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'Bad' VX-P920 Files

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Nov 11, 2004
I was having a problem hitting some of my local repeaters with my VX-P929. In the software everything was setup correctly with the tones and offsets. The tones were encoded but not decoded. When I went into the FPP mode, the decode was turned off and the encode tone was 67.0 hz. The radio wouldn't let me change it. When I turned on the decode and set it to the correct tone, the encode tone followed and I could bring up the repeater.

I contacted Vertex tech support and they told me that sometimes as you are entering in the channel and radio information into the programming software, the file becomes 'bad' and things like I described happen. They told me to write to the radio often and save the files often as different file names so I can go back if something is corrupted.

I can't be the only one that has had this problem. Does anyone have a 'trick' to make sure their data files aren't 'bad'?




Sep 19, 2008
I was recently programming some older VX-92x and VX-82x radios (the P25 ones), and did run into some corrupted file issues in the programming software.

I haven't used the front panel programming features, as these radios didn't have full keypads, but at least one of the radios I read with programming software showed gibberish in the several of the channel name fields and some wouldn't let me change the CTCSS tone info... After quite a bit of messing around with the software, I found that copying a good channel and pasting it to one of the corrupted ones allowed me to change the CTCSS tone parameters.
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