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VX-7E Submersible Tri-Band FM Transceiver  
VX-7E Submersible Tri-Band FM Transceiver
THE WORLD'S FIRST SUBMERSIBLE AMATEUR HAND-HELD

Protected against water ingress by a wide array of rubber gaskets and other weatherproofing techniques, the VX-7E is rated for 30 minutes of submersion at a depth of 3 feet (JIS-7), plus a tough magnesium body with rubber bumper pads, making it ideal for outdoor use. Plus you get Dual Receive, 50/144/430 MHz operation plus wide-band receive coverage, a full color status indicator Strobe, and an "Internet" key for quick access to the exciting new WIRES™ repeater-internet linking system.
Unmatched Weatherproofing
The VX-7R case, keypad, speaker, and connectors are carefully sealed to protect the internal circuitry against water damage. And the optional CMP460A Speaker/Microphone, like the transceiver itself, is rated for 30 minutes of submersion at a depth of up to three feet. The VX-7R is available in both Silver (VX-7R) and Black (VX-7RB) versions.

50/144/430 MHz: 5 Watts of Power
Utilizing a reliable FET power amplifier circuit, the VX-7R provides a full 5 Watts of power output on the 50, 144, and 430 MHz Amateur bands, with bonus coverage of the 222 MHz band at 300 mW (USA version only). And for 6-meter AM enthusiasts, you also get 1 Watt of carrier power on the 50 MHz band. Four power levels may be selected, each offering its own degree of battery conservation.


Dual Receive
The VX-7R is capable of four modes of Dual Receive, including simultaneous reception of (1) two VHF frequencies; (2) two UHF frequencies; one VHF and one UHF frequency; or one "general coverage" frequency and one "Ham" frequency. And you can set up the VX-7R to reduce the audio level on the "Sub" band, if you like, when a call is received on the "Main" band.


The Most Memories Ever
Sporting the most memory capability of any Amateur transceiver, the VX-7R includes over 900 memory channels, yet access is simple and intuitive, thanks to the 8-character labeling capability. These memories include 450 "regular" memories, 10 "One-Touch" memories, 40 programmable band-edge-limit memories 12 "Home" channels, 10 Weather Band memories, 89 Shortwave Broadcast preset memories, 280 Marine channels, and 10 "Hyper" memories that store complete transceiver configuration data.


The Most Dazzling Display Ever
No Amateur transceiver has a display that even compares to the VX-7R's 132 x 64 dot matrix disaply. Providing clear, easy-to-read indication of both the Main and Sub band frequencies, operating mode, and S-meters for both bands, the display includes an unparalleled array of graphical and pictorial tools that make operation a breeze.


Note: Specifications are subject to change without notice, and are guaranteed within the 50/144/430MHz Amateur Radio Bands Only.

Specifications VX-7E
GENERAL  
Frequency Ranges Main RX
  0.5 - 999MHz  (Continuous)
  SUB Rx
  50 - 54 MHz
  420 - 470 MHz
  TX
  50 - 54MHz (Main & SUB)
  144 - 146MHz (Main & SUB)
  430 - 440MHz (Main & SUB)
Channel Steps 5/9/10/12.5/15/20/25/50/100kHz
Emission Type F2D, F3E, A3E
Frequency Stability ±5ppm (-10ºC to +50ºC)
Repeater Shift ±600kHz (144MHz), ±1.6/5.0/7.6MHz (430MHz)
Antenna Impedance 50Ω
Supply Voltage  

Nominal 7.4VDC, Negative Ground
Operating 10 - 16VDC, Negative Ground (EXT DC Jack)
Current Consumption 200mA (Mono Band Receive)
(Approx) 240mA (Dual Band Receive)
  67mA (Mono Band Receive, Standby, Saver Off)
  100mA (Dual Band Receive, Standby, Saver Off)
  28mA (Mono Band Receive, Standby, Saver On/Save Ratio 1:5)
  34mA (Dual Band Receive, Standby, Saver On/Save Ratio 1:5)
  200µA (Auto Power Off)
  1.6A (50MHz, 5W Tx)
  1.7A (144MHz, 5W Tx)
  1.9A (430MHz, 5W Tx)
Ambient Temperature -20ºC to +60ºC
Operating Temperature -20ºC to +40ºC
Case Size (W x H x D, mm) 60 x 90 x 28.5, w/o knob & antenna
Weight (approx, g) 260, with FNB80LI & antenna
TRANSMITTER  
RF Power Output 5.0W (@ 7.4V & 13.8V EXT DC IN)
  1.0W (@ 7.4V & 13.8V EXT DC IN, 50MHz AM)
Modulation Type F2, F3: Variable Reactance (Main & SUB)
  A3: Low Level Amplitude Modulation (Main, 50MHz)
Maximum Deviation ±5kHz, F2/F3
Spurious Emission At least 60dB down (@ Tx HI/L3)
  At least 50dB down (@ Tx L2/L1)
Microphone Impedance 2KΩ
RECEIVER  
Circuit Type NFM, AM: Double-Conversion Superheterodyne

  WFM: Triple-Conversion Superhet
 IF (Intermediate Frequencies)  
  Main Rx
  1st: 47.25MHz (NFM, AM), 45.8MHz (WFM)
  2nd: 450kHz (NFM, AM), 10.7MHz (WFM)
  3rd: 1MHz (WFM)
  SUB Rx
  1st: 46.35MHz
  2nd: 450kHz
Sensitivity Main Rx
  3.0µV for 10dB S/N (0.5 - 30MHz, AM)
  0.5µV TYP for 12dB SINAD (30 - 50MHz, NFM)
  0.16µV for 12dB SINAD (50 - 54MHz, NFM)
  1.0µV TYP for 12dB SINAD (54 - 65MHz, NFM)
  1.0µV TYP for 12dB SINAD (76 - 108MHz, NFM) 
  1.5µV TYP for 10dB S/N (108 - 137MHz, AM) 
  0.2µV for 12dB SINAD (137 - 140MHz, NFM)
  0.16µV for 12dB SINAD (140 - 150MHz, NFM)
  0.2µV for 12dB SINAD (150 - 174MHz, NFM)
  0.3µV for 12dB SINAD (174 - 225MHz, NFM) 
  0.5µV for 12dB SINAD (300 - 350MHz, NFM) 
  0.2µV for 12dB SINAD (350 - 400MHz, NFM) 
  0.18µV for 12dB SINAD (400 - 470MHz, NFM) 
  0.35µV for 12dB SINAD (470 - 540MHz, WFM) 
  3.0µV TYP for 12dB SINAD (540 - 800MHz, WFM)
  1.0µV TYP for 12dB SINAD (800 - 860MHz, NFM)
  SUB Rx
  0.18µV for 12dB SINAD (50 - 54MHz, NFM)  
  0.18µV for 12dB SINAD (137 - 174MHz, NFM)  
  0.2µV for 12dB SINAD (420 - 470MHz, NFM)
 Selectivity 12kHz/25kHz (-6dB/-60dB: NFM, AM)
  200kHz/300kHz (-6dB/-20dB: WFM)
AF Output 200mW @ 8Ω for 10% THD (@ 7.4VDC)
  400mW @ 8Ω for 10% THD (@ 13.8VDC)
   
  • VX-7E Transceiver
  • FNB-82LI Battery Pack (7.4V/1400mAh)
  • Quick Draw Belt clip
  • Hand Strap
  • Antenna
  • Operating Manual
  • Warranty Card
 
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