Pretty short and sweet: I picked up a VX-354 from eBay to mess around with on GMRS. Got programming software, got cable, downloaded from the radio successfully… only to find anything I program in doesn’t take. After a seemingly successful upload the programming in the software goes back to the original and the radio doesn’t change.
Maybe I’m missing a step.
I also have been unable to find a programming guide, only the basic alignment info in the service manual. If such a thing exists I’d love a link.