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

Jim Unroe rock.unroe at gmail.com
Sat Jan 10 14:24:51 PST 2015


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Jim KC9HI

On Sat, Jan 10, 2015 at 5:07 PM, John Kellas <sales at mparam.com> wrote:
> 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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