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CE64 dealer mode, VX414/417 band limits

express315

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Oct 22, 2020
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I got a VX414 radio with 146-174 mhz band range. Needed to be able to go down to 144.5 mhz to cover ham 2m repeaters in full.
Tried to look at the hex file but couldn't find the needed line. Then I remembered that I learned from a thread here many years ago how to access dealer mode in CE27 for VXR-7000. So I thought may be a similar trick would work for CE64. It actually did after some trial and error and some reading of similar posts.
All I had to do was to type ce64win.exe /m in command line and then I was asked for a password, which was of course ansho-bango . Note that there is space
after exe before /. Then in Hardware tab the band limits became solid and I was able to type 144.5 instead of 146.0 for lower band edge.
I know the gurus will say you have to do the re-alignment and I agree. I would do it if I had a service monitor. On the other hand I can live with minor performance deterioration going 1.5 mhz out of band. This is hobby and my comm's are not critical in any way.
 

radiotweester

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Dec 21, 2006
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Oregon
Find defaultv.c64, uncheck Read-only, save, open the C64 software as you detailed, open and modify defaultv.c64 with the band limits you want [Common] -> [Hardware] and save and close. Read the radio and those limits should be applied in the software and on write. Going just from memory, so if it doesn't work post again. It works for UHF also, but mod defaultu.c64 I think ok to 440MHz. 73s
 
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