[chirp_users] Baofeng UV5R Flashing

Frederick R. McDougall frmcdo at gmail.com
Wed Nov 22 01:18:32 PST 2017


The early uv5rc units and maybe still available had menu set 40 as a reset
function.  Options are vfo / all.  I believe that all was described as a
factory reset function.  Please check against your fw.

Fred VA6FRM


On Nov 21, 2017 11:36 PM, <va7iq at geeksonradios.com> wrote:

> Thanks for the update of flashing protocols for the UV5R.
>
> Sadly I did not pick up on any WARNINGS pertaining to this requirement
> in the various dialogues when running the cloning sequences. And, to
> boot, I didn't save an original copy of the image either (dumb, it was
> recommended).
>
> Now I've have 4 UV5R's all literally cloned to be the same, and possibly
> not operating optimally as I have observed failure to break squealch and
> low power output on the latest 2 I've done. From what I'm guessing, only
> 1 of them has a proper flash image, and that is probably the first one I
> did.
>
> No idea if this situation is recoverable, but it doesn't sound good.
>
> The concept of what "cloning" means needs better clarification. In some,
> programming software clones the configuration. In these Baofeng's with
> CHIRP, it sounds like it is a memory download from the HT, patch to
> retrieve/stuff values, then upload to the HT. If you change the baseline
> image, lots of stuff gets messed up, and no "reset all" will fix it.
>
> Wonder how many others have been bitten by this, wanting to have their
> pair of HT's configured the same.
>
> Any recovery suggestions most welcomed.
>
> Thanks, and 73, Don
>
> Date: Tue, 21 Nov 2017 10:41:50 -0500 (EST)
> > From: "Nigel A. Gunn  G8IFF/W8IFF" <nigel at ngunn.net>
> > Subject: Re: [chirp_users] Baofeng UV5R Flashing
> > To: Discussion of CHIRP <chirp_users at intrepid.danplanet.com>
> > Message-ID: <1214392741.187421.1511278910720 at email.1and1.com>
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> >
> > 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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