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Programming VX-3200V Troubles

BrappinBurro

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Mar 17, 2012
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I'm trying to program a VX-3200V but cannot read the radio.

What I'm doing:
Running Windows XP through Virtual Box on a MacBook
I have CE52E for VX-3200/VX - 2500 (v3.00b)
Serial cable to USB is plugged in to COM 3 and has the right driver installed
Sunderly programming cable is plugged into to serial/UBB adapter and RJ45 port on the radio
CE52E software is looking at COM 3
When I click "radio" "read from radio" then "start" it says to switch radio off then on to start uploading. I do this and nothing happens. I have tried with two different radios and have the same thing happen. Nothing changed on the radio display either. My best guess is that although the serial adapter chip is talking to my computer it is not letting the connection past. I have left it trying to upload for 20+ minutes with still nothing happening.

Does anyone have any ideas to try?

Thanks!
 

PACNWDude

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Oct 15, 2012
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You could be having issues with your Sundelay cable, virtual box, or any manor of settings and timing. What I use is an old Windows XP computer and a Yaesu/Vertex DB9 serial cable. When power cycling the radio, the change to programming mode is immediately recognized with the blue scrolling status on the computer screen as data is transferred. It is always advisable to keep and older computers a dedicated radio programming computer as virtual computers often fail to function in this role. The VX-3200 also spans the time when Yaesu/Vertex/Standard Horizon was being merged with Motorola, and Firmware on VX-3200 radios was changing as well. I can't upgrade my older VX-3200's to scan for example, and have to use a legacy DB-9 and Windows XP for programming.
 

BrappinBurro

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Mar 17, 2012
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Yeah everything seems to work though. Are these radios actually programmed through the mic jack or is it through the speaker jack?
 

KD8HMJ

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Jul 24, 2008
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dublin ohio
hi cball072 ive programmed several 2500 and 3200 using a dell mini 10 and windows xp with the software and ct104. ive always programmed mine the through the mic port with no issues.
 

MBill

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Oct 7, 2006
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Have you tried first having radio turned off. Then start software, select read radio and turn radio on.
Some of these Vertex radios need to be off first. Others need to be on first, then turned off and on again.
 
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