[chirp_users] BF-F8HP

Jim Unroe rock.unroe at gmail.com
Sat Jul 15 10:26:41 PDT 2017


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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