My experience was interesting, many owners of these types of cables stated that they just work with linux with no additional software or support. The above schematic shows connectivity for the uv5r and the uv3r. I hope this information helps other radio amateurs understand and successfully program the baofeng uv5r. Original baofeng usb programming cable with software cd for uv5r series, bf888s and more. Baofeng uv5r programming on linux life of a geek admin. Baofeng bff8 and uv 5r series programming software. Ive used it with several cable and never had a problem. There is, in most cases, almost no actual difference between the variants, which is very confusing for customers. Windows would automatically discover the correct port and radio if the drivers were installed correctly.
I have a couple of baofeng radios uv5r and bf888s along with a couple of older fdc radios 150a and 450a and recently tried to program in the uk pmr446 channels for receive only on the uv5r. Baofengs vip or chirp software that i have switched all of our. Click here for manual keypad programming for the uv5r. The baofeng uv5r can be programmed both by the keys that are on the radio, and by using software. Programming the very affordable baofeng uv5r also available as pofung uv5r dual band mobile radio can be quite complicated. Dual display, dual standby, and dual tranmitting alternatively via special ptt button 2. Aug 01, 2019 the baofeng uv5r is a popular twoband radio worldwide. The bao5r radio programmer is available for either windows os or mac os. Rt systems bao5r programming software makes it easy to manage memory channel information and other menu settings of the baofeng uv5r radios in many variations click here for more information on the windows version and general details of how the programmers work on either operating system. It covers transmission and reception from 6 to 174mhz vhf and 400 to 520mhz uhf with 5 watts real in vhf and uhf on the amateur radio bands 144 430mhz. Baofeng uv5r programming with chirp software or keypad.
An exception is the uv 5rx3 radio being sold by main trading from paris texas. The original now called the macos legacy application build is still available, but can only be run on macos versions prior to catalina that still support 32bit applications. Any vendor that purchases a large quantity of radios can have a private label and in some cases, firmware version applied to the radio. You will then need to log out and back in for it to take effect. It can cover a multitude of channels and frequencies. I fired up my windows 7 machine to use the recommended vip programming software and it didnt recognise the usb programming cable. Open the chirp software, click on radio then choose download from radio. The new walkietalkie baofeng uv6r is the new improved version of the famous uv5r. Just get the cable, because the baofeng software it comes with is only slightly better than the baofeng manual the radio comes with. Jan 08, 2014 baofeng uv5r programming on linux about a year ago i purchased a baofeng uv5r as my first dualband handheld radio. Uv5r incorrect software version for your firmware release. How to program your baofeng uv5r with ubuntu wayneoutthere.
The uv5r has seen 2 major changes since its launch with the second generation being signified by bfb297 firmware 2nd gen. How to instal chirp on linux mint 16 cinnamon youtube. I suggest that anyone having any version of the baofeng uv5r join the baofeng uv5r news group. How to program the baofeng bf888s radio the best ham. Rt systems bao 5r programming software makes it easy to manage memory channel information and other menu settings of the baofeng uv 5r radios in many variations click here for more information on the windows version and general details of how the programmers work on either operating system. Programming software baofeng uv82 and uv82x series baofeng bff8 and uv5r series. Manually programing your baofeng uv5ra dual band transceiver by bob peterson ke7rap, randall jones ae7rj and jack tiley ad7fo 1. Mac osx and linux users are recommended to use a virtual machine to run the btech programming software. The bands these cover not all of these are legal to broadcast on, but.
Baofeng programming software freeware free download. The baofeng uv5r is a compact hand held transceiver providing 4 watts in the frequency range of 6174 mhz and 400480mhz 520mhz later versions. Both had usb power management adjusted so as to not put the usb port to sleep. In this video i used a uv 5re plus but it works the same for any of the uv 5r variants.
More than just a change of case, the uv6r is equipped with the new firmware hdbf230, it is also more sensitive than the uv5r, with a more. Install chirp for baofeng uv5r on linux or win10 one. The bao 5r radio programmer is available for either windows os or mac os. The program should download the frequencies from the radio. Issue was reproduced on two separate windows 10 machines, tried every usb port available. Manually programing your baofeng uv5ra dual band transceiver. Software will not work with the btech uv 5x3, the baofeng uv 5r 3, uv 5x mate uv 82, bff8 or bff8hp radios. How would i make a programming cable to connect to usbserial conversion board ebay ftdi board, size of finger. Operating system selection available when adding to cart. Our antivirus analysis shows that this download is safe. However, i soon got bored of just listening around and wanted to see what can be done with this radio. Uv5r programmer lies within system utilities, more precisely device assistants.
