New Model #6263

Baofeng BF-658

Added by dirk bor over 1 year ago. Updated 3 months ago.

Status:Feedback Start date:11/28/2018
Priority:Normal Due date:
Assignee:- % Done:


Target version:chirp-daily
Chirp Version:daily Equipment Loan Offered:No


I bought a BF-658 (orange). But I got the error: "radio refused to enter programming mode"
Can you please help

error bf-658.png - error bf-658 (15.5 kB) dirk bor, 11/28/2018 12:58 pm

Baofeng CHIRP USB adaptor cable.pdf (809.3 kB) dirk bor, 12/12/2018 11:59 am

bf-658(1).jpeg (2.5 MB) dirk bor, 12/12/2018 12:12 pm

bf-658(2).jpeg (2 MB) dirk bor, 12/12/2018 12:12 pm

bf-658(4).JPG (1.7 MB) dirk bor, 12/12/2018 12:18 pm


Updated by Jim Unroe over 1 year ago

The Baofeng BF-658 is not known to be a supported radio model. But many time a Baofeng model is a variant of another model. More information would be needed to help you further. Such as...

1. Does the factory software work.
2. Which Vendor and Model are you choosing.
3. Are you using a known good programming cable (in other words does it program other radios)?
4. Is the programming cable plugged into the radio fully.
5. Attach the CHIRP debug.log file.


Updated by dirk bor over 1 year ago

Dear Jim

Thnx for your response.

The factory software and existing cable works fine for my old BF-888 device. Because these BF-658 devices are sold as an improved BF-888, I did choose the BF-888 model as setting in chirp. I tried several ways: with the connector fully plugged-in and also a little loose. Same responses.

Because I did not want to give up easely I did borrow a FTDI USB cable from a friend and build a adaptor cable like described in the attachment, but this did also not work :( Also did change the TX and RX of the adapter cable.

Maybe it is not working, because I did order the devices in China directly ?? I'm not sure on this, but I read somewhere, that could have issues than.

Best regards

Updated by dirk bor over 1 year ago

additional photo's of the device

Updated by dirk bor over 1 year ago

additional photo's of the device

Updated by Bernhard Hailer 3 months ago

  • Status changed from New to Feedback
  • Target version set to chirp-daily
  • Chirp Version changed from 0.4.0 to daily

Could you please provide a debug log as described in the Wiki: "How To Report Issues"?
This could perhaps provide some further clues. Thanks!

Updated by Bernhard Hailer 3 months ago

  • Subject changed from BF-658 to Baofeng BF-658

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