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dearles

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After narrowbanding a number of these radios they have intermittent DPL decode. Does any one have alignment info that might help? Service Manual not very helpful!
 

MBill

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Vertex had a problem with some of the narrow-band ceramic filters in some radios.
Don't know if that is the problem here. Have you tried to temporarily set the radio
back to wide-band and see if you still have the DPL Tone issue? If not, could be
the filter. Do a search in this forum on "narrow band filter" and you can get more
info. There's a free fix from Vertex talked about in the Forum if your radio is
entitled to one.
 

PACNWDude

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The narrow band filter was for some production runs of Vertex radios. Recently I had some that were needing this repair and was told that the VX-3200's are no longer supported. 2200 and 4200 radios are supported. Might be able to get them or a smaller shop to do the repair though.
I just replaced them with XPR4550 radios, and use the VX-3200's for amateur use in wideband mode now.
 

VSTech

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Since the radio worked in wideband and fails to work in narrowband, replace CF1001 with CFWLB450KGFA-B0 found at mouser.com for $3.55 ea.
 

PACNWDude

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Vertex VX-4200 filters replaced.

I had a similar problem and used the following part numbers. Tested my rusty soldering skills, but worked.
 

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