[chirp_users] UV5 cable and drive

Trevor Holyoak trevor at holyoak.com
Wed Jan 31 12:52:19 PST 2018


This is the one I got; works great. $11.91 with Prime shipping (and 
Amazon's money-back guarantee).

https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CP0I474/

- Trevor, AG7GX


On 1/31/2018 1:43 PM, William Bates wrote:
> I purchased one of those cheap cables off of ebay.  I plugged it into 
> my Baofeng GT-5 and it distroyed the finals.
>
> Doug
> WB4JPG
>
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> *From: *"Shon Edwards" <sre.1966 at gmail.com>
> *To: *"Jardy" <jardy72 at yahoo.com>, "Discussion of CHIRP" 
> <chirp_users at intrepid.danplanet.com>
> *Sent: *Wednesday, January 31, 2018 2:37:31 PM
> *Subject: *Re: [chirp_users] UV5 cable and drive
>
> Is this the Baofeng UV-5R?  I apologize if this has already been 
> brought up before, but I always just use the RT Systems (in Colorado) 
> cable and software.  I have bought 25 different sets of cable+s/w for 
> my radios and never a  hitch once.  I learned my lesson the first time 
> I got a Chinese radio with s/w that was not in English, some of the 
> characters in the path for some of the drivers on the disc provided 
> were hard-coded into Chinese, so it took forever to try to get a 
> "good" driver and cable.  I am the poorest of hams and I will tell you 
> that I will ALWAYS go to RT Systems for the cable and software.  It's 
> just plug 'n play.  It's not worth the time I would spend trying to 
> use old, generic or "fake" stuff to make it work.  I realize it's 
> possible that I will only use the software once, but I don't care.  
> Programming a radio manually or with non-standard parts just isn't 
> worth my time.  Go ahead and spend the fifty bucks and get the RT 
> Systems equipment unless you love headaches or big challenges: 
> https://www.rtsystemsinc.com/baofeng-uv-5r-radio-programming-software-s/2225.htm. 
>
>
> Good luck!
>
> 73 de Shon, K6QT
>
> Shon R. Edwards, MA, AG (Czech Republic)
> Amateur call:  K6QT
> 1039 N 2575 W
> Layton, UT, 84041-7709
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> Home phone:  (801) 444-3445
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>
> or
>
> Shon Edwards
> 715 Strawberry Creek Private Rd.
> Bedford, WY 83112
> Cell:  (307) 248-2104
>
> On Wed, Jan 31, 2018 at 1:08 PM, Jardy via chirp_users 
> <chirp_users at intrepid.danplanet.com 
> <mailto:chirp_users at intrepid.danplanet.com>> wrote:
>
>     If you have the fake Prolific chip in your cable, go to
>     www.miklor.com <http://www.miklor.com> and look for driver
>     3.2.0.0. It is easy to roll back the drivers if you need to.
>     Having the FTDI cables is nice, but I have several cables for many
>     different radios that use the same driver. Not as big of a deal as
>     some would lead you to believe.
>
>     Jardy Dawson WA7JRD
>     Message sent through sub space hailing frequencies using the
>     Universal Translator.
>
>
>     On Jan 31, 2018, at 11:44, Darby Collier <collier.darby at gmail.com
>     <mailto:collier.darby at gmail.com>> wrote:
>
>         I ran into repeated issues with cables and drivers until I
>         finally just opted for FTDI cables for both mobile and
>         handheld. Problems solved immediately.
>
>
>
>         On Jan 31, 2018 11:37 AM, "randy true" <w4rttrandy at outlook.com
>         <mailto:w4rttrandy at outlook.com>> wrote:
>
>             Just ordered a UV5 and cable and have heard that the
>             correct driver is hard to locate.
>
>             Any truth and where to find it.
>
>
>             Randy W4RTT
>
>
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