[chirp_users] BF-F8HP with BTECH PC03 FTDI - I get "experimental driver" warning

Gary Fara garyf2007 at gmail.com
Thu Mar 7 08:21:09 PST 2019


Understood, thank you very much.

On Thu, Mar 7, 2019 at 11:13 AM Steve Thomas <stevet at alertcpr.com> wrote:

> Since Baofeng firmware changes are often (usually?) not announced,
> sometimes the driver will glitch (or more properly, the radio was
> different than the driver expected based on the last update they knew
> about).  So this warning isn't about your radio specifically, it's just
> a generic "Boateng drivers can change so your mileage may vary). Don't
> worry about it.
>
> On 3/7/2019 4:14 AM, Jim Unroe wrote:
> > On Thu, Mar 7, 2019 at 1:49 AM Gary Fara <garyf2007 at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> Hello - please help,
> >>
> >> I try to use CHIRP to program a new Baofeng BF-F8HP and I receive this
> warning:
> >> "This radio's driver is experimental. Do you want to proceed?"
> >> "Due to the fact that the manufacturer continues to release new
> versions of the firmware with obscure and hard-to-track changes, this
> driver may not work with your device. Thus far and to the best knowledge of
> the author, no UV-5R radios have been harmed by using CHIRP. However,
> proceed at your own risk!"
> >>
> >> I am using this cable:
> >> BTECH PC03 FTDI Genuine USB Programming Cable
> >>
> https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00HUB0ONK/ref=ppx_od_dt_b_asin_title_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
> >> I am programming this radio:
> >> BaoFeng BF-F8HP (UV-5R 3rd Gen) 8-Watt Dual Band Two-Way Radio
> (136-174Mhz VHF & 400-520Mhz UHF)
> >>
> https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00MAULSOK/ref=ppx_od_dt_b_asin_title_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
> >>
> >> I've used CHIRP before to program 4 UV5R radios with a different cable.
> >>
> >> What is wrong?
> > Nothing.
> >
> >> How can I use CHIRP?
> > When you see the message, click [Yes]. If you don't want to see the
> > message again, tick the "Do not show this next time" box before
> > clicking [Yes].
> >
> >> Thank you,
> >> Gary
> > Jim KC9HI
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