[chirp_users] doesn't see the UV-5RA

Richard AG5M ag5m at yahoo.com
Tue May 12 09:19:11 PDT 2015


Here is a thought that might be part of, of all of, your problem.  I had a similar issue with a UV-3R+, could not find the radio.  I was using the same build and cables I used without any problem on my UV-5RA so it was not software, drivers, or cables that were the issue.

I finally squeezed the plug into the UV-3R+ radio, with the radio on the table plug down, and pushed downward really really hard.  It took, Holding it down really hard I downloaded the initial program to CHIRP, made changes, and pushing really - really - hard again, uploaded my programmed information.

But never having had that problem with my UV-5RA, thinking something was not put together right in the radio thus not making contact with the plug, I returned the radio (Amazon) and got a replacement in a few days.  The second UV-3R+ was much better.  All is well now, hope this might help you if you have the same problem.

Richard AG5M

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On Tue, 5/12/15, John LaMartina <JohnLa at usa.net> wrote:

 Subject: Re: [chirp_users] doesn't see the UV-5RA
 To: "'Discussion of CHIRP'" <chirp_users at intrepid.danplanet.com>
 Date: Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 6:19 AM
 
 If you are running CHIRP
 you Must run the Latest Daily Build.
 Baofeng
 changes it firmware ID often, so the latest version of CHIRP
 is a 'must have'.
 
 A
 good starting point is to identify what the error message is
 and match it against those at: 
 http://www.miklor.com/COM/UV_ErrorMess.php
 
 If you purchased a generic
 cable, make sure you have the proper driver.
 For Win XP, use Prolific 2.0.2.1.  For Win 7,
 8, etc, use Prolific 3.2.0.0
 These can be
 found at http://www.miklor.com/COM/UV_Drivers.php
 
 It initial sounds as though
 your cable isn't 'snapped' in completely.
 
 Let us know the result
 
 John
 http://www.miklor.com
 
 
 
 
 
 
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 [mailto:chirp_users-bounces at intrepid.danplanet.com]
 On Behalf Of Stanley Rarden
 Sent: Tuesday,
 May 12, 2015 12:16 AM
 To: chirp_users at intrepid.danplanet.com
 Subject: [chirp_users] doesn't see the
 UV-5RA
 
 My problem, and I
 understand it's a pretty common one, is when i plug the
 radio in and try to load into Chirp from the radio, my
 computer doesn't see the radio.  I've
 tried with the cable that came with the radio, cables
 I've purchased on line with some sort of
 little CD that's completely useless, and
 even with the cable from RT Systems. I have two of those, by
 the way, and neither of them
 works.
 
 I've tried this on a PC
 laptop running Windows XP and an iMac running OSX.  Nothing
 works.  Downloaded the latest version of Chirp,
 got the trick utility that's supposed to
 make it all work on mac... nothing.  
 
 Is there any hope here at all?
 
 Stan Rarden KK4LLR
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