[chirp_users] importing to radio

Joel Magee jmagee385 at gmail.com
Mon Jun 28 18:03:21 PDT 2021


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.
>>
>> [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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