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

John Wilkerson
Mon Dec 4 14:24:18 PST 2017

You selected the wrong radio.  You MUST select the MTC UV-5R-3.  The
UC-5X3 is an entirely different radio and will not work.

On 12/4/2017 17:08, Robert McKelvy 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?
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