Bug #1513


Added by Wayne warren over 7 years ago. Updated over 1 year ago.

Status:Closed Start date:03/23/2014
Priority:Normal Due date:
Assignee:- % Done:


Target version:chirp-daily
Chirp Version:daily Platform:Windows
Model affected:Baofeng UV-5RB


Hi there, New to your site, Glad I found it, Quick question for you; I installed I think all software, and I was able to get the radio to download to your software, it took many times, but it did. but a problem ; why did the radio start keying up? it did and it stopped then did it again? any ideas ? using a baofeng uv-5rb. Thank you in advance, warren


Updated by Jim Unroe over 7 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Feedback


This is most likely an issue with your programming cable and/or driver.

I your programming cable has an unauthorized copy of a Prolific chip (most do), you need to use a specific older Windows driver to be compatible with the chip. An incompatible driver as been sometimes known to cause the radio to key up.

XP = v2.0.2.1
Vista/7/8 = v3.2.0.0

See the miklor.com website for a link to a compatible driver and instructions for how to install it.


Also it is common to not get the plug of the programming cable fully plugged into the socket of the UV-5R family of radios. Manufacturing tolerances can have the jacks not centered well with the holes in the case which causes alignment issues. Also the shell of the plug can contact the case making it difficult to fully engage the plug into the socket. A plug that is not fully seated in the socket can cause the radio to transmit.

See the miklor.com website for suggestions on how to get the plug to be fully seated.


If neither of the above solve your issue, you can program at least of the radio's channels as RX only (TX inhibited) u

Updated by Jim Unroe over 7 years ago

(continued from above)
If neither of the above solve your issue, you can program at least of the radio's channels as TX inhibited (you do this by setting Duplex to "off")


Updated by Bernhard Hailer over 1 year ago

  • Status changed from Feedback to Closed
  • Target version set to chirp-daily
  • Chirp Version changed from 0.3.0 to daily
  • Model affected changed from (All models) to Baofeng UV-5RB

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