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Programming a number of Vertex Standard 354

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May 12, 2016
My place of work is letting me have 10 Vertex Standard VX - 354 radios as long as I can show that I have re programmed them to run on PMR446 rather than their private licensed frequency. I'm new to this but have a high technical ability and have re programmed other micro controller devices with in the past via serial interface.

If somebody could point me in the right direction for the following questions it would be greatly appreciated:

1. Am I allowed to reprogram these radios myself?
2. What is the most compatible operating system to use for programming these radios?
3. What cable should I purchase and where in the UK is the best place to get one from?
4. Would direct serial be better then USB - Serial?
5. What software should I use and where should I get it from?

Many thanks in advance.
May 12, 2016
The guys at radio arena pointed me in the right direction for the programming cable, I've ordered the following:

Vertex CT-42 USB RIB-Less Programming Cable - UC01VP (9.99GBP)
Vertex CT-42 / CT-104 RS-232 RIB-Less Programming Cable - CC01VP (12.99GBP)

I got a serial and a USB as I've read post where people are struggling with USB to serial drivers on some operating systems.

I'm still not sure where to get the Vertex programming software from though?
Jan 21, 2006
DuBois, Illinois
You could try vertexradiogroup.net. You would have to join the group which will cost you. I would find out which software version you need before you join as not all will be available for download,
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