Dual RF Deck VX-5500 Programming Issues/Questions

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I have two working Vertex VX-5500 units (one a VHF C deck, the other a UHF D deck) that I am trying to reconfigure into a single control head, dual band set-up. I can not seem to get the programing software to recognize them in order to program them as a dual RF deck configuration.

I have successfully programmed several different Vertex handhelds and both of these 5500's as individuals, but I can't seem to figure out how to set them up as a pair.

Does anyone have a procedure for how to do this process start to finish?

I have the instructions that come with the remote head kit, which tells me where to connect all the wires in order to physically set it up as a single control head and dual RF deck system. But there is no programming information. I did figure out through the programming software that my UHF deck needs to be the "slave unit", and changed it to that, but that didn't help me any.

Any help would be appreciated! Let me know if there's more info you need in order to help me figure this out.
 
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Verify CT-72 VSTD# AAA26X001 and VPL-1 Cable VSTD# A06420002.
Verify inconnection cables between radios and control head
Connect CT-72 to master mobile, Place mobiles in PC CLONE, Select in CE-49, Common>Hardware change the parameters to RF Deck Capability>Multiple RF Deck, Setup Master & Slave, then try to upload
 
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I did all the steps you said, was able to confirm my UHF deck is in slave, started a new program file for multiple RF Deck mode (this was my problem before I think), but as soon as I tried to download the file to the radio, I got an error message:

"MPU does not respond to the clone command.

Make sure the following points.
1, COM port configuration. (Is set correctly)
2, Cable connection with PC. (It read just fine from the radios immediately prior to my attempt)
3, Frequency band of the radio. (As verified by reading both I have a VHF C and UHF D)
4, Firmware version. (Not sure what to check here)
5, Deck Model. (VX-5500V and VX-5500U)"

Not sure where to go from there... Anyone know of a Vertex programmer/dealer near New Orleans?
 
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Firmware should be v4.40. Hold the up & down arrows while powering up the radio, then turn the channel switch to veiw firmware.
Need to verify cables from the RMK's are connected correctly.
 

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