The Motorola VX-261. Weighing only 9.9 ounces, this radio is a great choice for use on large job sites, construction, farming and much more.

Motorola VX-261 5 Watt Portable Analog Radio

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Motorola's VX-261 two-way business radio is specially designed for demanding use with clear communications weighing in at only 9.9 ounces. This radio is a great choice for use on large job sites, construction, farming and much more.  This model comes in UHF or VHF, the UHF version has 2 frequency ranges to choose from. UHF radios work best indoors and mixed use of both indoors and outdoors. VHF works best outside in clear areas.  
The Motorola VX Series radios have built-in safety features designed to get your employees help immediately in the case of an emergency. Take Emergency Alert - At the touch of a button, any team member can send an alert that help is needed ASAP. And with Lone Worker, check-ins can be set up at regular intervals so that an employee working alone must send a signal that everything is okay. If the signal isn’t received on time, the radio automatically notifies help. The Motorola VX Series radios are ideal for organizations that have strict safety guidelines and procedures in place. Or for any business that wants to stay a step ahead in critical situations.

With enhanced interoperability, you can choose from multiple signaling options, such as MDC1200®, FleetSync®, DTMF, and 2-tone or 5-tone capabilities for seamless integration into a mixed fleet. Compatible with the universal battery system, you’ll eliminate equipment clutter and confusion by standardizing on one charging base for the entire team.
Based upon a proven design - with such features as scan, built-in VOX, and long battery life - the VX-261 has been expertly engineered to satisfy the toughest job requirements, in all conditions, thanks to MIL-STD 810 C/D/E/F/G & IP-55 weatherproofing. They are field programmable and clone-able.
NOTE: The Motorola VX-261 is the same radio as the Vertex Standard VX-261. Vertex Standard is a Motorola owned company. Motorola has re-branded the VX-261. All Vertex VX-261 radios are compatible with Motorola VX-261 radios.
Optional Battery: Rechargeable Lithium-Ion 2300 mAh Battery – 15.5 to 19 (Battery Saver mode) Hour battery life. (FBN-V134LI-UNI)
• 16 Total Channels / 1 Group
• D0 VHF 136-174 MHz Frequency Range
• G6 UHF 403-470 MHz Frequency Range
• G7 UHF 450-512 MHz Frequency Range
• 5 or 1 Watt adjustable Output Power
• Rechargeable Lithium-Ion 1380 mAh Battery – 8.8 to 10.8 (Battery Saver mode) Hour battery life (FBN-V133LI-UNI)
• Includes Drop-In Fast Battery Charger
• 2 Programmable Keys
• DTMF ANI Encode
• CTCSS/DCS Encode and Decode
• MDC-1200® ANI Encode
• FleetSync® ANI Encode
• 2-Tone Encode/Decode
• 5-Tone Encode/Decode
• Lone Worker Alert
• Emergency Alert
• Operates in a Universal Battery System
• Multiple Scan Options
• Auto Range Transponding System (ARTS™)
• Water / Dust Resistant
• Internal VOX (When Used with VOX Accessory)
• Military Specifications
• 3 Year Manufacturer Warranty

What's in the box:

  • UHF or VHF Motorola VX-261 Radio
  • 1380 mAh Lithium Ion Battery or the Optional 2300 mAh battery
  • Universal Desktop Rapid Charger
  • Heavy Duty Belt Clip
  • UHF or VHF Removable Antenna
  • 3 Year Manufacture's Warranty
  • Owner's Manual

*Maximum range can only be achieved over water or open rural areas under optimum conditions. FCC license required, form 601 and instructions are located on their website. Before filling out form 601 you must select which frequency your company will operate on. Available frequencies can be found in the owners manual. Features and specifications subject to change without notice.


Please see Motorola for the most up to date version of this warranty.

Limited Warranty for Motorola Personal Communications Products Purchased in the United States and Canada


I. What This Warranty Covers

• Products. Defects in materials and workmanship in wireless cellular telephones, pagers, and/or two-way radios, and certain accessories that are sold with them, such as the battery, battery charger, and holster manufactured and/or sold by Motorola (Products).
• Batteries. Defects in materials and workmanship in batteries that are manufactured by Motorola and/or sold with Products are covered by this warranty only if the fully-charged capacity falls below 80% of rated capacity or they leak.
• Software. Physical defects in the media that tangibly embodies each copy of any software supplied with the Products.

II. What the Period of Coverage Is

From the date the Products are purchased by the first end-user:

• Products. The warranty is for two years. Exception: The warranty for Spirit GT Series and Talkabout Series two-way radio accessories (including the Spirit GT Series batteries) is for 90 days.
• Software. The warranty is for 90 days.
• Repairs/Replacements. The warranty is for the balance of the original warranty or for 90 days from the date you receive it, whichever is longer.

III. Who is Covered

This warranty extends to the first end-user purchaser only.

IV. What We Will Do to Correct Warranty Problems

At no charge to you, we have the option to repair or replace the Products or software that do not conform to the warranty, or to refund the Products’ purchase price. We may use functionally equivalent reconditioned/refurbished/pre-owned or new Products or parts. No software updates are provided.

V. How to Obtain Warranty Service or Other Information

Two-Way Radios 1-800-927-2744
TTY TTY 1-888-390-6456
For Accessories, please call 1-800-422-4210.

