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FCC ID for this radio is K6611024720

I looked it up on the FCC OET site, and it is only authorized under 90 and 90.210
 

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It's the same as the MotoTrbo radios. In fact, if you read through the FCC certification documents submitted by Vertex, there is even a letter from Motorola that allows Vertex to use the documentation used by Motorola for submission of their radio. It says something on the bottom about it being identical to the Motorola radio electrically.
 

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VXD/XPR handheld differences

Just curious, is the programming cable the same that can be used on the mototrbo/apx radios?
The programming cable is CT-155, unique to the VXD-720, and cost about $50. The XPR cable will not
work. The external speaker/microphone is MH-66 A7A, which fortunately is interchangeable with a few other Vertex radios, so it should be easier to find. Again, an XPR speaker mic will not attach to the VXD-720.

I don't have an XPR series Motorola HT to compare with my VXD-720. From what I can tell looking at pictures of the side accessory connectors, the Motorola XPR has a tab at the top and a locking screw at the bottom of the connector. My Vertex has two screws, no tab. Therefore it appears that the programming cable, and any other accessories such as microphones, are not interchangeable between the VXD and the XPR, which has me baffled. Typically Motorola is pretty good about using standard accessory connectors.

The batteries appear to be identical though, which is good, as I hope to find some Impres batteries and charger at the Dayton Hamvention. The Vertex supplied battery is only 1300 mAh and barely gets through the day.

The antenna uses a standard SMA jack, so the XPR antenna and VXD antennas are interchangeable, as are many past Motorola series HT antennas.
 

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anyone know where to get the cloning software for the vxd-720? its no longer listed in the vertex dig radio site.
 

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anyone know where to get the cloning software for the vxd-720? its no longer listed in the vertex dig radio site.
Yeah... what's up with that!?!?

I've got the latest version installed, and did so only recently. It must have just disappeared in the last week or two.

Maybe/hopefully a new version coming out. With the VXD 720 being disco'd though, you've got to wonder.

The CE 2.5 is really just a "Lite" version of the Mototrbo CPS. It's sure be nice if CPS would support the VXDs, but it currently does not.
 

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