[chirp_users] UV-S9 Issues

bob at tyroneflats.com
Fri Apr 16 11:57:50 PDT 2021

I evidently misspoke - it appears I did edit the original files. Attached is
the image file I created from the first download, then edited,  and a CSV
which I just now created via Export. "Radio > Upload to Radio" is available
in both files but neither puts the listed freqs into the radio. 

Microsoft Outlook doesn't seem to like the .img file so I renamed it to
.bob. Hopefully you can change it back and have a usable file - please let
me know.

Thanks Jim

-----Original Message-----
From: chirp_users-bounces at intrepid.danplanet.com
<chirp_users-bounces at intrepid.danplanet.com> On Behalf Of Jim Unroe
Sent: Friday, April 16, 2021 11:55 AM
To: Discussion of CHIRP <chirp_users at intrepid.danplanet.com>
Subject: Re: [chirp_users] UV-S9 Issues

On Fri, Apr 16, 2021 at 1:32 PM <bob at tyroneflats.com> wrote:
> Pretty safe bet this is all operator error but this thing is eating my
lunch! I downloaded and installed the most recent version (20210416) first
thing this morning. I tried following the steps in the help documentation –
download from radio, export to img file, etc. When I upload the very same
image file, with no edits, to the radio it populates both banks with 676.948
Mhz, changes language to Chinese, locks the radio and produces this error:
> “Edit > Properties” in Chirp does nothing.  I’ve been able to unlock the
keyboard and do a reset then change language back to ENG but everything
(even FM broadcast if I reset “All”) is gone.
> If  I open the exported spreadsheet file I get “Unable to Detect Model”
every time so I always choose Radioddity UV-5RX3 as directed by several
> I edited the spreadsheet, adding a few local repeaters (saved with
different filename so still have the original) but, when I open that file I
get the attached error plus the “Radio > Upload to Radio” menu option is
greyed out.
> And I never have been able to enter any channels in the 1.25 M band even
though the aforementioned upload fills a few memories with channels around
300, 400, 500 & 600 Mhz.
> I got my first HAM license in the 70’s. I was a techy for years 
> (retired now) so this is as embarrassing as it is frustrating but this 
> project is running out of fun! I keep thinking of that old help desk 
> joke where the tech tells the user “You’d better just box that up and 
> send it back to the factory.” “Oh, is it broken?” asked the client. 
> “No” replied the tech, “You’re just too #@%! stupid to use it!” (I 
> feel like that user right now!)
> Thanks all!
> Bob
> N0zfv

Do you have the original, unedited, successful download from the radio?
Attach it.

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