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VX-180 Programming

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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
 
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Items your going to need:
Sign up to VSOL @ businessonline.vertexstandard.com (this will provide the ability to download any software, especially VX-160/180 CE44Win.exe)
Purchase a CT-42 connection cable or FIF-10A (or the new FIF-12) USB Programming interface with CT-106 connection cable
 

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That depends. Do you have the UHF or VHF model. If you have the UHF model, then more than likely you can program in the FRS frequencies that the talkabouts use. But the VX-180 doesn't do user selectable tones (Private tones) that you can change on the fly, so you will have to pick one for each channel when you program it up.
 

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VSTech - Thank you very much for the info on the Vertex Online site. I set mine up and got in this morning. Just like you said, all the software is there!

Interesting thing thought, either they use the same web designer as Motorola Online, or somehow Motorola/Vertex are connected. I looks like Vertex just removed the Motorola logos and put their stuff in.

Thanks again!
 
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Several years ago Motorola took over the commerical side of Vertex, the ham radio line stayed at Vertex and the Marine line changed to Standard-Vertex.
 
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