[chirp_users] Programming Cable Guide

Aubrey Turner aubrey.c.turner at gmail.com
Wed Nov 9 17:26:07 PST 2011

I've got mine working under Windows 7.  You must use the drivers from
On Nov 9, 2011 6:50 PM, "Gerrit Polder" <gerrit.polder at solcon.nl> wrote:

> Dan,
> here is some additional information for the programming cable guide.
> For the Baofeng UV-3R is a USB cable available with a prolific chip.
> Unfortunately the latest driver from prolific does not work with this
> cable.
> You have to use a weird old driver used for GPS equipment in the past
> (PL2303_Prolific_GPS_AllInOne_1013.exe).
> It does not work with Mac OS X, don't know about Linux.
> for this reason I replaced the interface with a SparkFun FTDI Breakout
> board (http://www.sparkfun.com/products/9716).
> This one works like a charm. Furthermore I also can program my BF-U3 using
> Windows 7. The old cable could only be used with Windows XP.
> I removed the cable from the prolific board and soldered it to pin headers
> which fit in the header connecter of the SparkFun board. For what its
> worth: black to ground, green to tx, red to rx.
> kindly,
> Gerrit.
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