Bug #2859

Baofeng UV5RA Unable to Program anything in 400-480 Bands

Added by Caleb Bennett about 2 years ago. Updated almost 2 years ago.

Status:Closed Start date:09/18/2015
Priority:Low Due date:
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Target version:0.4.1
Chirp Version:0.4.0 Platform:Linux
Model affected:Baofeng UV5RA

Description

I'm running Chirp on Linux Mint 17.2 and for some reason when I try to program anything in 400mhz-480mhz range I get the error.
"Error setting memory: Frequency 453.66250 is out of supported range"
When I download from the Radio it has channels like 456.525000 so is there any reason I shouldn't be able to program something like 453.66250 or 460.25000

In order to Download and Upload to the Radio I do have to run chirp as root.
Could this be the problem?

Thanks,

History

Updated by Jim Unroe almost 2 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Feedback

Caleb,

There are 2 possibilities.

1. You have a VHF/220 radio.

2. You have a VHF/UHF but the memory configuration is setup for VHF/220. Basically your radio is telling CHIRP it's second band is 220 MHz. I seen this several times recently.

If it is number 1, you won't be able to use your radio for 400-520 MHz frequencies. If it is number 2, I can help you switch your radio to the proper bands. Contact me at and include a freshly downloaded and saved CHIRP Radio Image so I can tell for sure if it is #1 or #2.

You have to run CHIRP as "root" because you have not added your Linux Mint user to the "dialout" group.

Jim KC9HI

Updated by Jim Unroe almost 2 years ago

  • Status changed from Feedback to Resolved

Issue resolved.

Updated by Jim Unroe almost 2 years ago

  • Status changed from Resolved to Closed

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