[chirp_users] In reference to Bug # 5027 - New Baofeng BF-888s started in English, but after being programmed they got stuck on Chinese and couldn't change back to English.

Fri May 10 14:37:45 PDT 2019

As long as you are aware that those radios are not legal to use in the US for FRS frequencies. Not type accepted, removable antennas, etc. 

Jardy Dawson WA7JRD
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> On May 10, 2019, at 14:18, Dan Jolley via chirp_users <chirp_users at intrepid.danplanet.com> wrote:
> Well ya'll, I finally got it working. Besides CHIRP, I had a couple of old BF-888s Chinese programs that would normally change it to English, but these would not, and I still don't know why. These radios definitely have a bug in the software!
> I assume ya'll have enough original factory images from the Baofeng BF-888s so I don't have to supply any and you can reference them.
> I took care to test for English or Chinese as I ran these tests.
> Test 1 - I entered all FRS frequencies and removed the Chinese Frequencies. I noticed as I installed the FRS frequencies, all of the characters in the other colums went away and I never lost the English from the radio. (the characters in the original image columns).
> Test 2 - Removed all Tone Modes.
> Test 3 - Changed the mode from NM to NFM
> Test 4 - Removed all skipped channels.
> So now I have 2 new working BF-888s that Amazon dropped off at lunch. I can't think of anything better to do on this cold wet rainy day... it took me 3 hours to get it to work. I'll leave the technical aspect why they didn't work to the pros & programmers.
> I could have given you an already working image but I put a lot of work into this. Here's the working image. I know there's more info to add into the lists & columns, so someone may encounter the Chinese again.
> I didn't fix it, I got the radios so I could program the FRS channels in them, and it started working.
> <Baofeng_BF-888_20190510 WORKING CHINESE IMAGE IN ENGLISH.img>
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