked for new antennas online, I would really like to make my own if possible. Does anyone know of good DIY plans, schematics, or websites that show how to do this. Preferably ones...
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    Handheld antenna for Calgary / Alberta Ham

    Hey Fellas! Its been a while, I have been mighty quite on this forum. Anyways as some of you know I am taking my Amateur Radio Course right now under the direction of a few members of CARA. I have been doing some poking around for a hand held unit and have found a Yaesu VX-6R at a very...