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Vertex VX-459

Industrial-grade, licensed two-way radio with 8-character alphanumerical display and expanded keypad

Key features
  • 512 channels which can be divided in 32 groups
  • Price does not include programming fee
  • IP 57 rating for dust and water protection 
  • Direct Channel Entry for faster navigation
  • ARTS system
  • Up to 18.5 hours battery life with battery saver function enabled
  • Clear Voice and Whisper features
  • Emergency button and Lone Walker alerts
  • Scan function with 6 options
Manufacturer part #: VX-459
Internal ref: VEVX459UK

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1 year standard warranty
£189.99 £227.99 Incl. VAT
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Product description

The Vertex VX-459 Licensed Walkie Talkie is an industrial-grade licensed two-way radio, military tested for ruggedness, is perfectly designed for heavy-duty use.
When coupled with its IP57 ingress and dust protection standard, allowing the radio to be submerged to a depth of 1m for up to 30 minutes, the VX-459 is tough enough to handle any situation. This handheld radio requires a licence for use in the UK. Please see below for further details.

This radio includes an impressive 512 channels with up to 32 groups to make large-scale communication projects simple and efficient. The VX-549 improves upon other models in the VX-450 series with its 8 alphanumerical display and Direct Channel Entry function, which allow for fast and clear navigation.

Both economical as well as safety-conscious, this radio includes a built-in emergency notification that will send an emergency unit ID and transmit with a live microphone, perfect when working alone. 

The Man Down function is designed to monitor a variety of worker timed safety scenarios as well as worker degree of motion, which allows users to adapt their communications system to their particular work environment. 

If lost or stolen, the VX-459 can be remotely disabled either by Stun command (for temporary disabling) or Kill command (for permanent disabling). 

This radio features 700 mW loud audio output, which is perfect for noisy work environments. The Channel Announcement will clearly and loudly announce the channel description for when you're focused on other tasks.

There are 6 scan options including Priority, Dual Watch, Follow Me and Talk Around scan

Unique to Vertex Standard radios, the Auto-Range Transpond System (ARTS) will inform you when another ARTS-equipped device is within communication range. When out of range for over 2 minutes, the radio will alert you that no signal has been received, ideal for keeping everyone coordinated. 

  Model Frequency Channels Display
VHF VX-459-D0-5 C 134 - 174MHz 512 Yes
UHF VX-459-G6-5 A 400 - 470MHz 512 Yes


  • Licensed two-way radio 
  • 512 channels make large group communications simple and easy to manage
  • IP 57 rating for dust and water protection 
  • 2 versions available: VHF and UHF
  • ARTS system - Alerts you to when another ARTS equipped device is within your range of communication and even alerts you when contact has been lost. 
  • Up to 18.5 hours battery life with battery saver function enabled and when running on the VHF system
  • Radio-to-radio cloning
  • 9 programmable keys
  • Clear Voice and Whisper features mean you will always be heard, whatever the environment
  • Record up to 120 seconds of voice messages using the option DVS-8 Voice Storage Unit
  • Emergency button and Lone Walker alerts
  • Man Down function designed to monitor a variety of worker timed safety scenarios as well as worker degree of motion.
  • Energy saver function to prolong battery life
  • MDC 1200 encode/decode
  • Connector for earphones and other accessories 
  • CTCSS / DCS Encode and Decode 
  • Scan function with 6 options
  • Weight: 296g
  • Dimensions : 109 x 58.5 x 43mm

The price of this radio does not include programming costs. Onedirect can programme your radios at a cost of £10 per radio (Excl. VAT).

If you already have a license, please send us the last page of your license papers. Alternatively, you can send us one of the radios from your existing fleet, so we can copy the frequencies and programme your new radios.

Licence FAQ Section:

How to apply for a licence:

This Motorola two way radio is available to be programmed as:

UHF: 403 - 470 MHz

VHF: 136 - 174 MHz

*The maximum range given by manufacturers is based on ideal conditions, such as from hilltop to hilltop, but the range you get will be much less if you are in a built-up area. Trees, walls, hills and even the weather can affect the range of your two-way radio. Rule of thumb is that for every 1 watt you will get 1 mile of coverage guarantee, or more depending on the conditions.

In the box

Vertex VX-459 Radio
2400 mAh FNB-V113LI Battery
CLIP 18 Belt clip
VAC-450C Rapid charger
User manual

Product Specs.

More Information
Warranty1 year
UseFor intensive use
Comes with case and accessoriesWithout case
ATEX certifiedWithout ATEX certification
Water resistantWater resistant
IP RatingIP57 rating
Military standardConfirmed to military standard
Channels - Sub-channels - Codes512
RangeUp to 25km
DisplayWith display
VOX/iVOX hands freeWith earpiece
Standby time / Talk timeUp t0 18.5km
Battery2400 mAh Li-Ion
SOS buttonWith SOS button
Vibrate functionWithout vibrate function
Voice encryption functionWith voice encryption
Scan functionWith scan function
Room monitoringWithout room monitoring
Roger BeepWithout roger beep
FlashlightWithout flashlight
Size109 x 58.5 x 43mm
Connector accessoryVertex

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