[chirp_users] Can't Upload from Chirp to Radio

mike millet
Wed Dec 27 22:18:44 PST 2017

I recently cloned 4 Baofeng radios from a newer modle... i had trouble for
a few minutes but after connecting through the com3 it worked fine and only
took about 1 min per radio.

On Dec 27, 2017 1:44 PM, "Jim Unroe" <rock.unroe at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Wed, Dec 27, 2017 at 3:08 PM, Norman Sebern <nsebern14 at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > Hi Gary,
> > I think Glen at Home is right you have to upload to the radio
> > The other thing that can prevent information from being installed is if
> you
> > are on an active channel and it receives signal. . You can prevent the by
> > removing the antenna while programing the radio.   Do NOT press transmit
> > with the antenna off.
> > Norman Sebern
> >
> Removing the antenna is bad advice. Most failure modes with the
> programming cable result in the radio transmitting. For example...
> - connecting the USB programming cable to a powered on radio prior to
> the driver being fully loaded.
> - connecting the USB programming cable to a powered on radio with an
> incompatible driver loaded.
> - powering OFF the computer with USB programming cable connected to
> the computer and to a powered on radio.
> - unplugging the USB programming cable from the computer while still
> connected to a powered on radio.
> So do not remove the antenna without replacing it with a dummy load.
> A solution that doesn't require removal of the antenna would be to
> tune to a VFO frequency or select MR channel that has no signals
> present. Adding a receive DCS code or receive CTCSS tone may also be
> worthwhile. If you create a channel just for this purpose, you could
> call it "PROG" or something similar and select it before powering OFF
> the radio to attach the programming cable.
> Jim
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