[chirp_users] UV-5r Serial Protocol & Commands

Jim Unroe rock.unroe at gmail.com
Sat Apr 19 18:35:05 PDT 2014

On Sat, Apr 19, 2014 at 9:02 PM, Tom Sayles <tsayles at soot-n-smoke.com>wrote:

> Can anyone point me to public (or share their personal) documentation on
> the serial protocol and commands supported by the Baofeng UV-5r?
> I'm interested in seeing if real time (or near real time) software
> control of a UV-5r is practical.  Basically, I'd like to setup a
> Raspberry Pi, some additional hardware [custom shield] and an Ethernet
> connection [w/ PoE?] that could plug-n-play with a UV-5r that to provide
> a remote [tower top?] back end to a soft [chirp based?] front end on my
> Linux desktop or android smart phone.
>  -- Tom Sayles
>      KE4HET
>     Fall City, Wa, USA

You can't remote control the UV-5R from the serial port. You can only clone
(download and upload) the memory channels and settings.

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