The VX-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-420 series may be programmed, by channel,
for 12.5/20/25 KHz channel spacing, and for simplex or split operation.
The VX-420 series features an eight-character alphanumeric display, 4
programmable keys and illuminated keypad. The VX-420 series is
available in Intrinsically Safe versions, and are built with legendary
Vertex ruggedness and unmatched cost-performance.
5 WATTS POWER OUTPUT
The VX-420 series 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 (PER
When programming radios for use in different jurisdictions or
geographical regions, the VX-420 series 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.
Crafted with care for use in areas of severe RF pollution, the VX-420
series Portables include excellent adjacent-channel selectivity and
immunity from Intermodulation, along with TIA compliant
±2.5 ppm frequency stability.
LOUD 500 mW AUDIO OUTPUT
Ideal for reception in noisy environments, the VX-420 series
Portables’ high-powered audio is coupled to a large internal speaker,
assuring solid copy throughout difficult crowd control, fire, or
LONG-LIFE LITHIUM-ION BATTERY
Another feature to ensure all calls are heard. The radio can be
programmed for a minimum volume level. If the radio is on, the minimum
volume level will ensure the audio of a call will be heard.
32 CHANNEL CAPACITY
The 32-channel capacity of the VX-420 series
Portables includes quick access, and the channel specific 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-420 series may 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-420 series on systems
equipped for VX-Trunk operation.
DUAL 2-TONE & 5/6-TONE SYSTEMS BUILT IN
For smooth integration into advanced radio systems, the VX-420 series
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.
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.
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
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
RADIO TO RADIO CLONE FEATURE
For quick programming of the VX-420 series radios for an
emergency task force, the Clone feature allows copying of all channel
and configuration data from one VX-420 to another, using the optional
CT-27 Cloning Cable.
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
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.
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.
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