[chirp_users] Baofeng UV-5R and settings/squelch_levels

Jim Unroe rock.unroe at gmail.com
Sun Jul 19 17:21:43 PDT 2015

On Sun, Jul 19, 2015 at 11:20 AM, Pavel Milanes Costa
<co7wt at frcuba.co.cu> wrote:
> Hi, I'm new to the list...
> I was searching the list archives for this, but found no answer, so here
> it goes...
> The squelch levels for VHF/UHF on the settings > service settings
> options do work for the Baofeng UV-5R?
> My Baofeng is about 10uV in VHF and ~2.0uV on UHF, so VHF reception is
> hard, may be it has to do with the SQ level, it has 25 as SQL 0 for VHF
> and 19 on SQL 0 for UHF.
> So before I play with that values I want to know if this setting will
> really work with my radio.
> I'm using chirp-daily-20150702 here...
> 73,
> --
> M.Sc. Pavel Milanes Costa, CO7WT
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There is no guarantee that it will work. Feedback shows that it works
for firmware version BFB291 and newer. The settings won't show up if
the firmware version is older than this. The improvement seems to vary
from firmware version to firmware version and model to model.

Always save your radio's channels and settings before you start making
any changes. That way you can always get back to where you started. It
appears that you have test equipment available. All you have to do is
change one setting to see if it works. If it doesn't, then change it


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