I bought my Yaesu VX-8GR HT about a year ago now, thinking it’d be a cool little rig to have on the trail with me for backpacking or SOTA activations. And it is–it does all the usual HT stuff plus it has a built-in GPS and TNC giving you an all-in-one APRS setup. But, like most HTs these days, the myriad of settings and complex menu system make it difficult to master without a manual or reference of some sort close by. Since I bought this mainly for trail use, I wanted a cheat sheet for how to handle the functions and settings I’d be most likely to need to make on the trail. So, I made one:
But don’t try to use the images–download the pdf file instead. You can print it double-sided and it’ll be ready for trimming and laminating if you’d like.
This reference is not all-encompassing of the features and settings of the VX-8GR–it only covers the things I thought I’d need on the trail. So it doesn’t include ARTS, scanning, and other stuff I don’t see a need for. If you’re looking for something more complete than this, try Nifty Accessories. They have mini-manuals and reference cards for a variety of radios.