Several Windows applications will also run on Linux with the use of Wine. It appears that the newest radio have a change in the firmware that causes the software fail. You just have to each and every step. All I need is a 2-way radio set on one channel for my job in a production plant to communicate with fellow employees. Note the COM Port number.

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I have tried loading this software as directed on both windows XP and windows 8 on two separate computers and I cannot get either radio to communicate with either computer.

6-Foot USB-to-Serial Cable

But after doing that, and you still seem to be having problems, then get the XLT Painless programming cable. Make sure radio is off.

These radios are compact, easy to use, versatile and, best of all, extremely inexpensive. Anonymous replied to comment from Mike Belanger April 2, Access to the Device Manager will depend on your version of Windows. Choose Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer.

Thanks for a great product. Thanks for the instructions!

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Choose Browse My Computer to install the driver manually. I was now able to get my newest radio Uv5ra to connect. It really isn’t that difficult to get the older compatible drivers installed. I also noticed my orange “transmit” light was constantly on.

How to install the Baofeng USB programming cable and software

Using chirp software for programming. Rick replied to comment from Taylor January 6, 9: When the top display is selected black triangle to the top left and you scroll through the programmed channels, the channel number in the bottom display does not change.

Adriano Cunha February shacm, 8: It appears that the newest radio have a change in the firmware that causes the software radio shack usb to serial cable. Remove the check from the box next to Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power and click Apply or Save.

They are available from the miklor. All my other friends same radios receive their transmissions displaying a name of the frequency. Rick replied to comment from Josh September 18, 1: Retrieved from ” http: Once that is accomplished, programming is usually a breeze.

Double check Device Manager to make sure that you have successfully downgraded to the v3.

Hi Joe, if you tried everything in the instructions, you should already have the Prolific driver. Rick–I can only up load some of the frequency selections that I got from the log book via chirp.

When I go to download my info shxck chirp it says could not open port COM5: It may require an extra push to get it in. Dean May 16, I have a mixture of cables with genuine and knock-off chips. Can anyone help with this question??

I have both usv Baofeng and a Anytone tranciever. I purchased a baofeng uv-b5 radio about a year ago or so I liked it worked great. Baofeng handheld two way radios are well known among amateur radio operators everywhere. David B February 23, 2: