[chirp_users] New user, and question on diagnosing new radio

Jeff wireless3.14159 at gmail.com
Sat May 12 10:55:09 PDT 2018


Looks like you wouldn't want to use some of these radios on amateur repeaters even if you could.

https://www.rmham.org/wordpress/baofeng-dm-5r-test-results/


On May 12, 2018 4:58:23 PM UTC, Tim Lavoie <tim.lavoie at gmail.com> wrote:
>Thanks Neil. I've just been looking at the links from John, and yeah, 
>getting a sense that there's lots more going on there.
>
>
>In terms of being able to just talk to the radio though, are they 
>different? Basically wondering if software could read the whole works, 
>update the bits it does understand, and then put it all back.
>
>
>The openspot devices look interesting too, thanks.
>
>   Tim
>
>On 2018-05-12 09:45 AM, neil b wrote:
>>
>> dmr is more complex to program than a 1 dimension memory layout of 
>> analog radios. theres talkgroups, colours, zones, contacts etc and 
>> they have to be then stitched together by the software. a sharkrf 
>> openspot may be usefull to you if no local repeaters. recommended. i 
>> got 2 😊
>>
>> otherwise, chirp is the best app for me on my other fleet of radios, 
>> works great.
>>
>>
>>
>>
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>> *Subject:* Re: [chirp_users] New user, and question on diagnosing new
>
>> radio
>> Thanks John.
>>
>> Do you know if that's a technical limitation, or just means that
>there
>> hasn't been anyone trying to work with this model yet? Are the
>protocols
>> used to talk to the radios documented anywhere? Could always look at
>the
>> source I suppose.  <grin>
>>
>> For what it's worth, it turns out I don't have a digital repeater in
>my
>> area yet anyway, but will be looking to set up for regular analog
>use.
>>
>>    Tim
>>
>>
>> On 2018-05-12 12:56 AM, John LaMartina wrote:will be looking to set
>up
>> for regular analog use.
>> > The digital version of the Baofeng is not supported by CHIRP.
>> >
>> > John
>> >
>> > 
>>
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>>
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>> >
>> >
>> >> On May 12, 2018, at 3:24 AM, Matthieu Lochey <mat at lochey.eu>
>wrote:
>> >>
>> >> Hi Amnon Zohar
>> >> It's not the same radio.
>> >> This new one have:
>> >> Mode DMR, TDMA, Tier 2, 2 TimeSlot.
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>> Le 12/05/2018 à 09:05, Amnon Zohar a écrit :
>> >>> you could have bought the same radio for much less
>> >>>
>> >>> 
>>
>https://eur02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.aliexpress.com%2Fitem%2FBAOFENG-UV-5R-Walkie-Talkie-UHF-VHF-Dual-Band-CB-Radio-uv5r-VOX-Flashlight-Dual-Display%2F32803983251.html%3Fspm%3D2114.search0104.6.5.20c07690FJP3cG%26s%3Dp&data=02%7C01%7C%7C11e2631fdf1f4c551ef308d5b825e042%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C636617395165274588&sdata=eMnNLjVcuJCS8tJUK1MzTM%2B57Xr8MpgZ2IKT%2FnsyIyo%3D&reserved=0
>> >>> 
>>
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>> >>>
>> >>> 2018-05-12 9:29 GMT+03:00 Tim Lavoie <tim.lavoie at gmail.com
>> >>> <mailto:tim.lavoie at gmail.com>>:
>> >>>
>> >>>     Hello all,
>> >>>
>> >>>     Call me new to everything - brand new ham (VA7TJL), new Chirp
>
>> user,
>> >>>     and have a new radio. I've read docs, but please let me know 
>> if the
>> >>>     questions are too dumb.
>> >>>
>> >>>     I've picked up a Baofeng DM-5R, V3 as seen here:
>> >>> 
>>
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>> >>>     
>>
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>> >>>
>> >>>     It shows up as BF-5R on the boot screen, but neither that nor
>
>> DM-5R
>> >>>     are listed as supported. I did see though that there are
>other
>> >>>     Baofeng radios under new and unusual names, that might be 
>> supported
>> >>>     as a variant of one that is known. If there is a way to tell 
>> if this
>> >>>     is the case, I'm open to suggestions.
>> >>>
>> >>>     The Windows software from the manufacturer does detect and 
>> read the
>> >>>     config from the radio, but the USB device (radio with
>supplied
>> >>>     cable) shows up in settings Win 10 settings as, "MCU MOUSE
>DEMO",
>> >>>     under the "Bluetooth and other Devices" section. When I try
>to 
>> read
>> >>>     from the radio in Chirp, there is nothing shown under Ports
>in the
>> >>>     drop down. I can select Baofeng as the vendor, and a number
>of 
>> other
>> >>>     models are listed. Similarly, under Linux (current x64 Mint,
>based
>> >>>     on Ubuntu)
>> >>>     , there is no known port that the software is looking for.
>> >>>
>> >>>        Ideas?
>> >>>
>> >>>        Cheers,
>> >>>        Tim
>> >>>
>> >>>
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