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

babj615 babj615 at gmail.com
Fri Aug 13 17:56:32 PDT 2021


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On Fri, Aug 13, 2021 at 5:52 PM Ken Hansen <ken at n2vip.org> wrote:

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> On Aug 13, 2021, at 14:29, Bob and Mary Jeter <904jeter at gmail.com> wrote:
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> 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.
>>
>> <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.
>>
>> <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.
>>
>> <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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