[chirp_users] Programing issues with CHIRP and Baofeng UV-5RA

Rick Hanzlik n7ngk at yahoo.com
Tue Jan 7 18:11:43 PST 2014

Perhaps this has been addressed in another post, if so I would appreciate a reference to it but for now, here is my issues:

1: When I try to use CHIRP with on my 64-bit Vista home machine, I am unable to communicate to the radio, as soon as I turn on the radio, it displays the greeting then immediately goes into transmit mode. I pretty sure it has something to do with the USB ports on the computer because when I try to communicate  with another brand of radio (QUANSHENG TG-K4AT) the same thing happens;
 Driver: Prolific Version dated 3/5/2013

Chirp version: 0.3.1
Baofeng firmware BFB297
USB cable: purchased from AMAZON along with the radio.

2: I can install the appropriate CHIRP software on my XP based netbook and the same USB cable and I am able to talk to the radio but I still have some issues:
    a) I am not able to program the non-frequency settings. the chirp software doesn't even show anything under that heading.
    b)When I upload my channel program to the radio, it will skip some memory locations even through i have the csv file set to have consecutive memory channel loaded.

I have no problem using the netbook as my programing computer since I would normally have it with me anyway, but I would very much like to be able to change the radio non-frequency parameters.

Thanks for your help
Rick Hanzlik
Salt LakeCity, UT
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