The guide below outlines which Vertex Standard programming software is needed for each radio model, and the associated programming cables needed to connect the radio to your PC. We provide downloadable copies of Vertex Standard programming software for all Vertex Land Mobile radios.
Some software orders require a member of our team to check eligibility and due diligence. During this time your download will show as "Pending" and will become available once your order has been authorised. Once authorised, you can download this software from Your Downloadable Products area of our website.
Whilst Radiotronics can provide the tools you need to program and configure your radios, we will not help you program them. Furthermore, we will not offer technical support for installing software, COM port issues, cable issues, driver issues, programming or updating the firmware of your two way radio(s).
Some programming software may require an obsolete operating system such as M.S. DOS, Windows 3.1x, Windows 95/98, or Windows XP for example. You can usually run obsolete operating systems inside virtualisation software such as VirtualBox virtualisation software. The obsolete operating systems can usually be legally obtained from WinWorld.
For convenience, we offer software for download instead of physical CD delivery. Software provided by Radiotronics is supplied free of charge. Any fee you pay to us in the process of obtaining software should be regarded as a "download and administration fee", which simply covers the cost of data file storage and the bandwidth used when downloading the software. The "download and administration fee" can range from £0 to £99+VAT and is directly proportional to the size of the files and the quantity of files available for download. Any software Radiotronics provides will remain the property of the manufacturer and, whilst you are free to use it to configure your radio or device, you will NOT own the software.
The VX-180 is available in VHF high band (VX-180V) and UHF (VX-180U) models. Programming is accomplished with Vertex CE44 software and CT-42A programming cable. Generic versions of this cable available on eBay and elsewhere can also be used to program the radio, but buy generic at your own risk. It is recommended that you run the CE44 software on an older bare-bones PC running DOS exclusively to eliminate hardware conflicts and processor speeds that the software cannot deal with. The author uses a 75 MHz Pentium IBM PC running IBM PC-DOS 6.3 to program this radio. 2b1af7f3a8