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VX160 and Midland

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Mar 28, 2011
I have 2 VX160's and several of my friends have Midland GTX 1050's. I prefer to use my Vertex radio's due to the accessories I have (mainly headsets). I have tried programming the radio's to match the Midlands but I can only RX from the midlands, they cannot hear me talking on the Vertex. I have CE44 and the programming cable for the vertex's. I have set the RX/TX to the same frequency 462.56250 on the 160 which from what I have found is the same as CH "1" on the midland. Below is the CE44 config.

15 - W -------- 462.56250 462.56250 ------- ------- v v H - - 4 - -- - - - -

Is if even possible for these two radios to interoperate?

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