texasmedic-----besides your programing problem, are you aware that all these Baofengs,Wexcom and other off brand radios, ARE NOT SERVICEABLE by a local radio shop?
There is NO SERVICE or software for these and if you are using them in a life threating enviorment, I am glad I do not live in your area.
I have friends that decied to buy some of these and after going thru the problem of programing we put them on a communications service montior and found that they were off frequency by as much as 2kilohetrz and the recieve sence was VERY bad, (as much as .75microvolts) without any tones and that when using tones is was much worst.
Now, no matter how bad the current equipment is, if I or any of my friends working in life threating enviorments were to buy their own equipment, then for around $250-300 you can get new branded equiopment that you can trust and is serviceable by a local shop.
Do what you wish but as a comm tech, I do not trust off brand equipment, even for ham use.