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New guy with chinese radio

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NevadaCoyote

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Yep, I'm one of those guys. I'm trying to program my uv-b5 baofeng, and having problems with the chirp program. It doesn't recognize the ub-b5.
At this point I don't have my license yet, will do that next month. I'd like to listen and learn. I am in contact with some of the locals here, but they don't know anything about the Chinese radios. So here I am.
What next?
 

CaptDan

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First guess would be the cable you are using to connect the radio to the computer to program it. I had the same problem when I first got my Baofeng radios, new cable and have no problems now. Do a search - lots of postings about the cable problem - something about a cheap imitation chip in the cable.

I bought this one for $19.95 from Home page



Programming cable with FTDI USB-to-Serial/UART Controller. for Kenwood, BaoFeng, Wouxun radios - USB to Type "K" 2 pin connector


Hope this helps you
 

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Go to www.miklor.com everything you've wanted to know and were afraid to ask is there.

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NevadaCoyote

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I have a cable that works, and my computer recognizes. I have did a lot of research before I bought this radio, read a lot of comments and then decided to buy the B5. Thanks for the help.
There is a lot I don't understand about programing but I'll muddle through.
 

NevadaCoyote

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Which of the updates do I use? They are very confusing. The whole CHIRP system is confusing. I was going to download one program and was warned by my computer that it may damage the computer. I am pretty computer savvy. Thanks for the help.
 

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Ordered the cable you suggested, it will be here next week, and will give it another try. Thanks for the help, I did read your suggestion but didn't do it, my fault.
 
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