New Model #4011

Klein electronics Blackbox+ series

Added by Charles Price over 4 years ago. Updated 9 months ago.

Status:Feedback Start date:09/10/2016
Priority:Normal Due date:
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Target version:chirp-daily
Chirp Version:daily Equipment Loan Offered:Yes

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related to New Model #1285: Blackbox plus radios? Closed 12/04/2013


Updated by Charles Price over 4 years ago

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

Updated by Jim Unroe over 4 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Feedback


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.


Updated by Charles Price over 4 years 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 over 4 years ago

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


Updated by Charles Price over 4 years 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 I swapped the drivers and tried using the 888 protocol with the same result.


Updated by Bernhard Hailer 11 months ago

  • Subject changed from Klein electronics Balckbox+ series to Klein electronics Blackbox+ series
  • Target version changed from 0.4.1 to chirp-daily

It might be helpful to see a debug log (obtain as described in How To Report Issues).

Updated by Bernhard Hailer 9 months ago

  • Equipment Loan Offered changed from No to Yes

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