[chirp_users] UV-B6 was BFf8hP

Richard Menedetter
Mon Mar 2 02:02:49 PST 2015

Hi dwsexton

> I a baofeng uvb6 when i try to from the radio download with chirp or with theoem software i get radio did not ack 
> programing ) i have tried chirp and it does not show uvb6 but when i read the help list it says to use the uvb5 to 
> read and write from radio i have use 4.0 and 4.1 daily build both give the same results i have checked the usb 
> driver and it is set and i am using the port it is set to any advice would be helpfull.

You are correct to use UV-B5.
Sadly the new Firmware versions of UV-B5/UV-B6 are not supported by Chirp.

There is a patch that remedies this, but as far as I know it has not been added to any official Chirp build.

You can use the official Boafeng SW to download the image, and then rename it to the name used by Chirp, import it to chirp, make the changes, save, rename back and upload via Boafeng SW.

I hope that Chirp will soon add support for those newer UV-B5/B6 Firmware versions.
It seems that the Radio changed its identity marker, and is no longer correctly identified by Chirp.

The one line patch floating around seems to remedy the situation.
(At least the newer UV-B5 is recognized and fully programmable)

CU, Ricsi

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