[chirp_users] uploading to / downloading from Puxing radio

va7cpl at telus.net va7cpl at telus.net
Thu Jul 1 23:15:28 PDT 2021


The first link provided, it says my PX-888 radio is in the list of compatible radios in the table on page one. On the second page, the screenshot shows PX-888A programming software. This software does not work with my radio. See my next point.

The second link provided, I downloaded the PX-888.rar file from the Google Drivers & Files search, extracted the files and installed the software. It installs PX-888A software, which when I connect cable to radio and then try to read, it gives “Radio does not match” warning. The notice about the exe file in the patch folder, does not install, it gives a DLL warning, it looks like it wont run on Windows 10.

I appreciate you trying to help me. I’m simply giving feedback to the suggestions offered to me.


73

Ron
VA7CPL


From: D.J.J. Ring, Jr. 
Sent: Tuesday, June 29, 2021 7:49 AM
To: Discussion of CHIRP 
Subject: Re: [chirp_users] uploading to / downloading from Puxing radio

There is info here: 

http://pic.radioshop888.com/abc/software/PUXING/guide_to_usb_programming_cable.pdf


I also found programming software:

https://sites.google.com/a/oz9els.dk/drivers-files/Home/files

Read the notice about the patched exe file.

Regards,

David N1EA 

On Tue, Jun 29, 2021, 9:57 AM D.J.J. Ring, Jr. <n1ea at arrl.net> wrote:

  Ron,

  CHIRP does not support PuXing PX-888 radio.

  From the supported radio list:

  Puxing
  PX-2R (UHF)
  PX-777
  PX-888K

  Only those models. Not the PX-888. Nor any other number similar to "888" like the PX-888D which also exists.

  This place still sells them, maybe they have programming software you can download.

  https://www.446shop.com/m/views.asp?hw_id=78

  This page has software for PuXing PX-888D and PX-888K.

  http://radioshop888.com/shop_displaynews.php?id=292

  I'd try contacting the people who are still selling your model.

  RT Systems has software for your model also.


  73

  David N1EA 


  On Tue, Jun 29, 2021, 1:29 AM <va7cpl at telus.net> wrote:

    I don’t know why I’m receiving all these replies that are not applicable to the query I first sent out. Please someone reply with programming experience with the PuXing brand of Chinese radios.

    I have a PuXing PX-888 radio, a Chirp supported cable, and a Windows 10 computer. The cable is a Baofeng programming cable with a WCH chipset. I have verified that the driver for this cable is the correct driver according to https://www.miklor.com/COM/UV_Drivers.php#cable .   The driver is CH340/341. 

    I have no trouble programming my Baofeng radio, the cable works perfect with this radio. I know how to use Chirp, I have programmed countless other radios. I know that you download the radio image file *.img first.

    The radio I’m having trouble programming is a PuXing PX-888. When I upload to the radio, or download from the radio, the data gets garbled. Data does send both directions, but it’s all mixed up. This cable does not do this with the Baofeng, it uploads and downloads perfectly fine.

    I have also verified that the cable is plugging all the way into the PuXing radio, according to https://www.miklor.com/COM/UV_ErrorMess.php#error1 . I am not getting these errors. As I said, data is flowing both directions, but it’s all garbled. For example, if I download from radio, the channel locations, frequencies, tones, and offset columns get all mixed up. If I try to upload to radio, same thing happens, the channel locations, frequencies, tones, and offsets get entered incorrectly

    The exact model of my radio is not listed in Chirp, it lists a PX-777, and a PX888K, but not a plain PX-888. When I click on DOWNLOAD FROM RADIO, in the model selection it does not list PX-888 specifically, it only lists PX-777, and PX-888K. I am using the PX-777 selection, as the PX-888K selection does not work at all, it gives an actual error message. 

    Could this be the problem, Chirp does not support my EXACT radio?


    73

    Ron
    VA7CPL





    From: Joel Magee 
    Sent: Monday, June 28, 2021 6:03 PM
    To: Discussion of CHIRP 
    Subject: Re: [chirp_users] importing to radio

    FYI, the Radio, cable, and Disc all came in the box from Baofeng. a complete package 
    joel

    On Mon, Jun 28, 2021 at 8:57 PM Joel Magee <jmagee385 at gmail.com> wrote:

      There is no error message, the system works fine up to a certain point and then it just stops, after a few minutes it says Chirp is not responding. this has happened several times between yesterday 
      and today, have a Dr's apt tomorrow and some "honey do's" to do , and I think I will take a break and start over again Wed or Thur

      Joel

      On Mon, Jun 28, 2021 at 4:07 PM Jim Unroe <rock.unroe at gmail.com> wrote:



        On Mon, Jun 28, 2021 at 2:16 PM Joel Magee <jmagee385 at gmail.com> wrote:
        >

        > The cable and disc came with the radio. And maybe on your screen it says to upload but I only have two options highlighted Import to Radio or Download from radio.

        Are you using CHIRP? There is "Import to Radio" selection.





        The "Upload To Radio" selection is only highlighted when you have a tab selected that was either downloaded from a radio or loaded from a CHIRP Radio Images (*.img) file that was previously saved from a tab that was downloaded from a radio.




        You still haven't provided any details like the exact error message, a debug.log file or which operating system you are using.


        > I will continue to play with it and I appreciate all your suggestions but have tried them all. Being a retired engineer I am not about to let a man made object get the best of me.

        It is generally recommended, unless it is from RT Systems, that you ignore any disc that comes with a programming cable. For everything related to Baofeng UV-5R like radios, you can get everything you need from links on the miklor.com website. No programming software can will until you have the radio properly connected to the computer. Once you solve your cabling issue, I'm sure that CHIRP will work fine.

        https://www.miklor.com/COM/UV_Drivers.php

        The #1 cause of trouble with most generic programming cables that come with a disc is that the programming cable is manufactured with an unauthorized copy of a Prolific USB-to-Serial chip. Assuming you are using Windows, the device driver automatically installed by Windows (but written by Prolific) is intentionally incompatible with these chips.







        To use the programming cable with Windows you must download, install and select the older Prolific v3.2.0.0 driver that was available prior the Prolific company deciding to cripple their driver for unauthorized copies of their chips.







        The other common problem with these radios is an incomplete connection between the 2-pin plug and the socket of the radio. Some are successful at just pressing on the plug during the download/upload process. Others have had to modify the cable to remove material that was interfering with the plug from being fully inserted into the radio.

        https://www.miklor.com/COM/UV_ErrorMess.php#error1

        > Thanks
        > Joel
        >


        Jim KC9HI




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