Bug #6403

Baofeng GT-5TP receives "Incorrect Model" error message when using UV-82HP profile

Added by Howard Seligman 24 days ago. Updated 11 days ago.

Status:Closed Start date:01/24/2019
Priority:Normal Due date:
Assignee:Jim Unroe % Done:


Target version:0.5.0
Chirp Version:daily Platform:All
Model affected:GT-5TP


Hello --
I read in your Wiki that the Baofeng GT-5TP can be programmed using the UV-82HP radio settings. When I do this, I receive an Incorrect Model error message. The Baofeng radio then reboots. Attached is the log file. Any help that you can give would be much appreciated.

debug.log (23.4 kB) Howard Seligman, 01/24/2019 08:39 am

uv5r_(test_for_uv82_with_n5r_firmware).py (62.1 kB) Jim Unroe, 01/25/2019 02:11 pm

Baofeng_UV-82HP_20190126-test.img (6.5 kB) Howard Seligman, 01/26/2019 02:12 pm

Associated revisions

Revision 3024:da8679208b7f
Added by Jim Unroe 22 days ago

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

Add detecton for a Baofeng UV-82HP variant (GT-5TP) which reports to
CHIRP that it is a UV-5R style radio.

Addresses bug #6403


Updated by Jim Unroe 23 days ago

  • Status changed from New to Feedback

Unfortunately your radio is reporting to CHIRP with a firmware version that indicates it is a radio with 2 power levels, not 3. Does the TXP menu give you 3 power level choices?


Updated by Howard Seligman 23 days ago

Hello -- I looked at the TXP menu and there is an option for Low, Mid, and High. Thank you so much


Updated by Jim Unroe 23 days ago


Please test this modified uv5r.py driver. It should be able to download from your radio. Please save the first successful download to a native CHIRP Radio Images (*.img) file and attache it to this issue. I want to do some testing with it.

You must click on this file and choose "download" for the next page that appears. DO NOT right-click and choose "Save file as..." because it will not download the file you are trying to get.

To use this file, enable the "Enable Developer Functions" in the Help menu. This will add a "Load Module" selection in the File menu. Use this to load the test file that I attached to this issue.

Note: This driver does not permanently alter you CHIRP installation in any way. You will have to load it every time you re-start CHIRP whenever you intend to program your radio.


Updated by Howard Seligman 22 days ago

Hi Jim --
Thank you very much for the fix. It seems to work correctly. Attached is the image file for this radio.

Thanks again
Howard N6WRX

Updated by Jim Unroe 22 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 GT-5TP
  • Platform changed from Windows to All

Thanks for the image. It has allowed me to do some testing to make sure that the older UV-5R style radios with N5R2407 firmware weren't going to be detected as a BF-F8HP. Seems to be OK so I will go ahead and submit a formal patch.


Updated by Howard Seligman 21 days ago

Thank you Jim --

Really appreciate the help!

Have a great weekend

Howard - N6WRX

Updated by Jim Unroe 11 days ago

  • Status changed from In Progress to Resolved

support is now in latest daily build


Updated by Jim Unroe 11 days ago

  • Status changed from Resolved to Closed

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