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Radioddity Programming Software - Connecting an RD-5R to a PC

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Apr 28, 2020
Madisojn Heights, Michigan
"I can not get the programming software to recognize the Baofeng RD-5R in Windows 10. I am wondering if it is a com port issue. Does the radio use one particular com port or is that determined by the computer and software? Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

Wayne K4KF

"When the radio is connected the computer will determine which COM port it is connected to. When you open the software you have to tell it which COM port the computer is using."
I am having the same problem, however, I do not see any setting in the program software that allows me to select a COM port (in my case COM port 3). Is there any written documentation on the Programing Software. The Radioodity site has the software, and RD-5R manual, but nothing on a software manual.

Thanks for your time,
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