The Motorola VX-261 radio is a 16 channel handheld unit that is ideal for retail and hospitality businesses. The VX-261 transmits using analog UHF or VHF frequencies, and can be programmed to work with other Motorola, Icom, and Kenwood analog radios.
The VX-261 used to be a part of the Vertex Standard portfolio until picked up by Motorola in 2018.
For companies looking for the best value commercial two-way radio, the VX-261 is a hard radio to match. It features 16 channels, 5 watts of power and a 3 year standard warranty.
Motorola VX-261 radio highlights
- Analog only transmissions
- 16 channels
- UHF or VHF frequency band
- 5 watt max power output
- 9 hours battery life and up to 16 with hi-cap battery
- 2 programmable buttons
- 3 year Motorola warranty
Supported system technologies
Included VX-261 accessories
Shop all VX-261 radio accessories
Consider upgrading to a digital radio for more coverage
If you still need additional range, we suggest looking at a Motorola digital radio.
Digital radios give you a ~20% range bump as well as ~40% battery life bump, and static free audio.
Free Motorola VX-261 radio programming with purchase
Motorola VX-261 radio range
|Flat open terrain||
UHF 3-4 miles
VHF 4-6 miles
UHF 1-3 miles
VHF 1-3 miles
UHF 0.5-2 miles
VHF 0.5-1 mile
UHF 17-25 floors
VHF 10-15 floors
These are estimates based on the VX-261 radio using standard accessories at full power, many factors affect range.
Motorola VX-261 specifications
|Dimensions (H x W x D)||4.3 x 2.3 x 1.3 in.|
|Weight w/battery||9.9 oz.|
|User programmable?||No, requires dealer support|
|Frequency range||UHF1 (403-470 MHz)|
UHF2 (450-512 MHz)
VHF (136-174 MHz)
|Max Power output||5 Watts|
|Coverage area||Adjustable power output for varying coverage|
|Estimated battery life||10.8 hours (Standard)|
19 hours (High Capacity)
|Battery size||1380 mAh|