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VX-820 Portable Analog Radio Series

Compact Size Portable Radios With Robust Capabilities

Don’t let the size deceive you. The smallest portable analog radio offered by Vertex Standard is unobtrusive and easy to wear all day and built with more enhanced features typically not found in other portable radios of this size. Designed to perform in the most demanding and critical conditions, the VX-820 Portable Analog Series gives you maximum radio performance for less in size and less in total cost of ownership. 

Withstands Harsh Environments

Rain, snow, fire suppression spray and dust are no problem for these radios manufactured to strict IP ratings. The VX-820 Series meets international waterproofing standard IP 57 where fresh water does not harm the radio when submersed to a depth of three feet for up to 30 minutes.

Intrinsically Safe

Intrinsically safe 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.

Long-Lasting Power for Responsiveness

For maximum performance, the VX-820 Portable Analog Radio Series offers a choice of Li-Ion battery power up to 3000 mAh for over 20 hours of battery life (per specifications).

Tailored Communications to Meet Your Demands

Get the ultimate signaling performance with a choice of multiple 2-tone Encode and Decode or 5-tone siginaling to support the most advanced communication needs. The front panel also includes a 7-color LED with a variable flash pattern for custom incoming call alerts.

When Safety Counts - Never Be Alone

Includes Emergency notification that will switch to a designated channel and send an emergency alert for help.

Also includes Remote Listen which turns the radio transmit on remotely if needed to check out what is happening near the radio.

For enhanced user safety, the Lone Worker mode 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.

Exclusive Auto-Range Transpond System (ARTS™)

Always know your connection status. Only Vertex Standard portable radios are designed to inform you when you and another ARTS™-equipped portable radio are within communication range. If out of range, your radio senses no signal has been received and beeps to alert you. A great solution to keep your workers coordinated.

Choose the Right VX-820 Portable Analog Radio to match your need:

VX-821 Portable Analog Radio:

  • Non-display portable radio
  • 16 channels/ 1 group
  • 3 custom-programmable keys

VX-824 Portable Analog Radio:

  • 12 character alphanumeric Display portable radio
  • 512 channels/ 32 groups
  • 7 custom-programmable keys

VX-829 Portable Analog Radio:

  • 12 character alphanumeric Display portable radio
  • 512 channels/ 32 groups
  • 9 custom-programmable keys
  • DTMF Speed Dial

Additional Features

  • Wide Band Coverage
  • Programmable channel selector
  • Direct Channel Recall
  • RX/TX Battery power save
  • DTMF ANI
  • Stun/kill/revive (5-tone)
  • Lone Worker
  • Auto-Range Transpond System (ARTS™)
  • Compander
  • Whisper
  • Minimum volume control
  • Scan options: Priority, Dual Watch, Follow-me, Follow-me Dual Watch, Talk Around
  • Programmable home channel function
  • Radio-to-radio cloning
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Technical Specifications

VHF UHF
General Specifications:
Frequency Range 134 - 174 MHz 400 - 470 MHz; 450-512 MHz
Number of Channels and Groups 512 / 32 Groups (VX-824, VX-829); 16 / 1 Group (VX-821)
Power Supply Voltage 7.4 V DC ± 20%
Channel Spacing 12.5/20*/25* kHz
PLL Steps 1.25 / 2.5 / 5/ 6.25 kHz 5/ 6.25 kHz
Battery Life (5-5-90 duty) 3000 mAh FNB-V129LI-UNI 3000 mAh FNB-92LI/ FNB-V92LIIS 2300 mAh FNB-V128LI-UNI 2300 mAh FNB-V87LIA 1380 mAhFNB-V127LI-UNI 1380 mAh FNB-V86LIA 23 hours (w/ saver) / 18 hours 23 hours (w/ saver) / 18 hours 18.4 hours (w/ saver) / 14.3 hours 18.4 hours (w/ saver) / 14.3 hours 11 hours (w/ saver) / 8.6 hours 11 hours (w/ saver) / 8.6 hours 21.5 hours (w/ saver) / 16.5 hours 21.5 hours (w/ saver) / 16.5 hours 17.2 hours (w/ saver) / 13.2 hours 17.2 hours (w/ saver) / 13.2 hours 10.3 hours (w/ saver) / 7.9 hours 10.3 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-821 Model 3.8 x 2.3 x 1.6 inches (96.5 x 57.5 x 40.6 mm) FNB-V129LI-UNI 3.8 x 2.3 x 1.7 inches (96.5 x 57.5 x 43.5 mm) FNB-V92LI (and IS) 3.8 x 2.3 x 1.6 inches (96.5 x 57.5 x 40.6 mm) FNB-V128LI-UNI 3.8 x 2.3 x 1.6 inches (96.5 x 57.5 x 40.6 mm) FNB-V87LIA 3.8
Weight (Approx.) 12.7 oz. (359 g) FNB-V129LI-UNI 14 oz. (396 g) FNB-V92LI (and IS) 12.6 oz (356 g) FNB-V128LI-UNI 12.3 oz. (348 g) FNB-V87LIA 13.2 oz. (373 g) FNB-127LI-UNI
Receiver Specification: measured by TIA/EIA-603
Sensitivity (12 dB SINAD) 0.25 µV typical
Adjacent Channel Sensitivity 75 dB / 70 dB
Intermodulation 75 dB / 70 dB
Spurious Image Rejection 75 dB
Audio Output 700 mW (Internal @ 16 Ohms 5% THD)
Transmitter Specifications: measured by TIA/EIA-603
Output Power 5 / 2.5 / 1 / 0.25 Watt
Modulation 16K0F3E, 11K0F3E
Conducted Spurious Emissions 70 dB
FM Hum and Noise 45 dB / 40 dB
Audio Distortion < 3% @ 1 kHz


