[chirp_users] New user advice please

Jim Unroe rock.unroe at gmail.com
Wed Mar 22 08:46:45 PDT 2017

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

My first guess would be the TXD and RXD wires are reversed. Not all
modules are marked the same way. On some RXD means "I am RXD so you
should connect me to TXD on the other end" and on others it means
"connect me to RXD on the other end". That happened to me when I made
my first one.



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