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

Amnon Zohar amnon.zohar at gmail.com
Sun Jan 24 16:24:31 PST 2016


does the improvement from uv-5r to the 8W versions justify the extra buck?

2016-01-25 2:22 GMT+02:00 Amnon Zohar <amnon.zohar at gmail.com>:

> i wish i had the capability to program even less complicated missions!!
> that's why i would thank someone who can..
>
> can you please be  more specific about the step by step stages to create a
> master image, edit it and import it.
> thanks
>
> 2016-01-25 1:12 GMT+02:00 Jim Unroe <rock.unroe at gmail.com>:
>
>> 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.
>>
>> Jim KC9HI
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>
>
>
> --
> Amnon
>


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Amnon
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