VX-410/420 SERIES
VHF/UHF Portable Radios
FREQUENCY RANGE
VHF: 146 — 174 MHz
UHF: 450 — 490 MHz
5 WATTS POWER OUTPUT
(SELECTABLE TO 1 WATT)
32 CHANNEL CAPABILITY
8-CHARACTER ALPHANUMERIC
DISPLAY (VX-420)
MULTI-MODE SCAN
(DUAL WATCH, PRIORITY, FOLLOW-ME)
5-TONE ENCODE/DECODE
2-TONE ENC/DEC (DUAL 2-TONE DEC)
CTCSS / DCS ENCODE AND DECODE
DTMF ANI/DTMF PAGING
(REQUIRES OPTIONAL FVP-25)
2 PROGRAMMABLE FUNCTION BUTTONS
(SIDE) ON BOTH VX-410 AND VX-420
4 PROGRAMMABLE FRONT-PANEL
FUNCTION BUTTONS (VX-420)
FRONT PANEL KEYPAD ILLUMINATION
(VX-420)
12.5/20/25 kHz BANDWIDTH
(PROGRAMMABLE BY CHANNEL)
COMPANDER INCLUDED (AVAILABLE
ON WIDE AND NARROW CHANNELS)
VOICE ENCRYPTION BUILT IN
(NOT AN OPTIONAL MODULE!)
VX-TRUNK™ OPTIONAL
(SMARTRUNK™ UNIT REQUIRED)
VOICE STORAGE (OPTIONAL DVS-5
REQUIRED)
ARTS™ (AUTO RANGE TRANSPOND SYSTEM)
BCLO, BTLO AND TOT FUNCTIONS
RX POWER SAVE CIRCUIT
PC PROGRAMMABLE
RADIO-TO-RADIO CLONING
RUGGED CONSTRUCTION
LOUD, CLEAR AUDIO OUTPUT
MIL-STD 810 D/E/F
INTRINSICALLY SAFE (IS) OPTION
COMPACT CASE SIZE, LIGHT WEIGHT
VX-410 Series
VX-420 Series
VX-410/420 SERIES
VHF/UHF Portable Radios
The VX-410/420 Series of 32-Channel VHF/UHF Portables features 5 Watts of Power Output and a host of
leading-edge built-in features for demanding business/industry and public safety applications. Included as
standard features are Dual 2-Tone Decode, 2-Tone Encode, 5-Tone Encode/Decode, Encryption, Voice
Compander, and Multi-mode Scanning. The VX-410/420 may be programmed, by channel, for 12.5/20/25
kHz channel spacing, and for simplex or split operation.
The deluxe VX-420 version features an eight-character alphanumeric display, 4 additional programmable
keys and illuminated keypad. Both the VX-410 and VX-420 are available in Intrinsically Safe versions, and
all are built with legendary Vertex ruggedness and unmatched cost-performance.
HIGH PERFORMANCE
5 WATTS POWER OUTPUT
The VX-410/420 Portables produce a full 5 Watts of power output,
with an additional selection of 1 Watt available for increased
battery life when higher power is not required.
12.5/20/25 kHz BANDWIDTH (PROGRAMMABLE BY CHANNEL)
When programming radios for use in different jurisdictions or
geographical regions, the VX-410/420 Portables may be
programmed, channel by channel, for 12/5, 20, or 25 kHz channel
spacing environments, with both bandwidth and deviation
automatically set according to each channel s requirements.
LEADING-EDGE DESIGN
Crafted with care for use in areas of severe RF pollution, the
VX-410/420 Portables include excellent adjacent-channel
selectivity and immunity from Intermodulation, along with TIAcompliant ±2.5 ppm frequency stability.
LOUD 500 mW AUDIO OUTPUT
Ideal for reception in noisy environments, the VX-410/420
Portables’ high-powered audio is coupled to a large internal
speaker, assuring solid copy throughout difficult crowd control,
fire, or sporting-event operations.
LONG-LIFE LITHIUM-ION BATTERY (1600 mAh)
The VX-410/420 Portables may be equipped with advanced
FNB-V67 Lithium-Ion Battery Packs with 1600 mAh of capacity,
for operating times of up to ten hours or more, even when using
5 Watts (5-5-90 duty cycle).
VERSATILITY
32 CHANNEL CAPACITY
The 32-channel capacity of the VX-410/420 Portables includes
quick access, and the channelspecific information loaded during
programming minimizes the extra
keystrokes required on competing
models. Two banks of 16 channels
each are provided for convenient
channel access.