Applicable MIL-STD

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


Antennas
ATU-6D

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

450 - 490 MHz
5.7" (14.5 cm)
ATU-6DS

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UHF 3.07" stubby antenna is ideal for radios worn on the belt so the antenna does not get in the way of clothing.

450 - 490 MHz
3.07" (7.8 cm)
ATU-6S

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UHF stubby Antenna is idea for radios worn on the belt so the antenna does not get caught in the clothing.

Available in multiple ranges:
ATU-6AS 410-430 MHz
ATU-6DS 450-485 MHz
ATV-10

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VHF high gain, 10.5" whip antenna screws easily into the VX-820 and 920 series radios for optimal range. Also works with the analog P25 radios - VX-P820 and VX-P920.

Available in multiple ranges:
ATV-10A 145-155 MHz
ATV-10B 150-160 MHz
ATV-10C 155-165 MHz
ATV-10E 165-175 MHz

ATV-6A

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VHF 4.05" Flexible Whip antenna easily screws into your Vertex Standard radio.

134-151 MHz
4.05" (10.3 cm)
ATV-6B

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VHF 3.66" Flexible Whip Antenna easily screws into your Vertex Standard radio.

150 - 163 MHz
3.66" (9.3 cm)
ATV-6C

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VHF 3.43" Flexible Whip Antenna easily screws into your Vertex Standard radio.

161 - 174 MHz
3.43" (87 cm)
ATV-6XL

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

less than 7.24" (18.4 cm)
ATV-8A

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VHF 5.9" Flexible Whip Antenna easily screws into your Vertex Standard radio.

134 - 151 MHz
5.9" (150 cm)
ATV-8B

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VHF 5.9" Flexible Whip antenna easily screws into your Vertex Standard radio.

150 - 162 MHz
5.9" (15 cm)
ATV-8C

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VHF 5.9" Flexible Whip antenna easily screws into your Vertex Standard radio.

161 - 174 MHz
5.9" (15 cm)
Audio Accessories
Ideal for noisy environments such as a manufacturing floor or where heavy machinery is operated, this heavy duty headset fits snuggly over both ears and reduces external noise. It includes an adjustable boom mic for better transmissions. A voice activated switch allows for hands free operation.
VH-115L

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Lightweight headset that fits behind the head with a single ear piece. Could be worn under a hat. Includes a boom mic to pick up audio and a PPT switch
Batteries
FNB-V127LI-UNI

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Lithium -Ion battery pack designed specifically for the VX-820 and VX-920 Series Vertex Standard radios. It fits neatly into the Universal (UNI) Vertex Standard charger for added flexibility.
FNB-V128LI-UNI

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Lithium-Ion battery pack designed specifically for the Vertex Standard VX-820 and VX-920 Series, and P25 VX-P820 and VX-P920 radios. It fits neatly into the Universal (UNI) Vertex Standard charger for added flexibility.
FNB-V129LIIS-UNI

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Intrinsically safe, Lithium -Ion battery pack designed specifically for the Vertex Standard VX-820 and VX-920 Series, and P25 VX-P820 and VX-P920 radios. It fits neatly into the Universal (UNI) Vertex Standard charger for added flexibility.
FNB-V129LI-UNI

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Lithium -Ion battery pack designed specifically for the Vertex Standard VX-820 and VX-920 Series, and P25 VX-P820 and VX-P920 radios. It fits neatly into the Universal (UNI) Vertex Standard charger for added flexibility.
FNB-V86LIA

