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

John Kellas sales at mparam.com
Sat Jan 10 14:07:25 PST 2015


I was unaware of that, thanks for the head's up.

In the case of the Baofeng, Anytone, and Wouxun batteries that I was able
to assess, each of them was obtained direct from the manufacturer.

Regards,
John

On Sat, Jan 10, 2015 at 1:49 PM, Dennis Smith <m1dlguk at gmail.com> wrote:

> There are Chinese wholesale vendors who are selling new Baofeng,
> Anytone, Wouxon radios (and others) but not with the original
> batteries instead they are shipped with counterfeit batteries, and
> leads. Some have even padded the cell space with a few bolts glued
> down. I don't think that the manufactures are allowing or endorsing
> this practice and some are actually accepting this is damaging their
> brands.
>
> Dennis Smith
> M1DLG
>
> On 10 January 2015 at 19:44, John Kellas <sales at mparam.com> wrote:
> > Just a head's-up about those stated battery capacities.
> >
> > In the world of LED's, flashaholic's have the term 'Chinese Lumens'.
> There
> > also appear to be 'Chinese milliamps'.
> >
> > I have some Baofeng batteries that are model BL-8. They weigh 86g and
> claim
> > 2800 mAh. I should throw them on our analyzer to confirm, but given that
> > Wouxun KG-816, and UVD-1P batteries weigh 86g and are claimed at 1700
> mAh,
> > an Anytone AT-3318 battery that is claimed 1800 mAh weighs 96g, a 1600
> mAh
> > Xianjing battery for the XJ-928 weighs 93g. Indeed the only 7.4V battery
> > case that I've seen that can yield a capacity in the vicinity of 2800
> mAh is
> > the AA Battery case for a Wouxun 1P, and it needs 5 LiFeS2 lithium
> primary
> > cells to accomplish approx 3000 mAh, and even that will tip the scales at
> > 108g. (LiFeS2 weighs 25% less than Li-Co when packed into the same
> volume,
> > and has 3X more energy capacity). I think it's safe to assume that all
> these
> > rechargeable battery packs are using Lithium Cobalt chemistry, and that
> > therefore Baofeng is in the habit of overstating their battery
> capacities.
> >
> > Regards,
> > John
> >
> > On Sat, Jan 10, 2015 at 10:56 AM, Tony <ajd at industrynet.net> wrote:
> >>
> >> Before I wrote that I had done a ton of reading/research about the
> >> differences between the BF-F8HP & the BF-F9V2+.
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> I then purchased three F9’s which I have owned for approximately three
> >> weeks.
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> I just received a BF-F8HP yesterday morning and have had the chance to
> >> play with it quite a bit.
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> As stated before the radio does come with a larger 2100 Mah battery, the
> >> better manual and a better antenna.
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> In terms of functionality the radios appear to operate exactly the same
> >> however the firmware IS different.
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> Now the minor differences: (opinion mostly)
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> The radio looks better.
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> The radio feels much nicer in the hand. (bigger battery)
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> It appears to me that the F8-HP has better quality control.
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> The three F9’s I purchased came from the seller Foscom via Amazon.   All
> >> three of them had issues of some sort, none particularly serious but
> issues
> >> none the less.   One of them was missing the side plastic piece
> opposite the
> >> PTT.  The nameplates have fallen off on all of them and one of the
> radios
> >> will not work with an external microphone.
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> I honestly think the extra couple bucks for the F8 is worth it and I’ll
> >> probably end up with another one.
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> Though I do like the box the BF-F9 V2+ comes in better..  ;)
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> Hope that helps, sorry for any misinformation.
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> -Tony
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> From: chirp_users-bounces at intrepid.danplanet.com
> >> [mailto:chirp_users-bounces at intrepid.danplanet.com] On Behalf Of Kurt
> >> Sent: Friday, January 9, 2015 3:41 PM
> >> To: Discussion of CHIRP
> >> Subject: Re: [chirp_users] Will Chirp work with the Baofeng BF-F9 V2
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> 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
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> 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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