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Product Features


The VX-261 is an analogue two way radio from Vertex Standard. Built to IP55 standards the VX-261 has a limited Ingres protection against dust, whilst also being safeguarded against jets of water from all angles.

  • 16 Channels / 1 Group
  • 2 programmable keys
  • 5/1 W Power Output
  • IP55
  • MIL 810 CDEFG
  • 700 mW Internal Speaker
  • CTCSS/DCS Encode & Decode
  • MDC1200® ANI Encode
  • FleetSync® ANI Encode
  • DTMF ANI Encode
  • Multiple scan options
  • 2-Tone Encode/Decode
  • 5-Tone Encode/Decode
  • ARTS™
  • Emergency Mode & Alarm
  • Built-in Lone Worker timer
  • VOX capable with accessory

Looking for rental or hire? UK registered businesses could rent this product for as little as £2.00 per week *. Call us on 01425 533 533 or see our long term rental page for more information.
* Subject to status.

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Detailed Information

The VX-261 is an entry level analogue two way radio from Vertex Standard. IP55 resistance means that not only does the VX-261 have a limited Ingres protection against dust, but it is also safeguarded against low pressure jets of water from all angles. 16 Channels allow for sufficient communications between a work force, whilst also having 2 programmable buttons allowing for customization of the radio for the users needs.

VOX Voice Activation is a possibility with the VX-261 through the use of a capable accessory, this will allow for hands free use of the device should it be needed in the users working environment. A 700mW internal speaker sounds crisp and clear audio, this ensuring a message is portrayed correctly first time. Built to MIL-STD-810 C/D/E/F/G the VX-261 has been put through a variety of tests to ensure its reliability, continuing to operate to its maximum potential in some of the roughest conditions.

Coming as standard with a 1380mAh Li-Ion battery, this will allow for up to 10 hours of talk time with the VX-261, a charger, belt-clip and antenna also come as standard with the radio. Lone worker is a safety feature readily programmed into the radio, monitoring activity rates the users VX-261 will send out a distress signal should it be inactive for a pre-set period of time. Multiple signalling types are used including both CTCSS and DCS encode and decode.

Features Explained

Digital Basic Privacy

Basic Privacy uses a fixed "key" which is set when the radio is programmed, of which there are 255 possible "keys". Whilst this level of privacy is technically basic encryption, it's nevertheless relatively insecure. Comparable to analogue 'inversion' scrambling, it will prevent the 'casual' listener from hearing anything, but does not guarantee against eavesdropping.

 Basic Digital Privacy is built-in to the Vertex Standard VX-261.

Voice Activation (VOX)

Voice activation, commonly refered to as VOX, allows the user to initiate the radio to transmit, simply by using their voice. Some radios only allow VOX capability via an external audio accessory such as an earpiece or headset which is VOX-enabled or has a VOX button.

Activating Voice Activation or VOX

There are two possible ways of enabling voice activation (VOX). The first is that we can program a VOX-enable / VOX disable button on the radio. The other option is that we supply an audio accessory, an earpiece or headset, that has a VOX button. Contact us for more information about this.

Programming May Be Required

There may be programming required to activate VOX on your radio. In any event, please talk to our knowledgeable staff and we will be able to offer advice on VOX activation.

 VOX Voice Activation is built-in to the Vertex Standard VX-261.

Channel Scanning

Channel scanning enables the user to monitor a number of channels and respond when a transmission comes through. The scan feature can usually be programmed to include or exclude channels from the scan. Scanning fewer channels makes the scan faster.

A common example is when there is a private channel and community channel programmed. This is usually the case for a shop which is a member of the local business crime reduction (or shop-watch / pub-watch) scheme. The radio would "scan", or alternate between, both channels. Normally, they might only use channel 1 for their own private use within the organisation. But when a transmission (or call) comes through on the local business crime reduction (or shop-watch) scheme channel becomes active. Then within a few seconds the radio would revert back to it's original channel 1.

Digital hybrid radios can usually scan either or both digital and analogue channels simultaneously. This allows for an extremely flexible scan facility where the user can monitor many channels across both analogue and digital modes.

 Channel Scanning is built-in to the Vertex Standard VX-261.

