Bug #6379

Incorrect 'Model' selected with UV-5R

Added by Christophe DUPONT about 1 month ago. Updated 22 days ago.

Status:Closed Start date:01/17/2019
Priority:Normal Due date:
Assignee:Jim Unroe % Done:


Target version:0.5.0
Chirp Version:daily Platform:All
Model affected:UV-5R


Hi there!
I recently purchase an Baofeng UV-5R on aliexpress, and would like to use CHIRP to modify name and frequency of channels.
After some difficulties with the cable's driver (with WINDOWS 7), this is now CHIRP that don't want to download the image from the radio!
Even if I put the correct PORT, Vendor (Baofeng) and Model (UV-5R) result is always: "Incorrect 'Model' selected"
I have check the version from my UV-5R (Power+3) and this is showing BF4816N.

Could you help me understand what is the issue?
(first time for me to use this kind of software)
Thank you very much

uv5r(B5R2).py (62.1 kB) Jim Unroe, 01/18/2019 03:01 pm

Baofeng_UV-5R_20190119.img (6.5 kB) Christophe DUPONT, 01/19/2019 04:17 am

Associated revisions

Revision 3023:5e350aa3fedf
Added by Jim Unroe 29 days ago

[UV-5R] Incorrect Model Selected with UV-5R

Add detecton for new Baofeng UV-5R firmware version string.

Addresses bug #6379


Updated by Christophe DUPONT about 1 month ago

I forgot to mention Power+6 is 181016N B5R0001
Chirp version is the last one chirp-daily-20190112

Updated by Jim Unroe 30 days ago


Try the attached test driver module. Here is how you use it...

1 Save the attached "uv5r(B5R2).py" file to a convenient location.
2 Load CHIRP
3 Click "Help" in the menu bar and enable "Enable Developer Functions"
4 Click "File" in the menu bar and choose "Load Module"
5 Locate and load the file saved in step 1

CHIRP should now recognize your radio. Try to download and if successful, save the tab that was created to a CHIRP Radio Images (*.img) file. Attach this newly saved file to this issue so I can review it.


Updated by Christophe DUPONT 30 days ago

Thank you for you feedback Jim,
Answer from CHIRP when I try to load the module is: "Unable to load module: invalid syntax (uv5r(B5R2).py, line 1)"

Updated by Christophe DUPONT 29 days ago

Now that I have correctly download the uv5r(B5R2).py file, the "download from radio" is working on CHIRP.
(Tips for newbie: You must click the file name and then click the "download" link on the page that appears)

find attached my .img file for review as requested.

Updated by Jim Unroe 29 days ago

  • Status changed from Feedback to In Progress
  • Assignee set to Jim Unroe
  • Target version set to 0.5.0
  • Chirp Version changed from 0.4.0 to daily
  • Model affected changed from (All models) to UV-5R
  • Platform changed from Windows to All


Thanks for your assistance with this. I will create a patch and submit it for approval.


Updated by Christophe DUPONT 29 days ago

Thank you so much for your quick action and solutions.
Hope this will help to improve CHIRP which is a very good Software!


Updated by Jim Unroe 22 days ago

  • Status changed from In Progress to Resolved

Patch submitted, accepted and is now in the daily builds.


Updated by Jim Unroe 22 days ago

  • Status changed from Resolved to Closed

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