Motorola VX456 Handheld

Price: $425.00 Inc GST

Quick Overview

  • IP67 - water (submersible) and dustproof
  • Loud 700 mW audio output
  • 5 Watt transmission
  • 520 private channel capacity covering 450-520 Mhz
  • Lone Worker, dedicated duress button and Man Down safety features

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Commercial and CB radio in one

VX456 CB-M

The VX-456 is a dual mode CB and UHF Commercial portable radio. For durable, on-the-job responsiveness, the VX-456 maximises
worker uptime with flexible communication options, expanded safety applications and convenient
built-in features designed for heavy duty, commercial and recreational use.

CB or commercial frequency modes
The VX-456 CB radio provides both CB and commercial frequency modes, allowing you to choose the best option for your usage. If you require private communications it is best to obtain a license through your Authorised Motorola dealerr to use a commercial frequency. If this is not a requirement then the CB option is available straight out of the box.

Resistance for Extreme Environments
The VX-456 CB water, dust and drop resistant radios are built tough (IP57 ingress protection standard). This radio can be submersed in water for up to 30 minutes at a depth of one metre! It has also been tested to meet military standards for ruggedness.

Monitor Worker Safety
As with all Motorola radios, the VX-456CB includes built-in Emergency and Lone Worker alerts. Emergency notification is user-initiated with a press of a button for the radio to switch to a designated channel and send an alert for help. Lone Worker mode is a built-in timer that requires the user to reset at a predetermined interval. If not reset, the radio automatically switches to Emergency mode to alert help.

When constant contact is required at all times, Motorola's exclusive Auto-Range Transpond System II (ARTS II ) is included to inform the user that other ARTS II - equipped radios are within communication range.

No two job sites are alike and the optional Man Down function (with DVS-9 unit) is programmable to monitor a variety of worker timed safety scenarios vertically and horizontally as well as worker degree of motion. Adjusting the settings of the 3-axis sensor adapts the radio to each distinct work environment to monitor movement.

Audio and Voice Detection Sensitivity Audio
Equipped with 700mW audio output it's perfect for noisy work environments. Users can make use of the Channel Announcement function, which audibly tells you the channel description to simplify changing channels when focused on other tasks simultaneously.

Expanded, built-in signalling for flexibility

Includes MDC-1200 encode/decode along with DTMF, 2-tone and 5-tone encode/decode providing selective radio calling and efficiency in supporting a variety of discrete communications needs.

Manageable System for Large Group Communications

The VX-456 CB radio has a massive 512-channel capacity and 32 groups to easily manage a variety of calls at the most complex job sites or plant operations. It also includes Direct Channel Entry to punch in the channel desired from the keypad for fast navigation.

Vertex Standard's exclusive Auto-Range Transpond System (ARTStm and ARTS II tm)

A function that keeps the user within communication range with other ARTStm- equipped radios, to remain in constant contact range


Motorola VX456CB-M

512 channels / 32 Groups in commercial mode Minimum volume control
80 channels in UHF CB mode Battery: 2300 mAh Li-Ion Uni
5 Watts RX/TX Battery powersave
7 Programmable keys Auto-Range Transpond System II (ARTS IITM)
8 Character alphanumeric display Channel announce
IP Rating: 57 Voice activation (VOX)
700 mW Audio output Digital voice storage (option DVS-8)
Whisper mode Man down (option DVS-9) with digital voice storage
Compander Radio-to-radio cloning
Clear voice PC Programming
Voice inversion encryption (on/off activation) UHF high 450-520 MHz
CTCSS/DCS Encode/Decode Scan
Dual 2-Tone Decode Priority
2-Tone Encode/Decode Dual Watch
5-Tone Encode/Decode Follow Me
Remote Stun/Kill/Revive (5-tone) Talk Around
Emergency Scan Set
Lone Worker 32 Scan List
DTMF Speed Dial
DTMF Paging
MDC-1200® Encode/Decode

What's in the box

Motorola VX456CB-M radios come complete with:
Handheld Radio
Charging Cradle
Power Supply
Belt Clip
Li-Ion 2300 mAh "High Capacity" Battery
Owners Manual

Brochures and Manuals

Owners Manual

Available Accessories

Battery FNB-V134LI-UNI Li-Ion 2300 mAh "High Capacity"
FNB-V133LI-UNI Li-Ion 1380 mAh "Slim Line"
Battery Chargers PA-55H Power Supply, 16V, 1A (UNI)
CD-58 Single Unit Charger Base (UNI)
VCM-5 In Vehicle Charger for CD-58 (UNI)
VAC-6058 6-Unit Multi Rapid Charger (UNI)
Remote Audio MH-100 3.5MM Earpeice for RSM Audio Jack (IP-54)
MH-450S Small Speaker Microphone
MH-45B4B Noise Canceling Speaker Microphone
MH-66A4B Submersible Speaker Mic (IP-57)
Surveilance Microphones MH-101A4B 1-Wire Surveillance Kit (IP-54)
MH-102A4B 2-Wire Surveillance Kit (IP-54)
MH-103A4B 3 3-Wire Surveillance Kit (IP-54)
Headset Audio VH-150A Lightweight behind-the-head VOX headset (IS Rated)
VH-150B Lightweight over-the head VOX headset (IS Rated)
MH-201A4B Heavy Duty Headset (IS Rated)
Leather Cases LCC-133LD Leather Case Belt Loop suits FNB-V133LI Display
LCC-134LD Leather Case Belt Loop suits FNB-V134LI Display
LCC-133SD Leather Case Swivel Belt Clip suits FNB-V133LI Display
LCC-134SD Leather Case Swivel Belt Blip suits FNB-V134LI Display


General Specification
Frequency Range 450~520MHz
Number of Channels and Groups 512 channels / 32 Groups in commercial mode 80 channels in UHF CB mode and 16 Extra Receive Only Channels
Power Supply Voltage 7.4 V DC ± 20%
Channel Spacing 12.5 / 20 / 25 kHz
PLL Steps 5 / 6.25 kHz
Battery Life (5-5-90 duty) 18 hours (w/saver) / 15.6 hours
2300 mAh FNB-V134LI
IP Rating IP 67
Operating Temperature Range -22º F to +140º F (-30º C to +60º C)
Frequency Stability ± 2.5 ppm
RF Input-Output Impedance 50 Ohms
Dimension (H x W x D) 109 x 58.5 x 43 mm (w/FNB-V134LI)
Weight (Approx.) 340 g (w/FNB-V134LI, ANT, Belt Clip)
Receiver Specification* UHF CB UHF
Sensitivity 12 dB SINAD 0.32 μV
Adjacent Channel Selectivity 70 dB / 65 dB
Hum and Noise 45 dB / 40 dB
Intermodulation 70 dB / 65 dB
Spurious and Image Rejection 70 dB
Audio Output 700 mW (internal @ 16 Ohms, 5% THD)
500 mW (external @ 4 Ohms, 5% THD)
*Measured by TIA/EIA-603
Transmitter Specification* UHF CB UHF
Output Power 5 / 2.5 / 1 / 0.25 Watt (selectable by channel)
Modulation 16K0F3E, 11K0F3E
Conducted Spurious Emissions 70 dB below carrier
FM Hum & Noise 45 dB / 40 dB
Audio Distortion < 3 % @1 kHz
*Measured by TIA/EIA-603