[chirp_users] uploading to / downloading from Puxing radio

D.J.J. Ring, Jr. n1ea at arrl.net
Tue Jun 29 06:57:08 PDT 2021


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.
>>>
>>> [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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