[chirp_users] Can't connect to CHIRP
bmarsh at bmarsh.com
Mon Jun 30 17:54:05 PDT 2014
On 06/30/2014 08:34 PM, Robert Brostoff wrote:
> I just purchased a new UV-5R. I have downloaded the latest version of
> CHIRP. The first time I plugged in my cable from the UV-5R to the usb
> port on my PC, running Win 7,the computer downloaded a serial driver
> for the cable and indicated that the driver was installed and is now
> available. I turned on the radio while holding down the "3" key,I
> received a message that the firmware release is BFB297.
> I turned the radio off. I plugged in the cable. Then I selected
> "Radio" in CHIRP. Then I selected the Baofeng UV-5R and com 3. After a
> few moments I get an error message "Radio did not respond". I tried
> again, using com 5 with the same result.
> What do I do now? I'm trying to clone the radio so that I can find the
> firmware release number.
I had this problem the other day. How did I fix it? Made SURE the
cable was plugged ALL THE WAY. It hadn't been.
It's a hard thing to see.
"Sturgeon's Law: Ninety percent of everything is crud."
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