PROGRAMMABLE "SOFT" KEYS
Two buttons on the side panel of the VX-410 may
be custom-programmed for specific functions
needed in your application. The VX-420 additionally
provides four front-panel programmable keys, for
a total of six available custom buttons.
OPTIONAL TRUNKING CAPABILITY
Installation of the optional SmarTrunk® module
enables use of the VX-410/420 on systems
equipped for VX-Trunk operation.
DUAL 2-TONE AND 5/6-TONE SYSTEMS BUILT IN
For smooth integration into advanced radio systems, the VX-410/420
Portables are equipped with 2-Tone Encode/Decode, Dual 2-Tone
Decode, as well as 5/6-Tone Encode/Decode circuitry. In addition,
DTMF ANI and DTMF Paging capability is also available through
installation of the optional FVP-25 DTMF Pager Unit.
EASY USER INTERFACE
ADVANCED 8-CHARACTER ALPHANUMERIC DISPLAY
Providing an Alphanumeric Channel Label of up to 8
characters, the LCD display also provides convenient operating
function icons to provide instant recognition of radio status.
ERGONOMIC CONSTRUCTION
The carefully-engineered case construction features a gently
rounded shape for a solid grip, whether the radio is wet or dry.
Its over-sized keys are easy to activate, and the operating
firmware has been carefully shaped by years of feedback from
public safety, business, industry, and government users.
KEY LOCK
A Soft key may be programmed as a Key Lock control, to
prevent inadvertent channel change or unwanted activation/deactivation of functions. This is especially valuable in surveillance
operations, where the radio may be concealed and subject to
accidental pressure on its keys.
RADIO TO RADIO CLONE FEATURE
For quick programming of the VX-410/420 radios for an
emergency task force, the Clone feature allows copying of all
channel and configuration data from one VX-410/420 to
another, using the optional CT-27 Cloning Cable.
SECURITY
BUILT-IN ENCRYPTION
The built-in Encryption circuit provides security for your important
public safety and private security communications, and it may
be enabled at the time of radio programming by the dealer.
OPTIONAL VOICE RECORDER
The optional DVS-5 Voice Recorder Unit allows you to record
and store up to 120 seconds of incoming receiver audio, ideal
for keeping an audible record of an important message. Audio may
be saved either as a one-time 2-minute recording, or a constantly
refreshing "last 120 seconds" recording may be made.
PROGRAMMING SECURITY
Cloning capability may be disabled at the time of programming, to
prevent unauthorized access to channel data. The transceiver
also may be programmed with an access password, to prevent
unauthorized attempts to gain access to channel data via
computer programming.
DURABLE CONSTRUCTION
ULTRA COMPACT
The VX-410/420 Series Portables features
and performance are housed in an ultrarugged, compact case measuring only 2.3"
(W) x 4.3" (H) x 1.2" (D), and weighing less than
of a pound with the standard FNB-V57 Battery.
MIL-STD RATED
Designed for use under the most demanding
conditions, the VX-410/420 Portables are
built in compliance with MIL-STD 810 D/E/F
specifications for reliable operation in environments
including shock, vibration, high and low
temperature, low pressure, rain, humidity, salt
fog, and dust.
INTRINSICALLY SAFE (IS) VERSIONS
AVAILABLE (pending)
The VX-410/420 Portables are also available
in Intrinsically Safe (IS) versions, for leadingedge communications capability in hazardous
operating situations. Included in the IS
certification for the VX-410/420 is approval
for use in dangerous hydrogen and acetylene
environments.
