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 4 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":https://chirp.danplanet.com/projects/chirp/wiki/Home.
- UV-82WP <- choose this Also includes the UV-5RWP Also includes the UV-9R <- your radio
Updated by Bernhard Hailer over 3 years ago
- Target version set to chirp-legacy
- 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
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 126.96.36.199.
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.