Bug #6251

Radio Fails to connect

Added by Graeme Tedds almost 4 years ago. Updated over 2 years ago.

Status:Closed Start date:11/24/2018
Priority:Normal Due date:11/24/2018
Assignee:- % Done:


Target version:chirp-daily
Chirp Version:daily Platform:MacOS
Model affected:Baofeng


Baofeng Original USB Cable - OSX 10.14.1 using Python - All as advised

/dev/cu.Bluetooth-Incoming-Port is the only option listed

Will not connect - no advise found on forum searches

All advise/ help gratefully received


Updated by Jim Unroe almost 4 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Feedback


You don't have a device driver installed that is compatible with the USB-to-TTL chip that is manufactured in the programming cable. A "genuine" Baofeng programming cable typically has a counterfeit Prolific chip but recently they have been providing programming cables with WCH CH340/CH341 type chip.

Usually the latest Prolific driver will not work well because they are intentionally incompatible with counterfeit copies of their chip. WCH appears to have a MacOS X driver for the CH340/CH341 chip.

I'm not a Mac user but I have read that this 3rd party driver works with the programming cables manufactured with the counterfeit Prolific chip. It also looks to be compatible with the WCH CH340/CH341 and the Silicon Labe CP2102 chip.


Updated by Bernhard Hailer over 2 years ago

  • Priority changed from Urgent to Normal
  • Chirp Version changed from 0.4.0 to daily

Does the previous post help? Thanks.

Updated by Bernhard Hailer over 2 years ago

  • Status changed from Feedback to Closed
  • Target version set to chirp-daily
  • Model affected changed from (All models) to Baofeng

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