[chirp_users] New Tech with Boafeng UV-5R and CHIRP software

Christy Cash
Sun Dec 7 20:18:01 PST 2014


Great advice.  I kept clicking on different ports and finally the radio lit
up like a Christmas tree : ). Confirmed, re-booted and all seems to be
working well.   Hope it stays that way.

Appreciate your time,
Christy KE0CJO

On Sunday, December 7, 2014, Thomas Fancher <thomasf at nwi.net> wrote:

>  I use Windows XP on my computers.  I have discovered that the procedure
> for using CHIRP starts with going to the control panel and determining
> which port is being used by the cable to connect to the radio.  If you move
> the cable between the USB ports on the computer, there needs to be a
> corresponding check to determine the "new" correct port number.
> I hope this will be of help.    Thomas   WD6AZA
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> *Subject:* [chirp_users] New Tech with Boafeng UV-5R and CHIRP software
>  Hi, and thanks for allowing me to join the group.
> I have been working on getting my CHIRP installed (and working) for
> several days now. Tonight, I FINALLY got everything to work, after trudging
> through many website, emails, and discussions.  I created a couple of
> channels as a test run and everything read from the radio and wrote to the
> radio with no problem.  I then went back into the program to start over and
> I got errors indicating the Port was no good.  I had not removed the cable
> or changed ports, or done anything differently. When I went into my Devices
> and Printers folder, there was a yellow warning sign stating there was a
> problem with the port.  But everything worked fine just seconds before
> that.  I'm sure I will have more questions, but after getting this far on
> my own, I'm at a loss, and hope to get some help.
> Thank you for your time,
> Christy KEØCJO
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