An exception is the uv5rx3 radio being sold by main trading from paris texas. Using the software would be much more beneficial if you needed to. This occurs when uploading to the radio with work mode a andor b set to channel mode. Software alles bequem am pc in wenigen minuten einrichten kann. Since its introduction the uv 5r has seen a massive success. Ftdi cable purchased through the miklor link, newest ftdi 2. Baofeng programming software freeware rapid sequencer programming software v. Which pc or linux software would i use for programming a boefeng uv5re plus. Ive been able to use chirpw to program the baofeng, so i know that all works. A scanner is a radio receiver that can automatically tune, or scan, two or more discrete frequencies, stopping when it. I have a couple of baofeng radios uv 5r and bf888s along with a couple of older fdc radios 150a and 450a and recently tried to program in the uk pmr446 channels for receive only on the uv 5r. All bf series uv series gt series dm5r plus mobile car radio. Hed mentioned that baofeng creates some model names specific to some retailers, so i think theres likely a lot of commonality behind the scenes. Uv 5r programmer lies within system utilities, more precisely device assistants.
Using baofeng uv5r as a radio scanner with chirp one. Amateur radio stack exchange is a question and answer site for amateur radio enthusiasts. Is there any pc remote control software for the baofeng uv. Click go to radio on the menu bar and choose download from radio. If you download the live cd from chirp, burn it to a cd youll have pain free programming of your uv5r. The baofeng bf888s is a very cool and inexpensive little radio that a lot of people purchase before realizing that there is no way to program the baofeng bf888s radio with just the radio, you have to purchase a programming cable, download the software, and learn what you are doing first. In todays market, the baofeng uv5r is considered as one of the most popular choices when it comes to dualband handheld twoway radios. Uv5r radio software rt systems radio programming software. Choose the com port number for the usb cable, the vendor baofeng and the model of the radio such as the uv 5r from the drop down lists in the popup box. Install chirp for baofeng uv5r on linux or win10 one guy, one. Were going to program a baofeng radio with chirp software. Baofeng introduced the uv 5r dual band, dual display radio in 2012. Original baofeng usb programming cable with software cd for uv 5r series, bf888s and more. I borrowed a macbook pro and after carefully installing the drivers and chirp software for a mac i was able to communicate with my radios and update the freqs on both baefeng uv 5r radios.
How to install the baofeng usb programming cable and software. Chirp features chirp software has many features, some of which are not available using the baofeng factory software, such as. I purchased a gt3tp, baofeng uv5 by a different name, with charging stand, dc cord, programming cable, and hand microphone, for 35 dollars. This works for all firmware versions, but tdr must be set to off on firmware versions bfb251 and lower. The baofeng handheld radios are inexpensive but cover many frequencies, making them the swiss army knives of the budget ham radio community. The baofeng uv5r is a popular twoband radio worldwide. Programming cable for baofeng uv5r radio with arduino.
Being a newbie to the ham radio hobby, i didnt want to invest several hundred or even thousands of dollars just starting out. And theres no need to pay extra money to get the cable and software. Baofeng introduced the uv5r dual band, dual display radio in 2012. Baofeng radio programming software download homepage, chirp programming. No the uv 5r does have a programming cable but it does not do any more that retrievestore information to the radio. Uv5r the uv5r is a 4w1w vhfuhf radio covering 6174 and 400520 mhz early versions 400480 with a 7. And that doesnt come as a surprise, considering how compact, affordable, and featurepacked it is. Baofeng uv5r programming with chirp for radio newbies duration. Using baofeng uv5r as a radio scanner with chirp one guy. Since its introduction the uv5r has seen a massive success.
Amcrest ftdi usb baofeng programing cable for baofeng. This can be a big turn off but it doesnt have to be as programming the radio is pretty easy. I uploaded the win7 device drivers to the files section of the uv3r yahoo group, so join that group and they are there. How to program the baofeng uv5r radio the best ham radio. Baofeng uv5r variants the baofeng uv5r is the basis for many other models. I had chirp running on win10, but i live in linux again. To verify the connection, run the chirp programming software.
Push orange vm button if necessary to enter frequency vfo mode no channel number is shown if voice mode is on the radio will announce. Jan 31, 2018 baofeng uv 5r pofung uv 5r tranceiver. Programming baofeng gt3 radio in chirp under linux youtube. For users that are new to portable programming, its difficult to program, due to a lack of baofengs support and because of its poorly written user manual. Since i did not have a ham license, i started by simply programming it to be a police scanner. Software will not work with the btech uv5x3, the baofeng uv5r3, uv5x mate uv82, bff8 or bff8hp radios. The baofeng pofung uv5r is a transceiver with scanning capabilities. Pressing band does the same thing as scanning on my uv5r, where it sends it to 104.
