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VX-7200 F-M Scan Choppy

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Sep 9, 2012
North Dakota
So I have been pulling my hair out for some time trying to figure out what the problem is with a few radios I have. I have two VX-7200 radios I recently purchased from our local dealer. The problem I have is when I put the radio in F-M scan with the digital channels are very choppy and impossible to understand. If I put the radio in normal scan I don't notice a problem. We have a large amount of channels we scan and priority scan is very important to us. What makes this so wierd is that if i put the program into some older (one year older at the most) VX-7200 radios i have there is no problems. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. THANKS!!


Dec 15, 2006
Interesting. I have little experience on the digital side of the Vertex radios.

When you are in normal scan, are you still sampling a priority channel? If not, that would explain the lack of chopped up audio.

Almost sounds like a firmware change issue. Read the old radio and new radio and compare the firmware versions. That may be a clue.
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