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Vertex Standard
HF Communications Transceiver Radio     

 200 Channel 125 Watts

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Vertex Standard VX-1700 SSB USB LSB CW AM HF Communications Transceiver Two-Way Radio for Government Industrial Scientific Research and Land Mobile Communications
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General Specifications

VX-1700 HF Transceiver

Number of Channels

200 channels

Frequency Range

30 KHz - 30.0000 MHz
1.600 - 30.0000 MHz

Frequency Synthesizer Step

10 Hz, 100 Hz, 1 KHz

Emission Modes

A1A (CW), J3E (LSB/USB), A3E (AM), J2B (USB/LSB)
Current Consumption:
  Receive (No Signal)
  Transmit (125 Watts output)

25 mA

Operating Temperature Range

14 F to 131 F (10 to +55 C)
@Duty Cycle TX : RX = 1min.: 4 min.

Frequency Stability

1 ppm (Typical)

Antenna Impedance

50 Ohms

Power Supply Voltage

13.8 Volts DC 15%  negative ground

Dimensions (WxHxD)

9.5 x 3.9 x 11.2 (241 x 99 x 285 mm)

Weight (approx.)

9.5 lbs (4.3 kg)

Receiver Specifications

Measurements made per EIA standard

Circuit Type

Double-conversion Superheterodyne

Intermediate Frequencies

1st: 45.274 MHz, 2nd: 24 KHz

Sensitivity  (A1A/J2B/J3E/A3E: S/N 10 dB)
   0.1-.5 MHz:
   0.5-1.6 MHz:
   1.6-30 MHz: 

1.41 V
0.16 V

8 V
1 V
Squelch Sensitivity (A1A/J2B/J3E)
   0.1-.5 MHz:
   0.5-1.6 MHz:
   1.6-30 MHz: 

2.5 V
2.0 V

   A1A(W), J2B(W), J3E
   A1A(N), J2B(N)

6 dB
> 2.2 KHz
> 500 Hz
> 6 KHz

60 dB
< 4.5 KHz
< 2.0 KHz
< 20 KHz
IF Rejection

Better than 80 dB

Conducted Radiation

Better than 80 dB

Image Rejection

Less than 4000 W

Audio Output Impedance

4 - 16 Ohms (8 Ohms Nominal)

Audio Output Power

At least 2.2 Watts into 8 Ohms @ 10% THD

Transmitter Specifications

Measurement made per EIA standard

Power Output

125 Watts (A1A, J2B, J3E @1.6000 - 3.9999 MHz)
100 Watts (A1A, J2B, J3E @4.0000 - 30.0000 MHz)
31 Watts AM Carrier (A3E @1.6000 - 3.9999 MHz)
25 Watts AM Carrier (A3E @4.0000 - 30.0000 MHz)

Modulation Type

J3E: PSN type modulator,
A3E: Low-level (early stage)

Spurious Radiation

Better than 56 dB

J3E Carrier Suppression

Better than 50 dB below peak output

Undesired Sideband Suppression

Better than 60 dB below peak output

J3E Audio Response

Not more than 6 dB from 400 Hz - 2500 Hz

Occupied Bandwidth

< 0.5 KHz
< 3.0 KHz
< 6.0 KHz

Microphone Impedance

200 - 10 k Ohms (600 Ohms Nominal)

Specifications are subject to change without notice or obligation.


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