[chirp_users] Baofeng cable

Michael Stephan gunpowder2012 at gmail.com
Sun Jan 25 09:06:09 PST 2015


Cables are $5-25 on amazon. The reviews online indicate these cables can be
problematic depending on source. I would lean towards a bad cable. Had luck
with my V-82 and cable. I actually cheered when it connected after reading
the cable reviews.

Mike

On Sun, Jan 25, 2015 at 10:22 AM, Rick Osgood <rposgood at gmail.com> wrote:

> Bill,
>
> Thanks for the reply. I only have the one cable. I am in Key Largo Florida
> and the place I bought the cable from is up in Ft. Lauderdale (75 miles)
> away. I may call him to see if he will send a replacement. I have tried
> this on multiple pc's so am fairly convinced it's the cable.
>
> Rick
>
> On Sun, Jan 25, 2015 at 9:01 AM, Bill Stone <dragntow at wt.net> wrote:
>
>>  Forgive me for jumping in late on this topic and the suggestion may
>> have previously been disscussed however have you tried another cable the
>> same as the 1 you are having problems with? Does the cable work with other
>> radio's? I have had problems in the past with program / rig control cabes
>> with static electricity blowing the chip and also onece found a cable with
>> a bad souder joint. Sometimes pluging in the cable to PC when running and
>> pluging in the cable to the radio when on can create a static charge
>> 73 Bill WS5H
>>
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> *From:* Rick Osgood <rposgood at gmail.com>
>> *To:* Discussion of CHIRP <chirp_users at intrepid.danplanet.com>
>> *Sent:* Sunday, January 25, 2015 6:55 AM
>> *Subject:* Re: [chirp_users] Baofeng cable
>>
>> Thanks for all the suggestions guys... I tried reseating the cable into
>> the laptop on all available usb ports and at best it now forces the ht into
>> transmit mode. To clarify the other point.... I have loaded the old version
>> v3.2.0.0 and will use that if my windows os ever sees the device. I tried
>> on my wifes laptop and same results.
>>
>> Rick
>>
>>
>> On Sat, Jan 24, 2015 at 10:54 PM, D.J.J. Ring, Jr. <n1ea at arrl.net> wrote:
>>
>>> Download the CHIRP live Linux CD.
>>>
>>> That is all set up to work.
>>> That will confirm the cable works.
>>>
>>> I think you have two problems.
>>>
>>> Try the Live CD.
>>>
>>> David
>>>  On Jan 24, 2015 9:44 PM, "Malcolm Larkin" <malcolm.larkin at icloud.com>
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>>>  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
>>>> <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
>>>> <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
>>>> <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
>>>>
>>>> NRA Benefactor Member
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> *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 *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
>>>> <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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>>
>> --
>>   Rick Osgood
>> 411 Walnut Street #9722
>> Green Cove Springs, FL 34023
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