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Vertex Standard
Portable Two-Way Radio

VX-530 Series

Designed by and for Public Safety Portable Two-Way Radio
 512 Channel  5 Watts


UHF Portable Radio

General Specifications

UHF Band

Number of Channels

512 Channels

Frequency Range

450-490 MHz (D)

Channel Spacing

12.5 / 25 KHz

Power Supply Voltage

7.2 VDC
Current Consumption
  Standby (Saver On)
  Standby (Saver Off)
  Transmit (Lo)  
  Transmit (Hi)

19 ma
50 ma
200 ma
1000 ma
2000 ma

Battery Life w/FNB-29A
(5-5-90 duty)

10 hrs. (13.3 hrs. w/saver)

Ambient Temperature Range

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

Frequency Stability

2.5 ppm

RF Input-Output Impedance

50 Ohms

Audio Output Impedance

16 Ohms


5.9"(H) x 2.3"(W) x 1.5" (D) (149 x 59 x 39 mm) w/FNB-29A
6.7"(H) x 2.3"(W) x 1.5" (D) (171 x 59 x 39 mm) w/FNB-29AL


1.21 lbs  (570 g)  w/o ANT  w/FNB-29A
1.24 lbs  (564 g)  w/o ANT  w/FNB-29AL

Receiver Specifications

Measurements made per EIA standard TIA / EIA-603

Circuit Type

Double Conversion Superheterodyne

   EIA 12 dB SINAD
   20 dB Quieting
   Threshold Squelch

0.25 uV
0.35 uV
0.20 uV

Adjacent Channel Selectivity   75 / 65 dB  (25 KHz  / 12.5 KHz channel spacing)

72 dB

Spurious and Image Rejection

75 dB

Conducted Spurious Emissions

-57 dBm

Audio Response

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

Audio Output

0.7 W  into 16 ohms w/ <5% THD

Hum and Noise

40 / 45 dB

Transmitter Specifications

Measurement made per EIA standard TIA / EIA-603

Power Output

5 W  / 1 W (Hi/Lo)


16K0F3E / 11K0F3E

Maximum Deviation

5 KHz  / 2.5 KHz

Conducted Spurious Emissions

60 dB Below Carrier

FM Hum and Noise

45 / 50 dB

Audio Response

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

Audio Distortion


Military Standards 810C/D/E 
MIL-STD 8100, Method 501.1, Procedure 1, High Temperature (storage)
MIL-STD 8100, Method 501.1, Procedure 2, High Temperature (operational)
MIL STD 8100, Method 502.1, Procedure 1, Low Temperature
MIL -STD 8100, Method 503.1, Procedure 1. Temperature Shock
MIL-STD 8100, Method 505.1, Procedure 1, Solar Radiation (Steady)
MIL-STD 8100, Method 507.1, Procedure 2, Humidity
MIL-STD 8100, Method 514.2, Procedure 8, Vibration
MIL-STD 8100, Method 514 2, Procedure 10, Vibration
MIL-STD 8100, Method 516.2. Procedure 1, Shock (basic design)
MIL-STD 8100, Method 5162, Procedure 5, Shock (bench handling)
MIL-STD 810D/E, Method 500.213, Procedure 1, Low Pressure (storage)
MIL-STD 810D/E, Method 500.2/3, Procedure 2, Low Pressure (Operational)
MIL-STD 810D/E, Method 501.2/3, Procedure 1, High Temperature (storage)
MIL-STD 810D/E, Method 501.2/3, Procedure 1, High Temperature (operational)
MIL-STD 810D/E, Method 502.2/3, Procedure 1, Low Temperature (storage)
MIL-STD 816D/E, Method 502.2/3, Procedure 2, Low Temperature
MIL-STD 810D/E. Method 503.2/3, Procedure 1, Temperature Shock
MIL-STD 810D/E, Method 505.2/3, Procedure 1, Solar Radiation (cycling)
MIL-STD 810D/E, Method 506.2/3, Procedure 1, Rain (Blowing)
MIL-STD 816D/E, Method 506.2/3, Procedure 2, Rain (drip)
MIL-STD 816D/E, Method 507.2/3, Procedure 2, Humidity (induced)
MIL-STD 816D/E, Method 509.213, Procedure 1, Salt Fog
MIL-STD 816D/E, Method 510.93, Procedure 1, Dust (blowing dust)
MIL-STD 816D/E, Method 514.3/4, Procedure 1, Category 10, Vibration
(minimum integrity)
MIL-STD 810D/E, Method 516.3/4, Procedure 1, Shock (functional shock)
MIL-STD 810D/E, Method 516.3/4, Procedure 4, Shock (transit drop)
MIL-STD 810D/E, Method 500.2/3. Procedure 6, Shock (bench handling)

Intrinsically Safe Approvals: (when available) The VX-537 UHF model has 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 models equipped with the Intrinsically Safe option.

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