Here you will find user manuals, device drivers and softwares for a wide range of our products. Together with the scanning capabilities, this makes the uv 5r also a basic. Install chirp for baofeng uv5r on windows 10 and linux usb to serial programming cable usb programming cable. Note that some cables are for the baby brother of the uv5r the uv3r dont get that it uses a different connector. The uv5r has forty menu items, i have only covered the critical ones to ensure successful manual programming. Baofeng uv5x mate handheld twoway radio vhf6174mhz uhf400520mhz dual display standby transceiver walkie talkie product description 1. A scanner is a radio receiver that can automatically tune, or scan, two or more discrete frequencies, stopping when it finds a signal on one of them and then continuing to. How to add channels programming to baofeng radios uv5r anf gt3 using prolific usb to serial cable and. Just a quick video showing how easy it is to program repeater information into a baofeng ham hand held radio. It is now the recommended choice for those using chirp on macos. The size of the latest downloadable installation package is 2. Didnt expect much but when it arrived i assembled it, programmed in the local repeater and walked outside then hit the ptt. Dual band twoway radio supports uhf400520mhz and vhf6174mhz 3. You might for example just program the radio using the keys if you need to enter just a few memories or you are out in the field with no access to programming software or cables.
A wealth of article, faq, drivers, software, advice, etc. Programming software rss for the baofeng uv5r series of portable radios. The baofeng uv5r, is an amazing, yet economically priced radio. Programming software rss for the baofeng uv 5r series of portable radios. So, here is a super, duper slow version of the other gents tutorial. I even tried installing a recommended, older, driver for the pl2303 usb cable chipset. In this video i show how to program a baofeng gt3 model radios in chirp under. All bf series uv series gt series dm 5r plus mobile car radio. You can download the prolific driver for windows, mac and linux at.
Baofeng programming software freeware free download baofeng. Dedicated radio scanners will always outperform the uv5r. It is a compact, economical ht that includes a special vhf receive band from 65 108 mhz. Baofeng uv5r programming on linux about a year ago i purchased a baofeng uv5r as my first dualband handheld radio. For connecting the radio to the pc i used this generic, cheap kenwoodstyle serial cable. The radio is dual band vhfuhf, 6174400520mhz, 5 watt and has 128 memory channels which can be alpha tagged. This programming cable also compatible with a wide variety of portable. Step by step installation of chirp on linux 16 cinnamon, and how to fix the. The uv 5r has seen 2 major changes since its launch with the second generation being signified by bfb297 firmware 2nd gen. It came without any drivers, and at least for windows 10 and linux. Tips on how to best configure and use your baofeng uv5r. Bao5r programming software only for the baofeng uv5r ht. In the previous blog post install chirp for baofeng uv5r on linux or win10 we learned how to set up chirp for the baofeng pofung uv5r.
All information, software, etc is provided in good faith and at your risk. Chirp makes it easy to program my baofeng uv5r and adds extra features. Pc mit windows oder linux mac os x soll angeblich auch gehen. Getting chirp on your ubuntu machine for use with your baofeng uv5r. This is the baofeng original programming usb cable which will allow you connect the radio directly to a computer or a laptop, provide efficient and stable transmission of information. How to program the baofeng uv5r or bff8hp in chirp for.
This free and opensource radio programming tool together with a usb programming cable makes. Choose the com port number for the usb cable, the vendor baofeng and the model of the radio such as the uv5r from the drop down lists in the popup box. Uv 5r the uv 5r is a 4w1w vhfuhf radio covering 6174 and 400520 mhz early versions 400480 with a 7. Your radio is not turned on when trying to program. Now we can use chirp to program the transceiver as a very basic radio scanner. The baofeng uv 5r can be programmed both by the keys that are on the radio, and by using software. I noted all the options for turning off ctcss and dcs tones in the software i used chirp and progammed the frequencies with no problems. How to add channels programming to baofeng radios uv5r anf gt3 using prolific usb to.
Vip programming software and it didnt recognise the usb programming cable. How to program a baofeng ham radio with chirp thesmokinape. Its dmr tier2, though im not using that aspect yet, just getting familiar with the analog side of things. Programming baofeng gt3 radio in chirp under linux. Uv 5r incorrect software version for your firmware release. The uv 5r is a cheap but decent chinese tranceiver that is sold for the ultralow price of around 30 usd 25 eur. It is possible to build a small device that will listen to the audio output of the radio, send audio to the radio and enable transmit. I have the baofeng software and cable, so can set features, do basic programming that way. Nov 05, 2016 just a quick video showing how easy it is to program repeater information into a baofeng ham hand held radio. How to program the baofeng uv5r radio the best ham. Even though it is for a uv3r, the device driver is the same for the 3 and 5.1384 491 476 1396 1483 378 8 1234 461 1556 1224 531 1207 800 279 383 1246 691 1378 868 650 1054 1124 1237 595 1287 1031 959 485 399 1078