[chirp_users] Baofeng UV5R Flashing

Nigel A. Gunn G8IFF/W8IFF
Tue Nov 21 07:41:50 PST 2017

Don't ever use an image from another radio.
Download an original image (as it came from the manufacturer) from every radio and work with those.
You can easily copy and paste between these images.
Always upload the correct image to the correct radio. 

> On 21 November 2017 at 10:25 va7iq at geeksonradios.com wrote:
> I have several UV5R's and am starting to wonder how the flashing 
> algorithm works. This is due to odd behaviors that I "think" I am 
> seeing.
> When flashing, is the total memory replaced included in-factory 
> configuration elements?
> The reason I ask is that I bought a new unit which was serving for data 
> aok, then after flashing an image (including channels) from another 
> device, it seemed to degrade performance.
> The purpose of my question is to clarify whether I need to flash units 
> only with their native image updated with data since factory parameters 
> may be impacted by using another image as a baseline.
> Thanks, Don VA7IQ / AE7UP
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