[chirp_users] CHIRP DOWNLOAD problems

Fri Oct 27 16:24:29 PDT 2017



From: chirp_users-bounces at intrepid.danplanet.com [mailto:chirp_users-bounces at intrepid.danplanet.com] On Behalf Of Jardy Dawson via chirp_users
Sent: Friday, October 27, 2017 3:53 PM
To: Discussion of CHIRP <chirp_users at intrepid.danplanet.com>
Subject: Re: [chirp_users] CHIRP DOWNLOAD problems


If device manager shows your cable to be a Prolific, roll your driver back to  Your cable probably has a fake chip in it and the latest drivers are designed to stop the cables from working.  The older drivers work just fine.




Jardy Dawson

WA7JRD Ham Radio


We keep trying to interfere with elections, but pesky moose and squirrel keep interfering!

On Oct 27, 2017, at 13:07, SCOTT PETERSON <SPETE2 at VERIZON.NET <mailto:SPETE2 at verizon.net> > wrote:

I downloaded CHIRP from the Web Site to WD 10 and after the down load was completed there was no sign of a CHIRP shortcut on my desk top. 

Went to C: (x86) CHIRP and found shortcut. I dragged the shortcut to Desktop. I clicked on the CHIRP ICON and Chirp loaded. 

I then installed the Baofeng USB Programming Cable for Baofeng Two way Radio UV-5R, BF-888S,BF-F8+ With Driver CD to my BF-F8HP Radio. 

I attempted to install the Driver CD and found it corrupted. 

I thought that my windows 10 had the most up to date USB Driver and I would not need the one that came with the Programing Cable. I may have been wrong and do need a special Driver. 

I than plugged the programing Cable in to the USB Port and then the Radio, turned the Radio on, started CHIRP, clicked the Radio Menu, input vendor info, started download.


Due to the fact that the manufacturer continues to release new versions of the firmware with obscure and hard-to-track changes, this driver may not work with your device. Thus far and to the best knowledge of the author, no UV-5R radios have been harmed by using CHIRP. However, proceed at your own risk! 


Typed USB in port assignment  box and tried again with the following results.


Do I need a special USB Driver?

Can anyone help me with this problem?


Thanks in advance,





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