In this post you will find the “how to” article for Vertex VX-2100 password reset If you bought a Vertex VX-2100 radio and later found out that you can’t program it this post is for you.
On several occasions I came across radios that brought a password when I wanted to program it. This is because either the companies that used them did not want the users to be able to modify them, or that the company that sold the programmed radios wanted to receive money again for new programming.
Regardless of the reason, if you want to program a Vertex VX-2100 radio and it is protected by a password, this post can help you.
Vertex VX-2100 password reset – Diagnostics
The first thing we have to do is validate that the equipment has a protection password. We open the programming software and go to Radio and then Upload to try to download the configuration of the equipment.
If your Vertex VX-2100 radio is password protected, the following screen will appear
Vertex VX-2100 password reset – Solution
Unless we have a lifetime to dedicate ourselves to guessing the password of the equipment, the option that remains is to “download” to the equipment a backup of another radio that does not have a password.
You have to make sure that the backup that you are going to download corresponds to the same model of your radio in order to not have problems. Below in this post I leave you some “backups” for you to try.
Once we have a password-free backup of another computer we have to follow these steps to be able to apply them.
We go to Open, we look for and we open the backup that we have to be able to work with it.
Once the backup is open we have to go to Radio and then to the Download option to upload the configuration we had in the backup to the radio.
Once the process is finished, the following message will appear in the configuration program.
To finish and validate the operation of this procedure we have to go to Radio and then click on Upload.
If everything went well, this should appear on the screen without asking you for a password.
VX-2100 backups without password
The following are links to download VX-2100 backups without password. For now only from VHF since they are the only ones I had access to.
Hope this post helped you with the vertex vx-2100 password reset.If you have questions feel free to leave a comment or a question on the Vertex radio user forum