[chirp_users] Baofeng A58S tri-band

Nick G4IRX g4irx9 at nowindows.net
Fri Sep 6 04:39:22 PDT 2019

On 05/09/2019 00:00, Jim Unroe wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 4, 2019 at 6:14 PM Nick G4IRX <g4irx9 at nowindows.net> wrote:
>> 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
>> Success!
>> 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
>> Ver
>> T60V02
>> 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
> Nick,
> Good detective work. That means the radio requires a different "magic"
> and driver.
> Usually the reason that the "settings" tab doesn't show up is due to a
> setting being out-of-range. Would you email your downloaded image to
> me? I'll be able to use it to figure out what that setting is.
> Email: Rock.Unroe at gmail.com

Sent you an .img dump Jim.

I downloaded the A58 software from 409shop.com. That will also read the 
radio although the file is in a different format to Chirp and it's 
installed as WP790I software, another different model! File dates are 2014.

73, Nick.

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