[chirp_users] Pofung/Baofung UV-B5 on MAC OS X

Jim Unroe
Tue Dec 2 18:54:46 PST 2014

Hi Mason,

I don't know why, but these silly radios (UV-B5 and UV-B6) seem to
change the value that they "ACK" with when some of the settings
change. When this "ACK" is some value that CHIRP doesn't expect, it
reports the radio is not responding. I know I mess with this quite a
bit, and Jens worked on it. Apparently the OEM software must ignore
the "ACK" or at least only cares that it gets something back and must
not care what it is that it gets back. Early on when I would get the
"radio did not ack" error, I would reset the radio and all would be
well again.

Anyway I'm glad to hear that you could get your computer talking with the radio.


On Tue, Dec 2, 2014 at 9:34 PM, mason fann <masonfann at gmail.com> wrote:
> So I id install the 3.2.0 driver on my Windows machine at work. After that I
> was able to access the radio with CHIRP. Thanks for that!
> When I got home I tried some steps to remove/disable the existing USB driver
> on my MAC that I found in a thread on a forum I read too. After installing
> the driver for "counterfeit" Prolific cables I still got the "radio did not
> ack" error. I then changed the COMP (29) menu setting to ON. That seemed to
> do the trick! I can now access the HT with CHIRP on my preferred mac
> machine.
> Now I need to RTFM to figure out how to use a dual band radio. Never had one
> before.
> thanks for your help.
> Mason K0MAS

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