[chirp_users] chirp_users Digest, Vol 52, Issue 26

Daniel Nelson dnelson at packetcollision.com
Tue Apr 30 12:27:55 PDT 2013

On Apr 30, 2013, at 12:07 PM, Don <dbwjr1949 at verizon.net> wrote:
> I have the Baofeng UV-5RA transceiver with firmware BFB297.  I have the programming cable, but the cd is for other than Windows 8.  If there is anyone who owns this radio that have been able to program it using windows 8?

If you can get the Prolific chip recognized, it will work fine on Windows 8, but I've heard that the programming cables that are often sold with these radios use a counterfeit Prolific chip, so there are really convoluted steps to get them working: http://www.miklor.com/uv5r/UV5R-Drivers.html.  I just use a serial programming cable with a USB->serial adapter with a genuine Prolific chipset (mostly because I already had the required cables from an old radio).

Daniel Nelson

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