Bug #3927


Added by Roy Clark about 6 years ago. Updated over 2 years ago.

Status:Closed Start date:08/16/2016
Priority:High Due date:
Assignee:- % Done:


Target version:chirp-daily
Chirp Version:daily Platform:All
Model affected:Baofeng UV-5R


UV 5R - Error radio will not respond to the Chirp program.

Help please


Updated by Jim Unroe about 6 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Feedback

The most likely culprit is the programming cable and not CHIRP.

The # 1 most likely cause is Windows has installed a device driver that is incompatible with the USB-to-TTL chip in the programming cable. In nearly all programming cables with a Prolific type chip, the chip is an unauthorized (aka counterfeit) copy. The device driver that is automatically installed by Windows is intentionally incompatible with counterfeit chips. A workaround is to download, install and select the older V3.2.0.0 driver per the instructions here. Another is to replace the programming cable with one having a different brand of USB-to-TTL chip. Programming cables with an FTDI chip are popular.

The # 2 most likely cause is the programming cable's 2-pin plug is not making a good connection with the radio's socket. Some of the possible causes and their solutions are covered here.


Updated by Bernhard Hailer over 2 years ago

  • Status changed from Feedback to Closed
  • Assignee deleted (Roy Clark)
  • Target version set to chirp-daily
  • Chirp Version changed from 0.4.0 to daily
  • Model affected changed from (All models) to Baofeng UV-5R
  • Platform changed from Windows to All

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