VX-820 Series Portable Radios

Robust Two-Way Radios

VX-820 Series

Compact size with robust capabilities

Don’t let the size deceive you. The smallest radio offered by Vertex Standard is unobtrusive and easy to wear all day and built with more enhanced features typically not found in other radios of this size. Designed to perform in the most demanding and critical conditions, the VX-820 series gives you maximum radio performance for less in size and less in total cost of ownership.

VX-820 Series robust portable two-way radio features

Withstands Harsh Environments
Rain, snow, fire suppression spray and dust are no problem for these radios manufactured to strict IP ratings. The VX-820 series meets international waterproofing standard IP57 where water does not harm the radio when submersed to a depth of 1 metre for up to 30 minutes.

Long-Lasting Power for Responsiveness
To give you maximum performance, the VX-820 series offers a choice of Li-Ion battery power up to 3000 mAh for over 20 hours of battery life (per specifications).

Tailored Communications to Meet Your Demands
Get the ultimate signaling performance with a choice of multiple 2-tone encode and decode or 5-tone signaling to support the most advanced communications needs from individual to fleet operations. The front panel also includes a 7-colour LED with a variable flash pattern for custom incoming call alerts.

When Safety Counts – Never Be Alone
When help is needed, the VX-820 Series has Emergency notification that will switch to a designated channel and send an emergency alert. The radios also include Remote Listen which turns the radio on remotely if needed to check out what is happening near the radio.

Loud Audio for Noisy Environments
With 700 mW audio output, be assured of hearing critical information you need in most situations.

Exclusive Auto-Range Transpond System – ARTS™
Only Vertex Standard radios are designed to inform you when you and another ARTS™-equipped station are within communication range. If out of range for more than 2 minutes, your radio senses no signal has been received and beeps to alert you. The base station can then alert the field unit to move back in range. A great solution to keep your workers co-ordinated.

Additional Features

  • 512 Channel capacity (VX-829/824)
  • 16 Channel capacity VX-821)
  • Wide band coverage
  • Seven programmable keys (VX-829/824)
  • Three programmable keys (VX-821)
  • 512 Channel capacity (VX-829/824)
  • 16 Channel capacity (VX-821)
  • Wide band coverage
  • Seven programmable keys (VX-829/824)
  • Three programmable keys (VX-821)
  • Programmable channel selector
  • Direct channel recall
  • 12-Character alphanumeric display (VX-829/824)
  • RX/TX Battery power save
  • DTMF ANI
  • Stun / kill / revive (5-tone)
  • Lone Worker
  • Compander
  • Whisper
  • Minimum volume control
  • Scan options: Priority, Dual Watch, Follow-me, Follow-me Dual Watch, Talk Around
  • Programmable home channel function
  • Radio-to-radio cloning

VX-820 Series robust portable two-way radio features

Withstands Harsh Environments
Rain, snow, fire suppression spray and dust are no problem for these radios manufactured to strict IP ratings. The VX-820 series meets international waterproofing standard IP57 where water does not harm the radio when submersed to a depth of 1 metre for up to 30 minutes.

Long-Lasting Power for Responsiveness
To give you maximum performance, the VX-820 series offers a choice of Li-Ion battery power up to 3000 mAh for over 20 hours of battery life (per specifications).

Tailored Communications to Meet Your Demands
Get the ultimate signaling performance with a choice of multiple 2-tone encode and decode or 5-tone signaling to support the most advanced communications needs from individual to fleet operations. The front panel also includes a 7-colour LED with a variable flash pattern for custom incoming call alerts.

When Safety Counts – Never Be Alone
When help is needed, the VX-820 Series has Emergency notification that will switch to a designated channel and send an emergency alert. The radios also include Remote Listen which turns the radio on remotely if needed to check out what is happening near the radio.

Loud Audio for Noisy Environments
With 700 mW audio output, be assured of hearing critical information you need in most situations.

