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


Antennas
ATU-16B

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UHF Flexible Whip Antenna easily screws into your Vertex Standard radio.

400-420 MHz
6.8" (15.7 cm)
ATU-16BS

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UHF 3.43" stubby antenna is ideal for radios worn on the belt so the antenna does not get in the way of clothing.

400 - 430 MHz
3.43" (8.7 cm)
ATU-16C

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UHF 5.94" Flexible Whip Antenna easily screws into your Vertex Standard radio.

420-450 MHz
5.94" (15.1 cm)
ATU-16D

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UHF 5.43" Flexible Whip Antenna easily screws into your Vertex Standard radio.

450 - 470 MHz
5.43" (13.8 cm)
ATU-16DS

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UHF 3.43" Stubby Antenna is ideal for radios worn on the belt so the antenna does not get in the way of clothing.

450 - 490 MHz
3.43" (8.7 cm)
ATU-16F

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UHF 5.31" Flexible Whip Antenna easily screws into your Vertex Standard radio.

470 - 520 MHz
5.31" (13.5 cm)
ATU-16S

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UHF 3.5" stubby antenna is idea for radios worn on the belt so the antenna does not get in the way of clothing.

Available in multiple range:
ATU-16BS 400-430 MHz
ATU-16DS 450-490MHz
ATV-16A

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VHF 5.35" Flexible Whip antenna easily screws into your Vertex Standard radio.

136 - 150 MHz
5.35" (13.7 cm)
ATV-16B

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VHF 5.39" Flexible Whip Antenna easily screws into your Vertex Standard radio.
ATV-16C

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VHF 5.39" Flexible Whip antenna easily screws into your Vertex Standard radio.

162 - 174 MHz
5.39" (13.7 cm)
ATV-16XL

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An untuned VHF antenna operates over the full range for optimal flexibility.

Less that 7.55" (19.2 cm)
Audio Accessories
Enable more discreet communications by plugging the MH-100 ear piece into your Vertex standard remote speaker microphone (RSM). This receive only earpiece directs audio to the ear, instead of broadcasting out of the speaker microphone. This is ideal when monitoring communications, in high noise environments or when it is important to keep the incoming audio private.
MH101A4B

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Monitor communications hands -free with a simple ear piece and microphone. The MH-101A4B is a 1 wire surveillance style earpiece/microphone kit for use with compatible Vertex Standard two way radios. It includes a clear tube ear piece with mushroom tip and an inline microphone with Push-to-Talk (PTT).
MH-102A4B

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For use with compatible Vertex Standard two-way radios, Communicate discreetly with a Vertex MH-101A4B two- wire surveillance style earpiece/microphone kit. Audio is direct to the ear instead of broadcast out of the external transceiver speaker. It includes a clear tube with mushroom tip and a co-located Push-to-Talk (PTT) button and microphone.
MH-103A4B

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This surveillance style audio accessory enables more covert communications by allowing the user to remotely control the radio without anyone knowing. The three wire kit features separate wires for receiving transmissions, push-to-talk (PTT) and microphone. The user can discreetly hide the radio, PTT button and speaker so as not to draw attention to radio communication. This can be ideal for private security firms, hospitality, retail and education markets where discreet communications are important.
MH-201A4B

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The MH-201 A4B is a heavy duty headset for use with compatible Vertex Standard radios. It features a loud over-the-ear style headphone and a unit-directional microphone for comfortable operations in high noise environments. Large lapel mounted Push-to-Talk (PTT) button makes it easy to operate even with work gloves on.
VH-150A

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This headset fits behind the head and allows the user to operate the radio using VOX, (Voice Operated eXchange) for hands free operation. Hear the incoming audio through the ear piece. Respond via voice using the VOX feature and the boom microphone. The operator also has the ability to turn the VOX off and operate the radio using the Push-to-Talk (PTT).
VH-150B

