[chirp_users] BF 888S - side key function - Transmit Power

Jim Unroe rock.unroe at gmail.com
Wed Feb 8 03:23:40 PST 2017


On Tue, Feb 7, 2017 at 11:13 AM, BRIAN OXENHAM
<brian.oxenham at btopenworld.com> wrote:
> I am using daily build 2017126 to programme a standard baofeng BF888S.
>
> I can change the individual channel power settings through the Power column
> in the tabular Memories screen which is great. I have verified this actually
> works with a power meter. However I can't re-designate the Side Key Function
> as Transmit Power via the Settings screen. It does re-designate that key to
> the other functions when selected.
>
> Is that a software bug or operator error on my part ?
>

I just changed the setting of the side key using CHIRP and then read
the radio using the factory software to confirm that the side key
value was properly set. It was.

Also after setting the side key function to Transmit Power, it is
evident that the factory default Monitor setting is no longer
available. Pressing the the side key now either causes the radio to
emit 1 beep or 2 beeps. I assume the beeps tell the user what the
power level was just switched to.

I've checked this on 2 BF-888S radios.

Jim KC9HI



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