[chirp_users] Baofeng A58S tri-band

Nick G4IRX g4irx9 at nowindows.net
Wed Sep 4 15:12:27 PDT 2019

On 04/09/2019 22:02, Jim Unroe wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 4, 2019 at 4:49 PM Nick G4IRX <g4irx9 at nowindows.net> wrote:
>> On 04/09/2019 21:08, Jim Unroe wrote:
>>>> Hi Jim,
>>>> Thanks for the suggestion, unfortunately neither of those models work.
>>>> BTech/UV-5X3 = "Error reading data from radio: not the amount of data we want."
>>>> Radioddity/UV-5RX3 = "Radio did not respond"
>>>> Nick.
>>> Then you most likely have a driver/cable issue to solve.
>>> If you are running Windows and bought a cheap programming cable
>>> manufactured with a Prollific chip, have you downloaded, installed and
>>> selected the older Prolific V3.2.0.0 device driver? The device driver
>>> that is automatically installed by Windows is crippled when used with
>>> a counterfeit Prolific chip
>> I'm familiar with the above issue. Chirp and the programming cable (FTDI
>> USB serial adaptor and Kenwood compatible cable) work fine with
>> everything else I have and is set to COM4.
>>> Does the factory programming software work?
>> So far I've not managed to find this anywhere. I've contacted the seller
>> and awaiting their response. https://baofengradio.co.uk is the site
>> where I saw some of the software available but it's offline today.
>> Thanks for your help so far Jim.
>> 73, Nick.
> I would try the Radioddity website. Choose the programming software
> for the UV-5RX3.
> https://www.radioddity.com/pages/baofeng-download
> The UV-5R factory software should also work. There is no difference in
> the cloning protocol between a UV-5RX3 type radios and a UV-5R and
> both use the same driver. It just doesn't have support for editing 220
> MHz frequencies.
> Jim KC9HI


I finally managed to get Chirp to read it using the Baofeng A58 driver. 
It doesn't report the firmware version under settings->other settings 
but if I power on with the 3 key held down it displays



I've not tried writing back yet though, I'd like to get hold of the 
manufacturer's software before I do that. Can I submit my .img file 
anywhere if it's of use to the developers?

73, Nick

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