New Model #2761

Baofeng/Pofung UV-6R

Added by William Reuscher over 2 years ago. Updated 9 months ago.

Status:Closed Start date:07/27/2015
Priority:Normal Due date:
Assignee:Jim Unroe % Done:

100%

Category:-
Target version:0.5.0
Chirp Version:daily Equipment Loan Offered:No

Description

New model by Baofeng, Recently purchased but not currently supported by CHIRP, would like to use CHIRP with this radio if possible.

serial_output.csv (3.1 MB) Matt Mills, 08/03/2016 07:59 am

Associated revisions

Revision 2747:656564d2682a
Added by Jim Unroe over 1 year ago

[UV-6R] Add Baofeng Common Driver

This driver is being added in preparaton for adding Baofeng UV-6R support.
It contains common functions that will be used for new Baofeng (and similar)
handheld radios.

related to #2761

Revision 2748:f240988a5007
Added by Jim Unroe over 1 year ago

[UV-6R] Add Support for Baofeng UV-6R

This driver adds support for the Baofeng UV-6R handheld radio.

related to #2761

Revision 2749:9310deb7f479
Added by Dan Smith over 1 year ago

Add test image for Baofeng UV-6R

Related to #2761

Revision 2752:f2a967b26e6e
Added by Jim Unroe over 1 year ago

[UV-6R] Fix Inverted Power Levels

Somehow I got the order of the power levels swapped. This patch puts
them in the proper order.

related to #2761

Revision 2754:3b0bba5c1e16
Added by Jim Unroe over 1 year ago

[UV-6R] Adjust Channel Name Length

Most other Baofeng radios of this type support 7 character channel
names. It was reported that the UV-6R only supports 6 chararacter
channel names. This patch adjusts the name length to 6 characters.

related to #2761

History

Updated by Rob Ogilvie over 2 years ago

This review:

http://www.amazon.com/review/R1TFK2OG18H5ZG/ref=cm_cr_dp_title?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B00WSBZ1IA&channel=detail-glance&nodeID=172282&store=electronics

...indicates it is supported by chirp, but I didn't have any success.

This blog entry:

http://km4epr.weebly.com/blog/baofeng-uv-6r-my-first-ht-handheld-radio

...also indicates it should work, but I didn't have any success with any of the Baofeng models.

I'm stumped. As a Mac user, I don't see any means to program the radio out of the box. If there is a developer near me (Oregon), I am willing to lend my radio. I'm also willing to assist with creating the interface; I have Linux available and have written more Python than I care to admit to.

Updated by William Reuscher over 2 years ago

I was able to use the UV6R software posted on Miklor's website, but i had to put it on my kids netbook running a 32bit copy of windows. The factory software will not communicate with the radio on 64 bit windows.

I also have linux available, I am going to try it and report back on what I find.

Updated by Rob Ogilvie over 2 years ago

I've seen indications that the UV-6R is picky about the USB cable used, as well. I just ordered the more expensive FTDI cable manufactured by BaoFeng. It should be here tomorrow.

Updated by William Reuscher over 2 years ago

I ordered a cp2102 adapter to see if i can get some better results with it, I am not too keen on having to use super old drivers. I did try using my pl2303 based cable, and home made cable with yet another pl2303 based USB to serial adapter in linux, and no luck

Updated by David Chatterton over 2 years ago

I have a Baofeng GT-3TP and a Baofeng USB cable (with the longer pins to fit in the deeper recess) for it. I can interface successfully with Chirp-20150702 under Mac OS X 10.10.4. Unfortunately, I cannot communicate with a newly acquired Pofung UV-6R using the UV-5R options over this cable, neither over the cheaper cable (for the shallower recess) that interfaces with the BF888 radios. I assume that the interface for the UV-6R has yet to be developed.

In answer to a previous observation, I have succeeded in programming the radio out of the box via the Menu key. However, this method is rather tedious to say the least. I look forward to trying out the UV-6R interface when available (in a future daily build?).

Updated by Joerg Korte over 2 years ago

wait , too ;)

one information , I have found out with a factory model . I was use the original software (V1.10) and can't set memory . after a view check and reset I have clear memory each channel delete separate and start RESET ALL. after this doing i have store memory successful.
I thing it will help to found a set by chirp ;)

regards into the group

Updated by William Reuscher over 2 years ago

I got my CP2102 today, cable is functional with factory software, but still not working in CHIRP, so it looks like we need this radio to be added

Updated by William Reuscher over 2 years ago

Still no progress... I am willing to help out with my radio, just need instructions.

Updated by Joerg Korte over 2 years ago

tell me , what do you need ? have a UV6R by PoFung and Baofeng USB cable , have Linux and Windows

Updated by Dewey Knox over 1 year ago

It is still that way, I can't get Chirp to work. So I am stuck with using the not so easy manufacture's software. Are you working on adding this radio to Chirp?

William Reuscher wrote:

I got my CP2102 today, cable is functional with factory software, but still not working in CHIRP, so it looks like we need this radio to be added

Updated by Matt Mills over 1 year ago

So, I was able to capture the serial data from a download and then an upload; they're both in the attached file. I may try to put a patch together adding the radio, but right now I don't have a sane python dev environment, so it'll take me a while to get set up and then do the work.

Updated by Jim Unroe about 1 year ago

  • Status changed from New to Resolved
  • Assignee set to Jim Unroe
  • Target version set to 0.5.0

Support was added in the CHIRP-2016019 build.

Jim KC9HI

Updated by Tim Smith 9 months ago

  • Status changed from Resolved to Closed
  • % Done changed from 0 to 100

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