Bug #6647

Baofeng UV-9R

Added by Jack Franklin over 3 years ago. Updated about 2 years ago.

Status:Closed Start date:03/27/2019
Priority:Normal Due date:
Assignee:- % Done:


Target version:chirp-daily
Chirp Version:daily Platform:MacOS
Model affected:Baofeng UV-9R


I have a UV-9R with a Baofeng cable. This is a waterproof radio so it has a different cable than the UV-82L radios I have been programming. My issue is that I cannot seem to communicate with the UV-9R. I am doing all of this on a MAC but have VM Ware and have tried it from that side as well but still nothing. Originally I had a similar issue when I first started programming these radios but I found a blog that suggested a different cable and that fixed the problem. I'm hoping that this is the same thing. I am also using CHIRP and it works great on the UV-82Ls. Any help with this would be great.


Updated by Jim Unroe over 3 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Feedback


The UV-9R is alread supported as shown in the Supported Radio Models list on the CHIRP home page.

  • UV-82WP <- choose this
    Also includes the UV-5RWP
    Also includes the UV-9R <- your radio


Updated by Bernhard Hailer over 2 years ago

  • Target version set to chirp-daily
  • Model affected changed from (All models) to Baofeng UV-9R
  • Platform changed from Windows to MacOS

Have you been able to resolve this on your own since you submitted this?

This looks indeed like a cable / driver / connector issue. Please refer to these Wiki articles:
CableGuide FTDI OEM Cables
RTSystemsCablesAndMavericks (if you're running MacOS)
If there's no solution to be found in any of them, please read: How To Report Issues and provide a debug log. Thank you!

Windows notes: If you are using a generic cable with a Prolific chip, you will very likely need to downgrade your driver to version
It can be found at http://www.miklor.com/COM/UV_Drivers.php
MacOS notes: this OS is apparently very picky about USB to Serial cables. From what I heard, only (genuine) FTDI-based cables can be made work.
You must have the KK7DS Python runtime for Mac OSX installed.
Linux notes: Linux generally is quite good with USB to Serial converter drivers.

Updated by Bernhard Hailer about 2 years ago

  • Status changed from Feedback to Closed

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