New Model #4011

Klein electronics Balckbox+ series

Added by Charles Price about 1 year ago. Updated about 1 year ago.

Status:Feedback Start date:09/10/2016
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Target version:0.4.1
Chirp Version:daily Equipment Loan Offered:No

History

Updated by Charles Price about 1 year ago

I will loan a blackbox+ UHF version, just let me know when/where to send it.

Updated by Jim Unroe about 1 year ago

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Charles,

This radio looks suspiciously like a Baofeng BF-888s (except with a Motorola speaker/mic socket). After getting the software to run, I was able to determine that the "magic" string that is sent to the radio to initiate cloning is the same as for a BF-888s. I would suggest that you try to read the radio using BF-888 and see what happens.

Jim KC9HI

Updated by Charles Price about 1 year ago

Hi Jim,

I tried accessing the Blackbox+ using the baofeng 888 settings as you suggested. CHIRP gave me an error of 'no response from radio'. I plugged in my 888 to make sure it wasn't a cable error and it parsed just fine. That doesn't completely rule out a cable issue, though, as the BB+ uses a motorola 2 pin so I had to switch to the k2 cable to test to the connection. I'm up for more suggestions, and will happily send you a BB+ if all else fails. Also, I can snap photos of the two radios side by side to show the little differences if it'd help.

Thanks for your time,

Charles KA3IFL

Updated by Jim Unroe about 1 year ago

Does the Klein radio work with the OEM software? That would rule out the cable being a problem.

Jim KC9HI

Updated by Charles Price about 1 year ago

It does. I did note that the driver versions are different between the 888 and the BB+. v3.2000 is used on the baofengs, the driver for the BB* is 3.6.2.357. I swapped the drivers and tried using the 888 protocol with the same result.

Charles

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