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Determining Band Split on VX-5500L

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Hi guys was hoping that somebody knows enough about Vertex to tell me how to determine the band split of a low band radio that I have. According to the Vertex specs they made a 29.7-37Mhz and a 37-50Mhz. I can't seem to find any label on this radio that indicates which one I have.

Anybody know?
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Read the radio. The software will tell you which split you have. Another option is to connect to a dummy load and TX. Use a frequency counter to determine what frequency you are transmitting on, and see which split it falls into.


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Thanks very much,
I don't have any way at this point to read the radio as I don't have any software..yet.
However I was told from the agency that donated these radios that were on 37.900Mhz. So I assume this means that the radios are in the higher 37-50Mhz range since it's over 37Mhz. Is this correct you think?
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Thanks very much,
I don't have any way at this point to read the radio as I don't have any software..yet.
However I was told from the agency that donated these radios that were on 37.900Mhz. So I assume this means that the radios are in the higher 37-50Mhz range since it's over 37Mhz. Is this correct you think?
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I can not answer, BUT if the agency was on that frequency, then yes I would say that would be a safe bet.

Best way is to read the radio though.


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Ok thanks. Well I guess it's time to aquire the software and programming cable.
Thanks again,
Chris

Vertex a software is available at no cost once you create a user name on the vertex website. I do not have a link handy but poke around the website. Programming cables can be found on fleabay


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