[chirp_users] New user advice please

Simon Rodda simon.rodda at gmail.com
Wed Mar 22 16:23:43 PDT 2017

Hi Phil,

Stick with it; chirp is really great once it's up and running.

Now, you said that you reversed txd and rxd, then your pc powered off ??
That's unusual.

You sure that's what you did?

I've done some crazy stuff in my time, but never has a pc powered off if TX
and RX were reversed.

Simon R, G4PEM

On 22 Mar 2017 17:49, "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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