[chirp_users] baofeng programming cable

Fred Maxwell _chirp at mail2fm.com
Fri Mar 4 23:40:24 PST 2016


Dan, that’s why I bought a matching pair of UV-82HP radios; I can just move images between them.  

Have you considered buying another UV-5RTP for $42 from Amazon and then selling the UV-5R for $20 on craigslist?  That also gets you the higher power, extending the distance you can talk between the two units.

Regards,
  Fred


> On Mar 4, 2016, at 11:55 PM, Dan Jolley via chirp_users <chirp_users at intrepid.danplanet.com> wrote:
> 
> Jim, thank you for clarifying that. I have a UV-5R and a UV-5RTP and so far I've been keeping the images separately per radio. I've often wondered if I could upload the UV-5R image I saved and upload it to the UV-5RTP, but now I know it's not possible thanks to your information. Thank you for the explanation about the differences between firmware versions. It sure saved me some problems!
> 
> Much appreciated,
> Thank you,
> Dan
> 
> 
> From: Jim Unroe <rock.unroe at gmail.com>
> To: Discussion of CHIRP <chirp_users at intrepid.danplanet.com> 
> Sent: Thursday, March 3, 2016 4:35 PM
> Subject: Re: [chirp_users] baofeng programming cable
> 
> Hi Larry,
> 
> > now, i only have one issue w/ chirp.  i have a UV-5R and got all 100 of
> > my channels programmed into it. i saved it as an xx.img file. then, i
> > need to send this same file to my UV-5RHP; but, when i open it and try
> > to upload, i cant; the radio box is grayed out so i cant change to the
> > BF-8 so it will not send it to my HP unit. how do i save/rename/whatever
> > to get the file into my HP H/T ?
> >
> 
> You must not directly upload an image from one UV-5R style radio to
> another UV-5R style radio unless the firmware version exactly matches.
> CHIRP has been programmed to check for a match and to stop the upload
> when they do not match.
> 
> What you do is use the CHIRP Import feature to transfer channels from
> one radio brand/mode/firmware version to another. To make the channel
> assignments of your UV-5RHP exactly the same (except the power level)
> as the ones in your UV-5R, do this:
> 
> 1.0 launch CHIRP
> 2.0 open a tab is compatible with your UV-5RHP (it will have "Baofeng
> BF-F8HP:" as part of the tab's label) by doing one of the following
> 2.1 download from your UV-5RHP
> 2.2 load a previously saved image from your UV-5RHP
> 3.0 select and erase all existing channels from the current tab
> 3.1 click a channel row to highlight it
> 3.2 press Ctrl-A to highlight all 128 channel rows
> 3.3 press the Delete key
> 4.0 import the image from your UV-5R into the tab for your UV-5RHP
> 4.1 click "File"
> 4.2 click "Import"
> 4.3 click the button that shows "CHIRP Files (*.chirp)"
> 4.4 choose "CHIRP Radio Images (*.img)" from the list that appears
> 4.5 locate and load the "xx.img" file (the image for your UV-5R)
> 4.6 click the [OK] button
> 
> At this point the current tab has all of the channel assignments from
> your UV-5R. It can be save as an image or uploaded to your UV-5RHP.
> But the power levels may not be set to the power level that you want.
> 
> What Import does is match up the power level of the source radio to
> the closest power level of the target radio. So channels set to LOW on
> the UV-5R will be set to LOW on the UV-5RHP. Channels set to HIGH on
> the UV-5RHP will be set to MID on the UV-5RHP. So to quickly set them
> all to HIGH power, do this:
> 
> 1.0 select all existing channels
> 1.1 click a channel row to highlight it
> 1.2 press Ctrl-A to highlight all 128 channel rows
> 1.3 click the [Properties] button
> 2.0 select the HIGH power level
> 2.1 tick the box to the left of the "Power:" setting
> 2.2 select the HIGH power setting
> 3.0 click the [OK] button
> 
> At this point the current tab has all of the channel assignments of
> the UV-5R and all of the power levels set to HIGH. It can be saved to
> an image or uploaded to your UV-5RHP.
> 
> If you only want a few channels set to HIGH power, you can selectively
> highlight the channel rows and the above procedure will only change
> those channels.
> 
> 
> Jim KC9HI
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