[chirp_users] Baofeng UV-5R not working

Jim Unroe rock.unroe at gmail.com
Sun Feb 21 04:40:20 PST 2016

On Sun, Feb 21, 2016 at 12:01 AM, Lone Wolf <lonewolf1 at gmail.com> wrote:
> I have a programmed my uv-5r but for some reason I'm not receiving anything.
> I have tried several times to program it but it don't seem to pick up any
> calls from anything. I get all my info for the radio from radio reference
> and the frequencies. When I get toned out and fire radio goes off my uv-5r
> just sits there and does nothing. Any ideas on what I might be doing wrong?

Can you hear the other station when you press and hold the [MONI]
button? If you can, there are several reasons that this may be

1. If you have programmed a receive CTCSS tone or a receive DCS code,
the station that you are listening to must transmit the matching
tone/code. It it isn't, your radio will not receive anything on this
channel unless the [MONI] button being pressed.

Try programming the channel with no receive CTCSS tone or receive DCS
code. OFF always works.

2. If your radio has a firmware version from 2 to 3 years ago, your
radio could have the BEEP bug. If your radio has the BEEP bug and menu
8 (BEEP) is set to OFF, your radio will not receive anything unless
the [MONI] button being pressed.

The workaround for the BEEP bug is to always leave menu 8 set to ON.

3. If your radio has N5R style firmware and you or someone else used
an old version of CHIRP to upload a CHIRP Radio Images (*.img) file
that was originally downloaded from a radio that has BFB type
firmware, your radio will not receive anything unless the [MONI]
button being pressed.

The easiest way to determine if an incompatible "image" was uploaded
to your UV-5R would be to download a "fresh" image from your UV-5R and
either attach it to a reply to this message thread or email it
directly to me. I will examine it and if it is due to this issue, I
will repair the image and return it to you with instructions for
getting it uploaded into your radio.


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