You will receive instructions on how to ship the Products to Motorola. You must ship the Products to us with freight, duties and insurance prepaid. Along with the Products you must include: (a) a copy of your receipt, bill of sale or other comparable proof of purchase; (b) a written description of the problem; (c) the name of your service provider (if this Product requires subscription service); (d) the name and location of the installation facility (if applicable) and, most importantly; (e) your address and telephone number. If requested, you must also return all detachable parts such as antennas, batteries and chargers. RETAIN YOUR ORIGINAL PROOF OF PURCHASE. We will ship repaired or replacement Products at our expense for the freight and insurance, but at
your expense for any duties. If additional information is needed, please contact us at the telephone number listed above.

VI. What This Warranty Does Not Cover

• Products that are operated in combination with ancillary or peripheral equipment or software not furnished by Motorola for use with the Products (“ancillary equipment”), or any damage to the Products or ancillary equipment as a result of such use. Among other things, “ancillary equipment” includes batteries, chargers, adaptors, and power supplies not manufactured or supplied by Motorola. Any of these voids the warranty.
• Someone other than Motorola (or its authorized service centers) tests, adjusts, installs, maintains, alters, modifies, or services the Products in any way. Any of these voids the warranty.

• Rechargeable batteries that: (a) are charged by other than the Motorola-approved battery charger specified for charging such batteries; (b) have any broken seals or show evidence of tampering; (c) are used in equipment other than the Product for which they are specified; or (d) are charged and stored at temperatures greater than 60 degrees centigrade. Any of these voids the warranty.
• Products that have: (a) serial numbers or date tags that have been removed, altered, or obliterated; (b) board serial numbers that do not match each other, or board serial numbers that do not match the housing; or (c) nonconforming or non-Motorola housings or parts. Any of these voids the warranty.
• Defects or damage that result from: (a) use of the Products in a manner that is not normal or customary; (b) improper operation or misuse; (c) accident or neglect such as dropping the Products onto hard surfaces; (d) contact with water, rain, extreme humidity, or heavy perspiration; (e) contact with sand, dirt or the like; or (f) contact with extreme heat, or spillsof food or liquid.
• Physical damage to the surface of the Products, including scratches, cracks, or other damage to a display screen, lens, or other externally exposed parts.
• Failure of Products that is due primarily to any communication service or signal you may subscribe to or use with the Products.
• Coil cords that are stretched or that have any broken modular tabs.
• Products that are leased.

Flat-rate repair rates may apply to Products not covered by this warranty. To obtain information about Products needing repairs that are not covered by this warranty, please call the telephone number previously listed. We will provide information on repair availability, rates, methods of
payment, where to send the Products, etc.

VII. Some Other Limitations

This is Motorola’s complete warranty for the Products, and states your exclusive remedies. This warranty is given in lieu of all other express warranties. Implied warranties, including without limitation, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, are given only if specifically required by applicable law. Otherwise, they are specifically excluded. No warranty is made as to coverage, availability, or grade of service provided by the Products, whether through a service provider or otherwise. No warranty is made that the software will meet your requirements or will work in combination with any hardware or applications software products provided by third parties, that the operation of the software products will be uninterrupted or error free, or that all defects in the software products will be corrected.

In no event shall Motorola be liable, whether in contract or tort (including negligence) for damages in excess of the purchase price of the Product, or for any indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages of any kind, or loss of revenue or profits, loss of business, loss of information or data, or other financial loss arising out of or in connection with the ability or inability to use the Products, to the full extent these damages may be disclaimed by law.

VIII. Patent and Software Provisions
At Motorola’s expense, we will defend you, and pay costs and damages that may be finally awarded against you, to the extent that a lawsuit is based on a claim that the Products directly infringe a United States patent. Our obligation is conditioned on: (a) you notifying us promptly in writing when you receive notice of the claim; (b) you giving us sole control of the defense of the suit and all negotiations for its settlement or compromise; and (c) should the Products become, or in Motorola's opinion be likely to become, the subject of a claim of infringement of a United States patent, you permit us, at our option and expense, either to: procure for you the right to continue using the Products; replace or modify them so that they become non-infringing; or grant you a credit for such Products, as depreciated, and accept their return. The depreciation will be an equal amount per year over the lifetime of the Products, as established by Motorola. Motorola will have no liability to you with respect to any claim of patent infringement that is based upon the combination of the Products or parts furnished under this limited warranty with ancillary equipment, as defined in VI., above. This is Motorola’s entire liability with respect to infringement of patents by the Products.

Laws in the United States and other countries preserve for Motorola and other third party software providers certain exclusive rights for copyrighted software, such as the exclusive rights to reproduce in copies and distribute copies of such software. The software may be copied into, used in and redistributed with only those Products that are associated with such software. No other use, including without limitation, disassembly or reverse engineering of such software or exercise of exclusive rights in such software is permitted. Some states and other jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, or limitation on the length of an implied warranty, so the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights, which vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction.

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  • 5
    Good Service, Fast Delivery

    Posted by Mark Gagliotti on 22nd Jan 2020

    The staff was helpful and friendly on the phone. We bought these for our hotel so staff can better communicate better. We like the number of channels, and price was reasonable.