[chirp_users] Baofeng UV-5R

Michael W Scheel mws1972 at gmail.com
Sat Mar 18 17:05:59 PDT 2017

After reading this message I picked the radio up tried the * trick and 
it showed the input freq. Looks like I may have a problem with the PTT 
switch, it worked ok then it didn't.

On 2017-03-18 6:34 PM, Jim Unroe wrote:
> On Sat, Mar 18, 2017 at 5:00 PM, Michael W Scheel <mws1972 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I have a problem programming my Baofeng UV-5R. I downloaded the file and
>> then uploaded the code-plug with changes. Afterwards the radio doesn't
>> have the offsets. I can just transmit simplex even though it was
>> programed with an offset for a repeater. Am I missing something?
>> Uploaded it twice now.
> Hi Michael,
> These radios do not store a shift direction or offset as part of a
> programmed memory channel. They are not needed.
> All that is required to access a repeater is to listen on the
> frequency that the repeater transmits on and to transmit on the
> frequency that the repeater listens to.
> Radio RX Freq <- Repeater TX Freq
> Radio TX Freq -> Repeater RX Freq
> So it is the RX frequency and the TX frequency that is stored in a
> programmed memory. Because of this, menu 25 (SFT-D) and menu 26
> (OFFSET) are only use and only function when the radio is set to VFO
> (frequency) mode. They do not function when the radio is set to MR
> (channel) mode. Take a look at the "Reverence for UV-5R Menus".
> http://www.miklor.com/COM/UV_MenuDef.php
> CHIRP on the other hand, lets you enter the information as the RX
> frequency, shift direction and offset. Once this information has been
> entered, CHIRP computes the TX frequency so it and the RX frequency
> can be stored in the corresponding memory.
> In the radio, a "+-" will be indicated in the upper status display
> whenever the RX frequency and TX frequency are not the same (as in a
> repeater, odd-split, cross-band or TX blocked channel).
> To test to make sure everything is programmed as it should, select the
> memory in a display line that has its Memory Display Format set to
> FREQ (menu 21 (MDF-A) or menu 22 (MDF-B)). You should see the RX
> frequency in the selected display line. Now tap the [*] key to put the
> radio into "reverse" mode (or press the [PTT] button). The TX
> frequency should now be displayed. Tap the [*] key a second time to
> exit "reverse" mode (or release the [PTT] button). The RX frequency
> will be displayed again.
> Jim KC9HI
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Michael W Scheel
Davenport Iowa, USA

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