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Old 02-07-2017, 8:04 AM
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Location: Myrtle Beach, SC
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Red face HX380 Standard Horizon Software - CE138V2??

Hi everybody. I am trying to program my new Standard Horizon HX380 radio with ham frequencies. Its a marine radio capable of an additional 40 LMR channels from 136 to 174 MHz. The dealers are useless and Standard Horizon Tech Support says the radios are serial number / lot specific in reference to the programming software and version. My serial number is 6C452102. Tech support says the "45" in my serial number indicates I need Standard Horizon Software CE138 Version 2. Does anybody have access to this? Does this sound familiar / correct? I have CE129 V1 but tech support says do not use this - it will "brick" the radio. Sounds a bit extreme to me but who knows. As far as a cable, I purchased one from an authorized Standard Horizon dealer, (Defender Industries - Waterford, CT). Its model # USB-57B made by RT systems. It says that "programming software" is included but its just a disc with DRIVERS for the cable, not programming software at all!! Tech Support also indicated that the HX400 uses the same software but we did not discuss the serial number / lot issue. ANY info or experience on this topic will be greatly appreciated!!
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Old 02-07-2017, 7:54 PM
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Eureka! Now I know how Thomas Edison must have felt once or twice! I got my HX380 successfully programmed today using the CE138 Version 2 software. I used the RT systems USB-57B cable and drivers that I bought online, ($24.99). I did it on 2 different computers, one Windows 7 and one Windows 10. One thing I know for sure. The radios are software dependent on the firmware version designated by the "lot number", (contained in the serial number). My serial number is 6C452102 and my lot number is 45, (the third and fourth numbers from the left). If your HX380 lot number is 55 or higher you will need the newest, latest and greatest software known as YCE13. This software is quite hard to find so be advised, (I don't have it). Any HX380 with a lot number less than 55 should work on CE138V2. Hope this helps others out there. Scannerham62
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Old 03-30-2017, 8:19 PM
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Any leads on the YCE13 software? I have a newer HX400 and am having a hell of a time.
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Old 08-07-2017, 5:56 PM
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Default HX380 Standard Horizon Software - CE138V2??

I was just eyeing up one of these. The price looks pretty reasonable. Now that you have had this for a while, are you still pretty satisfied with this?
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