Motorola VX-5500 Series Radios

Flexible Configurations And Durability For Demanding Applications

The VX-5500 delivers reliability and easy expandability for your networked, dual-band operation. Get tailored communications and a maximum return for your investment. Standard and dual control head packages available.

  • 250 Channel Capacity and 20 Groups
  • Low Band: 37-50 MHz (B)
  • Output Power Low Band: 70 Watts Adjustable to 30 Watts

Large Channel Capacity For Greater Reach

Features 250 channel capacity and the ability to program up to 20 memory groups with no limit on the number of channels in each group.

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-Configuration For Dual-Band Capability

One 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 involving federal, state and local government operations.

When Safety Counts

As with all Motorola mobile radios, the VX-5500/6000 Series includes Emergency alert for enhanced driver safety. A panic button can be triggered by the front panel button to alert the dispatcher when problems arise. There is also an internal emergency microphone that can transmit should the regular microphone become damaged or unusable.

Loud, Full-Sounding Audio

Audio companding ensures full sound for narrow band channel applications. Use the optional 12W rear external speaker for enhanced clarity.

Exclusive Auto-Range Transpond System – ARTS™

Always know your connection status. Only Motorola 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 workers coordinated.

Motorola VX-5500 Series Features

  • 7 Programmable Backlit Keys
  • 8-Character Alphanumeric Display
  • CTCSS / DCS Encode And Decode
  • BCLO / BTLO And TOT Functions
  • Status Quick Check
  • Compander
  • Internal Emergency Microphone (Front Panel)
  • Priority Scan
  • Dual Watch Scan
  • Group Scan
  • D-Sub 25 Pin Accessory Connector
  • Water Shield Microphone Connector
  • Public Address / Horn Alert
  • User-Selectable Tones
  • Radio-To-Radio Cloning

Motorola VX-5500 Series Models

Motorola VX-5500 Series Radio Dash Mount Models:


VX-5500 Series Mobile Radio 37 - 50 MHz, 250 Channels, 70 Watt

Motorola VX-5500 Series Radio Remote Models:

Standard Packages Include:

  • MH-53C7A Heavy Duty Microphone
  • Standard 3 Year Warranty

Motorola VX-5500 Series Accessories

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