[chirp_users] importing to radio

Jim Unroe rock.unroe at gmail.com
Mon Jun 28 12:54:48 PDT 2021


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.

[image: CHIRP_Radio_Tab_Open.png]

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.

[image: CHIRP_Radio_No_Open_Tab.png]

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.

[image: 3-PL2303HXA PHASED OUT SINCE 2012. PLEASE CONTACT YOUR SUPPLIER.
Properties.png]
[image: 1-Device Manager.png]



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.

[image: 2021-01-28 08_20_06-Prolific USB-to-Serial Comm Port (COM3)
Properties.png]

[image: 2021-01-28 08_20_23-Device Manager.png]


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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