[chirp_users] UV-5R question

Dennis Wage
Tue Jan 22 05:34:49 PST 2019

The way you program a memory on a UV-5R is SO confusing. But once you get
it you got it.
It's so confusing that once I learned how to do it, I never did it. If you
have Chirp use it.

Dennis M. Wage (W9BOQ)

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On Mon, Jan 21, 2019 at 5:49 PM Jim Unroe <rock.unroe at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Mon, Jan 21, 2019 at 2:27 PM Keith .Yordy <keith.yordy at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >
> >  I have used Chirp to setup several UV-5R units and it works fantastic!
> However, I was trying to setup a UV-5R with the keypad. I see in Chirp
> there is a setting for Duplex, but this doesn't appear to show up anywhere
> in the UV-5R. I have compared 462.600 simplex and 462.600 duplex and see no
> differences in the keypad menu system. if I was to setup a duplex channel
> manually, I am assuming I would have to set the offsets, etc., even though
> they show no differences on the UV-5R. Is there another trick I am missing?
> Most Chinese radios like the UV-5R do not use or store the SFT-D or
> OFFSET in the channel (MR) mode. They store the only two pieces of
> data that are required to create a duplex channel: the RX frequency
> and the TX frequency.
> CHIRP allows you to enter the frequency data as a Frequency, Duplex
> and Offset, but then CHIRP does the math to determine the TX frequency
> and sends it along with the RX frequency to the radio because that is
> what it requires.
> When a memory channel is programmed with a  repeater, odd-split,
> cross-band or TX inhibited channel, then there will be a "+-"
> indication in the upper status display area to let you know the RX
> frequency and TX frequency are not the same. When a memory channel is
> programmed with a simplex channel, then the absence of the "+-" symbol
> will let you know that the RX frequency and TX frequency are the same.
> To see the the RX and TX frequencies, select a display line that has
> its Memory Display Format set to FREQuency (menu MDF-A or menu MDF-B).
> The frequency shown when the [PTT] button is not pressed will be the
> RX frequency. When the [PTT] button is pressed the display will switch
> to the TX frequency. To see the TX frequency without transmitting just
> tap the [*] key to toggle the radio into "reverse mode" (an "R" will
> be indicated in the upper status display area). Tap the [*] key again
> to exit "reverse mode". The "R" will disappear.
> Menu 25 (SFT-D) and menu 26 (OFFSET) only function and have a purpose
> in frequency (VFO) mode. Because they do function in VFO mode, the
> individual "+" or "-" indication in the upper status display area will
> match the setting of SFT-D.
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