Bug #4537

Yaesu VX-6R

Added by Alice Weigt over 5 years ago. Updated about 2 years ago.

Status:New Start date:02/16/2017
Priority:Normal Due date:
Assignee:- % Done:


Target version:chirp-daily
Chirp Version:daily Platform:All
Model affected:Yaesu VX-6R


Hello there are two bugs/questions I'd like to bring up.

1.In CHIRP the Yaesu VX-6R is listed as VX-6, it is my understanding that the VX-6 and VX-6R are both programmed the same by chirp so I suggest for clarity it would be best to display the option as VX-6(R) so that new users understand that both models work in CHIRP. (It's also somewhat confusing to new users that on the main page (http://chirp.danplanet.com/projects/chirp/wiki/Home) the VX-6R is listed but in CHIRP the radio is listed as VX-6.

2.Disabling/preventing transmission: I have a UV-5R that I program with CHIRP and for channels that I absolutely don't want to transmit on (local sheriff and police freq) I set duplex to (off) or set the split to 0.0 or 1666. I can't seem to find a way to get this to work with the VX-6R. In CHIRP it doesn't let you set Duplex to (off) or Split to 0.0 or 1666.66. Is this due to the programming on the HT or is this just a feature CHIRP is missing for this model?


Updated by Bernhard Hailer about 2 years ago

  • Target version set to chirp-daily
  • Model affected changed from VX-6R to Yaesu VX-6R

Regarding item 1: the "R" indicates that the radio version was released for Region 2 (Americas), as opposed to VX-6E for Region 1 (Europe).
Regarding 2: does the radio let you disable transmit by specification? If it doesn't, then there's nothing Chirp can do. Let us know!

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