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MIL-STD 810 C/D/E
Built to meet or exceed the requirements of the U.S. MIL-STD 810 C/D/E standards, the Yaesu VX-180 (VX-180, VX 180, VX180, VX-180E, VX 180E, VX180E) portable radio is designed to survive under difficult operating conditions of shock, vibration, and driving rain. Cost-performance begins with durability, and the Mil-Spec toughness of the Yaesu VX-180 (VX-180, VX 180, VX180, VX-180E, VX 180E, VX180E) portable radio is your guarantee or its design quality.

SUPER RUGGED CONSTRUCTION 
Housed inside a high-impact case, the diecast chassis of the Yaesu VX-180 (VX-180, VX 180, VX180, VX-180E, VX 180E, VX180E) portable radio provides a solid, rugged foundation for the VX-180's circuitry. Built to survive in the real world of factory, construction site, or fleet use, the Yaesu VX-180 (VX-180, VX 180, VX180, VX-180E, VX 180E, VX180E) portable radio will provide many years of reliable communications. 

8-CHARACTER ALPHANUMERIC DISPLAY

 
Providing indication of either the channel number or an Alphanumeric Channel Label of up to 8 characters, the LCD display also 

 
provides convenient operation function icons to provide instant recognition of radio status.
3 PROGRAMMABLE OPERATING FUNCTION KEYS
Customization of feature access is easily accomplished at the time of programming. Flexibility in assignment of features ensures compatibility with existing system requirements.

CTCSS / DCS ENCODE + DECODE
High-performance Encoder/Decoder circuits for both CTCSS and Digital Code Squelch are provided, for access to tone/code controlled systems.
DCS is ideal for crowded RF environments, providing superior immunity from false opening of squelch.

DTMF ANI
The Yaesu VX-180 (VX-180, VX 180, VX180, VX-180E, VX 180E, VX180E) portable radio includes a DTMF Automatic Number Identifier (ANI) circuit, which will respond to an incoming ANI burst for selective paging of an individual portable.

DUAL 2-TONE DECODE
This built in feature allows you to decode up to two, 2-tone pairs per channel.
These can be used for two individual pager calls, or one for Individual and
one for Group call.

 
ARTS™ (Auto Range Transponding System)
included in ine Yaesu VX-180 (VX-180, VX 180, VX180, VX-180E, VX 180E, VX180E) portable radio is Vertex Standard's exclusive ARTS™ feature,
which can be critically important in search-and-rescue applications. ARTS™ provides a "hand-shake" with other ARTS™ equipped transceivers, and the display indicates if an "Out of Range" condition exists. The base station can then alert the field unit to move to a better location.

TX/RX BATTERY SAVER CIRCUIT
To maximize battery life, the Yaesu VX-180 (VX-180, VX 180, VX180, VX-180E, VX 180E, VX180E) portable radio includes both transmit- and receive-
mode battery savers. On transmit, the portable will reduce power when the
incoming signal is very strong. On receive, the radio will put itself into a
pulsing "sleep" mode, periodically checking for channel activity.

PC PROGRAMMING
The channel and feature configurations are easily programmed in minutes
by the dealer, using the optional CT-42A Programming Cable and CE44
Programming Software.

RADIO TO RADIO CLONE FEATURE
For quick programming of Vertex VX-180 radios for fleet use, the "Clone" feature
allows copying of all channel and other configuration data from one Yaesu VX-180 (VX-180, VX 180, VX180, VX-180E, VX 180E, VX180E) portable radio
to another, using the optional CT-27 Cloning Cable.

500 mW AUDIO OUTPUT
Ideal for reception in noisy environments, the VX-180's high-powered audio
is coupled to a large internal speaker, assuring solid copy throughout difficult
construction site or field operations.
 
 

BCLO, BTLO, AND TOT 
To facilitate efficient channel management, the Yaesu VX-180 (VX-180, VX 180, VX180, VX-180E, VX 180E, VX180E) portable radio provides Busy Channel Lock-Out (BCLO) and Busy Tone Lock-Out (BTLO) features. What's more, the transmitter's Time-Out Timer (TOT) function prevents a "stuck microphone" condition from jamming a channel for an extended period of time.
VERSATILE SCANNING FEATURES
The high-speed scanning capability of the Yaesu VX-180 (VX-180, VX 180, VX180, VX-180E, VX 180E, VX180E) portable radio includes "All-Channel" scanning, plus Dual Watch and Priority Channel capability. And with "Follow-Me" scanning, a designated channel may be watched during scanning of other channels.