[chirp_users] Baofeng uvr5a - chirp offset settings won't save

Allan Cordova
Fri Jun 21 13:51:40 PDT 2013

Thanks for the input. Very helpful.


On Fri, Jun 21, 2013 at 1:43 PM, Jim Unroe <rock.unroe at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Fri, Jun 21, 2013 at 10:45 AM, Allan Cordova <allan.cordova at gmail.com>wrote:
>> Hello,
>> In uploading the chirp settings to my baofeng uv5ra, it appears that all
>> settings are saving to to the radio correctly - except for the offset
>> settings which just read 0.000. The frequencies are for 70 cm fm receivers
>> in my area, so all the values in the chirp file are 5 MHz.
>> Apologies if this question is better directed to a baofeng support forum,
>> but I suspected some folks on this mailing list were likely to have
>> encountered this question before.
>> Thanks in advance for any feedback,
>> Allan
>> This is not a CHIRP issue. It is the way the radio works. CHIRP can't
> make the radio do anything it isn't capable of doing.
> The UV-5R{anything}, does not use offsets when saving memory channels. The
> RX and TX frequencies are saved. Even though you enter the RX frequency,
> shift direction and offset amount into CHIRP, CHIRP does the math in the
> background and sends the RX and TX frequency to the radio. The "+-"
> indication in channel mode lets you know that the RX and TX frequencies are
> different (even for TX inhibited channels).
> The SFT-D and OFFSET menus have no meaning in channel mode so they should
> be disregarded in that mode. The are only function in frequency (VFO) mode.
> The "Reference for UV-5R Menus" shows in which modes the menus are valid.
> Get if from the Miklor.com website. Look for "Menu Detailed Reference" on
> the home page.
> Jim KC9HI
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