[chirp_users] HELP

Shon Edwards
Sat Dec 6 07:15:37 PST 2014

This is a very good explanation and should work fine.  I usually just use
the "official" cables myself and have no problem, so this is another option
in case things don't pan out.  I just bought one for my BAofeng radios and
another for my Wouxun ones, no problems.  Once I plugged the cable into the
USB port of the computer, it had to install some drivers, but after that,
programming happened without a hitch.  Good luck with your programming!
Shon, K6QT

Shon R. Edwards, MA, AG (Czech Republic)
Amateur call:  K6QT
1039 N 2575 W
Layton, UT, 84041-7709
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On Sat, Dec 6, 2014 at 5:05 AM, Jim Unroe <rock.unroe at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Sat, Dec 6, 2014 at 2:17 AM, Jim Russell <km6wc6 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> > I bought two baofeng radios, one is UV-82C an the other is BF-F8H and I
> can
> > get neither one to up load to the computer it says in the paper i got
> with
> > the radios that the small CD disc has all the software on it but when i
> > click on it open it there is just a bunch of files, it says in the
> > instructions that to click on the radio on the menu bar but so far I have
> > found no menu bar with a radio to click on.
> >     It says I have to upload to the computer before I can program the
> radio
> > OKAY what do I have to do get past this point.  I'm lost I can't even get
> > started till this happens.
> >
> > thank  you
> >
> > Jim KM6WC CM97iw
> Hi Jim,
> The best advice for the small CD that come with the low cost
> programming cables is to never put it in your optical drive.
> The first think you must do is to get the programming cable working
> properly. Most low cost programming cables have an unauthorized copy
> of the Prolific USB-to-serial chip in them. The driver that is
> automatically installed by Windows is incompatible with these chips.
> You will have to downgrade your driver to a previous version (v3.2.0.0
> for Windows Vista, 7, 8 and 8.1) which is compatible. Visit the
> miklor.com website to get the needed device driver and instructions to
> get it installed and selected.
> http://www.miklor.com/COM/UV_Drivers.php
> There are sections in the miklor.com website for the UV-82 and the
> BF-F8P. Each one will have the OEM software for each radio model.
> However, you won't need either since CHIRP will program both models.
> It is not currently recommended that the CHIRP v0.4.x stable build be
> used with Balfeng/Pofung radios. So download and install the latest
> daily build of CHIRP.
> The first thing that you must do with CHIRP is to _download_ from each
> radio into CHIRP. Once this first download is successful and before
> making any changes, save these channels and setting to a *.img file.
> Keep this first file in a safe place and don't ever edit it. It is you
> "factory reset" if you should ever need one in the future.
> Notice how the CHIRP tab for each radio will be prefixed with "Baofeng
> UV-82:" and "Baofeng BF-F8HP:". You will only be able to upload the
> tab having the prefix that matches the target radio model. That being
> said, if you do all of you channel programming in the tab for the
> BF-F8HP and save it to the CHIRP .img data file format, you can import
> the BF-F8HP .img file into the "Baofeng UV82:" tab. Going this
> direction, all of the MID and HIGH power level settings of the BF-F8HP
> will automatically be converted to HIGH in the UV-82. If you go the
> other direction, the UV-82C HIGH power settings will be changed to MID
> (the closest match) in the BF-F8HP and you will have to manually edit
> any channels that you want to be set to HIGH power.
> Jim KC9HI
> Jim KC9HI
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