[chirp_users] New user advice please

Robert M. Ankenbauer Jr. bobank03 at gmail.com
Wed Mar 22 08:36:25 PDT 2017

I just programmed a UV5RA and got the same error. But when I checked my
connection at the radio I could see it wasn't seated properly. Pushed it in
a little bit and next attempt worked flawlessly and programmed the little
radio quickly after that!

On Mar 22, 2017 11:21 AM, "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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