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

John Kellas sales at mparam.com
Sat Jan 10 14:08:51 PST 2015


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> the battery that came with the BF-F8HP is considerably bigger and heavier


​Would be great for future reference if you could stick it on a scale and
report the weight.​


>

Regards,
John

On Sat, Jan 10, 2015 at 2:17 PM, Tony <ajd at industrynet.net> wrote:

> Probably.
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> Regardless, the battery that came with the BF-F8HP is considerably bigger
> and heavier.
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> Maybe some bolts?  J
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> *From:* chirp_users-bounces at intrepid.danplanet.com [mailto:
> chirp_users-bounces at intrepid.danplanet.com] *On Behalf Of *John Kellas
> *Sent:* Saturday, January 10, 2015 2:45 PM
>
> *To:* Discussion of CHIRP
> *Subject:* Re: [chirp_users] Will Chirp work with the Baofeng BF-F9 V2
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>
> Just a head's-up about those stated battery capacities.
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> In the world of LED's, flashaholic's have the term 'Chinese Lumens'. There
> also appear to be 'Chinese milliamps'.
>
>
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> 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+.
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> I then purchased three F9’s which I have owned for approximately three
> weeks.
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> I just received a BF-F8HP yesterday morning and have had the chance to
> play with it quite a bit.
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> As stated before the radio does come with a larger 2100 Mah battery, the
> better manual and a better antenna.
>
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> In terms of functionality the radios appear to operate exactly the same
> however the firmware IS different.
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>
> Now the minor differences: (opinion mostly)
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> The radio looks better.
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> The radio feels much nicer in the hand. (bigger battery)
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> It appears to me that the F8-HP has better quality control.
>
>
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> 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.
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> Though I do like the box the BF-F9 V2+ comes in better..  ;)
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> Hope that helps, sorry for any misinformation.
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>
> -Tony
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> *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
>
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> 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
>
>
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> There is nothing wrong with the BF-F9 V2+  -- That’s all marketing hype
> from Baofeng.  Both work fine with Chirp.
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> The firmware is up to date on both the F9 and F8.
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> 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.
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> Ignore the hype and enjoy either radio.
>
>
>
> Tony
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> *From:* chirp_users-bounces at intrepid.danplanet.com [
> mailto:chirp_users-bounces at intrepid.danplanet.com
> <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?​
>
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>
>
> 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:
>
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> https://baofengtech.com/BF-F9v2+
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>
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> 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
>
>
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> *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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