[chirp_users] Unlocking the field programming

Jim Unroe
Mon Jun 3 10:49:17 PDT 2013

On Mon, Jun 3, 2013 at 11:01 AM, Franklin Sanor <wa8whp at gmail.com> wrote:

> A local ham has a UV5R which cannot be field programmed. What procedure is
> needed to do this? I can program using chirp but this wont allow on-the-go
> changes.
> 73
> Frank
> wa8whp at gmail.com
> Franklin,

Exactly how is it that this UV-5R cannot be field programmed? Would you
download a CHIRP image from this radio and attach it to a post to this list
so I can take a look at it?

The only way that I know someone can prevent field programming of a UV-5R
is to disable the VFOs by using CHIRP. The way this is accomplished is by
setting the lower band limits higher than the upper band limits. No
frequencies can then be keyed into the VFO and therefor no frequencies can
be saved to a channel with menu 27. If this is what has happened, then just
set the band limits back to the range of frequencies that you want to be
field programmed.

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