Lone Worker Feature

Lone Worker is a feature found on many two way radios where it's able to send a pre-determined signal, for example a distress call or alarm, to other radios in range, Lone Worker requires some type of interaction from the radio user after a period of radio inactivity. An example of this is the radio can be set to require the radio operator to interact with his or her radio once every 30 minutes. If they fail to do so, their radio will start making an audible sound. If there is still no interaction with his or her radio within 1 further minute, a alarm will sound to other team members to tell them a team member is not responding to Lone Worker. The supervisor can then dispatch another team member to the non-reponsive team member's last known location to offer assistance.

 Lone Worker is built-in to the Kenwood Vertex Standard VX-261.

Ofcom Licence Options

All licensed radios require a licence issued by Ofcom. Radiotronics can facilitate that and make the application on your behalf. Below are the licence options.

Ofcom Licence Options
Simple UK Simple Site Suppliers Light Technically Assigned
Security / Construction Hospitality / Bars etc. Hire Companies Large Buildings
£75 for 5 years £75 for 5 years £75 for 5 years From £100/yr
3 shared assigned channels that can be used anywhere in the UK. Any of our handheld two way radios can be programmed to SImple UK. Up to 15 shared channels that can only be used at your premises. Any of our handheld two way radios can be programmed to SImple Site. Up to 15 shared channels that can be used for rental companies anywhere in the UK. Unique channels technically assigned only to you. Used for repeater based systems.
A note on licensed frequencies. The Ofcom licence you hold or buy denotes the frequency your radios will operate on. If you already have some radios and you would like your new radios programmed the work together, please select technically assigned, and email us your ofcom licence details to sales@radiotronics.co.uk. If in doubt, please call us on 01425 533 533.

Technical Information

SKU VX261
Included In The Box Radio, Battery, Antenna, Belt Clip, Charger
Accessory Connector Y3 - Vertex VX351
Display Non-display
Analogue or Digital Analogue
Band (VHF or UHF) UHF, VHF
Channels 16
Signalling Type CTCSS, DCS
Voice Activated Yes
Lone Worker Yes (Built In)
Ingress Protection IP55
Type / Group Handheld Radio
Weight 281.0000
Brand Vertex Standard
Model VX-261
Manufacturer Part Number VX-261

Vertex Standard VX-261 Accessories

Here are just some of the accessories available for the Vertex Standard VX-261. For the full list of accessories, pleae see our dedicated Vertex Standard VX-261 accessories category.

Vertex Standard FIF-12 Programming USB Interface Box
Vertex Standard CT-106 DIN to Jack Programming Cable
Vertex Standard CE-150 VX-261 & VX-264 Programming Software
Radiotronics Universal Programming Cable
Vertex Standard VX-261 & VX-264 (UHF & VHF) EMEA Service Manual
Universal Two Way Radio Programming Lead
Vertex Standard CD-58 Charger Pod Only
Vertex Standard VAC-UNI (CD-58 + PA55U) UK Charger Package
Vertex Standard VAC-6058 6-Way Charger
Radiotronics Universal Rack Charger Platform
Vertex Standard PA-55U Power Supply
Radiotronics CH6 6-Way Universal Two Way Radio Charger
Vertex Standard FNB-V136-UNI 1200mAh NiMH Battery
Vertex Standard FNB-V133LI-UNI 1380mAh Li-Ion Battery
Vertex Standard FNB-V134LI-UNI 2300mAh Li-Ion Battery
Motorola / Hyera / Icom / Kenwood Two Way Radio Shipping Case
Vertex Standard ST-101 EVX-S24 VX-261 EVX-261 Lanyard
Vertex Standard MH-101A4B Covert Acoustic Tube Earpiece
Vertex Standard VX-261, EVX-261 D-Shape Earpiece
Water Resistant Black 235x180x106mm Two Way Radio Carry Case
Water Resistant Black 235x180x156mm Two Way Radio Carry Case
Water Resistant Black 336x300x148mm Two Way Radio Carry Case
Water Resistant Black 464x366x176mm Two Way Radio Carry Case
Water Resistant Black 555x428x211mm Two Way Radio Carry Case
Water Resistant Black 574x361x225mm Two Way Radio Carry Case
Water Resistant Black 594x473x215mm Two Way Radio Carry Case
Vertex Standard Hirose Universal Earpiece Fly Lead
Vertex Standard ATV-6XL 135-174MHz Whip Antenna

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