[chirp_users] FTDi, HT, driver or user issue? Help

Jim Pruitt
Wed Jul 27 09:10:36 PDT 2016

I bought the same PC03 cable from Amazon and that is the cable that worked
for me.  That cable while not made by Baofeng is stamped with the Baofeng
name and sold by Baofeng Tech.  I started my install on Windows 7 (64 bit)
with one of my cheap cables for which Windows tried to find a driver but it
did not work.  That was when I went to FTDI's driver site and installed the
current driver.  As I said before,  Windows was reporting the cable and
driver as being the right driver but did not work.  When I switched to the
PC03 cable then it worked.  Some of the FTDI clone cables I have,  I also
bought from Baofeng tech but this was before FTDI produced drivers that
broke non FTDI chip cables.

Thank you.
Jim Pruitt

On Wed, Jul 27, 2016 at 8:57 AM, Jim Unroe <rock.unroe at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Wed, Jul 27, 2016 at 9:53 AM, Dennis Yocom, President & CEO
> <dennis at basiclifetraining.com> wrote:
> > John et. al.: I'm completely confused now. I bought one PC03 FTDI
> Authentic
> > Genuine USB Programming Cable for BaoFeng, Kenwood, etc    from Amazon,
> > which said, Sold by: BaoFeng Tech for $20.46
> No need to be confused. The BaoFeng Tech programming cable is not made
> by Baofeng. It is highly recommended over a Baofeng programming cable.
> >
> >
> >
> > The cable, which doesn't have any ID on it anywhere (except for a USB
> symbol
> > and something else near it which I don't recognize) was supposed to be
> the
> > correct cable to use in programming a pair of new Baofeng F8HPs.  With my
> > Windows 7 machine, I got the  "Radio did not respond" message about a
> dozen
> > times. I've pushed that cable in so hard I surprised it didn't come out
> the
> > other side.
> I don't know why, but in my tests, it can take up to 8 minutes for the
> FTDI driver to be fully installed. If you try to use it prior to that
> it will not work and it may interrupt the installation.
> >
> >
> >
> > I realize I'm not the brightest crayon in the box, but does this sound
> like
> > a cable issue, HT, user or a driver issue ( I've tried several times to
> > manually install a driver with no luck)?  The BaofengTech instructions
> with
> > the cable indicate the cable was supposed to initiate the proper
> downloads,
> > and it was supposed to be a snap.  Can someone lighten this poor fool?
> Normally it is plug-and-play. I would recommend that you go to
> ftdichips.com and download the latest driver and install it. This is
> typically the "fix" for when Windows doesn't get it done
> automatically.
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > DR Yocom
> Jim KC9HI
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