Airband Monitoring with VOR Navigation Display
The Vertex Standard
VXA-300 is a compact, stylish, solid hand-held transceiver providing
communication (transmit and receive) capability on the International
Aircraft Communication Band
("COM" band: 118 ~ 136.975 MHz), and it additionally provides VOR and CDI
navigation features on the "NAV" band (108 ~ 117.975 MHz).
- 5 Watts TX Output Power (at 7.2 V. 5 W
P.E.P. typ., 1.5 W carrier)
- 250 Memory Channels (Incl.
Pre-Programmed Book Memory Channels)
- PC Programmable
- 8 Character Alpha Numeric Display
- Back-lit Keypad and Display with Dimmer
- One Touch Emergency Frequency (121.5
- Rugged and Submersible Construction
(Three feet for 30 minutes)
- NOAA Weather Channel Receive (U.S.A.
- NOAA Weather Alert (U.S.A. Only)
- RX Battery Saver
- VOX Operation (Voice-actuated
SUBMERSIBLE CASE CONSTRUCTION
The Pilot III is built inside a rugged Aluminum case, carefully sealed to
protect against water ingress. Built to survive immersion in water for up to
30 minutes at a depth of three feet, the Pilot III can keep you
communicating even if it gets wet if you have to ditch!
EASY-TO-READ BACK-LIT KEYPAD
For quick access to operating frequencies, simply enter the frequency
information directly from the 16 button keypad, then press the "Push To
Talk" (PTT) button to transmit. There's no need to store frequencies in
memory before you can operate on them.
For reliable communications over difficult communications paths, the VXA-300
provides 5 Watts of transmitter power (1.5 W carrier). With its excellent
audio clarity, the VXA-300's transmitter will get your message through!
For improved reception under difficult conditions, the receiver's audio
frequency response may be quickly adjusted by the user, to enhance either
the high-frequency or low-frequency components, depending on the noise
and/or interference encountered. A Vertex Standard exclusive!
The 150 regular memory channels and 100 preprogrammed "Book" memory channels
can store just about any commonly-used operating frequencies that you
choose. And the memories may be labeled with an Alpha-numeric title of up to
8 characters, for easy recognition.
Breaking the squelch threshold has never been easier. Press the monitor
(MON) button for two seconds to open the Pilot III's squelch continuously.
Press MON again to restore the original squelch settings. This is TRUE one
handed operation, without the need to fumble around with tightly spaced
This feature is designed to maximize the life of the transceiver's battery.
When the Pilot III is in the standby mode the battery saver de-energizes the
transceiver's circuitry, waking it up at user selected intervals to sample
for radio activity. If no activity is detected the Pilot goes back into its
sleep mode. Current consumption is minimized, thereby maximizing battery
life. This feature is only found on Vertex Standard Airband transceivers.
CHANNELS (U.S.A. Only)
The Pilot III can receive all 10 NOAA weather broadcast frequencies. The
Automatic Active Weather Channel Locator (a Vertex Standard exclusive)
automatically scans for active NOAA weather stations in your area when WX
band is selected.
The VXA-300's versatile scanning capability allows you to monitor a number
of different channels efficiently. The VXA-300 will scan the COM band, main
or Book memories, or the Weather band (U.S. version), and also includes
provision for Dual Watch and Priority Revert Dual Watch that always ensures
transmission on a "Priority" channel.
When the optional MH-44B4B or other external microphone is used, the VXA-300
may be used as a portable Public Address system, with user programmable
configuration available for the voice monitoring in a headset.
TITLING AND BACK-LIT DISPLAY
Easy to use, versatile access to channel information is critical to
successful transceiver operation. Only Vertex Standard Airband transceivers
offer you one-keystroke access to three different methods of displaying
memory channel information: Frequency, Channel Number, or Alpha-Numeric
- Automatic Noise Limiter
- Ambient Temperature monitor
- One-Touch Squelch (Monitor) Control
- External DC Jack (12V)
- Battery Voltage Display
- 8.33 or 25 kHz Channel Steps
- Stop Watch and Count Down Timers
- Easy-to use Menu System for Custom
- PC Programmable