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Vertex Standard
Two-Way Radio

 Rugged, Lightweight & Affordable
 Ultra Compact Portable

16 Channel 5 Watts w/Scan

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General Specifications



Number of Channels

16 Channel w/Scan

Frequency Range

148-174 MHz  450-490 MHz (D)

Maximum Channel Spread

26 MHz (C) 40 MHz (D)

Channel Spacing

12.5/15/25/30 KHz 12.5/25 KHz

PLL Steps

2.5 / 6.25 KHz 5 / 6.25 KHz

Power Supply Voltage

7.2 V DC 20%
Current Consumption
  Standby (Saver On)
  Standby (Saver Off)
  Transmit (LOW)  
  Transmit (Hi)

20 ma
50 ma
180 ma
700 ma
1600 ma

20 ma
50 ma
180 ma
1000 ma
2000 ma

Battery Life (5-5-90 duty)
  w/FNB-V57(1100 mAh)
  w/FNB-57IS(1100 mAh)

8.2 hrs (9.9 hrs. w/saver)@5 W
5.2 hrs (6.3 hrs. w/saver)@5 W

7.1 hrs. (8.5 hrs. w/saver)@5W
4.5 hrs. (5.4 hrs. w/saver)@5W

Temperature Range

-22 F to + 140 F (-30 C to + 60 C)

Frequency Stability

2.5 ppm

RF Input-Output Impedance

50 Ohms

Audio Output Impedance

4 Ohms


4.21"(H) x 2.28"(W) x 1.0" (D) (108 x 58 x 26 mm)


12 oz. (340 g) w/FNB-V57, antenna, belt clip

Receiver Specifications

Measurements made per EIA standard TIA/EIA-603

Circuit Type

Double Conversion Super-heterodyne


21.7 MHz & 450 KHz

   EIA 12 dB SINAD
   20 dB Quieting
   Threshold Squelch



Adjacent Channel Selectivity
   12.5 KHz channel spacing
   25 KHz channel spacing

60 dB
65 dB


65 dB

Spurious & Image Rejection

65 dB

Hum and Noise

45 dB 

Audio Response

+3/-8 dB from the 6 dB/oct. De-emphasis curve

Audio Output

0.5 W  into 4 ohms w/ <5% THD

Transmitter Specifications

Measurement made per EIA standard TIA/EIA-603

Power Output

5 / 1 W (Selectable) or 3.5 / 1W (Selectable) w/FBA-25


16K0F3E / 11K0F3E (Direct FM)

Maximum Deviation

5 KHz (25KHz) / 2.5 KHz (12.5 KHz)

Spurious Emissions

60 dB below carrier

FM Hum and Noise

40 dB (25 KHz), 35 db (12.5 KHz)

Audio Response

+1/-3 dB from the 6 dB/oct Pre-emphasis curve

Audio Distortion (@ 1KHz)

< 5%

Microphone Type

2 K Ohm condenser

Measurements per EIA standards unless noted above. Specifications subject to change without notice or obligation.


Standard MIL 810C Methods/Procedures MIL 810D Methods/Procedures MIL 810E Methods/Procedures
Low Pressure
High Temperature
Low Temperature
Temperature Shock
Solar Radiation
Salt Fog

514.2/Procedure 8
516.2/Procedure 1
500.2/Procedure 2
501.2/Procedure 1, 2
502.2/Procedure 1, 2
503.2/Procedure 1
505.2/Procedure 1
506.2/Procedure 2
507.2/Procedure 2
509.2/Procedure 1
510.2/Procedure 1
514.3/Procedure 1 Cat. 10
516.3/Procedure 1, 4
500.3/Procedure 2
501.3/Procedure 1, 2
502.3/Procedure 1, 2
503.3/Procedure 1
505.3/Procedure 1
506.3/Procedure 2
507.3/Procedure 2
509.3/Procedure 1
510.3/Procedure 1
514.4/Procedure 1 Cat. 10
516.4/Procedure 1,4

Intrinsically Safe Approvals:  The VX-210A VHF and UHF models have been given an intrinsically safe rating for use in ANSI/UL-913-88 Class I , I I , and III . Division 1, Groups A, B, C, D, E, F, and G hazardous environments on VHF and UHF models equipped with the Intrinsically Safe option.


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