[chirp_users] Baofeng UV-6R Support

Heiko Bujak
Wed Jul 29 09:35:40 PDT 2015


a few days ago, i reported a similar problem. i got an Pofung UV-6R, 
which is definitely not support by Chirp.
The reason is simply, there are different versions of this radio with 
different firmware versions.

My radio shows HDBF230 on screen, when typing on '3' and switch on.
On Software for entering programming mode, there is a need to send first 
some magic bytes.
Chirp tries this
UV5R_MODEL_UV6 = "\x50\xBB\xFF\x20\x12\x08\x23"
UV5R_MODEL_UV6_ORIG = "\x50\xBB\xFF\x12\x03\x98\x4D"
by my model needs
UV5R_MODEL_UV6_NEW = "\x50\xBB\xFF\x20\x14\x11\x22"

Currently i develope a new driver for this radio, but it needs many time 
to check the differences.
Today, i can download from the device, all memories are ok, but some 
data like vfo is missing.
Maybe in a few days, i will have the correct behaviour, but until now, 
entering data by operators fingers is required.

remark: i am not an official developer of chirp, its just for fun.

73 de Heiko, DH2FAA (German Radio Amateur)

> Howdy!
> I naively purchased a 2015 Baofeng UV-6R as my first radio and have
> found chirp (Chirp?  CHIRP?  C.H.I.R.P.?) to not support the radio,
> which makes programming it from my Mac somewhat problematic.
> I've scoured the Internet and reached out to as many folks as I could
> find to see if they had it working, and it appears the 2015 release of
> the radio just doesn't work with chirp today.
> I'd like to help fix that.  I was a (Java and PL/SQL) developer in a
> past life and can hack on Python code when I have to.  Is there a
> guide available that describes how to start porting another radio, or
> is there a developer who is interested in working with me on this?  If
> I need to send my radio somewhere because it's a super dark art, I'm
> willing to take that step.
> Somebody started an issue for it here: http://chirp.danplanet.com/issues/2761
> Thanks!
> Rob / KG7VBO
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