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Wouxun KG-UV6D issues

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Hey all, KD2KNQ here (Danny) from NY.

I have a few baofeng uv5rs that I have programmed using Chirp for my local repeaters. My buddy at work became interested in the hobby after what I showed him and he purchased a Wouxun KG-UV6D and asked me to program it for him.

I literally copied and pasted the same Chirp program sheet used on my baofengs onto his Wouxun and everything went smooth on the upload.

My baofengs work perfectly but the Wouxun will not transmit/open the repeaters, The Wouxun does receive the repeaters and also will work/transmit on simplex.

Any ideas why guys?
 
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yea thats what I had initially thought as well, but like I said I put the same program into my baofeng and it works so i copied and pasted the Chirp baofeng profile and put it in the wouxun but nothing...

in chirp, I opened the Wouxun image and baofeng image and compared them side by side to see if there are any differences and they are identical.

So totally confused, I went back to the drawing board. I factory reset the Wouxun and tried to enter the repeater info manually in frequency mode. Same thing. itll hear the repeater output but it wont transmit/open the repeater.

here is the 2m repeater info that i was trying to use
145.110 / tone 123 / offset (-) 00.600

I know im entering it correctly into chirp and manually in frequency mode because I can do so successfully on my baofeng.

I initially thought that the Wouxon was just defective and would not transmit at all but it will transmit on simplex to my baofeng no problem.

totally boggled here
 
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I don't think it is defective. It's almost certainly a problem with the tones. It's not a good idea to cut and paste from another radio's Chirp file though. I would recommend doing another factory reset and then filling out a Chirp sheet with a few repeaters just for the Wouxun (without cutting and pasting) and following the directions for Chirp to the letter.

That is about as much as I can say because I don't have a Wouxun. I do have Baofengs though.
 
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I don't think it is defective. It's almost certainly a problem with the tones. It's not a good idea to cut and paste from another radio's Chirp file though. I would recommend doing another factory reset and then filling out a Chirp sheet with a few repeaters just for the Wouxun (without cutting and pasting) and following the directions for Chirp to the letter.

That is about as much as I can say because I don't have a Wouxun. I do have Baofengs though.


That was a good idea... however I tried that to the same result.

Just so you guys dont think im a moron lol, I have programmed 7 UV-5Rs between myself and my friends using CHIRP. So thats why this is so frustrating with this Wouxun.

for my comparison. both My baofeng and his wouxun are running the same Nagoya 771 whip antennas and are being tested on the same repeater at the same location in my house so I know I am in range of the repeater.
 
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