[chirp_users] BF-F8HP

John LaMartina
Sat Jul 15 11:02:49 PDT 2017

As Jim mentioned, The driver for the counterfeit trip, the one you need is Prolific

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> On Jul 15, 2017, at 1:26 PM, Jim Unroe <rock.unroe at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Sat, Jul 15, 2017 at 12:40 PM, David Booth <dvdbooth8 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I am trying to program my BF-F8HP. In using CHIRP I get to Download
>> from the radio.  When I try to do this I can't find any commport
>> number that works. Please help!  Thanks, David
> Before a communication port can be detected, there must be a complete
> and working connection between the radio and computer. You didn't say
> which operating system you are using so I will assume Windows.
> With Windows, you should be able to access Device Manager to determine
> exactly which COM port was assigned to your programming cable.
> Do you have the Baofeng Tech PC03 programming cable with FTDI chip? If
> not, then your programming cable most likely has a counterfeit copy of
> a Prolific chip. The device driver that is automatically installed
> when a Prolific chip is detected is intentionally incompatible with
> counterfeit Prolific chips.
> Jim
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