[chirp_users] Will Chirp work with the Baofeng BF-F9 V2

Kurt ksaves2 at sbcglobal.net
Fri Jan 9 12:41:08 PST 2015


Only thing I can say is the BF-F9 V2+ didn't work. The battery release would have needed to be sanded if I would have kept it.
Since it was not programmable for repeaters, useless to me.  There was only a $6.00 price difference so an F8 after this experience was a no brainer for me.  I tried multiple resets and used Chirp with the F9 and no dice.  An isolated bat unit?  Maybe but the F8HP
turned out better for me.  Kurt 
 

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 From: Tony <ajd at industrynet.net>
To: 'Discussion of CHIRP' <chirp_users at intrepid.danplanet.com> 
Sent: Thursday, January 8, 2015 8:26 AM
Subject: Re: [chirp_users] Will Chirp work with the Baofeng BF-F9 V2
  


There is nothing wrong with the BF-F9 V2+  -- That’s all marketing hype from Baofeng.  Both work fine with Chirp.
 
The firmware is up to date on both the F9 and F8.
 
The only real difference is you get the better owner’s manual and a better antenna with the BF-F8.   The batteries that came with my F9’s were 1800 Mah.   If you have a problem with a tight battery on either the F9 or F8 just hold down the release button firmly when inserting/removing the battery.
 
The fact that you can get the better manual on the ‘Net (miklor) and that you’ll likely replace both stock antennas anyways really makes it a moot point.
 
Ignore the hype and enjoy either radio.
 
Tony
 
 
 


From:chirp_users-bounces at intrepid.danplanet.com [mailto:chirp_users-bounces at intrepid.danplanet.com] On Behalf Of John Kellas
Sent: Wednesday, January 7, 2015 10:43 PM
To: Kurt; Discussion of CHIRP
Subject: Re: [chirp_users] Will Chirp work with the Baofeng BF-F9 V2
 
I checked that link. They say they are in the USA, and that they are a 'Distrubutor'. What is that? Are they to be trusted?​


 
Regards,
John Kellas
403-762-2333
 
On Sat, Jan 3, 2015 at 2:19 PM, Kurt <ksaves2 at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
 Before you buy an F9, look at this link:
 
https://baofengtech.com/BF-F9v2+
 
I bought one and it wasn't programmable to a repeater period.  I tried Chirp and no dice.  I sent the radio back and 
thank heavens for the liberal Amazon return policy.  I bought an F8HP and am much happier.  Worked just fine.
The F8HP was listed out of stock when I tried to get one originally but had come back up online after my experience with 
the F9.  F9 didn't work with Chirp or possibly was dorked by it.  Master reset didn't work.  The 3800mah pack had to be pried off.
 
The BF-F8HP works perfectly with Chirp in spite of the disclaimer.  Get an F8HP.  Kurt KC9LDH
 
From:Jim Unroe <rock.unroe at gmail.com>
To: Discussion of CHIRP <chirp_users at intrepid.danplanet.com> 
Sent: Friday, January 2, 2015 5:08 AM
Subject: Re: [chirp_users] Will Chirp work with the Baofeng BF-F9 V2

On Fri, Jan 2, 2015 at 4:43 AM,  <chaplainblack at centurytel.net> wrote:
>
> I  am wanting to buy a Baofeng Radio and am looking at the new Baofeng BF-F9
> V2
> Does anyone on the list know if CHIRP will work for this radio
> Is there anything I would need to do specifically to make it compatable
>
> One dealer said it should work but I am not sure if that is true or not.
>
>
>
> thank you all, Ron in WA    KA7MUB

Hi Ron,

>From the "Supported Radios" list on the CHIRP home page...

BF-F8HP (in daily builds)
Also includes the BF-F9V2+
Also includes the GT-3TP
Also includes the UV-5R TP


Yes, it is supported. You must use a daily build.

Jim KC9HI

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