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Lithium-Ion battery pack designed specifically for the VX-820 and VX-920 radios plus the P-25 analog radios.
FNB-V87LIA

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Lithium -Ion battery pack designed specifically for the VX-820 and VX-920 radios plus the P-25 analog radios.
Belt Clips
CLIP-17B

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Swivel belt clip holds the radio firmly to a belt for on hip operation. The swivel operation allows the radio to move with the users movement, and helps when removing the radio from the belt.
CLIP-820

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Spring action belt clip holds the radio in place on a belt.
Carry Cases
LCC-820

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Protect your VX-820 or VX-P820 radio with a Vertex Standard leather carrying case with belt loops to hold the radio firmly to the belt.
LCC-820H

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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-820S

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Fits the VX-820 series radios, this leather carrying case protects the radio and allows the user to secure the radio to the belt. The swivel belt loop allows the radio to easily move with the user from sitting to standing to bending.
LCC-820S/TT

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Fits the VX-820 series radios, this leather carrying case protects the radio and allows the user to secure the radio to the belt. The swivel belt loop allows the radio to easily move with the user from sitting to standing to bending.
LCC-820SH

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Fits the VX-820 series radios, this leather carrying case protects the radio and allows the user to secure the radio to the belt. The swivel belt loop allows the radio to easily move with the user from sitting to standing to bending.
LCC-820SH/TT

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Fits the VX-820 series radios with displays and keyboards, this leather carrying case protects the radio and allows the user to secure the radio to the belt. The swivel belt loop allows the radio to easily move with the user from sitting to standing to bending.
Chargers
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-921

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Single-unit charger for Vertex Standard radios, Lithium -Ion battery packs. A fully discharged battery will be charged between 1/5 and 3.5 hours depending on the battery. An LED will blink alternating red and green when the battery is fully charged. Use only Vertex Standard supplied batteries in this charger.
Available in either 120VAC or 220VAC.
VAC-UNI

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Single-unit universal (UNI) charger, interchangeable between different Vertex Standard radio models for the most flexibility in meeting your battery charging needs.
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
CT-108

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Program a radio from a computer. For use with a FIF-12 or FIF-12A USB interface. Works with the VX-820, VX- 920, VX-P820 or VX-P920 series radios.
CT-116

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Connect two radios together to speed the process of servicing radios and adding new programming software. Works with the VX-820, VX- 920, VX-P820 or VX-P920 series radios.
CT-161

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Programming cable with 14 pin connection for use with the FRB-6 tuning interface.
Stores digital voice in the radio up to a maximum of 120 seconds.
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.
VME-100

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Add MDC1200 signaling with ANI (Automatic Number Identification) to your Vertex Standard radio for performing low speed data features such as unit ID, status, emergency and status button. Program the radio with the desired features.
Remote Speaker Mics
MH-50D7A

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Ideal for public safety users this Remote Speaker Microphone(RSM) is MIL810-STD rated for dust and rain. It includes a lapel clip and toggle switch.
MH-66A7A

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This high performance Remote Speaker Microphone(RSM) features noise cancelling microphone and is waterproof and dustproof. With a 360 degree mounting clip, the RSM can be adjusted to meet the unique needs of each user. It also meets IP57 specifications for water submersions - 3 feet for 30 minutes.
MH-66B7A

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High performance Remote Speaker Microphone(RSM) features noise cancelling microphone. It is also waterproof and dustproof, meeting meets IP57 specifications for dust and water submersions: 3 feet for 30 minutes. Two programmable buttons allows the user to program in specific channels for instant communications with out reaching for the radio. With a 360 degree mounting clip, the RSM can be adjusted to meet the unique needs of each user.
Signaling
FVP-25

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Add band inversion encryption and DTMF paging to your radio for added security over voice transmission. Keeps conversations private within your system.
FVP-35

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Keep conversations private with the FVP-35 encryption unit. It provides a rolling code for added security.
FVP-36

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Basic encryption unit keeps conversations private with inversion encryption unit.
VMDE-200

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Add MDC1200 signaling to your Vertex Standard radio for performing low speed data features such as status, emergency and status button. Program the radio with the desired features.
VME-100

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Add MDC1200 signaling with ANI (Automatic Number Identification) to your Vertex Standard radio for performing low speed data features such as unit ID, status, emergency and status button. Program the radio with the desired features.
Operating Manuals
VX-820_820IS_OM_USA_EN_2015

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VX-820E_OM_EU_ENG_2014-2

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Spec Sheets - North America
Vertex Standard VX-820 Series Spec Sheet - North America_Feb 2014

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