MIL-STD 810 C/D/EBuilt to meet or
exceed the requirements of the U.S. MIL-STD 810 C/D/E standard. the VX-180
is designed to survive under difficult operating conditions of shock,
vibration, and driving rain. Cost-performance begins with durability, and
the Mil-Spec toughness of the VX-180 is your guarantee of its design
SUPER RUGGED CONSTRUCTIONHoused inside a
high-impact case, the diecast chassis of the VX-180 provides a solid,
rugged foundation for the VX-180s circuitry. Built to survive in the real
world of factory, construction site, or fleet use, the VX-180 will provide
many years of reliable communications.
8-CHARACTER ALPHANUMERIC DISPLAY Providing
indication of either the channel number or an Alphanumeric Channel Label
of up to 8 characters, the LCD display also provides convenient operation
function icons to provide instant recognition of radio status.
3 PROGRAMMABLE OPERATING FUNCTION KEYSCustomization of
feature access is easily accomplished at the time of programming.
Flexibility in assignment of features ensures compatibility with
CTCSS / DCS ENCODE + DECODEHigh-performance
Encoder/Decoder circuits for both CTCSS and Digital Code Squelch are
provided, for access to tone/code controlled systems. DCS is ideal for
crowded RF environments, providing superior immunity from false opening of
DTMF ANI DECODEThe VX-180 includes
a DTMF Automatic Number Identifier (ANI) circuit, which will respond to an
incoming ANI burst for selective paging of an individual portable.
DUAL 2-TONE DECODEThis built in
feature allows you to decode up to two, 2-tone pairs per channel. These
can be used for two individual pager calls, or one for Individual and one
for Group call.
VERSATILE SCANNING FEATURESThe high-speed
scanning capability of the VX-180 includes All-Channel scanning, plus Dual
Watch and Priority Channel capability. And with Follow-Me scanning, a
designated channel may be watched during scanning of other channels.
ARTS" (Auto Range Transponding System)Included in the
VX-180 is Vertex Standards exclusive ARTS" feature, which can be
critically important in search-and-rescue applications. ARTS" provides a
hand-shake with other ARTS"- equipped transceivers, and the display
indicates if an Out of Range condition exists.
BCLO, BTLO, AND TOTTo facilitate
efficient channel management, the VX-180 provides Busy Channel Lock-Out (BCLO)
and Busy Tone Lock-Out (BTLO) features. What's more, the transmitters
Time-Out Timer (TOT) function prevents a stuck microphone condition from
jamming a channel for an extended period of time.
TX/RX BATTERY SAVER CIRCUITTo maximize battery
life, the VX-180 includes both transmit- and receive mode battery savers.
On transmit, the portable will reduce power when the incoming signal is
very strong. On receive, the radio will put itself into a pulsing sleep
mode, periodically checking for channel activity.
PC PROGRAMMING The channel
and feature configurations are easily programmed in minutes by the dealer,
using the optional CT- 2A Programming Cable and CE44 Programming Software.
RADIO TO RADIO CLONE FEATUREFor quick
programming of VX-180 radios for fleet use, the Clone feature allows
copying of all channel and other configuration data from one VX-180 to
another, using the optional CT-27 Cloning Cable.
500 mW AUDIO OUTPUTIdeal for reception
in noisy environments, the VX-180s high�powered audio is coupled to a
large internal speaker, assuring solid copy throughout difficult
construction site or field operations.