[chirp_users] funky firmware

Jerry jriechert at gmail.com
Tue Aug 4 15:12:08 PDT 2015


I believe the radio only supports values up to 10.

Jerry R

On Tue, Aug 4, 2015 at 2:53 PM, Peter <p.whalley.usa at gmail.com> wrote:

> Greetings all,
>
> I am a new Ham with a 40 year background in all things electronic. I just
> picked up new 3 BF-F8+ radios and ended up having to send one back
> (couldn't program via cable). The replacement came in with different
> firmware -GRRR!- and an odd/invalid/strange entry in the ABR menu. See
> attached pic -I hope it is permitted. I can change value to off through 10
> using keypad. From that point the odd character goes away 'till the next
> time I program with  Chip to any value above 10. Above 10 the odd character
> comes back. Chirp allows 0 to 24 as usual and programs without protest for
> any value 0 - 24 but cant get actual time to go past 10. Any time less than
> 10 is handled correctly as expected. I reset radio, changed language back
> to English and then tried to set backlight beyond 10 seconds with no
> success. Used CHIRP daily-20150702 and an earlier build with same results.
> Also, the radio type selected was the UV-5R.
>
> If the radio had a 'normal' display this would be less an issue but with
> the inverse display it pushes the usability close to the edge in a negative
> way!
>
> Has anyone seen this behavior? Have I missed a step? Should I consider
> this a defect and try AGAIN for an exchange?
>
> 73
>
> Peter KC3FBB
>
>
>
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