[chirp_users] Issues w/ getting UV-5R to communicate w/ CHIRP on a Mac

John LaMartina JohnLa at usa.net
Sat Dec 7 05:08:30 PST 2013


It appears you have receive tones set on your receivers. You may want to review http://www.miklor.com/COM/UV_CTCSS.php

My guess is if you press the MONI button on the side, you will hear the other radio. The MONI button bypasses the squelch.

 

John K3NXU

http://www.miklor.com/uv5r

 

 

 

From: chirp_users-bounces at intrepid.danplanet.com [mailto:chirp_users-bounces at intrepid.danplanet.com] On Behalf Of Colby Teller
Sent: Saturday, December 07, 2013 2:46 AM
To: Jens J.; Discussion of CHIRP
Subject: Re: [chirp_users] Issues w/ getting UV-5R to communicate w/ CHIRP on a Mac

 

Jens et al,

 

Sorry for the delay in getting back to you guys - it's been a crazy week getting ready for the race.  I downloaded your new driver this evening, and was able to connect to the radios without issue at all!  I saved a CSV of my team's frequencies from a pre-programmed BF-888 I had kicking around, and quickly had all four UV-5Rs programmed.  Thanks very much - you literally saved the day.

 

One note; the UV-5Rs all communicate with each other fine, but they won't communicate with the BF-888.  The display on the UV-5Rs change color when the BF-888 is transmitting, but I'm not getting tx/rcv sound either way.  Any idea what could be causing this behavior?

 

Thanks,

 

Colby

 

On Wed, Dec 4, 2013 at 7:28 PM, Jens J. <kd4tjx at yahoo.com> wrote:

Actually, if you are feeling adventurous, I have just finished packaging the latest osx-pl2303 driver that you can try.

It should uninstall previous drivers (including oem prolific).

 

details:

osx-pl2303 installer

built from  http://github.com/hugovincent/osx-pl2303

which is a fork of http://osx-pl2303.sourceforge.net

should work on mac osx 10.7 & 10.8

 

you can download it here:

http://sdrv.ms/1g8iA2N

 

Let me know if it's working ok, and I'll update the Mac FAQ page.

 

-Jens

AF5MI

 

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From: Jens J. <kd4tjx at yahoo.com>
To: Discussion of CHIRP <chirp_users at intrepid.danplanet.com> 
Sent: Wednesday, December 4, 2013 4:15 PM
Subject: Re: [chirp_users] Issues w/ getting UV-5R to communicate w/ CHIRP on a Mac

 

You may have a "fake" pl2303 usb, which is very common.

I too have a usb adapter that says baofeng on it, but it's really a fake pl2303 chip. This was verified by plugging it into an xp box with official drivers, and seeing the dreaded "error 10"

 

Take a look at the Mac FAQ, and try the driver listed under the prolific "counterfeit" section:

http://chirp.danplanet.com/projects/chirp/wiki/MacOS_Tips

 

 

-Jens

 

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From: Colby Teller <tellec at gmail.com>
To: chirp_users at intrepid.danplanet.com 
Sent: Wednesday, December 4, 2013 3:08 AM
Subject: [chirp_users] Issues w/ getting UV-5R to communicate w/ CHIRP on a Mac

 

All,

 

I'm relatively new to radios, and definitely new to the list - I throw myself at your mercy.

 

I'm trying to program a set of Baofeng UV-5Rs to use the Motorola frequencies used by a few other race teams we run with.  I'm using a Mac, OSX 10.8.5, and have already installed the PL2023 USB-Serial driver successfully (I believe).  I obtained the driver from: http://www.prolific.com.tw/US/ShowProduct.aspx?p_id=229 <http://www.prolific.com.tw/US/ShowProduct.aspx?p_id=229&pcid=41> &pcid=41  I've also confirmed that the USB-serial driver appears to be installed correctly, as described here: http://plugable.com/2011/07/12/installing-a-usb-serial-adapter-on-mac-os-x

 

I now see '/dev/cu.usbserial' in the Port field when attempting to download from the radio (which I didn't see before installing the driver).  However, when I actually attempt to download, the 'Cloning' modal shows for a few seconds w/o progress, then I see the "Radio did not respond" error.  The USB cable is an "official" Baofeng cable that I received with the radios from a trusted reseller, and is definitely seated correctly.  I've tried using different USB ports, turning the radio on/off, restarting several times, etc. but just cannot get the radio to talk to my Mac.

 

I'm really hoping you guys can help; we have a race this weekend and if I can't get the comms working, I'm in a world of crap.

 

Thanks,

 

Colby


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