New to programming- VX 510L

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N2NET
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New to programming- VX 510L

Post by N2NET » Sun Dec 07, 2008 10:51 pm

I have a pair of Vertex 510L from an auction that I need to program with new Freeq's for local Vol. Fire use.
I have a Knock off cable DB9/Mini -Tip, ring, ring, sleeve, (and an RJ for another model?)
And Free DOS software. I've established I am using the correct Comm port. Via Sereal not USB adaptor.
Is there any known problem using Windows NT DOS? Or should I use an old Windows DOS?
I can get the units to TX/RX and get the "Program/Send" modes open but I keep getting a comm error message on the programmer when I try and write/read from the HT's.

Any one know a Vertex programmer in the NYC area?

Thanks
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Re: New to programming- VX 510L

Post by n2rld » Mon Dec 08, 2008 5:29 pm

Most if not all of the old DOS Software for Radio programing Needs to run in DOS, True DOS not DOS in a Window ( I use MSDOS 6.22 on a 486 or pentium 100mhz laptop or desktop but no faster then that ) These DOS programs need to communicate with the Serial Port directly, Windows Takes control of the serial port. If you want the radio to be programed right and not Bricked ... Use a slow computer, Boot to DOS and Run the software from DOS and everything should work out fine.

Karl N2RLD

TonyAcabono
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Re: New to programming- VX 510L

Post by TonyAcabono » Wed Jan 07, 2009 10:18 pm

You need real dos and a real serial port no adapters.

Make sure your cable has the really small phono plug. When looking at the radio you plug the cable into the really small jack on the bottom.

I am in NY and have the correct setup if you fail.

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