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cant get Wouxun KG-UV5D to up/download to Windows Vista

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n9mxq

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Try Chirp.. It worked well on my UV-5R+. Home - CHIRP

First you have to Download from the radio, then edit it, then upload to the radio..

Also, make sure the cable is plugged in fully.. Some cables need the plug body trimmed so they fit all the way in.
 

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Where did you get your cable? I have heard there are cables out there with counterfieit Prolific chips in them. These are usually the cheap ones available through eBay or other questionable sites.

You might want to check out Powerwerx. They are a US company, based in Southern California, that sell the Wouxun radios. I bought a radio, cable and software from them and I haven't had any trouble programming the radio on computers running Windows XP, Vista or Win 7. Plus, the cable works with my Baofeng radio...
 

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The Chinese USB programming cables tend to either be problematic or require different drivers, requiring computer technical know how.

A good solution is to buy a USB to serial cable and then a serial programming cable. Of course, you want to get a USB to serial cable that does NOT have the prolific chipset in it or you are back in the same boat.

The best USB to serial cable for this is the TrippLite (Keyspan) USA-19HS. It has a Texas Instruments chipset and is plug and play for most OS'es. I use this and a kenwood two pin serial cable and have no trouble programming my radios at all.
 

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Guess I got lucky with my USB cable, it installed perfectly, and once I plugged the radio end in all the way I was set.. Yea, it drove me nuts about 5 minutes...
 
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