[chirp_users] baofeng cable

Dan Jolley oldhippie1955 at yahoo.com
Thu Feb 18 16:59:25 PST 2016


Oh, I sincerely apologize! Jerry, thank you for clarifying this issue and explaining the problem. I was not aware of the whole situation. I honestly hope I did not offend anyone.
Jerry, when you said "recent FTDI Drivers disabled these fake cables" below, were you referring to the drivers on the FTDI Website?


In my humble opinion, the only way to solve the problem is to buy a known good FTDI cable. The one I purchased at Amazon works great and I've never had any problems with it.
Please understand, I am not trying to offend anyone.




      From: Jerry <jriechert at gmail.com>
 To: Discussion of CHIRP <chirp_users at intrepid.danplanet.com> 
 Sent: Thursday, February 18, 2016 6:04 PM
 Subject: Re: [chirp_users] baofeng cable
   
I think what the OP is concerned with is those that purchased an FTDI cable in good faith that turns out to have a fake FTDI chip in it. Recent FTDI drivers disable these fake cablex. He's asking for a way to cancel out the change made to the cable so it's usable again.

Jerry R

On Thu, Feb 18, 2016 at 4:53 PM, Dan Jolley via chirp_users <chirp_users at intrepid.danplanet.com> wrote:

The best way to uninstall drivers is to go into the Device Manager, select the FTDI cable and uninstall the drivers.
I purchased this FTDI cable from Amazon 3 weeks ago and I've never had any problems with it. When I plugged it into the USB port, Windows 10 automatically installed the drivers and I've never had any problems with it.
I have been a computer technician for many years so if you have any problems or questions, please feel free to ask.

This is the FTDI Cable I purchased at Amazon:
Amazon.com : PC03 FTDI Authentic Genuine USB Programming Cable for BaoFeng, Kenwood, Wouxun, AnyTone : Electronics

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| Amazon.com : PC03 FTDI Authentic Genuine USB Prog...Genuine FTDI Chipset - Works with the latest Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux Drivers If you are tired of messing with the "counterfeit prolific chips" in the 'other' c... |
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Don't purchase any programming cable that comes with a CD, it is the wrong cable and there is a virus on the CD.
Please feel free to ask any questions I have failed to answer, or any questions you need clarification on.
Thank you,Dan Jolleyoldhippie1955 at yahoo.com

      From: Jim Unroe <rock.unroe at gmail.com>
 To: Discussion of CHIRP <chirp_users at intrepid.danplanet.com> 
 Sent: Thursday, February 18, 2016 5:20 PM
 Subject: Re: [chirp_users] baofeng cable
  
On Thu, Feb 18, 2016 at 4:03 PM, Lreiher <lreiher at comcast.net> wrote:
> is there any chance that someone is able to write the s/w necessary to
> [in WIN 10] DELETE the FTDI driver which renders the baofeng cable
> inoperative AND write the s/w which would REenable the baofeng cable
> after FTDI has trashed it so we can use it w/ CHIRP and WIN 10? tnx,
> larry  KD9AVZ

When you say "the boafeng cable", do you mean the programming cable
manufactured for Baofeng and has a Baofeng label? If you do, it has a
counterfeit Prolific type chip. It doesn't use FTDI drivers. All you
have to do to make it work is to download, install and select the
Prolific v3.2.0.0 driver that was released back in 2007.

When you say "the baofeng cable", do you mean the Kenwood style 2-pin
programming cable that fits Kenwood, Wouxun, Baofeng and many other
radios? If you do, all you need to do is purchase a programming cable
with a genuine FTDI chip and no driver will render it inoperative.
There are plenty of sources, Baofeng Tech (a Baofeng radio dealer
based in the USA not to be confused with Baofeng the radio
manufacturer based in China).

Jim KC9HI
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