New Model #3651


2016 BF-888s Plus

Added by Adam Joynes almost 7 years ago. Updated almost 3 years ago.

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I have 2 New (2016) BF-888s Plus radios. I have tried everything to get these radios to programme. My older BF-888s programme perfectly. Tried ch 16 etc.


bf-888s_plus_write.LOG (1.97 MB) bf-888s_plus_write.LOG portmon_write_888sPLUS Tony Bucci, 05/17/2017 04:45 AM
bf-888s_plus_read.LOG (592 KB) bf-888s_plus_read.LOG bf-888s_plus_read Tony Bucci, 05/17/2017 04:46 AM

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Is duplicate of New Model #4835: Baofeng BF-888S PlusNew05/22/2017

Actions #1

Updated by Adam Joynes almost 7 years ago

I get the "Radio refused to enter programming mode" error. If I swap over to my old 888s it connects and clones with no issues.

Actions #2

Updated by Jim Unroe almost 7 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Feedback


The "BF-480 for BF-A & K series" software from the Baofeng website is the OEM software used to program the BF-888s. I am assuming that the "480_Plus_Setup" software would be the OEM software used to program the BF-888s Plus.

If this is correct, the BF-888s Plus requires that "\x50\xBB\xFF\x20\x12\x07\x31\x02" is sent to the radio to initiate cloning. CHIRP sends "PROGRAM" to the BF-888s radio since that is what it requires". That being the case, it would be expected that the BF-888s Plus would refuse to enter program mode.

So basically CHIRP does not support the BF-888s Plus.

To be able to add support for the BF-888s to CHIRP would require that someone with the BF-888s Plus capture the transfer between the radio and computer using the OEM software. That way the protocol can be analyzed and reverse engineered. The best way to do this is by using Portmon on a computer running a 32-bit version of MS Windows.


Actions #5

Updated by Tony Bucci almost 6 years ago

Also the BF-888s PLUS says it is for- 400 - 480... I was able to program into the 471+ for some FD monitoring. So this is true.

Actions #6

Updated by Bernhard Hailer almost 3 years ago

  • Status changed from Feedback to Closed
  • Model affected changed from BF-888s Plus to Baofeng BF-888S+

Closed in favor of #4835. Please follow and post there. Thanks!

Actions #7

Updated by Bernhard Hailer almost 3 years ago

  • Tracker changed from Bug to New Model
  • Equipment Loan Offered set to No

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