[chirp_users] Version of Baofeng UV-5R not supported by CHIRP?

Dan Smith dsmith at danplanet.com
Wed Oct 24 15:33:42 PDT 2012

> What you cannot do, is load one radio, then go to the other radio,
> and load it.

...across versions of the UV-5R, correct. That's because they decided to
change their memory layout for the later versions of the firmware.

> When you go to the other version, you need to download from the
> radio, the open the file with all your saved info, and upload it to
> the new radio. In other words, download from the radio, even if you
> do not intend to use the file, that seems to be what tells chirp what
> version radio you have.

I'm not sure what you're trying to say here, but CHIRP doesn't store any
information about what radios (or versions) you have.

Dan Smith

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