I have acquired a pair of brand new Yaesu Vertex VX-500 HTs to use with my GMRS system. I have since learned that an old DOS pc (386 or 486) with a very specific RIB-less cable is needed to program the things. No wonder these things are brand new! Finding access to a PC that old is nearly impossible. I checked with my local radio shop and learned from one of the techs that they barely know what GMRS is, let alone have the ability to do any programming with old equipment. It's a Moto geared shop and they only service the latest equipment.
Does anyone know of an experienced shop or service I may get these programmed at? I will continue to try to locate a reasonably priced old PC but, it appears most that I've seen have very proud owners.