[chirp_users] Pofung UV-6R

Joseph. D. Meaux, Jr. jdmeaux2002 at gmail.com
Thu Mar 30 07:42:13 PDT 2017


As I was just getting restarted into Amateur Radio after 40 years, i
decided to purchase a Baofeng UV-5 on Amazon. However, thinking I would be
doing better by getting a newer model, I purchased a Pofung UV-6R. Nice
little radio  for 2M/70cm. However, it had one of the worst manuals I have
seen; no explanations of specific items in the menus nor explanations of
adjustments.


I ordered an adapter cable and downloaded Chirp figuring I could do most of
my adjustments in memory via software. I used the forums and read
everything I could about the Baofeng. The one thing I kept running across
was that several people had to conncet and reconnect the cable to their
computer to get Chirp to recognize the radio. Okay, that was something to
remember.

I received my OEM cable in the mail and tried to use it. My computer would
not recognize the radio.  Was it Chirp or was it the cable? I did some
research about the cable and learned that occasionally an error was made in
manufacturing when soldering the usb modal. The receive and transmit wires
were soldered backwards.

A fairly quick solution was to open the usb connector and properly resolder
the wires. Eureka, its alive. Once I connected the cable back into my
computer, Chirp recognized the radio and I was up and running.
-- 
j <jdmeaux2002 at gmail.com>dmeaux

Moe K2JDM
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