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This headset fits comfortably over the head and allows the user to operate the radio using VOX, Voice Operated eXchange for hands free operation. Hear the incoming audio through the ear piece. Respond via voice using the VOX feature and the boom microphone. The operator also has the ability to turn the VOX off and operate the radio using the Push to Talk (PTT).
Batteries
FBA-41

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Use 6 AA batteries as a back-up to power your VX-450 and EVX-530 radio. Requires a Alkaline Batter Case to operate
FNB-V112LI

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Lithium -Ion battery pack designed specifically for the VX450 Intrinsically safe Vertex Standard radios. Uses the VAC-450 charger.
FNB-V113LI

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Lithium -Ion battery pack designed specifically for the VX450 Intrinsically safe Vertex Standard radios. Uses the VAC-450 charger.
FNB-V113LIIS

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Intrinsically safe, Lithium -Ion battery pack designed specifically for the VX450 Intrinsically safe Vertex Standard radios. Uses the VAC-450 charger.
FNB-V133LI-UNI

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Lithium -Ion battery pack designed for the VX-260 , EVX-261 VX-450 and EVX530 series Vertex Standard radios for added flexibility in multi-unit fleets. It fits neatly into the Universal (UNI) Vertex Standard charger for added flexibility.
FNB-V134LIIS-UNI

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Intrinsically Safe Lithium-Ion battery pack designed for the Vertex Standard Intrinsically Safe radios . It fits neatly into the Universal (UNI) Vertex Standard charger for added flexibility.
FNB-V134LI-UNI

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Lithium -Ion battery pack designed for the Vertex Standard VX-260, EVX-261, VX-450, EVX-530 and VX530 series radios.Designed for added flexibility in multi-unit fleets. It fits neatly into the Universal (UNI) Vertex Standard charger for added flexibility.
Belt Clips
CLIP-20

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Spring action belt clip holds the radio in place on a belt.
Carry Cases
LCC-133LD

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Protect your display radio with a Vertex Standard leather carry case, specifically designed to support UNI batteries, FNB-133Li-UNI. Belt loop holds the radio firmly to the belt.
LCC-133LN

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Protect your display radio with a Vertex Standard leather carry case, specifically designed to support UNI batteries, FNB-133Li-UNI. Belt loop holds the radio firmly to the belt.
LCC-133SD

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Ideal for display radios this leather carrying case protects your Vertex Standard radio. It holds the radio firmly to your belt while allowing the radio to swivel on the belt for added comfort when bending and working. For VX-450 series and EVX-530 series display radio using UNI batteries.
LCC-133SN

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Ideal for non- display radios this leather carrying case protects your Vertex Standard radio. It holds the radio firmly to your belt while allowing the radio to swivel on the belt for added comfort when bending and working. For non - display VX-450 and EVX-530 series radios using a UNI battery - FNB-133Li-UNI battery.
LCC-134LD

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Protect your display radio with a Vertex Standard leather carry case, specifically designed to support UNI batteries, FNB-134Li-UNI. Belt loop holds the radio firmly to the belt.
LCC-134LN

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Protect your display radio with a Vertex Standard leather carry case, specifically designed to support UNI batteries, FNB-134Li-UNI. Belt loop holds the radio firmly to the belt.
LCC-134SD

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Ideal for display radios this leather carrying case protects your Vertex Standard radio. It holds the radio firmly to your belt while allowing the radio to swivel on the belt for added comfort when bending and working. For display VX-450 and EVX-530 series radio using a UNI battery - FNB-V134-LI-UNI.
LCC-134SN

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Protect your non- display VX-450 or EVX-530 series radio with a Vertex Standard leather carry case, specifically designed to support UNI batteries, FNB-134Li-UNI. The Swivel belt loop lets the radio with a UNI battery move when connected to the belt.
LCC-451

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Protect your radio with a Vertex Standard leather carrying case with belt loops to hold the radio firmly to the belt.
LCC-451H

