[chirp_users] Baofeng UV-5R

Chance Fulton chance.fulton at gmail.com
Wed Mar 8 07:01:11 PST 2017


I ordered two usb to ttl adapters from Ebay for 4$ shipped. They took a
while to get here, but they work, and were very cheap. you can also get a
max232 chip for free from the manufacturer. They sent me 4 I think, all I
did was email and ask them.

-Chance

On Wed, Mar 8, 2017 at 8:12 AM, Joe Puma via chirp_users <
chirp_users at intrepid.danplanet.com> wrote:

> A few things about making your own cable because I have made one myself in
> the past. The radio doesn't use a serial hook up, it needs TTL. If you have
> a serial port in front of you you can create a small Circuit to convert it
> to TTL.  Just google serial to TTL and it will show you. The next thing you
> were mentioning about keying up and transmitting. From what I recall you
> have to keep the grounds separate from the input and output.
>
> Good luck on your endeavors.
>
> Joe
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> On Mar 7, 2017, at 8:54 PM, Glenn At Home <GlennErvin at cableone.net> wrote:
>
> I do commend you for the go at it on your own.
> That is the real HAM spirit.
> Glenn
> ----- Original Message -----
> *From:* Dan Grant <dan.grant at sympatico.ca>
> *To:* 'Discussion of CHIRP' <chirp_users at intrepid.danplanet.com>
> *Sent:* Tuesday, March 07, 2017 7:43 PM
> *Subject:* Re: [chirp_users] Baofeng UV-5R
>
> Thanks very much for the assistance!
>
>
>
> *From:* chirp_users-bounces at intrepid.danplanet.com [
> mailto:chirp_users-bounces at intrepid.danplanet.com
> <chirp_users-bounces at intrepid.danplanet.com>] *On Behalf Of *Tom Barton
> *Sent:* March 7, 2017 7:55 PM
> *To:* chirp_users at intrepid.danplanet.com
> *Subject:* Re: [chirp_users] Baofeng UV-5R
>
>
>
> Or you could go all in and order a proper cable from Amazon for around 10
> bucks
>
>
>
> On 3/7/2017 7:29 PM, John Wilkerson wrote:
>
> I just got on Ebay and ordered a CP-2102 chip ($3) and refitted my cables
> to that.  Cheaper.
>
>
>
> On 3/7/2017 19:05, Richard Barnier wrote:
>
> I have attached two YouTube videos for your review regarding the new
> Baofeng Chirp cable.  The new cable referred to in the short video has a
> special chip in the cable that you need to purchase. The YouTube videos
> will explain everything well.
>
>
>
> Baofeng, TYT, Wouxun Programming Cable That Works; AD# 37
>
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nzkFVtyttKM
>
>
>
> Using CHIRP to Program your Handheld Ham Radios, AD#38
>
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mrpqq-xi00g&t=59s
>
>
>
> 73
>
>
>
> Richard Barnier
>
> 12868 Mondavi DR.
>
> Fishers, IN. 46037
>
> Amateur Radio Callsign: KD9EMM
>
> CERT, RACES, HCARES
>
>
>
>
>
> *From:* chirp_users-bounces at intrepid.danplanet.com [
> mailto:chirp_users-bounces at intrepid.danplanet.com
> <chirp_users-bounces at intrepid.danplanet.com>] *On Behalf Of *Dan Grant
> *Sent:* Tuesday, March 7, 2017 3:23 PM
> *To:* chirp_users at intrepid.danplanet.com
> *Subject:* [chirp_users] Baofeng UV-5R
>
>
>
> I’m VERY new at this so hope this question isn’t off base!  I have a new
> Baofeng UV-5R and have made my own cable to connect to it.  The cable I’ve
> made is a DB9F to 3.5mm and 2.5mm plugs.  The USB to serial adapter that I
> connect to is one that I’ve used with other things and works fine.
>
>
>
> With the connectors in the radio the display comes up with a solid black
> dot matrix in the top frequency display and most of the info icons across
> the top.  When I try to read the radio with CHIRP, I can see some data
> communication on the lights of the USB/Serial interface and the radio
> display changes to almost normal but then goes in to transmit mode and
> everything stops.  I get an error indicating that “An error has occurred -
> Radio did not respond”.
>
>
>
> I’m hoping someone can suggest some things to look at to further
> troubleshoot this!
>
>
>
> Thanks
>
> Dan Grant
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
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Chance Fulton
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