VX-410 Series
ACTUAL SIZE
VX-420 Series
Specifications
Accessories & Options
VX-414/424 VHF
VX-417/427 UHF
General
Frequency Range
146-174 MHz
Number of Channels
32 channel (16 channel x 2 banks)
Channel Spacing
Battery LIfe
450-490 MHz
25/20/12.5 kHz
W/FNB-V67LI(1600mAh):10hrs. (13hrs. w/saver) W/FNB-V67LI(1600mAh): 9.5hrs. (12hrs. w/saver)
W/FNB-V57(1100mAh): 7hrs. (8.8hrs. w/saver) W/FNB-V57(1100mAh): 6.5hrs. (8hrs. w/saver)
Battery voltage
MH-37A4B
Speaker/Microphone
VC-25
VOX Headset
FVP-25
DTMF Pager Unit
FVP-35
Encryption Unit
DVS-5
Digital Voice Storage Unit
VT60/VT60FS (w/Encryption)
VX-Trunk Unit
MDC1200
Digital ANI encoder Unit
FNB-64
7.2V 700mAh Ni-Cd Battery Pack
FNB-V57
7.2V 1100mAh Ni-Cd Battery Pack
FNB-V57IS
7.2V 1100mAh Ni-Cd
Intrinsically safe (IS) Battery
FNB-V67LI
7.4V 1600mAh Lithium-Ion Battery
FBA-25
Alkaline Battery Case (6 x AA size)
NC-77B/C/U
Overnight Desktop Charger
(C for 220-240 VAC/U for 230 VAC )
(for FNB-V57/-V57IS/-64)
VAC-800B/C/U*
Desktop Rapid Charger
(for FNB-64/-V57/-V57IS)
VAC-810B/C/U*
Desktop Rapid Charger
(for FNB-V67LI)
7.5 VDC
–22° F to +140° F (–30° C to +60° C)
Temperature Range
Case size (W x H x D)
MH-45B4B
Speaker/Microphone
2.3 x 4.3 x 1.2 inches with FNB-V57 (58 x 108.5 x 30 mm with FNB-V57)
Weight (approx.)
10.6 oz (300 grams) with FNB-V67LI, antenna and belt
Receiver
Measurements made per EIA standard TIA/EIA-603
Circuit Type
Double-conversion superheterodyne
IFs
50.85 MHz & 450 kHz
< 0.25 µV
12-dB SINAD Sensitivity
< 0.20 µV
Squelch Sensitivity
Adjacent Selectivity
> 70 dB (25/20 kHz) > 65 dB (12.5 kHz)
Intermodulation
> 70 dB
Spurious Rejection
> 70 dB
Image Rejection
> 70 dB
FM Hum and Noise
> 45 dB
AF Output
0.5 W @ 4 Ohms, 5% THD
Transmitter
Measurements made per EIA standard TIA/EIA-603
Power Output
5.0/1.0 W (Selectable)
Frequency Stability
better than ±2.5 ppm
Modulation System
Direct FM
Maximum Deviation
±2.5 kHz (12.5 kHz)/±5.0 kHz (25 kHz)
FM Noise
> 45 dB
Spurious Emission
< 70 dB below carrier
AF Distortion (@ 1 kHz)
<3%
Microphone Type
2-k Ohms condenser
Measurements per EIA standards unless noted above. Specifications subject to change without notice or obligation.
Applicable MIL-STD
VAC-6800
Standard
Low Pressure
High Temperature
Low Temperature
Temperature Shock
Rain
Humidity
Solt Fog
Dust
Vibration
Shock
MIL 810D
Methods/Procedures
500.2/Procedure I, II
501.2/Procedure I, II
502.2/Procedure I
505.2/Procedure I
506.2/Procedure I, II
507.2/Procedure II, III
509.2/Procedure I
510.2/Procedure I
514.3/Procedure Cat. 10
516.3/Procedure I, IV
MIL 810E
MIL 810F
Methods/Procedures
Methods/Procedures
500.3/Procedure I, II
501.3/Procedure I, II
502.3/Procedure I, II
505.3/Procedure I
506.3/Procedure I, II
507.3/Procedure II, III
509.3/Procedure I
510.3/Procedure I
514.4/Procedure Cat. 10
516.4/Procedure I, IV
500.4/Procedure I, II
501.4/Procedure I, II
502.4/Procedure I, II
505.4/Procedure I, II
506.4/Procedure I, III
507.4/Procedure I
509.4/Procedure I
510.4/Procedure I, III
514.5/Procedure Cat. 10
516.5/Procedure I, IV
6-Unit Multi Charger
(for FNB-64/-V57/-V57IS)
6-Unit Multi Charger
(for FNB-V67LI)
VCM-1
Mobile Mounting Bracket
for VAC-800
CT-42
PC Programming Cable
(CT-28 + CT-29)
CT-27
Clone Cable (Set-to-Set Cloning)
VAC-6810
*B for 120 VAC/C for 220-240 VAC/
U for 230 VAC
Intrinsically Safe Approvals
The VX-410/420 VHF and UHF models have been given an intrinsically safe rating for use in
ANSI/UL-913-88 Class l,ll, and lll, Division 1, Groups A, B, C, D, E, F, and G hazardous
environments on models equipped with the Intrinsically Safe option.
CE64
Programming Software
Vertex Standard
US Headquarters
10900 Walker Street, Cypress, CA 90630, U.S.A.
Phone 714/827-7600; Fax 714/827-8100
http://www.vertexstandard.com
2004.0405NA(U) B9200452A Printed in Japan