Bug #6351

UV-5R III 220 Programming

Added by Tim Hill 8 months ago. Updated 7 months ago.

Status:New Start date:01/03/2019
Priority:Normal Due date:
Assignee:- % Done:


Target version:-
Chirp Version:0.4.0 Platform:Windows
Model affected:(All models)


I am trying to program 1.25M repeaters in CHIRP and am getting "out of supported range" error ... Repeater is within the range supported by the unit, and within the range defined in other settings. See screen prints attached.

CHIRP daily-20190102

Screen Shot 2019-01-03 at 6.30.09 PM.png - Error Msg (48.5 kB) Tim Hill, 01/03/2019 06:35 pm

Screen Shot 2019-01-03 at 6.30.33 PM.png - Settings (164.5 kB) Tim Hill, 01/03/2019 06:35 pm

Baofeng_UV-5R_20181231.img - img file (6.5 kB) Tim Hill, 01/04/2019 10:06 am

Baofeng_UV-5R_20190103.img - img file 2 (6.5 kB) Tim Hill, 01/04/2019 10:06 am


Updated by Jim Unroe 8 months ago


Unfortunately the part of the screen that would help determine the problem has been cropped off. But just guessing, you are not choosing Vendor: Radioddity and Model: UV-5RX3 if it was manufactured for Radio oddity or Vendor: MTC and Model: UV-5R-3 if it was manufactured for MTC.

If neither of the above solves the issue, attach a debug.log file and/or the downloaded CHIRP Radio Images (*.img) file.


Updated by Tim Hill 8 months ago

Thanks for your help, Jim.

If it's not already obvious, I'm a total n00b at this ... got my license 2 weeks ago!

It's not either of those Vendors: I bought it here in Canada (here is the listing, if it's OK to show here: https://www.fleetwooddp.com/products/baofeng-uv-5r-iii-tri-band-vhf-220-uhf-amateur-ham-radio )

I downloaded from radio and then modified that file ... I can "Reset All," and do it over if necessary (but I'd rather know what the problem is, if on my side)

Baofeng is the only branding on it - but I don't see where would I change it in CHIRP, anyway(?) ... *.img file attached.


Updated by Jim Unroe 7 months ago

You are using Vendor: Baofeng Model: UV-5R which is a dual-band VHF/UHF radio. It will not support the 220 MHz band. You should be choosing Vendor: Radioddity Model: UV-5RX3 to get the added support for the 220 MHz band.


Updated by Tim Hill 7 months ago

Hi Jim,

Changing the Vendor to Radioddity worked, thank you.

Perhaps the wiki and/or profiles should be updated to include this workaround (i.e., using the Radioddity profile for a non-Radioddity X3 radio).


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