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VXD720 Out of Band

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fdmagic

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I have a high split 450-512Mhz. 720 and have been trying to see if there is a way to get it down into the Ham Band. Has anyone been able to do that?

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Als.
 

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I have a high split 450-512Mhz. 720 and have been trying to see if there is a way to get it down into the Ham Band. Has anyone been able to do that?

Thanks
Als.
Yes I have been able too, its the same way to take the XPR6550 out of band.

This is the instructions for the XPR series that use Mototrbo cps. Look for the vertex .exe

1. Download and install a hex editor (HXD, Hex workshop etc):

2. Launch Mototrbo CPS, Read the radio and save the file. note the band limits (in my example
450.000 - 512.000 MHz) and Leave the CPS window open.

3. Launch your hexeditor, Click “open RAM” and click on
“mototrbocps.exe”

4. Next, press control+R (or edit > replace)

5. enter your current band limit (e.g. 450.0000) on the first field

6. Enter your new, desired band limit (e.g. 420.0000) below.

7. Keep “datatype” at text-string, check the “unicode string” and “all” boxes, and click “Replace All”

8. Click on “Save” (in the Hex software utility)

9. Return to your open CPS program, change a few fields and make sure the changes took affect at
the “device information” page (note the new split - 420 - 512 MHz !)

10. IMPORTANT! the next step is to edit your channels / frequencies AND SAVE THE FILE under a
new, different name. This saved file will now ALWAYS have the modified band split and should be
used from now on instead of reading the codeplug from the radio ! If you upgrade firmware, use the same modification again and save as a new file.

11. PROGRAM THE RADIO, TEST AND ALIGN is not required and the radio will perform to 420MHz at full spec
Any attempt to read the radio will result in the deletion of all “out of band” frequencies in the radio. it will not be bricked, just the information would be lost. use the saved file to restore the radio if this happens.

12. SAVE the codeplug and edit from the file for future programming changes.
 

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Thanks so much that worked without an issue. Your instructions were simple and it was easy to get this done with your help.

Thanks again

Als.
 

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Glad I could help.

I didn't write that up. That was posted on another radio forum.
 

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Just to follow up in case anyone else is wondering, I performed this mod on my newly acquired VXD-720 and it worked perfectly. Thank you KC2OBW for supplying the info.
 
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