[chirp_users] UV-5RA not working

Herb Gerhardt
Wed Nov 26 11:06:21 PST 2014

I keep reading of folks who say Chirp does not work for them especially when
programming others radios.

I too program UV-5RA radios for a number of my friends since I am the only
one with a good programming cable that I bought at HRO for $17 but the more
I read, the more I am glad I bought from a Ham Radio Dealer and not low
discount dealers.  Mine works fine on all radios I have used it on......

Now as far as programming many different UV-5R radios and the different
version of that radio.   I too had problem loading the program to the
different radios but figured out real quick, that every radio seems to have
an internal date code of some sort and will not allow you to write to the
radio UNLESS you first read that particular radio.  Then save that file just
in case you need it.  Also make a copy of that file and save it under a
different name.  Now change the memory channels and other programming
parameters as you desire.  I generally just delete all memory channels that
were on that radio and then IMPORT the memory channels from my personal
radio and change the frequencies to what the other person wants.

This method has worked flawlessly for me in programming a number of radios
regardless of which recent version of Chirp that I have on my computer.  The
secret is to first read the radio and change that particular file to what
you want and them write it back to that particular radio.  Trying to write a
file that works on one radio to another radio just does not work, at least
not for me.  Once you learn how to program it, you can't beat this $35

Herb, KB7UVC
NW APRS Group, West Sound Coordinator
Our WEB Site:  http://www.nwaprs.info 

-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:chirp_users-bounces at intrepid.danplanet.com] On Behalf Of Jim Unroe
Sent: Wednesday, November 26, 2014 10:21 AM
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Subject: Re: [chirp_users] UV-5RA not working


I sound like you tried to program your coworkers radios with an older
version of CHIRP and then upgraded. This allowed you to cross-load
.img files between radios with N5R firmware and radio with pre-N5R
firmware. This should not be done because receive will be muted.

The recovery procedure is on the miklor.com website.



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