Bug #7103

[BAOFENG UV-9R] Programming channel names only allows 6 characters, should be 7

Added by Marcus H about 3 years ago. Updated over 2 years ago.

Status:Closed Start date:09/21/2019
Priority:Normal Due date:
Assignee:- % Done:


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


I'm trying to add names to my channel slots, but chirp only lets 6 characters to be saved in a slot. The UV-9R has room for 7 characters total.

Visual references: https://imgur.com/a/tHDeAxk

I used the BF-A58 and the UV-82WP drivers to program the radio, both have the same result.

I have downloaded the original firmware for the UV-9R using the BF-A58 driver.

If there is anything else you need please let me know.

Baofeng_BF-A58_20190118ORIGINAL.img - Original uv-9r firmware (8.2 kB) Marcus H, 09/21/2019 03:50 pm

Related issues

duplicates Bug #6285: Lost a channel name character when copying radio file to ... Rejected 12/06/2018


Updated by Jim Unroe almost 3 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Feedback

Hi Marcus,

This is a limitation of the radio and is not unusual for some models. There is nothing CHIRP can to do to force the radio to display the 7th character. Sorry.


Updated by Bernhard Hailer over 2 years ago

  • Status changed from Feedback to Closed
  • Assignee deleted (Dan Smith)
  • Priority changed from High to Normal

Duplicates #6285.

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