[chirp_users] UV-82 bricked?

Tom Henderson Tom at Henderson4.us
Tue May 4 13:33:37 PDT 2021


OK, I'll admit being a complete dunderhead on this one. Wow.

Suffice it to say there were pain medications involved. Passing a kidney 
stone.

Tom Henderson

On 5/4/21 3:15 PM, Frederick R. McDougall wrote:
> Tom
> 25.4 mm = 2.54 cm = (aprox) 1 English inch
> This is also very close to 1 American inch.  The main problem in the 
> imperial system besides the very arbitrary unit sizes is the problem 
> of every country using THEIR standard unit.  As a Canuck I grew up 
> knowing that precision measurements required specifying the standard.
>
> Can we please drop this hijack and get back to the question.
>
> Fred VA6FRM
>
> On Tue., May 4, 2021, 07:50 Tom Henderson, <Tom at henderson4.us 
> <mailto:Tom at henderson4.us>> wrote:
>
>     Odd that you have to give them 10 inches before they take the mile
>     in Metric. In Imperial you only have to give them an inch (2.54 mm).
>
>     Tom Henderson
>
>     On 5/2/21 7:11 PM, Chaplain Dave Sparks wrote:
>>     Well, you know what they say about the metric nerds:
>>
>>         "Give them 25.4 mm. and they'll take 1.6 km."
>>
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>>     On Sun, May 2, 2021 at 3:27 PM Chuck Hast <kp4djt at gmail.com
>>     <mailto:kp4djt at gmail.com>> wrote:
>>
>>         Yep but getting them to change is like pulling hens teeth,
>>         or get the metric thing done. On the second one, my car
>>         is metric, my radios are metric, my appliances are  metric,
>>         but go to the hardware store and buy metric hardware...
>>         They have it but it is just 3x more than SAE...
>>
>>         So getting rid of the term codeplug falls in that area...
>>
>>         On Sun, May 2, 2021 at 4:50 PM Tony Ling <tonyg7txu at gmail.com
>>         <mailto:tonyg7txu at gmail.com>> wrote:
>>
>>             The rather unhelpful term 'codeplug' originates from an
>>             EPROM based hardware key which AMTRAK train drivers
>>             inserted into a Motorola radio in the cab. This term
>>             pre-dates digital radios by decades.
>>             It is the source of much confusion, and I much prefer the
>>             term 'configuration file' which is much more descriptive
>>             and far less obfuscating.
>>
>>             On Sat, 24 Apr 2021 at 20:31, D.J.J. Ring, Jr.
>>             <n1ea at arrl.net <mailto:n1ea at arrl.net>> wrote:
>>
>>                 The Baofeng UV-82 doesn't use "codeplugs" as it is an
>>                 analog radio, also CHIRP isn't for digital radios,
>>                 just analog.
>>
>>                 Michal are you using the incorrect terminology, or
>>                 are you talking about a different model which IS digital?
>>
>>                 73
>>                 David N1EA
>>
>>
>>                 On Sat, Apr 24, 2021 at 8:32 AM Michal Smialowski
>>                 <mooksmd at gmail.com <mailto:mooksmd at gmail.com>> wrote:
>>
>>                     I have a Baofeng UV-82 that was programmed, I
>>                     downloaded the codeplug, added a frequency then
>>                     uploaded the new codeplug to the radio.
>>                     When I went to turn the radio back on, there was
>>                     only a faint display visible on the top line.
>>                     It looks like a series of black rectangles.
>>                     Doesn't go beyond that, no channel, no frequency,
>>                     none of the keys respond. I tried taking the
>>                     battery out and turning it back on... no help.
>>                     Tried downloading front the radio... nothing.
>>                     Is the radio bricked or is there something else
>>                     that I can try ?
>>                     tnx
>>                     Mike VE7SML
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