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Old 05-20-2013, 4:30 PM
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I bought a vertex vx-354 radio. I bought the software and the program cable. I installed the software on my laptop. I get a box that says I need drivers to for the cable to program the radio. When I bught the cable I did not get a cd with drivers on it. I need some help on this? Do I need to buy a different cable or something? I read somewhere that it takes 2 cables and 2 softwares to program the radio.

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Old 05-21-2013, 5:18 AM
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Hi Firewalt. You do not need two cables, only the one that plugs into the speaker/mike jack of the VX-354. Because you're using a laptop, it appears you are using a USB cable. You DO need a driver for the USB cable. If you're using a serial cable, you do not need a driver. Where ever you got the USB cable from should have provided a driver or a link to where you can get it. USB drivers can be very finnicky, and depending on what chip is in your USB cable, can be very hard to get working. Contact the cable seller for a driver.
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wa2chj is correct.
You should have a CD or Mini CD with the cable.

Contact them and ask for the driver.
If it's an aftermarket cable I would bet it's a PL-2303 usb serial driver that you will need.
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Hi Guys
I contacted the place I bought my program cable from. The place sent me the drivers. I am good to go. Now my son bought the same radio. Is there a way to change the Frequency Range MHz to 134.00000 thought 174,00000 on my sons radio? His radio has 450/512 MHz. Is there a way to do a Page self test on this radio?

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Hi Guys Now my son bought the same radio. Is there a way to change the Frequency Range MHz to 134.00000 thought 174,00000 on my sons radio? His radio has 450/512 MHz.
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Can you change a chevy to a ford????? Same problem.

Radios are made to operate in a specific band/range and they can not be made to work in another band/range unless the radio is made as a 'dual' band radio.
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