[chirp_users] UV-5R

Jim MacKenzie
Mon Jul 6 09:17:54 PDT 2015



Are you by chance the Bob Seaborn that was heavily involved in Fidonet in Saskatchewan a couple of decades ago?


If so that’s a pity because I missed a chance to talk to you in Martensville this weekend.  :)  Congrats on winning the radio.


Are you running a daily version or a stable version of CHIRP?  If stable, running the daily ones might be worth a try.




From: chirp_users-bounces at intrepid.danplanet.com [mailto:chirp_users-bounces at intrepid.danplanet.com] On Behalf Of Bob Seaborn
Sent: July-05-15 5:14 PM
To: Discussion of CHIRP
Subject: [chirp_users] UV-5R


I just won a Baofeng UV-5R at our local hamfest today. Holding "3" down while I power on reports BFB-297, however when I run CHIRP and try to read the radio, CHIRP reports "Incorrect model selected" and I am unable to read the radio.  However when I do the same thing using my older UV-5R that reports BFB-251, then CHIRP properly downloads the radio data.  Has the Baofeng firmware changed that much?  If it helps, the BFB-291 new radio has serial 13U1006381 and the BFB-251 older radio has serial 1010024752.


The only difference on the label that I can find is that the older radio claims 480MHz as it's upper frequency, while the newer radio claims 520MHz.


I am using the latest 'chirp-daily-20150702-win32' daily build under windows 7 and a FTDI cable, but did try one earlier version with the same results. Any suggestions, assistance, or help would be greatly appreciated.  Thank you for your time and effort.

           .....Bob, VE5XEF

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