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Vertex Standard Model: EVX-531-G6-5 Programming Software and Cable Help

Zocco789

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Aug 26, 2020
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Hello Everyone,

I have a number of Vertex EVX-531 Radio's and a few Motorola VX-261 Radio's that I am trying to find the correct cable and programming software to purchase.

I have come across a fair bit of different data regarding what to buy. I've found these two options on ebay...



I am wondering if one of these will work for me or if someone can please point me in the right direction.

Thank you to all who took the time to read this and any help is greatly appreciated.
 

RadioGuy7268

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The "Right" cable according to Vertex/Motorola is the FIF-12 interface box/cable. Those run about $150. They will program all versions of EVX and VX portable and mobile radios (with the proper connecting cable from the interface box). They will also allow you to do firmware upgrades and wideband recovery if you're into that kind of stuff.

If you're mainly interested in just doing simple programming on the two models of radios that you mentioned, a generic USB cable similar to what you pictured in the 2nd listing will work just fine. You may need to go into the "configuration" tab of the software and toggle around the baud rate to find what will work best with your particular radio/software/hardware combination, but you'll save @ $120.
 

Zocco789

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Thank you for replying RadioGuy7268. I don't need to do anything to fancy I just need to program the FCC frequencies we have for work so I can put the radio's into service.
 
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