[chirp_users] Baofeng UV-6R Support

Rob Ogilvie rob at axpr.net
Mon Aug 3 09:02:31 PDT 2015


The external speaker died on my radio shortly after it came out of the
box, so I'm returning it.  The lack of Chirp support is another nail
in the coffin, so I'm replacing it with a UV-5R.

On Wed, Jul 29, 2015 at 9:59 AM, Rob Ogilvie <rob at axpr.net> wrote:
> Thanks for the correction, my Baofeng is technically a Pofung I see.
>
> Can I help at all, or is it a trial-and-error iterative process?
>
> Rob
>
> On Wed, Jul 29, 2015 at 9:35 AM, Heiko Bujak <heiko at dh2faa.de> wrote:
>> Hello
>>
>> a few days ago, i reported a similar problem. i got an Pofung UV-6R, which
>> is definitely not support by Chirp.
>> The reason is simply, there are different versions of this radio with
>> different firmware versions.
>>
>> My radio shows HDBF230 on screen, when typing on '3' and switch on.
>> On Software for entering programming mode, there is a need to send first
>> some magic bytes.
>> Chirp tries this
>> UV5R_MODEL_UV6 = "\x50\xBB\xFF\x20\x12\x08\x23"
>> UV5R_MODEL_UV6_ORIG = "\x50\xBB\xFF\x12\x03\x98\x4D"
>> by my model needs
>> UV5R_MODEL_UV6_NEW = "\x50\xBB\xFF\x20\x14\x11\x22"
>>
>> Currently i develope a new driver for this radio, but it needs many time to
>> check the differences.
>> Today, i can download from the device, all memories are ok, but some data
>> like vfo is missing.
>> Maybe in a few days, i will have the correct behaviour, but until now,
>> entering data by operators fingers is required.
>>
>> remark: i am not an official developer of chirp, its just for fun.
>>
>> 73 de Heiko, DH2FAA (German Radio Amateur)
>>
>> Howdy!
>>
>> I naively purchased a 2015 Baofeng UV-6R as my first radio and have
>> found chirp (Chirp?  CHIRP?  C.H.I.R.P.?) to not support the radio,
>> which makes programming it from my Mac somewhat problematic.
>>
>> I've scoured the Internet and reached out to as many folks as I could
>> find to see if they had it working, and it appears the 2015 release of
>> the radio just doesn't work with chirp today.
>>
>> I'd like to help fix that.  I was a (Java and PL/SQL) developer in a
>> past life and can hack on Python code when I have to.  Is there a
>> guide available that describes how to start porting another radio, or
>> is there a developer who is interested in working with me on this?  If
>> I need to send my radio somewhere because it's a super dark art, I'm
>> willing to take that step.
>>
>> Somebody started an issue for it here:
>> http://chirp.danplanet.com/issues/2761
>>
>> Thanks!
>>
>> Rob / KG7VBO
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