Multi-Mode HF Radio

VX-1700

Designed to operate both as a mobile radio or base station for long-haul land mobile communications, the multi-purpose 125-Watt VX-1700 is the ideal choice for any applications. Operating modes include LSB/USB (J3E and J2B), AM (A3E) and CW (A1A).
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Large Channel Capacity for Easy Call Management

The VX-1700 can store 200 channels, 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

In case of a power failure during operations, the VXR-7000 will immediately switch to the 12-volt Operate the VX-1700 radio on one channel while periodically monitoring the designated memory channel to ensure a call is not missed. This is ideal for emergency management situations when it is important that a call gets through to dispatch.

Additional Features

  • 4 Programmable keys
  • Noise blanker
  • CW Semi break-in
  • CW Side tone function
  • VOX
  • VFO Mode
  • Field memory channel storage
MIL-STD 810 Rating
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 (H x W 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
*Measured by TIA/EIA-603
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)
*Measured by TIA/EIA-603
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
Option Boards
  • FVP-39: Variable split-band voice scrambler (FVP-24 compatible)