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

Christy Cash
Sun Dec 7 20:21:40 PST 2014

I hear ya Jim,

I couldn't use my track ball and had to switch to my finger pad, but
I'm just happy I got the repeaters assigned to my channels now.

Found some info on how to manually input the repeaters directly on the HT
and it seems a lot less complicated than using the cable!

Glad I found you guys....you've been a big help.

On Sunday, December 7, 2014, Jim Unroe <rock.unroe at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Sun, Dec 7, 2014 at 12:29 PM, Thomas Fancher <thomasf at nwi.net
> <javascript:;>> 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
> >
> This depends on the USB-to-Serial chip in the programming cable. The
> Prolific chip behaves as you describe. Some of the other chips will
> retain the same com port number when the programming cable is moved to
> a different com port.
> I use mostly programming cables that have the Prolific type chip in
> them. I also have 2 USB ports on the front of my computer. Once I
> plugged my programming cable into the left USB port, I determined its
> port number as you described. Then I plugged my programming cable into
> the right USB port. I then went into Device Manager and change the com
> port that was assigned to the right USB port to be the same as the com
> port assigned to the left USB port (Windows complains but will still
> allow it). Now I can use either USB port at will without having to
> make and changes to the selected com port in CHIRP. The down side is
> that I cannot use 2 programming cables with Prolific type chips in
> these 2 USB ports at the same time.
> Jim KC9HI
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