[chirp_users] importing to radio

Bob and Mary Jeter 904jeter at gmail.com
Mon Jun 28 12:27:33 PDT 2021


Is it in Clone mode?


On Mon, Jun 28, 2021 at 2:17 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.
> 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.
> Thanks
> Joel
>
> On Mon, Jun 28, 2021 at 8:26 AM Jim Unroe <rock.unroe at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> On Mon, Jun 28, 2021 at 6:37 AM Joel Magee <jmagee385 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> >
>> > I have on several occasions tried to program my Baofeng uv5r, and every
>> time I get to the point where I Import  info to radio Chirp informs me it
>> is not working
>> >
>> > Any suggestions???
>> > Joel
>> > KO4QFK
>>
>> You don't "import" to a radio. You upload to it. CHIRP will provide a
>> specific error message. CHIRP also puts information about the error in
>> the debug.log file that it creates.
>>
>> You should provide this exact error message and/or debug.log file.
>> Without this information, it is hard to give specific advice.
>>
>> The most common error message is cause of problems is "Radio did not
>> respond". The 2 main causes of this are...
>>
>> 1. An incompatible device driver for the programming cable is
>> installed. This mostly happens when using Windows (you didn't say what
>> you are using) and the programming cable was manufactured with a
>> Prolific type USB-to-Serial chip. The driver installed by Windows is
>> incompatible. A workaround for this is to download, install and select
>> the older Prolific v3.2.0.0 driver.
>>
>> https://www.miklor.com/COM/UV_Drivers.php#install
>>
>> 2. The 2-pin plug of the programming cable and the socket of the radio
>> are fully engaged. This can be due to variations in manufacturing of
>> the socket in the radio and/or the length of the pins on the
>> programming cable. Sometimes putting pressure on the plug during the
>> cloning process can help with getting the required connection. Other
>> times there is an interference between the plasting shell of the plug
>> and the case of the radio that prevents the plug from being fully
>> inserted. Sometimes a modification of the plug's shell is needed to
>> make a proper connection.
>>
>> https://www.miklor.com/COM/UV_ErrorMess.php#error1
>>
>> Many times both of these conditions exist at the same time. Both have
>> to be addressed before CHIRP can communicate with the radio.
>>
>> Jim KC9HI
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