[chirp_users] Cannot program Baofeng UV-5R-3

Jim Unroe
Mon Dec 4 14:21:12 PST 2017

On Mon, Dec 4, 2017 at 5:08 PM, Robert McKelvy <kg7zok at outlook.com> wrote:
> I cannot get my new radio (Baofeng model UV-5R-3 tri-band from MTC) to
> respond to a "Download From Radio" using CHIRP.  The radio shows no
> indication that it is being accessed.  My other Baofeng (regular UV-5R) is
> working on the same computer as expected.
> The CHIRP version I am using :
> CHIRP daily-20171126
> GTK 2.24.10
> PyGTK 2.24.0
> Python 2.7.3
> The CHIRP error message:
> Error reading data from radio: not the amount of data we want.
> Radio selected in CHIRP: BTECH UV-5X3
> I understand that the driver (uv5x3.py) has been patched to include this new
> model, but its not working for me.
> Are there any suggestions on how to cure this ...other than buy a better
> radio?

What is the exact error message? You might also attach a debug.log
file (or email it directly to me).


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