Viking VM5000

EFJohnson VM5000


Viking VM5000

  • Description
  • Performance Characteristics
  • Physical Characteristics
  • User Environment

Uncompromised quality and performance with public safety ergonomics, the KENWOOD Viking® is the industry’s only mobile platform providing TrueVoice™ noise cancellation.

Viking Radios

Frequency Band:

Frequency Range:
VM 5730 - 136-174 MHz
VM 5830 - 450-520 MHz, 380-470 MHz
VM 5930 - 763-776, 851-870 MHz

Power Output:
VM 5730 - 5W – 50W
VM 5830 - 5W – 45W / 5W – 40W
VM 5930 - 2W – 30W / 2W – 35W

Number of Channels/Groups/Zones:
1024 Channels / 255

Channel spacing:
VM 5730 - 12.5 / 15 / 25 / 30 kHz Analog - 12.5 kHz Digital
VM 5830 - 12.5 / 25 kHz Analog - 12.5 kHz Digital
VM 5930 - 12.5 / 25 kHz Analog - 12.5 kHz Digital

Dimensions W x H x D
VM 5730 - 6.73 x 1.89 x 6.93 in.
VM 5830 - 6.73 x 1.89 x 6.93 in.
VM 5930 - 6.73 x 1.89 x 7.72 in.

VM 5730 - 3.53 lbs.
VM 5830 - 3.53 lbs.
VM 5930 - 3.75 lbs.

Basic Control Head

  • Resolution of 422 x 154 pixel
  • Viewing angle of 140°
  • User selectable themes (8 themes available)
  • Day & night display options

Operating temperature

Mil spec

IP Standards

  • Mixed protocol operation (P25 Phase 1 & 2 Trunking, P25 Conventional, Viking16, FM Analog)
  • 1024 channels
  • Mixed protocol zones
  • P25 Authentication (Link Layer Authentication)
  • P25 IP packet data
  • GPS AVL data (built in GPS)1
  • MDC-1200 & GE-Star signaling
  • Analog & P25 Conventional vote scan
  • Dash mount (KCH-19 control head only)
  • Remote mount Dual control heads
  • Internal or external speaker
  • Fixed control station
  • Wi-Fi (remote mount configuration only)
  • Bluetooth (Future)
  • Instant Recording Replay (IRR)
  • Voice Recording
  • Encryption
    • ARC4™ software encryption; compatible w/Motorola ADP™
    • DES-OFB
    • AES-256 (FIPS 140-2) Single and Multi-Key
    • Over-the-Air-Rekeying (OTAR)

Compatible with P25 Systems

  • ATLAS® P25 Phase 1 and Phase 2 System
  • Motorola Astro® 25 - P25 Phase 1 & Phase 2
  • Harris VIDA® - P25 Phase 1 & Phase 2
  • Airbus (formerly Cassidian) VESTA™ Radio - P25 Phase 1 & Phase 2

TrueVoice™ is the most advanced noise cancellation technology in P25 radios. It is a standard feature with all KENWOOD Viking® radios and works with any accessory without the need for additional configuration. 

Having radio communications with clear audio can often be a matter of life or death. It is imperative that first responders can communicate even in the most challenging noise environments.

EFJohnson is confident you will agree that KENWOOD P25 radios with TrueVoice technology outperform all other P25 radios. Make the side-by-side test so you can hear the TrueVoice difference.

Read more about TrueVoice

Enhanced Vehicular Repeater Solution (EVRS)
Extend portable coverage and provide a P25 trunked experience to portable users. First responders need reliable, mission-critical communications. In networks designed for mobile coverage, working inside buildings or over rough terrain makes communication challenging for portable users.

Read more about Enhanced Vehicular Repeater Solution (EVRS)

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GPS Antenna

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Control Station Desktop Mic (8-PIN Mod. Plug)

Control station desktop mic for KCH-19.



Mil-Spec Standard Electret Mobile Microphone



Mil-Spec Standard Electret Mobile Mic 12 Keypad

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Bluetooth Headset, BTH-900, Over The Head, VP-T

Pryme BTH-900-EMB Bluetooth Dual Ear Muff Racing Style Headset & Microphone. Fully integrated Bluetooth technology. No wires! No external BT boxes! Clean and professional. Dual operation Bluetooth for use with both Cellphones or Tablets at same time as Two-way radios. Seperate control buttons for PTT (radio) and Cellphone (Answer / Call). Sealed rubber control switches give positive user feedback and are sealed to keep dust and moisture out. BTH-900 (Racing) style headset has extra large PTT button for use with heavy gloves. Two color LED indicator shows status of power, low voltage, linked, etc.

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Full Speed USB Programming Interface Cable



Horn Alert/P.A. Relay Option

Requires to connect KES-5 external speaker with VM5000 and VM6000 through rear panel.



External Speaker (COMPACT Low Profile; Black Case)

External speaker for VM5000 with mono plug. Connects directly to the 3.5mm Audio Jack available on the back of the radio.



External Speaker (40W Max Input)

External speaker for VM5000 and VM6000 mobile radios with crimp leads. Requires KAP-2 (HORN ALERT/P.A. RELAY OPTION) to connect the speaker through rear panel. Requires KCT-72 to connect the speaker to Control Head (KCH-20)

VM 5730 - 136-174 MHz
VM 5830 - 450-520 MHz / 380-470 MHz
VM 5930 - 763-776, 851-870 MHz