[chirp_users] Baofeng cable

Al Winney ve7cm at shaw.ca
Sun Jan 25 11:22:58 PST 2015


Why not just buy a FTDI chipped cable, they work just fine with everything from XP to Win 8 and even Linux. They have dropped in price now and you can find them everywhere. I have one connected to my IC-756ProIII to use with Ham Radio Deluxe and another I use with chirp and even RT Systems programs.

 

Al

 

From: chirp_users-bounces at intrepid.danplanet.com [mailto:chirp_users-bounces at intrepid.danplanet.com] On Behalf Of Tony
Sent: January-25-15 9:10 AM
To: 'Discussion of CHIRP'
Subject: Re: [chirp_users] Baofeng cable

 

For what it’s worth, I’ve purchased three $6.00 Baofeng branded cables from Amazon over the last month and they have all worked fine.

 

All of them were clones with the fake Prolific chip.

 

@Rick --  It really sounds like you’ve got a bad cable.   I hope he sends you a new one without a hassle.

 

-Tony

 

From: chirp_users-bounces at intrepid.danplanet.com <mailto:chirp_users-bounces at intrepid.danplanet.com>  [mailto:chirp_users-bounces at intrepid.danplanet.com] On Behalf Of Michael Stephan
Sent: Sunday, January 25, 2015 12:06 PM
To: Discussion of CHIRP
Subject: Re: [chirp_users] Baofeng cable

 

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 <mailto: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 <mailto: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

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From: Rick Osgood <mailto:rposgood at gmail.com>  

To: Discussion of CHIRP <mailto: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 <mailto: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 <mailto: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 <mailto: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>  [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>  [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 <mailto: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>  [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

NRA Benefactor Member

 

From: chirp_users-bounces at intrepid.danplanet.com <mailto: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>  [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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