Compact Size Portable Vertex Standard HF Radio


Space-saving and compact in size, the VX-1400 is a 100-Watt power radio system, capable of long-distance communication and reliable performance. This professional two-way radio also features 512 channels, excellent communication facilities and a wide range of capacity.

Compact HF Communications

This 100-Watt VX-1400 radio supports both mobile and base station operations for integrated, affordable and long-haul communication. Operating modes include: CW (A1A), LSB/USB (J3E), FSK/AFSK (J2B) and AM (A3E).

Space-Saving Compact Size

The VX-1400 is designed to occupy less space while providing all the features you need for optimal mobile HF communication. For flexible installation, use the optional remote control mounting kit.

Reliable Performance

This long-range radio includes two large-diameter cooling fans to ensure stable temperature within your radio set. With proper ventilation, the VX-1400 will offer you long-life excellent performance.

Clear Communications

The VX-1400 uses Digital Signal Processing (DSP) for voice enhancement and digital noise reduction that eliminates background noise for clear message transmission and reception. Additional DSP capabilities include auto-notch and microphone equaliser for quality performance.

Clear Communications

The VX-1400 can store 512 channels, arranged in five groups, and has the flexibility to hold any number of channels per group. Each channel can be programmed with a 14-character alphanumeric description for quick and easy call management. This Vertex Standard radio also includes three channel display options: memory channel with frequency; alphanumeric tag; and a combination of both.

Automatic Link Establishment (ALE) Option

To communicate across different organisations without additional equipment and operators, simply install the ALE-2 option. This will enable the VX-1400 to use ALE to select the channel with the best Link Quality Analysis (LQA) score from the programmed channels. ALE automatically removes potential sources of transmission failure for more robust and reliable communication. For convenience, response agencies and organisations seeking an alternative back-channel for use during the loss of conventional communications should consider using ALE-2 option.

Voice Encryption Option

For added security, install the Transcrypt™ SC20-455 rolling code frequency inversion unit with your VX-1400.

Additional Features

  • Seven Programmable keys
  • Programmable key lock function
  • VFO (Variable Frequency Oscillator)
  • Memory Channel (ITU Marine Channels preset)
  • One-touch alert and 2182 kHz channel programmable option for S1/S2 keys
  • Call Modes: SELCALL, TELCALL, Message, Position Request, Position Send, Beacon Request
  • Message recall (SELCALL or ALE)
  • Voice guide announcing memory channel number
  • Voice storage
  • Clarifier
  • Noise blanker
  • VOX
  • Priority scan
  • GPS input port (with CT-139 cable)
  • Data modem port (with CT-139 cable)
  • D-sub 25 pin accessory connector (with CT-139 cable)
  • External automatic antenna tuner (optional)
  • Remote control head operation (optional)
Dust protected Splashing water*
MIL-STD 810 Rating
*Front panel only with MH-77 connected
General Specification
Frequency Range RX: 30 kHz - 30 MHz
TX: 1.6 - 30 MHz
Number of Channels 512
Emission Type A1A (CW); J3E (LSB / USB); A3E (AM); H3E (2182 kHz only); J2B (FSK / AFSK)
Power Requirements DC 13.8 V ± 15%
Frequency Synthesizer Steps 10 Hz
Antenna Impedance 50 Ohms
Frequency Stability ± 0.5 ppm
Current Consumption RX, no signal: 1 A
TX, max: 23 A
Operating Temperature -20° C to +60° C
Antenna Impedance 50 Ohms, Unbalanced
IP Rating IP 54
Front panel only with MH-77 connected
Dimension (H x W x D) 60 x 178 x 268 mm without projection (knobs and fans)
Weight (Approx.) 3.4 kg
Receiver Specification*
Circuit Type Double-Conversion Superheterodyne
(10 dB S/N)
0.5 - 1.6 MHz: 0.71 μV (A1A / J2B / J3E); 0.5 - 1.6 MHz: 7.93 μV (A3E)
1.6 - 30 MHz: 0.16 μV (A1A / J2B / J3E); 1.6 - 30 MHz: 1.00 μV (A3E)
Adjacent Channel Selectivity
(-6 dB / -60 dB)
2.2 kHz/4.5 kHz (J2B / J3E / A3E Narrow)
(-6 dB / -60 dB) 500 Hz / 1.2 kHz (A1A Narrow)
6 kHz / 20 kHz (A3E)
IF and Image Rejection 80 dB
Audio Output 10 W into 4 Ohms @ 5% THD (J3E / A1A)
Transmitter Specification*
Output Power (@ 13.8 V, 25° C) 100 W (J2B / J3E / A1A)
3 steps selectable:
Low/Mid/High, adjustable (100 W - 10 W) by 1 W step
25 W – 2.5 W AM carrier (A3E)
Modulation Type PSN Type Modulator (SSB)
Low-Level (Early Stage) (AM)
Spurious Radiation -42 dB (1.8 - 30 MHz)
-36 dB (1.6 - 1.8 MHz, Harmonics)
J3E Carrier Suppression -45 dB @ 100 W (PEP)
Undesired Sideband Suppression 50 dB @ 1.5 kHz tone, 100 W (PEP)
Audio Response (SSB) <-6 dB (300 – 2400 Hz)
Occupied Bandwidth A1A: less than 0.5 kHz
J2B/J3E/H3E: less than 3.0 kHz
A3E: less than 6.0 kHz
Microphone Impedance 200 - 10 k Ohms, (600 Ohms Nominal)
  • MD-12A8J: Desktop microphone
  • MH-31A8J: Dynamic hand microphone
  • MH-67A8J: Standard hand microphone
  • MH-77A8J: Water-resistant keypad microphone (16 keys)
  • MH-77B8J: Water-resistant microphone
  • FP-1030A: External power supply
  • MLS-100: External speaker 12 W
  • MLS-200: External speaker 12 W (indoor/outdoor)
  • ALE-2: Automatic link establishment unit
  • FC-30: Antenna tuner (coaxial lines, 1.8 MHz- 30 MHz)
  • FC-40: Antenna tuner (wire/whip antennas)
  • YA-30: Broadband HF antenna 23.4 m (dipole)
  • YA-31: Broadband HF antenna 15 m (dipole or wire)
  • YA-007FG: HF Multi-band mobile antenna (7 MHz to 30 MHz requires FC-40)
  • MMB-92: Mobile bracket
  • RMK-1400: Remote mounting kit
  • CT-139: Accessory cable
  • CT-83: Remote control cable (0.6 m)
  • CT-82: Remote control cable (2.5 m)
  • CT-81: Remote control cable (6 m)
  • CT-93: Remote control cable (10 m)