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

Bob and Mary Jeter 904jeter at gmail.com
Fri Aug 13 14:25:18 PDT 2021


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On Fri, Aug 13, 2021 at 4:03 PM Martin Cooper <mfncooper at gmail.com> wrote:

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> On Fri, Aug 13, 2021 at 12:58 PM Chad Reed <ellesix at gmail.com> wrote:
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> Martin.
> KD6YAM
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>> Just my 2 cents.
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>> Good day, sir.
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>> On Fri., Aug. 13, 2021, 12:28 p.m. Bob and Mary Jeter, <
>> 904jeter at gmail.com> wrote:
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>>> 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:
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>>>> 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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