[chirp_users] chirp_users Digest, Vol 63, Issue 8

Jim Unroe rock.unroe at gmail.com
Sat Mar 15 13:17:50 PDT 2014

On Sat, Mar 15, 2014 at 3:37 PM, Don <dbwjr1949 at verizon.net> wrote:

> I have three Baofeng transceivers:  UV-5RA; UV-82X; GT-3.  I have been
> unable to program any of them and I was wondering if there are CHIRP fixes
> or suggestions?  I've purchased two sets of programming cables and deleted
> Windows 8 and installed Windows 7 Pro since Windows 8 did not seem to work
> on any of these radios.  Will wait until I hear from Chirp for my next
> approach.
> Thank you,
> Don, K3DBW
Hi Don,

There are no fixes needed. CHIRP works fine as-is for all three of these
radios and with both Windows 7 and Windows 8. For the UV-82X, you must be
using a daily release and not the stable release.

Your most likely issue is not having the necessary driver installed. Most
programming cables purchased for the radios that you have are made with a
chip inside that is an unauthorized copy of a Prolific chip. The Windows
Vista/7/8 automatically installed Prolific driver is intentionally written
to not work with these unauthorized chips. You either have to purchase a
cable with a genuine Prolific chip, or purchase one with a chip from a
different vendor (like FTDI) or downgrade to an older Prolific driver that
is compatible (my recommendation).

A link for the driver and instructions for installing it are on the
miklor.com website (there are lots of other help for these radios on this
website, too).


Instructions for getting started with CHIRP are here.


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