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    Default W4 only 128 mode capable?

    I have an Astro Spectra W4 that when I tried to load a new updated "S" record that I modded the FDB ,which I copied from another radio it barfed, and gave me a "CODE 0" error. Fortunately the radio was resurected with it's original "S" record, and when I read the radio with CPS 5.03 I saw it only had a capacity of 128 channels or modes, is this something unique with a W4, the radio is a 1meg radio. The FDB from the other radio has 255 modes enabled, and this particular radio is not that old it has firmware of 08.20 and DSP of i06.03.00. To let you know what I did specifically was take the FDB from a W-7 480-512 radio radio and place it completely with the checksums within the W-4 450-482 "S"record, and unless I am mistaken this action should only effect the Flash code not any other portion of the radio. Is this correct?
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    Never mind, I found the error, when I was cutting and pasting the FDB from the 255 mode radio it appears the Hex Edit program was changing some of the hex bits. It was changing 0a0d to 2e2e. Changed them and update went smooth. Something others should keep an eye out for. BTW thanks to all fro the information and help.