ONE RF DECK TO MULTIPLE HEAD CAPABILITIES
A single VX-6000 RF Deck may be controlled by two different Control
Heads, allowing control of the radio from more than one location.
Depending on the installation requirements, both Control Heads may be
connected directly to the RF Deck, or the two Control Heads may be
connected in a series "Daisy Chain" configuration.
250 CHANNEL CAPACITY
Huge 250-channel capacity may be partitioned into as many as 20 Memory
Groups, with no limit on the number of channels in each Group. A single
radio may therefore be programmed with channel sets for a number of
different jurisdictions or organizations.
The VX-6000�s versatile scanning system includes a Priority Scan
function, which provides scanning of all channels (or channels within a
Memory Group) while maintaining a priority watch on a particularly
important channel. Scanning will halt immediately, and operation will
revert to the Priority Channel if activity is detected on the Priority
The versatile scanning options allow simple scanning of selected
channels, and scanning with a priority channel. The group scan feature
allows scanning of multiple groups at the same time. This is critical for
those mutual aid and disaster preparedness situations where communications
among many agencies is a must.
DTMF SIGNALING & DIALING FEATURES
When used with the
optional MH-53B7A DTMF Microphone, the VX-6000 may be configured for both
manual and Speed Dial DTMF calling. All versions provide programmable PTT
ANI for business or fleet applications.
CTCSS / DCS ENCODE + DECODE
Field programming of the CTCSS
tones or DCS codes is available, allowing access to multiple systems or
quick configuration for multi- jurisdictional operations.
POWER OUTPUT: 120 W (LOW BAND), 110 W (VHF), 100 W (UHF)
The VX-6000�s construction includes a massive, die-cast outer case
which doubles as the heatsink. And the Automatic Power Control (APC)
circuit ensures stable power output over a very wide range of ambient
Coverage beyond typical frequency limits allows programming in "guard
band" channel allocations, and ensures compatibility for programming in a
wide variety of locations.
12.5/25 kHz BANDWIDTH PROGRAMMABLE PER CHANNEL
The VX-6000 may be programmed with Wide or Narrow operating
bandwidths, channel by channel, to conform to your local channel
environment. Ideal for multi-jurisdiction operations.
2.5 kHz STEP FOR VHF/UHFEnsuring full
compatibility with all channel loading requirements, the VX-6000�s
synthesizer provides 2.5 kHz resolution. Channel programming therefore is
straightforward in all configuration situations.
channel applications, the built-in Audio Companding system compresses the
voice waveform during transmission, and expands it during reception,
allowing full sounding audio despite the restricted transmission bandwidth.
EASY USER INTERFACE
LARGE 8-DIGIT ALPHANUMERIC DISPLAY
Providing indication of either
the channel number or an Alphanumeric Channel Label of up to 8 characters,
the LCD display utilizes large, bold characters on its high-intensity
backlit amber LED display to provide excellent visibility over a wide
range of viewing angles and in difficult lighting situations.
7 PROGRAMMABLE BACKLIT KEYS
The front panel keys may be
programmed by the dealer for a variety of operating functions, allowing
customization of the front panel functions to your unique requirements.
The keys are illuminated from behind, as well, for easy viewing at night.
LOUD 5W/10W AUDIO OUTPUT
The VX-6000�s high-powered audio (5 Watts standard, 10
Watts optional) is coupled to a large, front-facing speaker, producing
high-quality, crisp audio that will punch through even in the noisy
environments experienced by public safety officers.
STATUS QUICK-CHECK (SQC) FEATUREThe VX-6000
can be programmed to include the Status Quick Check (SQC) feature, which
allows the user to check the configuration of all controls, keys, and
knobs on the radio. This enables the operator to avoid missing important
communications in the event that a control or switch is set to the wrong
RADIO TO RADIO CLONE FEATUREFor quick
programming of VX-6000 radios for an emergency task force, the Clone
feature allows copying of all channel and other configuration data from
one VX-6000 to another, using the optional CT-72 Cloning Cable.
DUAL BAND CAPABILITY
Two VX-6000 Control Heads and RF Decks, on different bands, may be
networked to allow multi-band operation. VHF, UHF, or VHF Low Band radios
may be combined to meet complicated communications requirements involving
federal, state, and local government and/or forestry operations.
USER SELECTABLE TONES / CODES
High-performance Encoder/Decoder circuits for both CTCSS and Digital
Code Squelch are provided for access to tone/code controlled systems.
BUILT IN 25 PIN (DB-25) ACCESSORY CONNECTOR
The VX-6000 includes a built-in standard DB-25 connector, for ease of
integration of the radio into your communications system. The DB-25
connector includes a number of logic status lines, Squelch state and level
indicators, and Data I/O connections. Horn Alert and other accessories
also can be connected through the DB-25 connector.
INTERNAL ACCESSORY INTERFACING
The VX-6000 Series is easily interfaced to 3rd-party accessories. The
optional CN-6 Interface Unit provides a quick interconnection platform for
signaling, control, and other accessory boards used in public safety
environments. When used with the optional MH-53B7A DTMF Microphone, the
VX-6000 may be configured for both manual and Speed Dial DTMF calling. All
versions provide programmable PTT ANI for business or fleet applications.
The VX-6000 may be programmed to transmit an Emergency DTMF ANI burst,
with or without a live microphone engaged, to alert the dispatcher to an
emergency situation requiring assistance to the user.
The FVP-25 Encryption Unit or FVP-35 Rolling code encryption Unit
provides security for your important public safety and private security
communications, and it also includes a DTMF Paging function(FVP-25) for
INTERNAL EMERGENCY MICROPHONE
In an emergency situation, the VX-6000 can transmit using an internal
microphone should the regular microphone become damaged or otherwise
DIE-CAST CONSTRUCTION ALUMINUM CHASSIS/ENCLOSURE
The one-piece die-cast enclosure for the VX-6000 doubles as its
chassis, yielding extreme strength for resistance against shock and
vibration. This uniquely rugged construction ensures that specifications
and functionality will be maintained for many years, despite the shock,
vibration, and other abuse typically experienced by radios in public
The ABS front panel is sealed by a robust O-ring, and all switches are
covered by U-shaped silicone rubber gaskets to protect the internal
circuitry from dust, humidity, salt fog, and driving rain.
WATER-SHIELD MICROPHONE CONNECTION
The multi-pin microphone connector on the side of the VX-6000, sealed
for protection against weather, provides a convenient connection point for
the available microphones. Its gold-plated contacts ensure many years of