[chirp_users] New user advice please

Chance Fulton chance.fulton at gmail.com
Wed Mar 22 10:51:50 PDT 2017


I wasn't referring to your soldering skills, just the placement of TXD and
RXD, which you said is good. Try the BF-F8HP It's what I use on myBF-F9V2+
and I guess all of the tri-power radios use the same hardware essentially.

-KE8EXY

On Wed, Mar 22, 2017 at 1:48 PM, pcooper at suremail.gg <pcooper at suremail.gg>
wrote:

> Hi Jim and the group,
>
> I already tried reversing the TXD and RXD lines in the PCB, but when I
> plugged the cable into the radio, the PC immediately switched off, which
> makes me think that was wrong!
>
> I have correctly chosen the right COM port (Com12 in my case), and I have
> almost completely removed the surrounding plastic from the radio end of the
> cable so that it is a better fit.
>
> I have also buzzed out each line from plug to PCB, and all is good there.
>
> I am happy with the soldering, as that is what I do for employment.
>
> When i changed to the CP2102 board, then connected it to my PC, Windows
> found the drivers automatically - although it wasn't quick - and a red LED
> is lit on the CP2102 PCB.
> However, when I open Chirp and try to download the radio, neither of the
> two led's associated with TXD and RXD lights up.
>
> Although this is a UV-5R Plus, do I still use the UV-5R option, or should
> I be using the BF-F8HP as the model?
>
> The Miklor site implies the latter, but reading the Chirp FAQ's implies
> that the UV-5R Plus is now grouped into the UV-5R models.
>
> Oh well, plan B it is then - get 3 wires and one each of 3.5mm and 2.5mm
> stereo jacks!
>
> 73 de Phil GU0SUP
>
>
>
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