[chirp_users] cloning cable wiring diagram

Peter ptlambert at sbcglobal.net
Sat Sep 15 13:38:54 PDT 2018


Yes, you would want to clone between radios of the same model and 
firmware, otherwise you will likely have issues on the target radio 
ranging from minor to severe.  But cloning between dissimilar radios is 
probably not the only way to mess up a radio.  And in any case, I am 
only providing the pinout on this particular cable.

I have a few Baofeng UV-82HP radios, and a gaggle of 888s 
walkie-talkies.  When I finally get around to attempting clones (between 
the same models, of course), I will post an update with any unfavorable 
outcome here.

(Peter)

On 9/15/2018 1:29 PM, Jardy via chirp_users wrote:
> Anybody using this cable would want to make sure both radios have the 
> same firmware, otherwise you take a chance on bricking at least the 
> receiving rig.
>
> Jardy Dawson WA7JRD
> Message sent through sub space hailing frequencies using the Universal 
> Translator.
>
>
> On Sep 15, 2018, at 13:17, Peter <ptlambert at sbcglobal.net 
> <mailto:ptlambert at sbcglobal.net>> wrote:
>
>> I recently ordered this TENQ "cloning" cable from Amazon:
>>
>> https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00MK02BX2
>>
>> This cable has Kenwood style connectors (3.5mm TRS & 2.5mm TRS) on 
>> each end, for radio-to-radio configuration copy between Baofeng, 
>> Wouxun, and "any two-pin style radio with a Kenwood Baofeng plug".
>>
>> I wanted to verify the pinout before adding it to my radio bag.   So 
>> I spent several hours scouring the Internet for a wiring diagram for 
>> such a cable, but with no success.  Even simple pinout descriptions 
>> were somewhat vague ("back-to-back", etc.).  So I ultimately buzzed 
>> out the cable with a DVM, tabulated the results, and mocked up a JPEG 
>> diagram based on an image that originally came from Miklor.com 
>> <http://Miklor.com>. See attached for the finished product.  The 
>> diagram shows that the cable basically has Data Tx from one end 
>> connected to Data Rx on the other and vice-versa, with Data Ground 
>> connected between both ends.
>>
>> I wanted to submit this to John for possible inclusion on his site, 
>> but I don't see any contact form there.  I do know that he posts to 
>> this list so here I am...  John, if you are interested, feel free to 
>> re-post wherever you'd like, maybe here?
>>
>> http://www.miklor.com/COM/UV_Technical.php
>>
>> Cheers!
>>
>> (Peter)
>>
>> P.S. I do understand that this list is for CHIRP issues, hence any 
>> cable discussion would normally be limited to "programming" cables, 
>> e.g. Kenwood to USB with a suitable integrated controller chip.  
>> However, I am thinking that this info might be useful to some folks 
>> here regardless.
>>
>> <clone cable wiring diagram.jpg>
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