[chirp_users] Problem with connecting to Radio BaoFeng UV-B5

Roger Carl racarl at net1plus.com
Wed Mar 26 17:16:04 PDT 2014

Right after I sent email, I found the FAQ on downloading the latest Prolific
software file.  I did download and hit run and it look like it downloaded
the file, but I do not know where.  

When I finally followed all the directions. I successfully was able to
download the Prolific driver


Hooray, downloaded Radio template. 



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[mailto:chirp_users-bounces at intrepid.danplanet.com] On Behalf Of Bob Recny
Sent: Wednesday, March 26, 2014 8:03 PM
To: Discussion of CHIRP
Subject: Re: [chirp_users] Problem with connecting to Radio BaoFeng UV-B5


Find out which pins are TX and RX.  Connect them together and run a terminal
program (I like CoolTerm: http://freeware.the-meiers.org/#CoolTerm).  Set
the port for no handshake.  Anything you type should be echoed back.  That
will at least confirm the cable is functioning.  There have been reports of
fake Prolific chips, especially in cables sourced in China.

Bob Recny, N8SQT

n8sqt at arrl.net



On Wed, Mar 26, 2014 at 4:59 PM, Roger Carl <racarl at net1plus.com> wrote:

I read the posts on these problems.  Read CHIRP FAQs. 

 I purchased a programming cable that was for BaoFeng U5 & B5/B6 and others.

I verified cable was fully inserted into radio. Did take an extra push to
get fully inserted.

I had a hard time finding the correct Com Port, eventually found COM3 was
being used by pulling cable and watching message appear and disappear

Instructions are not clear whether to use just numeric designation (3) or
full name (COM3), but neither worked.

Tried installing in other USB/Com ports and received error messages" "Device
Driver software was not successfully installed" - Prolific USB-to-Serial Com
Port (COM4) or COM5.  

Do not get this error when plugged Into COM3.


Notes:  Using Win 7, latest version of CHIRP 3-24-2014, USB Ver 2.0 ports.


What suggestions do you have?


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