[chirp_users] Serial Cable Required?

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Fri May 24 17:15:35 PDT 2013


USB cable works perfectly.  Just click Communication and choose the
appropriate com port.

-----Original Message-----
From: chirp_users-bounces at intrepid.danplanet.com
[mailto:chirp_users-bounces at intrepid.danplanet.com] On Behalf Of Tom Hayward
Sent: Friday, May 24, 2013 4:58 PM
To: Richard Dillman; Discussion of CHIRP
Subject: Re: [chirp_users] Serial Cable Required?

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.

Tom KD7LXL
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