• Effective immediately we will be deleting, without notice, any negative threads or posts that deal with the use of encryption and streaming of scanner audio.

    We've noticed a huge increase in rants and negative posts that revolve around agencies going to encryption due to the broadcasting of scanner audio on the internet. It's now worn out and continues to be the same recycled rants. These rants hijack the threads and derail the conversation. They no longer have a place anywhere on this forum other than in the designated threads in the Rants forum in the Tavern.

    If you violate these guidelines your post will be deleted without notice and an infraction will be issued. We are not against discussion of this issue. You just need to do it in the right place. For example:


  1. wa2chj

    VX-180 Lock Up

    I just received a "New Old Stock" Vertex VX-180 that is in mint condition - as in never put in service. I have three other VX-180s (they are all VHF), several VX-354s and several VX-459s that I manage, so I am proficient at programming using the CE software. I programmed the "new" 180 with the...
  2. wa2chj

    VX-180 Scanning

    Questions about how scanning works on VX-180. I have two channels in my scan list. Both have 2-tone alert programmed, and both channels alert with the tones. Many times I'm away from the radio, and come back to find it displaying -CALLED- as it should. My questions are... 1. When it's...
  3. wa2chj

    VX-180 On Duty option

    I have a VX-180 VHF radio that has a menu option of on/off duty. My problem is that it's grayed out, so onlu OFF duty is an option. Was this a firmware change during the life of the radio? I believe mine is a very old radio and probably a very old firmware version. Was this added to the...
  4. C

    VX-180 Programming

    So I have an old VX-180 that is no longer in service. I have never programmed a radio yet but could learn. My question is can this be programmed to use with Motorolla Talkabouts? If so can anyone point me in the right directions please. Thanks in advance