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Protect your radio with a Vertex Standard leather carrying case with belt loops to hold the radio firmly to the belt.
LCC-451S

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Protect your radio with a Vertex Standard leather carrying case with swivel belt loops to hold the radio firmly to the belt. The swivel loop allows flexibility in movement -standing, sitting or bending.
LCC-451SH

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Protect your radio with a Vertex Standard leather carrying case with swivel belt loops to hold the radio firmly to the belt. The swivel loop allows flexibility in movement -standing, sitting or bending.
LCC-454/459

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Ideal for display radios this leather carrying case protects your Vertex Standard radio. It holds the radio firmly to your belt. For radio models VX-454 and VX-459.
LCC-454/459H

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Ideal for display radios this leather carrying case protects your Vertex Standard radio. It holds the radio firmly to your belt. For display radio models VX-454 and VX-459.
LCC-454/459S

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Ideal for display radios this leather carrying case protects your Vertex Standard radio. It holds the radio firmly to your belt while allowing the radio to swivel on the belt for added comfort when bending and working. For display radio models VX-454 and VX-459.
LCC-454/459SH

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Ideal for display radios this leather carrying case protects your Vertex Standard radio. It holds the radio firmly to your belt with the swivel belt loop. This allows the radio to move with your movements, while remaining securely on the belt. For display radio models VX-454 and VX- 459.
Chargers
Single-unit charger for Vertex Standard radios, Li-ion or Ni-MH batteries. Include three LED lights (red, green, yellow) to show when the battery is rapidly charging, near completion, complete and battery check.
VAC-450

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Single-unit charger for the VX-450 portable radio. Two models available in 120 VAC or 230 VAc.
VAC-6058

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Multi- unit charger for Uni Lithium-Ion batteries or radios. It can charge up to 6 radios or batteries at one time. It has built-in individual LED status red, green, orange to show when the battery is rapidly charging, near completion, complete and battery check - waiting to charge. This charger can be mounted to the wall to save space.
Available in either 120VAC or 220V.
VAC-6300

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Multi-unit charger for UNI Li-Ion batteries or radios. It can charge up to 6 radios or batteries at one time. When the battery is inserted correctly the LED indicator will glow red. In approximately 2 hours the radio will be charged and indicator will turn green. This is a table top charger. Supports the VX-231 and VX 350 radios.
Available in both a 120VAC or a 220VAC.
Easily mount your charger in the vehicle for on-the-go charging capability. Includes mounting hardware and connection to the vehicle battery.
Easily mount your charger in the vehicle for on-the-go charging capability. Includes mounting hardware and connection to the vehicle battery.
Programming, Installation
CSS-450

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To simplify operations and prevent the selection of unprogrammed channels, insert this tiny metal channel selector stop into the channel selector knob to prevent further rotation.
CT-106

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Radio cable used to program a radio with the FIF-12.
CT-160

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Connect radio with a 4-pin mic jack to be used with the FRB-6 tuning interface box.
CT-27A

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Connect two radios together to speed the process of servicing radios and adding new programming software.
Record and playback stored voice up to 120 seconds.
The Mandown Alert and Voice Storage unit is an option board. It is inserted into the radio and monitors a variety of worker time safety features; horizontal, vertically and degree of motion. It also includes record and playback for incoming receiver a
FIF-12

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The FIF-12 is the programming software for Vertex Standard Radios. It includes a USB interface cable for PC programming. Allows the user to connect the radio to a PC or other device using a USB port. A separate radio cable is required.
This tuning interface box is used to test and adjust the radios. Requires the appropriate connection cable.
Operating Manuals
ARTs II Manual

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DVS-9_Operator_Manual

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272.79 KB
VX-450_450IS_OM_USA_EXT_EU_EN_2013

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2.62 MB
VX-450_450IS_OM_USA_EXP_EU_EN_2015-4

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

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