On my TYT UVF1 I'm using port COM3. (COM1 is default and no working). If you can't click on it, download driver PL-2303 here:
But I have another problem with TYT UVF1. I'm trying to get into local repeater N9EE/R and I'm actualy IN on frequency 146,040 (out 146,640 MHz). But I can't hear my voice. I'm trying FM narrow or Wide and no luck. This link repeater have no tone signal to get in. Do I have a bad hanheld?
KD8MRK Homosassa, FL
I wanted to pass this info along. My boss asked me to help figure out why his TH UVF1 radio didn't work with the programming software (Port issues), so after some reading and troubleshooting, I found a bizarre solution.
This is for Windows XP and used manufacturers CD (XP driver and software), factory usb cable and radio.
Hope this helps anyone having issues!
After installing the driver and software, reboot computer and follow these steps.
1. Plug usb cable into radio.
2. Plug usb cable into computer.
3. Go to “Device Manager” (control panel, system, device manager)
4. Click on “Ports (COM and LPT)”
5. Select “Prolific USB device” (double left click to launch properties or right-click and select properties)
6. Select “Port Settings” tab
7. Click “Advanced”. (if not on port 1-4, then select any port not in use. Make sure you choose Port 1-4 only)
8. Uncheck “Use FIFO Buffers” box. (See IMPORTANT note below)
9. Select OK, close out of all windows.
10. UNPLUG USB cable from computer and plug it back in.
11. Turn radio on
12. Launch software
13. Click on Setup tab and change to Port X (whatever port you assigned in Step #7)
14. Transfer to/from radio as needed.
IMPORTANT! When shutting down the computer, it will retain the FIFO settings (unchecked box per step #8). The next time you start up the computer, this box will be unchecked, however, this will not let the software read port X as it did before. Therefore, follow all steps above, but this time, CHECK the FIFO Buffers box. Step #8 is the only thing that has to change each and every time you want to use the radio/software.
I know this makes no sense to have the FIFO buffer box checked to make it work, then unchecked the next time to make it work, but it has something to do with the behavior of the software/port interaction. So, in a nut shell, each time you start up the computer for radio use, you will need to either check or uncheck the FIFO Buffers box.
Last edited by KC5NOI; 05-14-2012 at 08:26 PM.
Did I get the wrong radio, or what? Seems like everyone is experiencing pretty much the same thing I have been - the dud cable, at least - but I have a Windows 7 Netbook with NO optical media access at all! Needless to say, I'm having absolute zero luck with this beast - and I'm an A+ Certified Computer Tech, so does it REALLY have to be THIS difficult? Seems like the radio itself requires an electronics programming certification just to program it, too!
Anyway, I bought into this thing because of the price. I used to be a Yaesu man, honestly, but the pricing on them just blew me out of the water for a comparable HT. Kenwood, Icom, Alinco even were the same way. So, I went inexpensive, lured by the high price to functions ratio.
So, do I take this thing back - I only bought it YESTERDAY - and get something from the Big 3/4 brands and pay that much more for it, because honestly I'd like to have my stuff set up before Field Day!!! (It's already 12 June, after all, and I have a job to deal with!) Or, do I try and beat my head around this pole and figure out how to program the radio manually - and does anyone have some simple instructions somewhere on how to get the repeater frequency, offset, and everything programmed in one shot because if I'm reading the "Important stuff to know" sheet there's like 3 or 4 sections on programming in ONE frequency, and I'm fighting my ADHD really bad going back and forth here. I can't even get my local 146.820- (no tones) to program! I finally figured out the way to set the frequency stepping from 25khz to 5khz so that part is done - I can transmit on the output!
Thanks, everyone, and I hope an easy answer is to be had. Otherwise, it's back to the store for this black beauty, and shelling out a bunch more green!
73's all - de Zach, KC0CSB
May I recommend joining the TYT users group where you will find new up to date drivers and software, re written manuals and a bunch of people ready to help with any problems found.
The TYT is a heck of a good transceiver and many have been sold and used with minimal fuss.
Here is the link
H know this link will clear up most of the questions you may have
A little Brit Different
>> ... I bought into this thing because of the price. I used to be a Yaesu man, honestly, but the pricing on them just blew me out of the water for a comparable HT.
You are joking - right?
1993. Walked into HRO for my first HT. Settled on the Standard C558a 2M/440 rig. Plus an extra battery. Had to purchase a chip to double the memory to a whopping 200 channels. No alpha-numerics. No computer programming. No wide receive. A little over $500 out the door.
Today, let's take the Yaesu FT-60R. 1000 memories. Receives, essentially, 108-to-a-gig. Alpha-numeric display. Easy to manually program, plus computer programs abound for it. Bulletproof case design. Strongest belt clip of any ham HT chassis on the market. Great receive audio. Cost? Under $200 for the radio - $205 with a spare battery pack - like my Standard package.
No - you bought the TYT unit for price alone. It was not a purchase made with any serious comparison to what Yaesu offers for an HT today.
Clint Bradford K8LCS
I don't have a TYT radio, but I've had lots of fun with Prolific-based USB to serial adapters recently. I've tried all of the tricks described here on one of my computers, and it just won't work with them at all anymore - not since Service Pack 1 for Windows 7. I have three other computers, and some of them work with Prolific some of the time, and some of them don't. FTDI-based adapters seems to work, though.
I'd look for an RS-232 DB9 cable. The Wouxun is compatible with the Kenwood programming cables, I believe - not sure what TYT uses, but it looks like the same one. Then, if you must have USB to serial, get an FTDI based adapter. I have had no issues with FTDI based devices, but the Prolifics seem to be asking for trouble.
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Hi, Clint... I believe if you re-read my post, you'll see that we're "arguing" on the same side of the issue. I just happen to be "residentially challenged" at the current moment so I have a very strict budget to consider. From the same retailer that I purchased this TYT unit, I was offered to trade into an FT-60 which I am considering. I don't have ANY thoughts that there was any sort of wrong-doing or ANY reason for criticism to that retailer whatsoever. I believe, at this point, I may have been the unwitting recipient of a bum cable and that is of no fault to anyone except the people responsible for making and distributing the counterfeit chips in the first place.
So, let's try not to be critical and judge my comments for anything other than what is read, ok? I don't have any ulterior motives, or any sub-text or anything - I simply say what I mean, and mean what I say. No, I was not joking. I did look at the price to feature ratio of what was being offered in the sub-$200 range, and within the confines of the budgeted cash I had I made the wisest purchases available to me.
Also, I have no desire to trade out of the radio I currently possess - IF the retailer and I can get this "technical difficulty" worked out and it's not some HUGE "user error" (after all, GIGO) I will be as happy with my purchase as I was in-store.
"Rewind - Please Be Kind"
I will most definitely check into that group! Thank you for the post, and I hope it proves to clear things up. Providing, of course, I didn't end up with one of these counterfeit chipped cables as has been discussed. I have been in contact with the retailer where I purchased the radio and accessories initially, and they are very willing to help me directly as well.
Thank you, sir, for the pointers to this group. I appreciate your input.
"Rewind - Please Be Kind"