VX-450

Channel Announce: VX-450 Series

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Introducing the VX-450 Series

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VX-450 Portable Analog Radio Series

Durable On-the-Job Responsiveness Portable Analog Radios

The industrial grade VX-450 portable analog radio series maximizes worker uptime with expanded safety applications and convenient built-in features designed for heavy duty use.

Monitor Worker Safety 

As with all Vertex Standard radios, the VX-450 portable radio series includes built-in Emergency and Lone Worker alerts. Emergency notification is user-initiated with a press of a button for the radio to switch to a designated channel and send an alert for help. Lone Worker is a built-in timer that requires the user to reset at a predetermined interval. If not reset, the radio automatically switches to Emergency mode to alert help. When constant contact is required at all times, Vertex Standard’s exclusive Auto-Range Transpond System (ARTS™) is included to inform the user that other ARTS™- equipped radios are within communication range. The optional Man Down function (with DVS-9 unit) is programmable to monitor a variety of worker timed safety scenarios vertically and horizontally as well as worker degree of motion. Adjusting the settings of the 3-axis sensor adapts the radio to each distinct work environment to monitor movement.

Intrinsically Safe Option for Hazardous Locations

Intrinsically safe portable radio models are SGS certified to the requirements of ANSI/UL913 5th Edition for use in Class I, II, III, Division 1; Groups C,D,E,F,G; Temp T3C hazardous locations.

Solid Build for Extreme Environments

Withstands job site abuse meeting military standards for ruggedness and meets the IP 57 ingress protection standard where water does not harm the radio when submersed to a depth of 3 feet for up to 30 minutes.

Loud Audio and Voice Responsiveness

Features 700 mW loud audio output ideal for noisy work environments. Includes Channel Announcement which speaks the channel description to simplify changing channels when focused on other tasks simultaneously. Features voice activation (VOX) when used with MH-81A4B headset that enables users to transmit voice without pressing the Push To Talk button for hands-free operation. Record up to 120 seconds of voice messages using the optional DVS-8 Voice Storage unit.

Built-in Selective Signaling Modes for Greater Flexibility

Includes MDC-1200® encode/decode along with both 2-tone and 5-tone encode/ decode providing selective radio calling and efficiency in supporting a variety of discreet communications needs.

Large Group Communications Made Easy to Manage

Both the VX-459 and VX-454 portable analog radios have a massive 512-channel capacity and 32 groups to easily manage a variety of calls at the most complex job site or plant operation. The VX-459 also includes Direct Channel Entry to punch in the channel desired from the keypad for fast navigation.

Choose the Right VX-450 Portable Analog Radio to match your need:

VX-451 Portable Analog Radio:

  • 3 custom-programmable keys

VX-454 Portable Analog Radio:

  • 8-character alphanumeric display 
  • 7 custom-programmable keys

VX-459 Portable Analog Radio:

  • 8-character alphanumeric display 
  • 9 custom-programmable keys

Additional Features:

  • Voice inversion encryption
  • Manual on/off encryption
  • RX/TX Battery power save
  • DTMF ANI/ Speed Dial/Paging
  • CTCSS/DCS Encode and Decode
  • Stun/Kill/revive (5-tone)
  • Compander
  • Clear voice
  • Whisper
  • Minimum volume control
  • Manual squelch adjustment
  • BCLO, BTLO and TOT Functions
  • 2-Tone Encode/Decode
  • 5-Tone Encode/Decode
  • Programmable LED color alert
  • Priority Scan
  • Dual Watch Scan
  • Follow-me scan
  • Talk Around scan
  • Radio to radio cloning
  • LTR® Trunking
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Technical Specifications

