[chirp_users] Baofeng UV-5RTP

Tycen Stafford k7tyc at k7tyc.com
Thu Mar 16 12:55:51 PDT 2017

I just got a pair of Baofeng UV-5RTP tri-power (8/4/1W) HT's.  I see on CHIRP's
wiki page <http://chirp.danplanet.com/projects/chirp/wiki/Home> and
elsewhere to use BF-F8HP when trying to program from CHIRP.  However, when
I select that I get "An error has occurred: Incorrect 'Model' selected" and
the radio reboots.

If I select UV-5R as the model then CHIRP is able to download from the
radio - but in CHIRP the only available power settings are HIGH and LOW.

I tried uploading to one of the radios when selecting UV-5R and it seemed
to work fine.  On the radio I was still able to switch the transmit power
between HIGH, MEDIUM and LOW - I'm just not able to set that in CHIRP.

Should I just keep using the UV-5R selection or will that have unforeseen
consequences (beyond having to manually set transmit power if I want

The firmware for both (holding down #3 while starting up) is listed as

I'm on macOS 10.12.3 and using CHIRP daily-20170311 (latest build as of
this morning).

Thanks for any info,
Tycen K7TYC
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