VX-1700

VX-1700 HF Single Side Band (SSB) Radios

Communications

The multi-purpose VX-1700 Single Side Band (SSB) radio is designed to operate as mobile radio or as a base station for long-haul land mobile radio (LMR)communications. With operating modes: Lowerside/Upperside - LSB/USB (J3E and J2B); Amplitude Modulation - AM (A3E) and CW (A1A) the VX-1700 is ideal for a wide variety of applications.

Large Channel CapacityThe 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 6-character alphanumeric description for quick and easy call mamangement.

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."

Flexible Calling Options

Includes six built-in call modes to support various communications:

  • Selective Call (SELCALL) – place calls to an individual or group using assigned ID number for each transceiver for private calling
  • Beacon Request Call – check signal quality between transceivers before placing a selective call to verify if a call can be placed
  • Telephone Call (TELCALL) – place call through telephone interconnect service to expand contact to individuals via phone
  • Message Call – send text messages (up to 64 characters) to another transceiver for expanded communication options
  • Position Request Call – monitor position information of another transceiver when used as a mobile unit
  • Position Send Call – transmit position

Automatic Link Establishment (ALE) OptionWith the ALE-1 option installed the VX-1700 selects the best Link Quality Analysis (LQA) score from the programmed channels automatically.

Additional Features

  • 6-Character Alphanumeric Channel Label
  • Noise Blanker
  • CW Semi Break-In
  • CW Side Tone Function
  • Voice Operated eXchange (VOX)
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Technical Specifications

General Specification  
Frequency Range:
RX
TX
30 kHz – 30.0000 MHz
1.600 – 30.0000 MHz
Number of Channels 200
Emission Type A1A(CW); J3E(LSB/USB); A3E(AM); J2B (USB/LSB)
Power Supply Voltage DC 13.8 V ±15%, negative ground
Frequency Synthesizer Steps 10 Hz, 100 Hz, 1 kHz
Frequency Stability ± 1 ppm (+14º F to +131º F / -10º C to +55º C) TYP
Current Consumption:
RX (no signal)
RX
TX
STBY
1.0 A
1.5 A
22 A (125 W output)
25 mA
Operating Temperature Range +14º F to +131º F (-10º C to +55º C)
Antenna Impedance 50 Ohms
Dimension (H x W x D) 3.9 x 9.5 x 11.2 inches (99 x 241 x 285 mm)
Weight (Approx.) 9.5 lbs (4.3 kg)
Receiver Specification: measured by TIA/EIA-603
Intermediate Frequency 1st: 45.274 MHz, 2nd: 24 MHz
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 W into 8 Ohms @ 10% THD
Audio Impedance 4 – 16 Ohms (8 Ohms Nominal)
Conducted Radiation Less than 4000 μ μW
Transmitter Specification: measured by TIA/EIA-603
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 Better than 56 dB (Harmonics)
J3E Carrier Suppression Better than 50 dB below peak output
Undesired Sideband Suppression Better than 60 dB below peak output
Spurious Emissions 56 dB
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)

 

* 100 W when using FC-30



Applicable MIL-STD

Standard MIL 810D MIL 810E MIL 810F
Vibration 514.3 / I Cat. 10 514.4 / I Cat. 10
514.5 / I Cat. 20/24
Figure 514.5C-1
Shock - - 516.5 / I

 



Antennas
 
YA-007FG

HF SSB Multi-band mobile whip antenna (7 MHz -  30 MHz requires FC-40)

YA-30
Broadband T2FD Dipole Base Station Antenna
HF Antenna Tuners
FC-30
Automatic Antenna Tuner (For coaxial lines)
FC-40

Wide-range Antenna Coupler .Uses control circuitry inside transceiver. Mounts near antenna feedpoint. Waterproof. Handles 100 W transmitter power. Designed for operation on 7 - 54 MHz, when using 8 foot whip antenna or 1.8 - 54 MHz when used with random-length wire longer than 66 feet. Matching time typically 5 seconds or less; required drive power: 4 - 60 W.   

 

 

Microphone
MD-100A8X

Channel Control Desktop Microphone

MD-12A8J

Desktop Microphone

MH-31A8J

Dynamic Hand Microphone

Mounting Bracket
 
MMB-89
One-Touch Mobile Bracket
Power Supply
FP-1030A
30A Power Supply 110V
Signaling
 
ALE-1

Automatic Link Establishment Unit

Speaker
MLS-100

External Speaker, 12 W

MLS-200

Waterproof external speaker, 12 W

Operating Manuals
VX-1700_APAC_OM_EN_2012

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VX-1700_APAC_OM_EN_2015

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VX-1700_USA_OM_EN_2013

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Spec Sheets - North America
Vertex Standard VX-1700 Spec Sheet - North America_Jan 2014

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