[chirp_users] Pofung UV-6R

Adrian Flynn adrianjamesflynn at gmail.com
Thu Mar 30 10:52:26 PDT 2017


Tom,
Open Mark (1) ONE EYBALLS.
READ, READ last line on messages and FOLLOW DIRECTIONS!
If you KNIW HOW TO READ AND FOLLOW DIRECTIONS?
On Mar 30, 2017 1:15 PM, "Mchsi" <tbkell at mchsi.com> wrote:

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