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shane1041
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Post by shane1041 » Wed Mar 08, 2006 6:11 pm

Hey guys I am the Asst. Chief of a VFD and we currently upgraded our radios to vertex...We currently have the 180 the 900 and the 3200 mobile . Here is my question , What do I need to program these radios? Will I be able to do it on my laptop running XP?
If you all wouldnt care please specify what cables , software , etc that I am going to need and a good place to get them , thanks Shane

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Post by azFIREguy » Fri Mar 10, 2006 3:39 am

I am not real sure about the 180 and 3200 softwear, but the 900 uses ce39 to program. The cables you will need for the 900 is the vpl-1 and ct-70. I think you can get the vpl-1 with a a USB instead of the 9 pin serial. The ce39 will run in XP just fine.
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Post by billy7834 » Fri Mar 10, 2006 5:32 am

VX-180 uses CE-44 software and CT-42A cable.
VX-3200 uses CE-52 software and VPL-1 with the RJ-45 attachment.
The VX-900 is as stated above.

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Post by Nittfo » Fri Mar 10, 2006 9:03 am

We have Vx-160's (similar to the Vx-180) and Vx-3200's. I just successfully read and programmed both using CE-44 / CE-52, on a new Dell Lattitude D510 running XP Pro - no problems......

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Post by shane1041 » Sat Mar 11, 2006 10:52 pm

Thanks for the replies my software and cables should be here tuesday ....I will post if I have any trouble

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Post by billy7834 » Sat Mar 11, 2006 11:18 pm

Shane...Where did you end up making the purchase?

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Post by shane1041 » Sat Mar 11, 2006 11:22 pm

I got the cables and software from http://www.theantennafarm.com , They seem like a pretty decent place , my order shipped same day

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Post by silverbk » Sun Mar 12, 2006 8:18 pm

shane1041 wrote:I got the cables and software from http://www.theantennafarm.com , They seem like a pretty decent place , my order shipped same day
I have dealt with the Antenna farm and they are pretty good. They even stock some Vertex stuff. This guy did once sold me an incorrect cable. But they have a good return policy.

Another good Vertex dealer is http://www.rfwiz.com They have excellent technical support, and a great website to order parts from.

Vertex has territorial restrictions on new radios, but they can sell parts to anyone.

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Post by shane1041 » Sun Mar 12, 2006 10:12 pm

Vertex has territorial restrictions on new radios, but they can sell parts to anyone.{quote)

I have found numerous dealer that sell new radios anywhere , I am in WV and have bought new vertex via the web from FL, and WI, so I dont think vertex watch's too close ( I am glad ) because I can shop around and save the FD money

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Post by shane1041 » Wed Mar 15, 2006 2:39 am

programming was a breeze , what a relief, however i couldnt use my laptop to program because the connector on the cable , but my desktop did just fine

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Post by billy7834 » Wed Mar 15, 2006 3:29 am

Great....Good luck.

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