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VX-800 Programming issues?

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Mar 2, 2007
Hey guys, I successfully programmed my Vertex VX-800 several months ago but when I just tried to program it again on my PC I put it on COM-4 on CE31 software and I get the message "Turn radio off and then back on to begin programming." I do that, and the radio turns on again, briefly flashes "EXT MIC" then just dashes ------------ across the radio LCD screen and no response from the PC. Anyone have this issue before and have a fix? I tried having the radio plugged in and restarting the PC but same issue. Any suggestions? By the way I am connecting it via the CT105 cable which as worked before (Vertex --> USB) It is recognized by the PC also on the bottom of the screen in the Start menu as it said "USB device connected."
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