[chirp_users] Baofeng bf-f8+ Programming

Don Stewart atlantacelt at yahoo.com
Fri Oct 10 18:02:25 PDT 2014


I have just received this radio.  I realize that it isn't on the list of supported radios.  The Baofeng Tech site recommends Chirp for programming the radio.  Since it is an upgrade to the uv-5r I was hoping that the interface was the same as that radio.  In fact, I connected the radio and downloaded the configuration and Chirp labeled the file as a uv-5r.  I imported an .img file that I had for a Wouxun radio but when I tried to upload the image back to the radio it gave me an error saying that the radio was not responding.   The cable is one that i had for the Wouxun and has worked with Chirp for that radio and I thought it was compatible with the Baofeng radios. When i power up the radio with the 3 held down it gives me BF5297

So I am trying to figure out where my problem is.   
Has anyone used Chirp with this radio successfully.  If so what did it take to make it work. Is the cable possibly the problem..  

Any help is appreciated.

Don
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