[chirp_users] Unable to download from Baofeng BF-F8HP radio

Martin Cooper mfncooper at gmail.com
Fri Aug 13 13:01:56 PDT 2021


On Fri, Aug 13, 2021 at 12:58 PM Chad Reed <ellesix at gmail.com> wrote:

> I believe the answer is yes. Here's why.
> 1.The more information that we all have as users, the more helpful we can
> be to each other. If one of the knowledgeable people who commonly answers
> possibly can't answer for whatever reason, someone else may be able to
> pitch in and take the load off.
> 2. It gives a reference point to everyone that the question is being
> answered, and so it builds confidence in me, that if I have a question, I
> know this team has my back. And I have had several responses to my
> questions. I very much appreciated that people here are willing to openly
> share.
>

and also:

3. The information is now part of the list archives, so that people can
find it there when they search, before posting here.

Martin.
KD6YAM



>
> Just my 2 cents.
>
> Good day, sir.
>
>
> On Fri., Aug. 13, 2021, 12:28 p.m. Bob and Mary Jeter, <904jeter at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
>> Do you guys need to reply to all?
>>
>> On Fri, Aug 13, 2021 at 12:53 PM Jim Unroe <rock.unroe at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>>
>>>
>>> On Fri, Aug 13, 2021 at 12:33 PM Robert Bruner <rwbruner at gmail.com>
>>> wrote:
>>> >
>>> > First time radio owner, just getting started.
>>> >
>>> > Unable to download/clone from the radio to laptop.  Programming cable
>>> flashes red & green 3 times when plugging in.  Upon Request download there
>>> is a brief wait, then the error message is thrown.
>>> >
>>> > Error message
>>> > "An error has occurred. Radio did not respond".
>>> > (debug.log file attached)
>>> >
>>> > Equipment
>>> > Baofeng BF-F8HP radio
>>> > BTECH FTDI cable
>>> > CHIRP daily 20210724
>>> > Windows 10, current with updates
>>> >
>>> > Activities to-date:
>>> > Attempted to "Download from Radio" on two different laptops, same
>>> result
>>> > Followed steps (message prompt) from CHIRP app
>>> > Followed printed steps with the FTDI cable, including installing
>>> latest FTDI driver
>>> > Searched Wiki links
>>> > Searched Open/Closed support calls. (closest issue I could find is Bug
>>> 9187)
>>> > Joined the chirp support and subscribed to the mailing list
>>> >
>>> > Suggestions for next steps would be greatly appreciated!
>>> >
>>> > Thanks!
>>> >
>>> > Bob
>>> > Robert Bruner
>>>
>>> Make sure you have the 2-pin plug of the programming cable fully plugged
>>> into the socket of the radio. If you fully unplug the programming cable
>>> from the radio (no connection at all) and attempt a download, the result
>>> will be the same error.
>>>
>>> [image: Radio_did_not_respond.png]
>>>
>>> Make sure you have selected the correct port. My programming cable is
>>> assigned COM3 but my computer has an internal serial port with nothing
>>> connected to it that is assigned COM1. If I accidentally choose COM1, I get
>>> the same error.
>>>
>>> [image: Radio_did_not_respond.png]
>>>
>>> Use Device Manager to determine which COM port number is assigned to the
>>> programming cable. Mine has been assigned COM3.
>>>
>>> [image: 2021-01-28 08_20_23-Device Manager.png]
>>>
>>> No programming software can work until there is a complete and working
>>> connection between the radio and computer.
>>>
>>> Jim KC9HI
>>>
>>>
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