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M1225 won't accept modified codeplug???

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Not sure what I doing wrong ... I have a 20-channel VHF M1225 and a ribless RG-45-to-serial9 cable. When I hook it all up, the software 'reads' the radio fine and creates a codeplug. I saved it, then copied & renamed it, modified that file by replacing some frequencies, etc., and then tried to program the radio with the new file. Then it shows the message shown below. I even went back and tried it again with a new file that only condensed the alpha tags. Still wouldn't work.

Interestingly, if I hit the program icon using the original file, it works fine! Shows it's programming below with a time-graph, and then indicates it was successful.

I tried renaming the modified file with the "read" file's name ... wouldn't work - same error message.

Anyone know what is going on? Thanks in advance for any help coming my way.

John in Bellingham, WA
 

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Figured it out!

Okay, turns out with my setup, at least, you evidently can't simply use Windows to "copy" a codeplug-file on your desktop, modify it & then try to program the radio with it.

But - as most of you Motorola-programmers probably know, I'm sure - I found you CAN have the software read the radio, save the file with a new name (like 'test1), modify the settings to your heart's content, and then program the radio with the new file! (I love it when a plan comes together!)
 
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