[chirp_users] Baofeng cable

Malcolm Larkin malcolm.larkin at icloud.com
Sat Jan 24 17:44:31 PST 2015


The only time I had an issue, I entered into the devices section of the administrative tools and down rated the default serial speed and haven't had a problem since.

Malcolm Larkin
VK2FITH


> On 25 Jan 2015, at 11:39, Tony <ajd at industrynet.net> wrote:
> 
> Why are you guys repeating the same thing over and over without actually offering any assistance??
>  
> What you said is all true however first you need to get Windows to recognize the cable. 
>  
> …..Which only requires that you plug it in.  No drivers required on any version of windows.
>  
> Rick is not even at that point yet! 
>  
> Once you can see it in device manager you can then load the OLD (2007) drivers (below) and it will work perfect.
>  
> Here is the link to the drivers again: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/188372/prolific.driver/PL2303.332102.zip
>  
> -Tony
>  
> From: chirp_users-bounces at intrepid.danplanet.com [mailto:chirp_users-bounces at intrepid.danplanet.com] On Behalf Of John LaMartina
> Sent: Saturday, January 24, 2015 8:22 PM
> To: 'Discussion of CHIRP'
> Subject: Re: [chirp_users] Baofeng cable
>  
> If the cable that is being used has a cloned or counterfeit Prolific chip, Windows will load the latest Prolific driver.
> That driver will recognize the counterfeit chip and will Fail.
> This is by design to discourage counterfeiters. The only way to get around it is to do what Jim suggested.
> Load a backdated driver. Preferably Win7 Prolific 3.2.0.0 or XP Prolific 2.0.2.1.
> 
> The needed drivers and explanation can be found at http://www.miklor.com/COM/UV_Drivers.php
> Read carefully FAQ 1 and 2 at the bottom of the page also.
> 
> I hope this assists.
> 
> John
> http://www.miklor.com
> 
>  
> From: chirp_users-bounces at intrepid.danplanet.com [mailto:chirp_users-bounces at intrepid.danplanet.com] On Behalf Of Tony
> Sent: Saturday, January 24, 2015 8:09 PM
> To: mikeearls at earthlink.net; 'Discussion of CHIRP'
> Subject: Re: [chirp_users] Baofeng cable
>  
> Any version of Windows will recognize the cable.
>  
> You don’t need drivers.
>  
> From: chirp_users-bounces at intrepid.danplanet.com [mailto:chirp_users-bounces at intrepid.danplanet.com] On Behalf Of Michael D Earls
> Sent: Saturday, January 24, 2015 7:50 PM
> To: 'Discussion of CHIRP'
> Subject: Re: [chirp_users] Baofeng cable
>  
> Tony, you're not helping!
> 
> Until the older driver is installed properly, it won't recognize the cable.
> 
> Unless every step is followed EXACTLY, the older driver won't be installed.
> 
> Take it from someone who was convinced that I had followed every direction, several times.
> 
> When you finally do it right, it will work.
>  
> Mike Earls
> AF5MS
> TSRA Life Member
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>  
> From: chirp_users-bounces at intrepid.danplanet.com [mailto:chirp_users-bounces at intrepid.danplanet.com] On Behalf Of Tony
> Sent: Saturday, January 24, 2015 6:39 PM
> To: 'Discussion of CHIRP'
> Subject: Re: [chirp_users] Baofeng cable
>  
> He’s not even at the point where drivers are needed.
>  
> He can’t even get Windows to recognize the cable.
>  
> Repeating “Read the instructions”  over and over without offering any actual advice is a waste of everybody’s time.
>  
> C’mon…
>  
> -Tony
>  
> From: chirp_users-bounces at intrepid.danplanet.com [mailto:chirp_users-bounces at intrepid.danplanet.com] On Behalf Of Jim Unroe
> Sent: Saturday, January 24, 2015 7:36 PM
> To: Discussion of CHIRP
> Subject: Re: [chirp_users] Baofeng cable
>  
> Follow the instructions in the guide step by step to select it. If you don't select it as shown in the guide, Windows will continue to use the latest driver and the programming cable will continue to fail to function properly.
> 
> Jim
>  
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