[chirp_users] Can't program BF-888s

Todd Nine todd.nine at gmail.com
Tue Jan 24 14:00:13 PST 2017


Hi Ed,
  I programmed the UV5R, but I had issues as well.  The programming cable I
bought wasn't one actually manufactured by Baofeng.  As a result, I had a
really difficult time getting the correct drivers installed for the USB
chipset they used.  Have you verified the USB drivers are correct?



On Tue, Jan 24, 2017 at 2:23 PM Toby Nivens via chirp_users <
chirp_users at intrepid.danplanet.com> wrote:

> I agree. I have purchased over 20 BF-888s and 777 (same radio). Programmed
> all of them with chirp...They work great.
>
>
> ------------------------------
> *From:* Jim Unroe <rock.unroe at gmail.com>
> *To:* Discussion of CHIRP <chirp_users at intrepid.danplanet.com>
> *Sent:* Tuesday, January 24, 2017 3:09 PM
> *Subject:* Re: [chirp_users] Can't program BF-888s
>
> On Tue, Jan 24, 2017 at 3:43 PM, Ken Palmer <palmerken77 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Did you download the 888 software from Baofeng web site?  That's what I
> use
> > on mine. It has the scramble option and all. Never could get chirp to
> work
> > with it either.
> >
>
> Someone sent me one of the BF-888S radios that won't program. It
> programs just fine for me. The only way I can get it to not program
> was to intentionally install and select an incompatible device driver
> for the programming cable.
>
> Also, CHIRP supports the scramble option.
>
> Jim KC9HI
>
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