[chirp_users] UV-5RA - latest build

Curley Frazier ricknbrook at gmail.com
Wed Jun 8 19:32:40 PDT 2016


Their response to me complaining about failure to release new firmware....

Curley

All of our models work with CHIRP as a distributor we work with CHIRP more
than any other distributor - we are the only BaoFeng distributor that also
insures our firmware matches on the same model to allow for easier templates

If you intended to write the factory you can go to: baofengradio.com
On Jun 8, 2016 3:10 PM, "Jim Unroe" <rock.unroe at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Wed, Jun 8, 2016 at 4:51 PM, Steve London <n2icarrl at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Success !
> >
> > It ended up being three issues:
> >
> > 1) The speaker and mic jacks on my new UV-5RV2+ are not centered. They
> > are off by a few mm. Therefore, my programming cable would not seat
> > correctly. Trimmed the cable plug with a utility knife until it seated
> > properly. Incidentally, my old UV-5RA has the jacks centered.
> >
> > 2) While trimming the cable plug, I accidentally cut the ground wire.
> > After repairing that, the old UV-5RA could be read with CHIRP.
> >
> > 3) The 2014 version of CHIRP does not talk to the new UV-5RV2+. The
> > latest build does work correctly with the UV-5RV2+. Thanks !
> >
> > A learning experience.
> >
> > 73,
> > Steve, N2IC
>
> I'm glad to see you have it worked out.
>
> UV-5R style radio development for CHIRP has been quited active over
> the last 4+ years. Except for a few recent models that chose not to
> provide their firmware version, it you cannot program your UV-5R
> variant, there is a 99% chance that it is a cabling problem (device
> driver and/or connection of the cable to the radio).
>
> Jim KC9HI
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