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Need help programming/cloning VX-500U

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Jan 3, 2010
Seattle, WA
I have a pair of VX-500U radios that work great and I recently picked up another that I would like to program the same way as the other two.

I have the CE6 software and have both a USB and regular serial programming cables I bought from KAWA. I’ve tried to read the configuration out of all the radios and although the display says it’s sending the software never receives the download. I’ve tried several computers and after reading other posts I am down to an old Pentium I laptop with nothing but real MSDOS 6.22 and still no luck. Since I don’t want to change any of the frequencies I decided to order up a clone cable and just just take the pc out of the mix but still can’t make it work.

For cloning the procedure I’m following is:
  • Connect the clone cable between the two radios
  • While holding down the MON and PTT keys turn the radios on (displays should read PROG)
  • On the radio to receive the configuration press the MON key (display should read LOAD)
  • On the radio with the config to be cloned press the PPT key (display should read SEND for a few seconds)
This all should be fairly straight forward so I’m assuming I’m just missing something silly.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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