[chirp_users] Pofung UV-6R

Mchsi tbkell at mchsi.com
Thu Mar 30 10:10:21 PDT 2017


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> On Mar 30, 2017, at 9:42 AM, Joseph. D. Meaux, Jr. <jdmeaux2002 at gmail.com> wrote:
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> 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.
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> 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. 
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> 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.
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> jdmeaux
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> Moe K2JDM
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