Industrial Grade Radio For Every Day Communications

VX-160 Series

The VX-160 is designed with a die-cast chassis that provides a solid, rugged foundation to survive real-world industrial use. It includes the fundamental features needed for users to keep in contact while remaining focused on the job at hand.
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Paging and DTMF ANI Built-In

The VX-160 provides dual 2-tone decode that can be used for two individual pager calls or for a combination of Individual and Group calling.

High-Speed Scanning Capability

Get unmatched flexibility in scanning features for the price. In addition to basic scan, you also get Priority, Dual Watch and Follow-me scan included.

Solid Audio Output

Designed with 500 mW audio output makes the VX-160 ideal for noisy environments. The high-powered audio is coupled with a large internal speaker, assuring loud and clear audio.

Maximise Battery Life

The VX-160 includes RX/TX (receive and transmit) battery saver capability. During receive, the radio will put itself into saver mode while periodically checking for channel activity. During transmit, the VX-160 will automatically reduce power when the incoming signal is very strong.

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 coordinated.

Additional Features

  • 16 channel capacity
  • CTCSS / DCS Encode and Decode
  • BCLO
  • BTLO
  • TOT
  • Radio-to-radio cloning
Dust protected Splashing Water
MIL-STD 810 Rating
General Specification
Frequency Range 134 - 160 MHz (A)
148 - 174 MHz (C)
400 - 430 MHz (AS1)
440 - 470 MHz (CS)
450 - 490 MHz (D)
Number of Channels 16
Power Supply Voltage 7.5 V DC ± 20%
Channel Spacing 12.5 / 15 / 20 / 30 kHz 12.5 / 25 kHz
PLL Steps 2.5 / 6.25 kHz 5 / 6.25 kHz
Battery Life (5-5-90 duty)
2000 mAh FNB-V96LI

18 hours (14.8 hrs w/o saver)

15.3 hours (12.8 hrs w/o saver)
IP Rating IP 54
Operating Temperature Range -30ºC to +60ºC
Frequency Stability ± 2.5 ppm
RF Input-Output Impedance 50 Ohms
Dimension (H x W x D) 120 x 58 x 31 mm (w/FNB-67LI)
Weight (Approx.) 320g (w/FNB-67LI, Antenna, Belt Clip)
Receiver Specification*
Sensitivity 12 dB SINAD 0.20μV
Adjacent Channel Selectivity 65 / 60 dB
Intermodulation 65 dB
Spurious and Image Rejection 65 dB
Audio Output 500mW @ 4 Ohms 10% THD
*Measured by TIA/EIA-603
Transmitter Specification*
Output Power 5 / 1 W
Modulation 16K0F3E, 11K0F3E
Conducted Spurious Emissions 70 dB below carrier @ 5 W
FM Hum & Noise 45 dB
Audio Distortion < 5 % @1kHz
*Measured by TIA/EIA-603
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  • MH-360S: Compact speaker microphone
  • MH-37A4B: Earpiece microphone
  • VH-110S: Over-the-head headset
  • VH-120S: 3-Wire earpiece mic w/palm PTT switch
  • VH-130S: 2-Wire earpiece w/palm mic and PTT switch
  • VH-115S: Behind-the-head headset w/boom mic
  • VH-215S: Over-the-head single-muff headset
  • VC-25: Over-the-head VOX headset
  • FNB-V67LI: 2000 mAh Li-Ion battery
  • FNB-V94: 1800 mAh Ni-MH battery
  • FNB-83: 1400 mAh Ni-MH battery
  • VAC-6810: 6-Unit multi rapid charger (FNB-67LI)
  • VAC-6010: 6-Unit charger (FNB-83, FNB-V94)
  • VAC-810: Desktop rapid charger (FNB-67LI)
  • VAC-10: Desktop charger (FNB-83, FNB-V94)
  • DCM-1: Desktop charger mounting adapter
  • VCM-3: Vehicle mounting adapter for VAC-10
  • VCM-1: Vehicle mounting adpater for VAC-800/810
  • FBA-25A: Alkaline battery case (holds 6 AA batteries)
  • LCC-160: Leather case
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  • CLIP-17C: Swivel belt clip