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VX-824 side key programming

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Hey guys, I am trying to program the side programmable key on the bottom (second button under the PTT) so that I I can then select the A and B buttons to switch groups/zone up and down.

Basically I am trying to make it so that there are two steps to switch groups/zones. I've had the side buttons set for group up and group down but I notice that one of the buttons sometimes gets hit and switches groups. I am trying to prevent this. Now I have seen another radio that was programmed so that the bottom side button needed to be held down for about two seconds and then you were able to switch groups by selecting the A and B buttons on the front of the radio.

Does anyone know how to program this function? Radio has the latest firmware and using latest CPS.
 

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Yeah, I'm not sure. I'm not near that radio so I can't read it in CPS to see how it's programmed.

When you hold the side bottom button down for about 2 seconds you see a little "F" in the top right hand corner of the LCD pop up, then you can click "A and "B" on the keypad to change group up and down.
 
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