VX-1700 HF Radios

Multi-Mode Mobile HF Radio

VX-1700

Multi-mode mobile HF radio

The multi-purpose 125-Watt VX-1700 is designed to operate as a mobile radio or as a base station for long-haul land mobile communications. Operating modes include LSB/USB (J3E and J2B), AM (A3E) and CW (A1A), making the VX-1700 ideal for a wide variety of applications.

VX-1700 multi-mode mobile HF radio features

Large Channel Capacity
The VX-1700 can store 200 channels arranged in five groups with the flexibility to have any number of channels per group. Each channel can be programmed with a 6-character alphanumeric description for quick and easy call management.

Automatic Link Establishment (ALE) Option
With the ALE-1 option installed, the VX-1700 Automatic Link Establishment feature selects the channel with the best LQA (Link Quality Analysis) score from the programmed channels automatically.

Flexible Calling Options
The VX-1700 provides six different built-in calling modes to support various communications requirements including SELCALL, TELCALL, Message Call (for text messages), Position Request Call, Position Send Call and Beacon Request Call to check signal quality.

Dual Watch Operation
Operate the VX-1700 radio on one channel while periodically monitoring the designated memory channel to ensure a call is not missed. Ideal for emergency management situations when it is important that a call gets through to dispatch.

Additional Features

  • Four programmable keys
  • Noise blanker
  • CW Semi break-in
  • CW Side tone function
  • VOX
  • VFO Mode
  • Field memory channel storage

VX-1700 multi-mode mobile HF radio features

Large Channel Capacity
The VX-1700 can store 200 channels arranged in five groups with the flexibility to have any number of channels per group. Each channel can be programmed with a 6-character alphanumeric description for quick and easy call management.

Automatic Link Establishment (ALE) Option
With the ALE-1 option installed, the VX-1700 Automatic Link Establishment feature selects the channel with the best LQA (Link Quality Analysis) score from the programmed channels automatically.

Flexible Calling Options
The VX-1700 provides six different built-in calling modes to support various communications requirements including SELCALL, TELCALL, Message Call (for text messages), Position Request Call, Position Send Call and Beacon Request Call to check signal quality.

Dual Watch Operation
Operate the VX-1700 radio on one channel while periodically monitoring the designated memory channel to ensure a call is not missed. Ideal for emergency management situations when it is important that a call gets through to dispatch.

Additional Features

  • Four programmable keys
  • Noise blanker
  • CW Semi break-in
  • CW Side tone function
  • VOX
  • VFO Mode
  • Field memory channel storage

VX-1700 multi-mode mobile HF radio specifications

General Specification

Frequency Range
RX: 30 kHz – 30.0000 MHz; TX: 1.600 – 30.0000 MHz

Number of Channels
200

Emission Type
A1A(CW); J3E(LSB/USB); A3E(AM); J2B (USB/LSB)

Power Requirements
DC 13.8 V ±15%, negative ground

Frequency Synthesiser Steps
10 Hz, 100 Hz, 1 kHz

Frequency Stability
± 1 ppm (-10ºC to +55ºC) TYP

Current Consumption Standby
25 mA; RX, no signal: 1.0 A; RX: 1.5 A
TX: 24 A (125 W output)

Operating Temperature Range
-10ºC to +55ºC

Antenna Impedance
50 Ohms

Dimension (W x H x D)
241 x 99 x 285 mm

Weight (Approx.)
4.3 kg


Receiver Specification

Intermediate Frequency
1st: 45.274 MHz, 2nd: 24 kHz

Sensitivity (A1A/J2B/J3E/A3E: S/N 10 dB)
0.5 – 1.6 MHz: 1.41 μV (A1A/J2B/J3E); 8 μV (A3E)
1.6 – 30 MHz: 0.16 μV (A1A/J2B/J3E); 1 μV (A3E)

Squelch Sensitivity (A1A/J2B/J3E)
0.5 – 1.6 MHz: 2.5 μV
1.6 – 30 MHz: 2 μV

IF and Image Rejection
Better than 80 dB

Selectivity
A1A(W), J2B(W), J3E: > 2.2 kHz @ -6 dB; < 4.5 kHz @ -60 dB
A1A(N), J2B(N): > 500 Hz @ -6 dB; < 2.0 kHz @ - 60 dB
A3E: > 6 kHz @ - 6 dB; < 20 kHz @ -60 dB

Audio Output
2.2 Watts into 8 Ohms @ 10% THD

Audio Impedance
4 – 16 Ohms (8 Ohms Nominal)

Conducted Radiation
Less than 4000 μ μW


Transmitter Specification

Output Power
125 Watts (A1A, J2B, J3E @ 1.6000 – 3.9999 MHz)*
100 Watts (A1A, J2B, J3E @ 4.0000 – 30.000 MHz)
31 Watts AM Carrier (A3E @ 1.6000 – 3.9999 MHz)
25 Watts AM Carrier (A3E @ 4.0000 – 30.000 MHz)

Duty Cycle
RX:TX = 4 min. : 1 min.

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

Spurious Radiation
-50 dB (Harmonics)

J3E Carrier Suppression
Better than 50 dB below peak output

Undesired Sideband Suppression
Better than 60 dB below peak output

Audio Response (J3E)
Not more than -6 dB from 400 Hz – 2500 Hz

Occupied Bandwidth
A1A: less than 0.5 kHz; J3E: less than 3.0 kHz; A3E: less than 6.0 kHz

Microphone Impedance
200 – 10 k Ohms, (600 Ohms Nominal)

VX-1700 multi-mode mobile HF radio accessories

  • MD-12A8J: Desktop microphone
  • MD-100A8X: Channel control desktop microphone
  • FP-1030A: External power supply
  • MLS-100: External speaker
  • ALE-1: Automatic link establishment unit
  • FC-30: Antenna tuner (coaxial lines)
  • FC-40: Antenna tuner (wire/whip antennas)
  • YA-30: Broadband HF antenna 23.4 m
  • YA-31: Broadband HF antenna 15 m
  • YA-007FG: HF Multi-band mobile antenna (7 MHz to 30 MHz requires FC-40)
  • MMB-89: One-touch mobile bracket
  • MHG-1: Carrying handle

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