Sorry Doggidude I did not remember your other posts. I now have over 4,000 of them and have trouble keeping track of the problems of which many if not most are common.
First let me say that I know of only a couple of units that have sounded like they needed to be returned for replacement. That said let's assume that the issues are on your end and that the radio is not at fault. I can tell you what my problems were and you can eliminate them as a cause. Yes, perhaps you have already done these steps. But from memory these are the problems that beset us.
The #1 Issue has been with the cable being seated in the radio. On mine the width prevents the ideal fit and it requires a push and a click is
felt (I am hard of hearing).
#2 Matching USB/Serial/Com ports between the computer and the cable. The cable may have a copy of a chip in it that may require a different driver,
#3 Remembering that when using the Baofeng software you must always check to be sure your Com port is correct as it always resets to Com1.
#4 Always use the same USB port as when you set things up.
#5 On my cable/computer sometimes the USB port on the computer does not fit well with the cable and I get an error message.
To test this and for safety sake try to READ from the radio first and if that works save it to something like 5Roriginal or some such.
From your last post I am somewhat confused as you say that the cables are OK yet they don't transmit to CHIRP so how do you know that they are OK? You also mentioned a TYT and cables...... have you been using CHIRP for that radio and know how to do all of this? If so that takes us in a different direction.
Can I assume that you have the latest daily build of CHIRP for the UV-5R?
I do belive that there is a minor item that is being overlooked here and it sounds like communication between the computer and the radio which points to the cable/driver/Com port.
Keep us posted as we all learn from this !
Many of life's failures are people who
did not realize how close they were to
success when they gave up.
Thomas A. Edison
From: dogdude2003 <1@...>
Sent: Sunday, August 12, 2012 11:40 PM
Subject: [baofeng_uv5r] Re: Baofeng Uv-5, and others here
I was just looking for a hand. What I just got from George, is not something I'm going to be distracted by. I'm busy.
I've been a ham op for almost 18 years and I already posted a very long, detailed account of what I have done already and the results.
The cable "not pushed in" thing is just ridiculous and not worth my attention anymore.
So anyways. Paul, I did some more experimenting today with drivers and the cable that came with my TYT radio a year ago. I used Chirp, the TYT UVF1 and the cable it came with, with the driver I got here and the radio was obviously trying to transmit data when I chose the Baofeng menu in the software. It ultimately didn't do anything, but at least the test allowed me to see that cable was capable of transmitting data through it at least one way. This tells me the driver works and the indication that it is "working" in the device manager is indeed the truth
The cable which came with the Baofeng's doesn't work more than to flash the LED once in a while on plug in. I would bet the radios themselves are the issue, or the cables (both of them) are just not capable of complete data flow.
A friend has the same radio and was able to program it on his computer, so I'm going to see if I can work out a trip to go see if my radios will work on his system too.
I'll let you know how it goes. In the mean time, if there is any serious information to pass on about programming, I'm all ears. The drivers, cable push, ability to use various operating systems, and other minor details have been worked out. Read my first post.
--- In email@example.com, "tenorman1952" <tenorman1952@...> wrote:
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "George D. Nincehelser" <george.nincehelser@> wrote:
> > That's the attitude that tells me the cable probably ISN'T snapped in.
> > The driver for Win7 and Vista are the same. Sounds like you've got other
> > problems.
> > People will help here, but you need to have the right attitude and follow
> > instructions.
> > George
> George, the guy said it was snapped all the way in. Attitude? The guy came here asking for help and telling him he has the wrong attitude is not the kind of help he needs.
> I hope the guy does not give up completely.
> Paul - AE5JU
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