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Wouxon KG-UV8D programming problems

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Aug 24, 2017
Hello all,
This is my first post to this forum.
I am also running into this problem.

First the technical details:

Computer: MacOS Sierra ver 10.12.6
Radio: KG-UV8D (new-received it this morning)

Problem content and observations:

When dumping from Chirp to the radio the R-DCS code defaults to D-77I (that's an i)//D-77i(but capital letter i)
I can go into each station on the radio and manually change it, but for me that is over 200 channels.
Interesting bit of information of which I hope is useful: When I change the R-DCS code to off on the radio and then import back to Chirp, whatever channel I change, imports back to Chirp as an error. As a side note when I export from Chirp to a CSV file (Comma Separated Value) and open it to excel I do not see a column that will designate a setting for the R-DCS setting. If I were a betting man, and I am (sometimes) I would say Chirp needs to add a value/field for this setting as the export process does not default correctly..

Please let me know if I can help and let us know if there have been any modification as Chirp is also my preferred point of data entry.



Mar 5, 2014
No solution

This is a problem that I discovered a while back.

I was in touch with the developers at CHIRP trying to figure out why that was happening, to no avail.

Fortunately for me, of the 400 or so channels I have programmed in, only a few use an inverted DCS. On the other hand, it does make CHIRP pretty useless with the UV8D. I had to do all of my programming in CHIRP, upload the file to the radio, then download it in to the OEM software, then fix the frequencies that were "errant" then re-upload to the radio.

A bit of a pain, as you can't ever make a "quick change" with CHIRP.

Good luck!
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