Exclusive Auto-Range Transpond System – ARTS™
Only Vertex Standard radios are designed to inform you when you and another ARTS™-equipped station are within communication range. If out of range for more than 2 minutes, your radio senses no signal has been received and beeps to alert you. The base station can then alert the field unit to move back in range. A great solution to keep your workers co-ordinated.

Additional Features

  • 512 Channel capacity (VX-829/824)
  • 16 Channel capacity VX-821)
  • Wide band coverage
  • Seven programmable keys (VX-829/824)
  • Three programmable keys (VX-821)
  • 512 Channel capacity (VX-829/824)
  • 16 Channel capacity (VX-821)
  • Wide band coverage
  • Seven programmable keys (VX-829/824)
  • Three programmable keys (VX-821)
  • Programmable channel selector
  • Direct channel recall
  • 12-Character alphanumeric display (VX-829/824)
  • RX/TX Battery power save
  • DTMF ANI
  • Stun / kill / revive (5-tone)
  • Lone Worker
  • Compander
  • Whisper
  • Minimum volume control
  • Scan options: Priority, Dual Watch, Follow-me, Follow-me Dual Watch, Talk Around
  • Programmable home channel function
  • Radio-to-radio cloning

VX-820 Series robust portable two-way radio specifications

General Specification

Frequency Range
VHF: 134 – 174 MHz
UHF: 400 – 470 MHz; 450 – 520 MHz

Number of Channels and Groups
512 and 32 Groups (VX-829/VX-824)
16 and 1 Group (VX-821)

Power Supply Voltage
7.4 V DC ± 20%

Channel Spacing
12.5 / 20 / 25 kHz

PLL Steps
5 / 6.25 kHz

Battery Life (5-5-90 duty)
3000 mAh FNB-92LI
VHF: 23 hrs (18 hrs w/o saver)
UHF: 21.5 hours (16.5 hrs w/o saver)

2000 mAh FNB-V87LI
VHF: 16 hrs (12.5 hrs w/o saver)
UHF: 15 hrs (11.5 hrs w/o saver)

IP Rating
IP 57

Operating Temperature Range
–30° C to +60° C

Frequency Stability
±2.5 ppm

RF Input-Output Impedance
50 Ohms

Dimension (H x W x D)
96.5 x 57.5 x 37.5 mm (w/FNB-86LI)

Weight (Approx.)
310 g (w/FNB-V86LI and Belt Clip)


Receiver Specification: measured by TIA/EIA-603

Sensitivity 12 dB SINAD
0.25 / 0.32 μV

Adjacent Channel Selectivity
75 / 70 dB

Intermodulation
75 / 70 dB

Spurious and Image Rejection
75 dB

Hum and Noise
48 / 42 dB

Audio Output
700 mW @ 16 Ohms 5% THD


Transmitter Specification: measured by TIA/EIA-603

Output Power
5 / 2.5 / 1 / 0.25 W

Modulation
16K0F3E, 11K0F3E

Spurious Emissions
70 dB below carrier

FM Hum & Noise
45 / 40 dB

Audio Distortion
< 3 % @1kHz

VX-820 Series robust portable two-way radio accessories

  • MH-50D7A: Public Safety speaker mic w/toggle
  • MH-66A7A: Submersible noise cancelling speaker mic
  • MH-66B7A: Submersible speaker mic w/PF key & toggle
  • VH-121: 3-Wire mini lapel microphone surveillance kit
  • VH-131: 2-Wire earpiece, palm mic. with PTT
  • VH-111: Over-the-head dual-muff headset
  • FNB-V92LI: 3000 mAh Li-Ion battery
  • FNB-V87LI: 2000 mAh Li-Ion battery
  • FNB-V86LI: 1150 mAh Li-Ion battery
  • VAC-920: Desktop rapid charger
  • VAC-6920: 6-Unit rapid charger
  • VCM-2: Vehicular charger kit
  • LCC-820S: Leather case w/swivel belt clip

VX-820 Series robust portable two-way radio downloads

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