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jfab

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Hi all-
I was wondering if it is possible to change the band of a 2500 from digital 800 to conventional VHF via the fpp? Thanks!
 

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Not without a lot of headaches and $. Also there would be no way to get it fixed at the depot should you send it there for a major repair.
 

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Just to enhance what KS4VT (quite correctly) said, a couple of points:

  • FPP only allows you to change a limited number of channel characteristics (tx and rx freq, tone, label, etc).
  • The BAND of the radio (VHF, UHFL, UHFH, 700/800, etc) is a function of the radio's HARDWARE not it's flashcode or programming.

So, the answer is no. To change ANY radio from 800 to VHF you need new radio hardware. The programming of the radio only indicates the specific characteristics of the "channels" within the band(s) for which the radio is designed.

I hope that helps,

Peter
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Thanks guys. I was talking with a guy who had a 2500 in the classified section. It's 800mhz but he told me you could change it to VHF via FPP. That didn't seem right to me so I thought I'd ask the pros! That wasn't the only sketchy part of the sale either.

Thanks for saving me $400!!!
 
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