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Vertex VX-7200 Will Not Scan or Go Into DualWatch

biggej

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Vertex VX-7200 VHF Firmware version 1.13
I have successfully programmed the radio using CE-76 software. All channels are working as expected but I cannot put the radio into scan or dual watch, either thru the set menu or thru a dedicated PF button on the front panel. Here is what I have verified.

Several channels are set to the usr scan list
The channel group has the scan option set. (I actually have two groups and both are set.)
The user scan list is selected via the set menu.

When scan on/off is selected, nothing happens. The scan on/off in the set menu stays at off. If dual watch is selected via dedicated front panel button, a double beep is heard and dual watch is not working.

What am I missing.
73, Jim
 

mmckenna

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I'm not too familiar with Vertex mobiles, but just about every other brand can be set to respond to the microphone being "hung up" in a metal clip.
Try touching the mic hang up button the back to a grounded point in your vehicle and see if it does what you want.

There is no doubt a software setting for that, but you'd need someone more familiar with Vertex software to tell you what it is.
 

biggej

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You hit the nail on the head. While there is no hookswitch in this installation, an open apparently equaled off hook and inhibited scan. Thanks much for the help.
73, Jim
 
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