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VX 350 COM Port Issues

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May 5, 2010
Hi All,

So I consider myself fairly radio and computer savvy so I was not worried when I purchased my new VX-351 w/ software and cable.
I installed the software onto a brand new computer using Windows 7. Did a Save As so I had a default settings as a back up, and started entering my RX and TX freqs. Succesfully entered them all, plugged in USB cable, Windows automatically found and I installed plug ins. It assigned them to the appropriate COM port HOWEVER, Vertex software greys out the COM port in the Configuration tab, it only allows me to select the baud rate???

Any ideas on what I may be doing wrong??


Jan 25, 2010

I have a VX-351 love this little radio. If you are using CE86 for the programming software you need to do this:

1. Click on "File"
2. Click on "New"
2b. It will bring up a pop-up menu, select whether your radio is LCD or Non-LCD
3. Press "Okay"
4. Click on "File"
5. Click on "Configure"

You should now be able to configure your port, and begin radio programming


May 31, 2010
Error 2 vx-354

I got a new PC running windows 7 loaded my software for the programming finally got it to find the right port programmed no problem went back a day later to make some changes now my radio is locked up showing error 2 what happened can anyone help please

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