Motorola (Vertex Standard) VX-5500 UHF Mobile (VX-5500UD) 450-490MHz UHF, 40 watt mobile radio, 250 Ch.. Product #: VX-5500UD based on 0 reviews End Of Life

VX-5500 UHF 45 watt Mobile Radio

Brand: Motorola (Vertex Standard)
Product Code: VX-5500UD
Availability: End Of Life

Product has been discontinued is no longer availble to purchase.

  • 250 Channels and 20 Groups
  • 70 W Low Band / 50 W VHF / 45 W UHF
  • Low Band: 29.7 – 37 MHz; 37 – 50 MHz
  • VHF: 148 – 174 MHz
  • UHF: 450 – 490 MHz
  • 7 Programmable Backlit Keys
  • 8-Character Alphanumeric Display
  • FCC Narrowbanding Compliant

Built for Durability

The one-piece die-cast enclosure doubles as its chassis, yielding extreme strength for resistance against shock and vibration and avoids over-heating.

Multi-Configurations For Dual-Band Capability

One VX-5500/6000 Control Head and two RF Decks on different bands may be networked for dual-band operation. Low Band, VHF or UHF radios may be combined to meet complex communications requirements for multi-agency operations.  Also two control heads can be added to a single RF deck or dual RF desks.  Futhermore the RF decks can be mixed with VX-5500 and VX-6000 for high power crossband repeater.

When Safety Counts

As with all Vertex Standard mobile radios, the VX-5500 has built-in Emergency alert for enhanced driver safety. A panic button can be triggered by the front panel button to alert the dispatcher when problems arise.

In addition, the VX-5500 features an internal emergency microphone on the front panel so the driver can continue to communicate with dispatch should the regular microphone become unusable.

Horn alert capability enables base station operator to issue a 2-Tone, 5-Tone or DTMF signal remotely to activate the car’s horn to go off as an additional emergency alert to draw attention to the vehicle.

Exclusive Auto-Range Transpond System (ARTS™)

Always know your connection status. Only Vertex Standard radios are designed to inform you when you and another ARTS™-equipped radio are within communication range. If out of range, your radio senses no signal has been received and beeps to alert you. A great solution to keep your workers coordinated. For more information, download fact sheet.

FCC Narrowbanding Compliant

Meets the FCC Part 90 requirement for using 12.5 kHz channels by January 1, 2013.

Additional Features

  • CTCSS / DCS Encode and Decode
  • BCLO, BTLO and TOT Functions
  • Status Quick Check
  • Compander
  • Scan Options: Basic, Priority, Dual Watch
  • Group Scan
  • D-Sub 25 Pin Accessory Connector
  • Water Shield Microphone Connector
  • Public Address 
  • User-Selectable Tones
  • Radio-to-Radio Cloning


  • Voice Inversion Encryption
  • Rolling Code Encryption
  • Voice Inversion Encryption and DTMF Paging
  • MDC-1200® / GE-STAR® ANI Encode
  • Motorcycle Control Head (CNT-5000) 

General Specification
Frequency Range 450 – 490 MHz
Number of Channels and Groups 250 with 20 Groups
Power Supply Voltage 13.6 V DC ± 15%
Channel Spacing (Analog) 12.5
PLL Steps 2.5 / 5 / 6.25 kHz
Current Consumption TX: 12 A, RX: 2.1 A, Standby: 600 mA
Operating Temperature Range -22ºF to +140ºF (-30ºC to +60ºC)
Frequency Stability Better than ±2 ppm
RF Input-Output Impedance 50 Ohms
Dimension (H x W x D) 2.4 x 7 x 7.7 inches (60 x 178 x 195 mm)
Weight (Approx.) 4.9 lbs (2.2 kg)
Receiver Specification
Sensitivity 12dB SINAD 0.25 µV
Adjacent Channel Selectivity 85 dB / 77 dB
Intermodulation 80 dB / 75 dB
Spurious and Image Rejection 90 dB
Audio Output Internal: 5 W @ 4 Ohms, 3% THD External: 10 W @ 4 Ohms, 3% THD
Transmitter Specification
Output Power 45 W adjustable to 5 W
Modulation 16K0F3E, 11K0F3E
Maximum Deviation 5.0 kHz / 2.5 kHz
Audio Distortion 2% @1 kHz
Conducted Spurious Emission 80 dB below carrier
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