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Programing UV-5R with Mac

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Anybody have any recommendations to program the UV-5R with Mac computers? I downloaded chirp, and connect the radio to the computer following the instructions, I have the cable provided with the radio which is the one I need… any other ideas?
 
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Anybody have any recommendations to program the UV-5R with Mac computers? I downloaded chirp, and connect the radio to the computer following the instructions, I have the cable provided with the radio which is the one I need… any other ideas?
But... Did it work?

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Sorry... Just feeling funny.

CHIRP and the Baofeng cable worked fine with me on both Windows and Linux machines. Even an old computer running Lubuntu.

Maybe running CHIRP in Linux or Windows under VMWare would do the trick? I was able to get some other serial interfaces recognised before.

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The driver that works with Windows and the cable will not work on a mac. I have a collection of over 50 radios, and none of the software works on mac. Some even require 32 bit Windows or even DOS. You either need a program like Parallels or buy a Windows XP or Windows 7 32 bit computer for the best results. Even Windows 10 causes many problems with drivers.
 
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My main machine is a 64 bit Windows 10. Cable and CHIRP run fine there. Don't recall if I had any driver issues when first installing it. I remember just followed all the instructions in www.miklor.com

Don't know about other cables and serial interfaces. UV5R is my only radio... Still listening.

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Some drivers do work in 10, but many older ones don't. It is a combination of factors Check the forums and you will see plenty of frustrated users with driver problems.
 

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I have tried to use Chirp with my mac and it does just not upload and download to the radio. It works great on my windows computer though.
 
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Ok so it's the Mac that's the problem. Thanks everybody.
OSX doesn't have support for the driver in the Kernel. Linux does but it's not in the Unix kernel. You need a driver to get it to work. I had it once upon a time on my Macbook but I haven't touched one of those radios now in 3 or 4 years.

I preferred doing my Chirp programming in Linux...doesn't care about the chipset, pulls the right driver everytime.
 
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