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VX-3000 Programming help needed please.

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jclausen

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Greetings everyone!!

I have three VX-3000 radios and I can't seem to program any of them. I have tried two aftermarket VPL-1 cables from eBay and several other RS232 to TTL devices. I have tried several computers, P4, 486, 286. I have tried Windows XP and MSDOS.

When I start CE19D(4.04), I set the com port and start the "upload". The TX/BUSY light on the radio lights up and the computer says,"Please Wait". That's as far as I can get.

There are several jumpers pads in the radio, is there one that enables/disables programming?

Any ideas?

Thanks a bunch in advance!!

-John
 

jclausen

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I ordered another cable from another vendor. This time a USB cable.. I will update when I get it.

-John
 

jclausen

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I just got my USB programming cable. Took it 3 days to get to Chicago from China and 15 days to get from Chicago to Texas. USPS...what efficiency.

Anyway, it is programming great using CE19D V4.04 and Windows XP. No other settings, just loaded the Prolific drivers that came with the disk, changed the com port to 2 in device manager, and all worked.

I do have a strange issue...I can't figure out how to change the squelch level. Any ideas?

Thanks again,
John
 

cabletech

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To due the squelch settings you need the service software. I belive it is called scv39. You will need to get it thru a Vertex dealer as that is an older software and Vertex on line does not have it.

There are some postings in the Vertex thread that may also have it.
 
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