[chirp_users] Baofeng UV5-R

Dan Smith dsmith at danplanet.com
Sat Jan 12 09:34:24 PST 2013

> I really would appreciate it if you would download images from the TX
> disabled UV-5Rs and email them to be BEFORE doing the tx lockout
> recovery. My email address is: uv5r [at] kc9hi [dot] net

That's fine, but it would probably be good to file this as a bug and
attach those images there. That makes it easier for you, me, or anyone
else to go back and get them from the ticket archives if we need to try
to reproduce something a year down the road.
> The Miklor website (see the group home page for a link) has a 'TX
> Lockout - Recovery' procedure. It requires using the Baofeng VIP
> programming software. The most recent versions of CHIRP should not
> cause this to occur again.

Jim, maybe we could create "fixed" images for each firmware version so
that folks can use CHIRP to restore that aux block on their own?
Someone on MacOS that might have been affected by this may not be able
to run the VIP software that easily to resolve it.

Since CHIRP uploads the aux block every time (if/when the firmware
matches), it should just be a matter of uploading that fixed image once
to re-set those values. Might even be easier than finding the VIP
software that matches your firmware version and jumping through the

Dan Smith
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