[chirp_users] Data changes from "Upload" to "Download"

Jim Unroe
Sun Jan 24 15:12:53 PST 2016

On Sun, Jan 24, 2016 at 5:25 PM, Amnon Zohar <amnon.zohar at gmail.com> wrote:
> i have 2 baofeng radios
> 1 is UV-5RA
> the other is UV-5RA+
> they look a little different, but basically they are the same
> both show 297 as firmware ver when put on with 3 pressed
> only when read with chirp i can see that 1 is really 307 and the other is
> 311!

Since BFB299, the [3] key + Power-on message is no longer the "real"
firmware version.

> i cannot upload to one radio what i downloaded from the other because
> firmware versions are different!
> therefore i have to program each one seperately! which is preaty annoying!!
> i do not see any differace in data formation!
> if i remember right it was not like that on previous versions of chirp

You can thank Baofeng for this.

> when i use the radio to radio cloning cable it works well so it is weired
> that under chip it doesnt.
> did chirp programmers preferred giving us a hard time just to be on the safe
> side??

Radio to radio cloning does not dump the whole memory of one radio
into the other. The memory layouts between versions are not the same.
The latest firmware versions have removed the radio-to-radio cloning
because of the main memory layout changes.

> i will thank the one that will go through the trouble to check which
> firmware versions are actually compatible and allow uploading and which are
> not and do not allow it.
> i know it is easier to compare version numbers and decide. but i believe
> easy should be kept for the user not for the programmer.
> i really hope someone take the job.
> or at least tell me which older version of chip did not check the firmware
> version. or checked the wrong version field which shows 297 for both

CHIRP is open source. You are welcome to take this on.

> what is the meaning of the message read with power on+6?

It is a date. Your guess is as good as mine as to what it represents.

All you have to do is edit the "master' image for 1 radio and import
it into the image of the other radios. I use the image from my 2012
UV-5R as my master image and import it into my BF-F8HP, UV-82, UV-82C,
UV-82HP and Wouxun KG-UV6D.


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