[chirp_users] New user advice please

Chance Fulton chance.fulton at gmail.com
Wed Mar 22 08:26:23 PDT 2017


Make sure you've picked the proper COM port, and that the wires you
re-soldered are in the correct spots. Also it helps if you follow this
process.

1. Turn radio off
2. Plug in dongle to PC wait for drivers to load
3. Plug other end of cable into radio
4. Turn radio on volume to full
5. Select Read from Radio.

If it doesn't work, then you either have a faulty dongle, incorrectly
soldered wires (wrong position on the chip), or you're picking the wrong
com port.

-73

KE8EXY

On Tue, Mar 21, 2017 at 3:45 PM, Phil Cooper <pcooper at suremail.gg> wrote:

> Hi all,
>
> Last year, I purchased a Baofeng UV-5R Plus and a programming lead with the
> intention of setting up the radio with Chirp.
>
> A long story cut short - the lead was one that contained a "dodgy" Prolific
> IC, so I recently purchased a CP2102 module, and replaced the USB part of
> the lead.
> The drivers loaded correctly, and I have set the Com port.
>
> But, try as I might, all I get is "Radio failed to respond" from Chirp.
>
> My guess is that I am doing something wrong. So, what is the secret?
>
> Chirp help says to choose a quiet frequency, but makes no mention of
> whether
> the squelch should be open, fully closed, partly closed or what.
> Do you connect the radio to the lead, turn it on, and then click the OK
> button when prompted to do so? Or do you leave the radio off, and only turn
> it on when prompted?
>
> Also, I don't see the UV-5R Plus listed. I have tried using  UV-5R as the
> model, and also tried using BF-F8HP, but I get the same result from both.
>
> So, what am I doing wrong?
>
> Best 73
>
> Phil GU0SUP
>
>
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