[chirp_users] Baofeng uv-5r plus not able to read from

Paul Plasters wa9ffl at yahoo.com
Wed Oct 16 18:07:04 PDT 2013

HMM, maybe that is my problem.  How do we decide if it is the cable that is the problem?  At least as important, where do we get a cable that is good?
Thanks, Paul

On Wednesday, October 16, 2013 5:35 AM, Dave Nathanson <KG6ZJO at nathanson.org> wrote:
Good news Tony.
It is just amazing (to me) how many problems are related to these USB to serial cables! 
After reading a bunch of cable stories, I bought good quality FTDI cables for myself, and skipped the whole issue. At the time I thought they were expensive at $20 bucks, but maybe good cables are actually cheaper after you consider the hidden costs of "cheap" cables; time & frustration, and in some cases the cost of another set of cables. 

Anyway, glad it worked out for you. 

Dave Nathanson

On Oct 16, 2013, at 1:54 AM, Tony Cratz <cratz at hematite.com> wrote:

> On 10/10/2013 02:18 AM, Jim Unroe wrote:
>> If the above isn't the problem, then I would suspect that the
>> programming cable is bad and needs replaced.
>> Jim KC9HI
>     I want to follow up on this thread I started. After trying to
>     trim the orginal connector on the cable I had and trying it
>     again, it failed.
>     I did order a new cable which had on it the Baofeng name. It
>     showed up Friday and last night I tried it.
>     The cable worked with no problem what so ever. Which means the
>     other cable I bought was bad. It was not the connector but the
>     cable itself.
>     Now that I have a good working cable I have been able to
>     download from the radio and also upload to it with no problem.
>     Chrip worked fine and I have already added some 70+ channels to
>     my new UV-5R+.
>                                 Tony
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