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Baofeng GT-5TP CHIRP

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Hi -

I'm trying to begin programming my Baofeng GT-5TP using CHIRP on a MAC.

The first problem I'm encountering is the USB port doesn't come up. So I can't clone my radio at the outset of the process. Does anyone have any tips?

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Chris.
 

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Windows emulators on Macs frequently have issues with I/O ports. You need to solve that first before you can play with the programming cable.
 

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Never mind, I thought you were using an emulator to run CHIRP--I forgot that there was a mac version of it.

But the key to solving the problem is getting the mac to recognize the serial port in the cable. Until that happens you're dead in the water. Does your cable have a FTDI chip or one of the fake Prolifics? The fake Prolifics have driver issues.
 

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Windows emulators on Macs frequently have issues with I/O ports. You need to solve that first before you can play with the programming cable.


I have been using VMware on Mac without any major issues. Just make sure your programming USB cables have FDTI chips and not Prolific chips.
 
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