[chirp_users] Baofeng UV-5RA Offset Resets to 000.000

Jim Unroe rock.unroe at gmail.com
Sun Aug 9 05:00:51 PDT 2015

On Sun, Aug 9, 2015 at 12:19 AM, Kiera Koster <kiera.l.koster at gmail.com> wrote:
> I have noticed that no matter how I program my Baofeng UV-5RA (CHIRP,
> Baofeng Software, manual programming from the radio's keyboard) the offset
> will reset to 000.000 and not keep the programmed offset of 000.600. Does
> anyone know why this particular radio does that?
> I appreciate any help I can receive.
> Kiera KG7RKU


Your radio is behaving exactly as it should.

Even though menu 25 (SFT-D) and menu 26 (OFFSET) are available in MR
(channel) mode, they have no purpose and do not function in this mode.
They only function and have a purpose in VFO (frequency) mode.

See the "Reference for UV-5R Menus" http://www.miklor.com/COM/UV_MenuDef.php

Each memory channel stores the RX frequency and the TX frequency.
Because of this, there is no need to have a shift direction or offset.

CHIRP lets you program using a + or - and an offset, but it does the
math and sends the RX frequency and TX frequency to the radio when it
is programmed because that it what it requires.

When in MR mode and the selected channel's TX frequency is not the
same as the RX frequency (as in a repeater, odd-split, cross-band or
TX inhibited channel) the upper status area will display "+-". It is
only in VFO mode (where menu 25 functions) that you will see the
individual "+" or "-" indicated in the upper status area.


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