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  1. K3NXU

    K3NXU Ham Member QRZ Page

    Let me refer you to http://www.miklor.com/UV5R/
    About the 4th link down is to the Drivers and USB Cables section.

    If you are running Windows, you will need to Back date the drivers.
    Prolific has entered code in the newer drivers that prevents Cloned chips from being recognized.
    Win7/8 require no driver newer than 3.2.0.0, XP 2.0.2.1
    These drivers and completed installation graphics can be found there.

    Enjoy your new toy.
    John K3NXU
    http://www.miklor.com/uv5r
     
  2. BH3MDE

    BH3MDE Ham Member QRZ Page

    I like to used BaoFeng UV5r hand held.
     
  3. KA0IBF

    KA0IBF Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    Hello to you. Like the other guy I am getting frustrated with my new UV-5RA radio (which, by the way I really like). Anyway I have downloaded CHIRP, but can't get it to work. How do you set the "com port"? Thanks for your help - Carl - KA0IBF - clnoble@arvig.net
     
  4. KF5FEI

    KF5FEI Ham Member QRZ Page

    Here is the quick and dirty way to eventually get the VIP software to work:

    1) *BEFORE* plugging in the cable, install the cable drivers -- use the old ones if you think you have a counterfeit cable
    2) Plug the cable in and make sure it shows up as a serial port in Device Manager -- note the com port #
    3) Download the daily build of Chirp and Install
    4) Plug the cable into the radio -- some cables are molded too wide to fit the offset slot on the radio -- you will need to bevel one side of the plastic to make it fit.
    5) Set Chirp to the com port you found in step 2
    6) Read the radio with Chirp to create a master file
    7) Use Chirp to set up your frequencies, etc...
    8) Once you are happy with the programming, install the latest VIP software and read the programming from the radio
    9) Make any changes to the menu items and write back to the radio with VIP.

    From then on the VIP software should allow you to do what you want.

    Here is the FAQ for Chirp: http://chirp.danplanet.com/projects/chirp/wiki/FAQ
     
  5. K3NXU

    K3NXU Ham Member QRZ Page

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    Hello to you. Like the other guy I am getting frustrated with my new UV-5RA radio (which, by the way I really like). Anyway I have downloaded CHIRP, but can't get it to work. How do you set the "com port"? Thanks for your help - Carl - KA0IBF - clnoble@arvig.net
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    Carl,
    The most common errors are caused by not using the proper drivers.
    If the driver isn't compatible, there is no COM port to be found.

    This is covered in detail in the Driver / USB section http://www.miklor.com/COM/UV_Drivers.php

    Error message definition is covered at Common Error Messages http://www.miklor.com/HT/HT-ErrorMess.php

    If you are running Windows and you've got the Dreaded Yellow Triangle in the Device Manager, it's an easy fix.
    Follow the graphics and you'll be up and running in short time.

    Hope this helps...
    Have a Safe Holiday season.
    John K3NXU - http://www.miklor.com
     
  6. K9KRP

    K9KRP Ham Member QRZ Page

    Programming a Digital PL into the Boafeng UV-5R

    I’m still baffled and hope someone can assist me in a programming need. I’m using the very popular CHIRP software with my UV-5R. I am programming the UV-5R to work on my fire department channels, but one of the channels uses a digital PL or tone with the repeater. The info is: Name: TAC 2, TX Freq: 159.0975, RX Freq: 155.0775, TX and RX PL’s: 223 So, in CHIRP I have it set up: 155.0775 TAC2 TSQL 123.0 123.0 223 223 NN Tone->Tone + 4.020000 NFM High S I hope that makes sense. The radio will transmit my other non digital repeater freqs but not this one. Does not transmit or receive on this particular frequency. Any ideas? Thanks for any help you can provide. Larry Karp Quilcene, WA Fire Chief K9KRP
     
  7. K3NXU

    K3NXU Ham Member QRZ Page

    If I understand the issue correctly, you are trying to use DCS codes on the desired frequency.
    If this is correct, you would need to set Tone Mode to "None".
    Having Tone Mode set to TSQL set is requiring a CTCSS tone of 123.0 on both TX and RX.
    Then set your DTCS code to 223.

    Your offset appears correct at +4.02
    You selected NFM as the transmit mode. Older systems require the FM mode, newer systems require NFM.
    Your network engineer will know which mode is needed.

    Hope this helps...
    John K3NXU . . . http://www.miklor.com
     
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