VHF UHF
General Specifications:
Frequency Range 134 - 174 MHz 470 MHz/ 450-512 MHz
Number of Channels and Groups 512 / 32 Groups (VX-459, VX-454)
Power Supply Voltage 7.5 V DC ± 20%
Channel Spacing 12/20*/25* kHz
PLL Steps 1.25 / 2.5 / 5/ 6.25 kHz 5/ 6.25 kHz
Battery Life (5-5-90 duty) 2300 mAh FNB-V113LI (FNB-V-113LIIS) 2300 mAh FNB-V134LI-UNI 1380 mAhFNB-V133LI-UNI 1140 mAh FNB-V112LI 18.5 hours (w/ saver) / 16 hours 18.5 hours (w/ saver) / 16 hours 11 hours (w/ saver) / 10 hours 9.5 hours (w/ saver) / 9.2 hours 18 hours (w/ saver) / 15.5 hours 18 hours (w/ saver) / 15.5 hours 11 hours (w/ saver) / 10 hours 9.2 hours (w/ saver) / 8.3 hours
IP Rating IP 57
Operating Temperature Range -22° F to 140° F (-30° C to + 60° C)
Frequency Stability ± 2.5 ppm
RF Input-Output Impedence 50 Ohms
Dimension (H x W x D) VX-451 Model 4.3 x 2.3 x 1.7 inches (109 x 58.5 x 43 mm) FNB-V113LI (and IS) 4.3 x 2.3 x 1.7 inches (109 x 58.5 x 43 mm) FNB-V134LI-UNI 4.3 x 2.3 x 1.4 inches (109 x 58.5 x 35 mm) FNB-V133LI-UNI 4.3 x 2.3 x 1.3 inches (109 x 58.5 x 34 mm) FNB-V112LI
Weight (Approx. with Antenna, Belt Clip VX-451; VX-454/459 12 oz; 12.9 oz (340g; 366g) FNB-V113LI-Uni (and IS) 11.6 oz; 12.6 oz (330g; 356g) FNB-V134LI-Uni 9.9 oz; 10.8 oz (281g; 307g) FNB-V133LI-Uni 10.4 oz; 11.4 oz (296g; 322g) FNB-V112LI
Receiver Specification: measured by TIA/EIA-603
Sensitivity (12 dB SINAD) 0.25 µV typical
Adjacent Channel Sensitivity 70 dB / 65 dB
Hum and Noise 45 dB / 40 dB
Intermodulation 70 dB / 65 dB
Spurious Image Rejection 70 dB
Audio Output 700 mW @ 16 Ohms (Internal), 5% THD / 500 mW @ 4 Ohms (External), 5% THD
Transmitter Specifications: measured by TIA/EIA-603
Output Power 5 / 2.5 / 1 / 0.25 Watt (selectable by channel)
Modulation 16K0F3E, 11K0F3E
Maximum Deviation ± 5.0 kHz / ± 2.5 kHz
Conducted Spurious Emissions 70 dB below carrier
FM Hum and Noise 45 dB / 40 dB
Audio Distortion (@1 kHz) < 3% @ 1 kHz


Applicable MIL-STD

Standard MIL 810C MIL 810D MIL 810E MIL 810F MIL 810G
Low Pressure 500.1/1 500.2/ 1, 2 500.3/ 1,2 500.4/ 1,2 500.5/ 1,2
High Temperature 501.1 / 1,2 501.2 / 1, 2 501.3 / 1, 2 501.4/ 1, 2 501.5/ 1,2
Low Temperature 502.1 / 1 502.2/ 1, 2 502.3/ 1, 2 502.4/ 1, 2 502.5/ 1, 2
Temperature Shock 503.1 / 1 503.2/ 1 503.3/ 1 503.4-1 -
Solar Radiation 505.1/ 2 505.2/ 2 Cat.A1 505.3/ 2 Cat.A1 505.4-1/ 1,2 Cat.A1 -
Rain 506.1/ 1,2 506.2/ 1,2 506.3/ 1,2 506.4/ 1,3 506.5/ 1,3
Humidity 507.1 / 1, 2 507.2/ 2, 3 507.3/ 2, 3 507.4/ 3 507.5 / 1, 3
Salt Spray/Fog 509.1/ 1 509.2/ 1 509.3/ 1 509.4/ 1 509.5/1
Blowing Dust 510.1/ 1 510.2/ 1 510.3/ 1 510.4/ 1,3 510.5/ 1
Vibration 514.2/ 8,10 514.3/Cat 10 514.4-4/Cat 10 514.5/Cat 20, 24 514.6/Cat 20, 24
Shock 516.2/ 1,3,4 516.3/ 1,4 516.4/ 1,4 516.5/ 1,4 516.6/ 1,4


Operating Manuals
ARTs II Manual

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DVS-9_Operator_Manual

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VX-450_450IS_OM_USA_EXT_EU_EN_2013

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VX-450_450IS_OM_USA_EXP_EU_EN_2015-4

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Spec Sheets - North America
Vertex Standard VX-450 Spec Sheet North America

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