[chirp_users] Baofeng UV-5RTP

Tycen Stafford tycen at tycen.com
Thu Mar 16 14:15:19 PDT 2017


Thanks Jim, that explains it.  I'll play around with the uv5r.py driver
file.  I also have a UV-82 and I just got a UV-5R5 today (also reporting
firmware HN5RV01) so I'll give it some thought and see which route works
best.  If the only negative consequence of using the default driver file
(and selecting UV-5R as my radio type) is not being able to program the
transmit levels in CHIRP then I think I won't worry about it for the time
being.

Appreciate the help - and CHIRP in general!

-Tycen

On Thu, Mar 16, 2017 at 1:44 PM, Jim Unroe <rock.unroe at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi Tycen,
>
> See below.
>
> On Thu, Mar 16, 2017 at 3:55 PM, Tycen Stafford <k7tyc at k7tyc.com> wrote:
> > I just got a pair of Baofeng UV-5RTP tri-power (8/4/1W) HT's.  I see on
> > CHIRP's wiki page 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.
>
> Correct. See below.
> >
> > 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.
>
> Correct. See below.
>
> >
> > 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.
>
> High is HIGH and Low is MID. You just can't select LOW.
>
> >
> > 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
> > medium).
>
> Yes. See below.
>
> >
> > The firmware for both (holding down #3 while starting up) is listed as
> > BFP3-23.
>
> If this were true, there would be no issue. Unfortunately with the
> introduction of BFB299 firmware back in 2013, the power on message no
> longer displays the "real" firmware version. The "real" firmware
> version can only be determined by using CHIRP.
>
> Settings -> Other Settings -> Firmware Message 1:
> Settings -> Other Settings -> Firmware Message 2:
>
> The real firmware version is "HN5RV01"
>
> Until recently, Baofeng has differentiated between radios with 2 power
> levels and 3 power levels by the firmware version. CHIRP uses this
> difference to determine if the radio being programmed has 2 or 3 power
> levels.
>
> But recently Baofeng started shipping radios with 3 power levels
> (BF-F9V2+, GT-3TP, UV-5RTP, etc) with "HN5RV01" firmware. This
> firmware version was originally assigned to radios with 2 power
> levels. So CHIRP is programmed to recognize this firmware version as
> being from a radio with 2 power levels.
>
> Until a way can be discovered or developed to differentiate between
> the two radio types, this will be an issue.
>
> If you wish, you could edit the uv5r.py driver file as explained here
> to allow the three power levels to be available.
>
> http://chirp.danplanet.com/issues/4445#note-4
>
> >
> > I'm on macOS 10.12.3 and using CHIRP daily-20170311 (latest build as of
> this
> > morning).
>
> This affect all CHIRP supported operating systems.
>
> >
> > Thanks for any info,
> > Tycen K7TYC
>
> Jim KC9HI
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