[chirp_users] cloning cable wiring diagram

Peter ptlambert at sbcglobal.net
Sun Sep 16 12:48:11 PDT 2018

Thanks Jim, that's very useful info.  I'd read of some folks having 
issues even starting a clone on the UV-82HP and now I know why.  As to 
the BF-888s, I'd never heard of anyone trying to use a clone cable, but 
I was up for the adventure.  Guess I will need to find more exciting 
things to do.  :@)

So now I have a clone cable that I can't really use, and we have a 
pinout diagram for same...  But at least all this is now in the record 
for posterity's sake.



On 9/16/2018 9:07 AM, Jim Unroe wrote:
> On Sat, Sep 15, 2018 at 4:38 PM, Peter <ptlambert at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
>> 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.
> You won't be able to use this cable on a UV-82HP or a BF-888s. Modern
> Baofeng radios no longer have the radio-to-radio cloning ability. Back
> when the N5R/N82 type of firmware was released for UV-5R/UV82 style
> radios, the memory layout was changed> Baofeng removed the
> radio-to-radio cloning feature to prevent cloning between incompatible
> radios. That's also why the covering radio-to-radio cloning was
> removed from the miklor.com website.
> The BF-888s never had the radio-to-radio cloning ability.
> To use that cable you will need a Baofeng model with an LCD display
> manufactured before the end of 2014 that when powered up with the
> [MONI] key pressed displays "COPING" or "COPYING".
> Jim KC9HI
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