[chirp_users] UV-5RA problem

wayne syler
Fri Aug 16 08:22:23 PDT 2013

yes that's all it was , in my case, the connection was not make with the
radio, as soon as i corrected the connection, all work great!!

On Fri, Aug 16, 2013 at 9:30 AM, Jim Unroe <rock.unroe at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Fri, Aug 16, 2013 at 9:15 AM, CWA <cwa at qso.com> wrote:
>> I see others are able to us Chirp with the UV-5RA but I cannot and I can
>> only guess why.****
>> I also have the UV-3R and I have no problem with it. When I select which
>> radio to program the listing for UV-5 is all there is for the UV-5 series.
>> I have the proper programming cable, turn the radio on, then try to
>> download from the radio, and it tries but times out and I am told the radio
>> is not responding.****
>> I am running Chirp under Ubuntu and I keep everything updated, including
>> ‘daily-build’ for Chirp. One thing bothers me though; when I look at the
>> “about” and check the revision level of Chirp, it shows 20130802 (8/2/2013)
>> yet when I try to update, it says I have the latest version. I am not sure
>> about that one.****
>> Anyhow, the bottom line is my Chirp works great with the UV-3R but not
>> with the UV-5RA, using the proper programming cables of course. Same
>> computer, same software, different programming cables.****
>> Any clue to what is wrong with my set-up?****
>> ** **
>> Warren Andreasen – K7CWA****
>> Warren,
> There is no difference between the UV-5R and UV-5RA (or any off the other
> variants) electrically so the UV-5R selection in CHIRP is the correct one
> for all of them.
> A common problem with the UV-5R is that the user does not get the
> programming cable fully plugged into the radio. See the Miklor.com Errors
> and Error Messages page: http://www.miklor.com/uv5r/UV5R-ErrorMess.php
> Another common problem is that because of the USB-to-serial chip that is
> used in most of the programming cables available for the UV-5R, an older
> driver is required for the cable to function. The guide to verify and
> install the correct driver is also on the Miklor.com Drivers and USB Cables
> page: http://www.miklor.com/COM/UV_Drivers.php
> This good news is that if the driver is the issue, changing to the correct
> driver for the UV-5R programming cable should still work for the UV-3R
> cable.
> Good luck and 73,
> Jim KC9HI
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