Bug #4785

impossible to connect to BF888S

Added by franck tibi about 3 years ago. Updated 5 months ago.

Status:Closed Start date:05/02/2017
Priority:Normal Due date:05/05/2017
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Target version:chirp-daily
Chirp Version:daily Platform:Windows
Model affected:Baofeng BF-888S

Description

I've recently bought a BF888S, with a prolofic cable (XA chip).
What ever the driver cable, the cable is well recognized, but impossible to reach th radio.
I've tests the latest version of CHIP ant BF-480 software, but no way, the radio PC can't reach the radio.
error messages :
chirp : radio refuse to enter programming mode.
BF480 : check yours connection and port settings.
teste on WIN7 ant MAC OS 10.11
Impossible for me to set allowed frequencies in my country
Thanks for your quick answer

History

Updated by franck tibi about 3 years ago

franck tibi wrote:

I've recently bought a BF888S, with a prolofic cable (XA chip).
Whatever the driver cable, the cable is well recognized, but impossible to reach the radio.
I've tested the latest version of CHIRP ant BF-480 software, but no way, the radio PC can't reach the radio.
error messages :
chirp : radio refused to enter programming mode.
BF480 : check yours connection and port settings.
tested on WIN7 ant MAC OS 10.11
Impossible for me to set allowed frequencies in my country
Thanks for your quick answer

Updated by Ken Bell about 3 years ago

Hi Franck

I had this exact problem. Even though I bought a cable that has the word Baofeng printed on the plug, the chipset included in the cable simply would not work. I understand there are some counterfeit chips that found their way into some cables. I tried everything, downloaded drivers from others who said they had it working, even paid a 3rd party for drivers... No luck.

Finally, I purchased from Amazon the following cable, which made my setup work immediately:

[[https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00HUB0ONK/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1]]

If the link doesn't come through, look for this on Amazon: PC03 FTDI Authentic Genuine USB Programming Cable for BaoFeng, Kenwood, Wouxun, AnyTone

I hope this helps.

-ken

Updated by Bernhard Hailer 5 months ago

  • Status changed from New to Closed
  • Priority changed from Urgent to Normal
  • Target version set to chirp-daily
  • Model affected changed from (All models) to Baofeng BF-888S

Solution suggested; no more traffic on this ticket.

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