[chirp_users] BTech 5X3

Rudolph Gutzerhagen rudolph.gutzerhagen at gmail.com
Thu Dec 31 12:27:20 PST 2020


https://baofengtech.com/support/

looks like your frequency assessment is correct.

On Thu, Dec 31, 2020 at 3:15 PM D.J.J. Ring, Jr. <n1ea at arrl.net> wrote:

> Hello Rich,
>
> I checked and the BTECH UV-5X3
>
> No manual is available.  Since the frequency range for reception is
> not specified and you cannot receive NOAA broadcasts, I would strongly
> suspect that those frequencies are NOT supported.
>
> Maybe they will be supported someday in updated firmware.
>
> I was going to chide you for asking so many product specific
> questions, but now I see why you are doing so, the product
> specification sheet and owner's manual are simply unavailable.  That's
> certainly forgivable.  I'd ask too!
>
> Contact the distributor and see if they can get an owner's manual for
> you,  the transceiver appears to be so new it is not available on the
> Internet.
>
> 73
>
>
> DR
>
>
> On Thu, Dec 31, 2020 at 2:43 PM <Kramarik at earthlink.net> wrote:
> >
> > John,
> >
> > Thanks for the reply. Sorry, I did explain in my first email that I am
> in the USA (North Carolina). I don’t understand the failure to receive
> continuous NOOAA broadcasts, which I easily do on a shortwave and FRS/GMRS
> radios. They are continuous weather broadcasts that don’t depend on
> satellite positioning. Apparently, there is a way to do the simultaneous
> display, but not on a UV-5R; only on an UV-5xe – bummer.
> >
> >
> >
> > Rich
> >
> >
> >
> > From: chirp_users-bounces at intrepid.danplanet.com <
> chirp_users-bounces at intrepid.danplanet.com> On Behalf Of John
> > Sent: Thursday, December 31, 2020 2:03 PM
> > To: chirp_users at intrepid.danplanet.com
> > Subject: Re: [chirp_users] BTech 5X3
> >
> >
> >
> > > I loaded all of the NOAA weather channels, but do not seem to get any
> reception on any of them, although I know they broadcast non-stop. Is there
> something else I need to do in the setup? Problem exists whether I scan
> (and do not skip channel) or input the frequency directly.
> >
> > You still haven't mentioned which country you are in. Although the
> satellites transmit most of the time, they are not geostationary so do not
> appear over your position all the time. You need to which satellites pass
> over your position and when they are due to pass over. You will only hear a
> signal during a pass. There are prediction programs you can download such
> as Gpredict and Orbitron to help you determine that.
> >
> > > Is there a way to jump directly to a specific channel in memory,
> instead of having to step through one at a time using the arrow keys?
> >
> >
> https://forums.qrz.com/index.php?threads/baofeng-uv-5r-how-to-directly-change-channels.687660/
> >
> > > Is there a way to link the frequency AND the corresponding channel
> name in the display, either on the A/B display lines (frequency on one and
> name on the other) or by toggling between frequency and channel mode to see
> both pieces of data on the same line (A or B)?
> >
> > In short, no. You can't display data for VFO A on the VFO B line or vice
> versa and you can't display frequency and channel name at the same time.
> There is, however, a workaround described here that may or may not be
> helpful:
> >
> >
> https://ham.stackexchange.com/questions/7501/can-a-baofeng-uv-5r-display-both-name-and-frequency-simultaneously
> >
> > Regards.
> >
> >
> > Kramarik at Earthlink.net wrote on 31/12/2020 17:28:
> >
> > I have loaded many frequencies from the Chirp stock configuration list,
> which was actually pretty easy, once you understand the steps. However,
> this has now led to a few new questions:
> >
> > In the FRS/GMRS category, it loaded what appears to be identical
> frequencies for 20 channels in each of these groups (Channel 1-20 for each
> group is the same). Is there a reason for this redundancy or can I delete
> one range?
> > I loaded all of the NOAA weather channels, but do not seem to get any
> reception on any of them, although I know they broadcast non-stop. Is there
> something else I need to do in the setup? Problem exists whether I scan
> (and do not skip channel) or input the frequency directly.
> > Is there a way to jump directly to a specific channel in memory, instead
> of having to step through one at a time using the arrow keys?
> > Is there a way to link the frequency AND the corresponding channel name
> in the display, either on the A/B display lines (frequency on one and name
> on the other) or by toggling between frequency and channel mode to see both
> pieces of data on the same line (A or B)?
> > Once I load all the desired frequencies from the Chirp stock
> configuration lists into memory, do I need to modify any of the individual
> column settings that were loaded into each frequency line?
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> >
> >
> > Rich
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > --
> > John.
> >
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