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VX-120E Submersible 2 Metre Handheld Transceiver
VX-120E Submersible 2 Metre Handheld Transceiver
The VX-120E is a compact, high-performance FM hand-held providing up to five Watts of RF power, along with big audio output (700 mW) and unmatched protection against the elements!

Protected against water ingress to IPX7 specifications (submersion for up to 30 minutes at a depth of 3 feet), the VX-120E features long operating time, thanks to the supplied 1400 mAh NiMH Battery Pack.

The 8-key VX-120E includes quick, one-touch access to YAESU’s WiRES-II VoIP Internet Linking system.


The VX-120 conforms to IPX7 specifications for submersibility (submersion for up to 30 minutes at a depth of three feet).
Outstanding Receiver Audio

The VX-120's hefty 700 mW of audio provides plenty of volume when operating in a noisy environment.
1400 mAh Battery Pack Yields Long Operating Time

The VX-120 is supplied with a long-life 1400 mAh Ni-MH Battery Pack, for extended operating time during search-and-rescue or public service event operations.
Expanded Receiver Coverage

The receiver's frequency range is 137-174 MHz, covering many public service, marine, and government channels.
User Password

To prevent an unauthorized person from using your VX-120, you may engage a security password that must be keyed in prior to operation, if you like.
200 Memory Channels

The 200 memories may be partitioned into as many as 10 memory groups. Alpha-numeric labeling is available on all memories.
Weather Broadcast Channels

In the U.S. version, a dedicated special memory bank of ten NOAA Weather Channels is available, with a "Severe Weather" alert capability.
EAI (Emergency Automatic ID) Feature

Ideal for search-and-rescue work, the EAI feature can be commanded on so as to identify your VX-170, and engage your PTT and microphone, remotely in an emergency situation. So if you don't check in during a search, help can be dispatched, with the automatic TX function allowing others to perform direction finding. The EAI feature is not included in the U.S. version at this time.
Split Tone Capability

Besides the usual CTCSS and DCS Encode/Decode features you've come to know and love on a Yaesu transceiver, the VX-120 includes a "Split Tone" capability that allows you to Encode a CTCSS tone, and Decode DCS, or vice-versa. You can also Encode (without decoding) either CTCSS or DCS.
Frequency Range RX: 137-174 MHz
TX : 144-146(148) MHz
Emission Modes F2D, F3E
Frequency Steps 5, 10, 12.5, 15, 20, 25, 50, 100 kHz
Antenna Impedance 50 Ohms
Operating Temperature Range -20 C to +60 C
Frequency Stability ±5 ppm (-10° C to +60° C)
Supply Voltage Nominal: 7.2 V DC, Negative Ground
Operating: 6.0 ~16 V, Negative Ground (EXT DC Jack)
11~16 V, Neg. Ground (EXT DC Jack while Charging)
Current Consumption
(Approx. @ 7.4V)
165 mA (Receive) 200 mW Output
45 mA (Standby, Saver Off)
20.5 mA (Standby, Saver On)
8 mA(Auto Power Off)
1.5 A (5 W TX 7.2 V DC)
Dimensions (WxHxD) 60 x 120 x 32 mm
Weight (appx) 390g with battery pack, antenna & belt clip
RF Power Output High 5 W (@ 7.2 V FNB-83)
Mid 2 W (@ 7.2 V FNB-83)
Low 0.5 W (@ 7.2 V FNB-83)
Modulation Types Variable Reactance F2D, F3E
Maximum Deviation ±5 kHz F2D/F3E
Spurious Radiation At least 60 dB down (@ High & Mid Power)
At least 40 dB down (@ Low Power)
Microphone Impedance 2k Ohms
Circuit Type Double-Conversion Superheterodyne
Intermediate Frequencies 1st: 21.7MHz
2nd: 450 kHz
Selectivity NFM 12 kHz / 35 kHz (–6 dB / –60 dB)
Sensitivity 0.2 μV for 12 dB SINAD (137-140 MHz)
0.16 μV for 12 dB SINAD (140-150 MHz)
0.2 μV TYP for 12 dB SINAD (150-174 MHz,)
Maximum Audio Output 700 mW @ 16 Ω for 10 % THD (@ 7.5 V) Internal SP
400 mW @ 8 Ω for 10 % THD (@ 7.5 V) EXT SP Jack

• FNB-83 7.2 V, 1400 mAh Rechargeable Ni-MH Battery Pack
• NC-88 B/C/U* 10-Hour Charger
• Belt Clip
• Antenna

Click to download VX-120E/170E Br (VX-120_170series.pdf 360 Kb)
 Brochure for the VX-120E and VX-170E handheld transceivers
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