Vertex Standard VX-821 16CH Portable Radio

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Short description:
  • 16 channels
  • 5 Watts
  • VHF: 134 – 174 MHz
  • UHF: 400 – 470 MHz; 450 – 512 MHz
  • 3 Programmable Keys
  • 700 mW Audio Output
  • Submersible and Weatherproof

Find out more about the Vertex Standard VX-821 portable radio.


Vertex Standard VX-821 16 Channel Portable Radio

Compact Size with Robust Capabilities

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

  • 16 channels
  • 5 Watts
  • VHF: 134 – 174 MHz
  • UHF: 400 – 470 MHz; 450 – 512 MHz
  • 3 Programmable Keys
  • 700 mW Audio Output
  • Submersible and Weatherproof

Vertex Standard VX-820 Series Radio Features

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 IP57, where water does not harm the radio when submersed to a depth of three feet for up to 30 minutes.

Intrinsically Safe
The VX-820 Series offers intrinsically safe options that meet the SGS requirements of ANSI/UL913 6th Edition for use in Classes I, Division I, Groups A-D, Class II, Groups E-G and Class III hazardous locations.

Long-Lasting Power for Responsiveness
For maximum performance, the VX-820 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
With the VX-820 Series, you get the ultimate signaling performance with a choice of multiple 2-tone Encode and Decode or 5-tone signaling 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
The VX-820 Series 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.

Loud Audio for Noisy Environments
With 700 mW audio output, be assured of hearing critical information you need in most situations.

Additional Features

  • Programmable Channel Selector
  • Direct Channel Recall
  • RX/TX Battery Power Save
  • BCLO, BTLO and TOT Functions
  • Stun/Kill/Revive (5-Tone)
  • Lone Worker
  • Auto-Range Transpond System (ARTS™)
  • Compander
  • Whisper
  • Minimum Volume Control
  • Scan options: Basic, Priority, Dual Watch, Follow-me, Follow-me Dual Watch, Talk Around
  • Programmable Home Channel Function
  • Radio-to-Radio Cloning

Vertex Standard VX-821 Series Radio Models:


VX-821 Series Portable Radio 150-174 MHz, 16 Channels, 1-5 Watt


VX-821 Series Portable Radio 400-470 MHz, 16 Channels, 1-5 Watt

VX-821 Series Portable Radio 450-512 MHz, 16 Channels, 1-5 Watt