[chirp_users] funky firmware

Peter p.whalley.usa at gmail.com
Tue Aug 4 15:28:28 PDT 2015


On 8/4/2015 6:14 PM, Bob Burkett wrote:
> My radio, firmware 297, can be set up to 24 via Chirp.
> ~Bob
>
> On Tue, Aug 4, 2015 at 18:12 Jerry <jriechert at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> 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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Hi Bob,

No, I have 2 other radios -same model bought at same time that support 
extended timeout and do NOT have funky characters in that display entry. 
I forgot to include firmware numbers - sorry for that.

chirp no extended backlight
Fw msg1: HN5RV01
Fw msg2: 1FS297

chirp extended backlight
Fw msg1: N5R2407
Fw msg2: BFB297

Peter
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