[chirp_users] Serial Cable Required?

Tom Hayward
Fri May 24 16:57:41 PDT 2013

On Fri, May 24, 2013 at 4:54 PM, Richard Dillman <ddillman at igc.org> wrote:
> I hope the CHIRP brain trust will forgive this most basic question from a new member:
> Is a serial programming cable required for use with CHIRP?
> I see that the logo is a DB9 connector and the program allows only a COM1 setting but I thought I'd ask anyway since I have only the USB cable for my Baofeng UV-5RA.
> Can anyone recommend a source for a serial programming cable for the UV-5RA?

That USB cable you have has a USB-serial converter inside it. The
radio actually speaks serial, so Chirp does too.


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