Vertex VX-261 Two-Way Radio

The Vertex VX-261 is a 16-channel two-way radio that is the new start of the Vertex Standard entry tier series. The radio offers 5 watts of Transmit power and is part of the vertex standard universal battery and charging systems.

SKU: VX-261

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Product Description


Vertex VX-261: Mid-tier Features at an Entry-tier Price!

Vertex VX-261

The Vertex VX-261 makes it possible to own a radio with the features of a mid-tier radio for the price of an entry tier. The Vertex VX-261 is built rugged and reliable for communication in almost any industry. With up to 16 channels, every team member in your organization will be able to communicate successfully and with programmable functions, you can customize the VX-261 to fit your needs. The Vertex VX-261 also includes numerous features such as Whisper Mode, Emergency, Lone Worker, and many more.

The Controls

Vertex VX-261 Controls

What's In The Box?

VX-261 Radio Models:

It is important to select the correct model VX-261 when ordering radios for an existing fleet if you want them to work together. If you have existing radios you can compare the model number on the back of the radio with the models listed below:

  • VX-261 VHF AC128N001-VX
  • VX-261 UHF AC128U001-VX

If you are still unsure please ask our team for help:


Key Features:

Vertex VX-261 Features

Enhanced Audio Output

Be heard loud and clear in any situation with the enhanced audio performance provided in Vertex’s VX-260 Series.

Expanded Interoperability

Vertex’s VX-260 Series provides numerous signaling choices, such as MDC1200 ®, FleetSync ®, DTMF, and 2-tone and 5-tone capabilities, to allow easy integration into a mixed fleet.


Be safe with just a push of a button with VX-260 Series’ emergency alert. Using the Lone Worker timer, you can reset a certain time interval. If the time interval is not reset by the predetermined interval, the radio will automatically switch to Emergency mode and call for help.

Universal Battery System

With just a single charger base, you can easily charge multiple radio series when using designated UNI batteries, taking energy interoperability to a new level.

Multi-Unit Charger

Vertex Universal Multi-Unit Charger VAC-6058

Vertex VAC-6058 Universal Multi-Unit Charger

This universal charger gives you the ability to charge six Vertex Radios with UNI Batteries at one time, helping you build the charging station you need to keep your radio fleet organized.

Speaker Mic

Eagle VX1 Remote Speaker Mic

Eagle VX1 Remote Speaker Mic

Using speaker microphones, like the Eagle VX1 Remote Speaker Mic, can allow users to communicate through their radio while it remains secured to their belt, drastically lowering the risk of drops and damage.

Compatible VX-261 Accessories:

We offer the most complete line of accessories for the VX-261. You can find all of the original accessories that come with the radio along with audio and charging accessories to make your job easier. We offer Vertex original batteries accessories as well as popular brands such as Impact Radio Accessories, and Power Products. Select a category below to get started:

Spec Sheet:

Vertex VX-261 Spec Sheet

Additional Resources

Two-Way Radio Technology
School Safety Guide
Improving Radio Range
Two-Way Radio vs Cell Phone


Additional Information

Part Number VX-261
What's in the Box VX-261 Radio, Antenna, Battery, Belt Clip, Charger
Intrinsically Safe No
Output Power 5 Watts
Channel Capacity 16 Channels
IP Rating IP 55 (Water Jets)
Radio Display No
Average Battery Life 10-12 Hours
Radio Technology Analog
Warranty 3 Year Warranty