[chirp_users] Baofeng UV-5R 7 watt version not recognized byChirp?

Paul Hazell busyagain at bell.net
Sat Oct 10 15:43:57 PDT 2015

Hi Everyone:

  Problem solved, for the 7 watt version of the UV-5R,
use the BF-F8HP setting when choosing the Baofeng Model number. It is at the
top of the list in the Chirp program.

Apparently, the UV-5R is a variant of the BF-F8HP (HP stands for high 

Hope this helps others who have purchased the UV-5R, 7 watt version.


Paul Hazell

-----Original Message----- 
From: Jim Unroe
Sent: Saturday, October 10, 2015 2:11 PM
To: Discussion of CHIRP
Subject: Re: [chirp_users] Baofeng UV-5R 7 watt version not recognized 

On Sat, Oct 10, 2015 at 1:24 PM, Paul Hazell <busyagain at bell.net> wrote:
> Hi Everyone:
>   Just wondering if anyone has encountered a problem when
> trying to have Chirp recognize the Baofeng UV-5R (high power
> version) 7 watts handheld?
>   I purchased one of these 2 days ago and have not been able
> to get Chirp to recognize it. It keeps saying that I have “Chosen
> the wrong model number” from the list of radios that the software
> recognizes. BUT I have been using the UV-5R setting??
> The firmware version from the transceiver is BFP3-25.
> I have downloaded the latest daily version of Chirp
> chirp-daily-20151009-installer.exe
> and still have the same problem.
> If anyone has any ideas, it would be appreciated.
> Best regards:
> Paul Hazell

Radios with 3 power levels require the BF-F8HP selection. Look on the
CHIRP home/wiki page under BF-F8HP and you will see UV-5RTP (the TP is
for Tri-Power)

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