New Model #7215

Baofeng BF-M4

Added by Edouard Moulinsart almost 3 years ago. Updated over 2 years ago.

Status:Feedback Start date:11/08/2019
Priority:Normal Due date:
Assignee:- % Done:


Target version:chirp-daily
Chirp Version:daily Equipment Loan Offered:No



I purchased two baofeng bf-m4 radios, and I would like to program the frequencies of the channels to fit my country.

The bf-m4 doesn't appear in the list of baofeng radios in chirp, could it be possible to add these radios ? Thank you.

I managed to download data from the radio by choosing bf-888 in the list, but I do not want to upload because I am afraid to brick the bf-m4.

Thank you !


Updated by Edouard Moulinsart almost 3 years ago

I have been making some tests using the bf-888 driver on the bf-m4 radios, it seems that the structure of the BF-M4 data is the same size than the BF-888 one.
When changing vox enabled/disabled and voice prompt language from the radio buttons, it appears accordingly in the downloaded data.
I modified the 16 channels to fit with europe pmr446 frequencies and uploaded it succesfully to the bf-M4. ( which is nice, because otherwise they would have been nice paperweights for me )
I didn't try yet to modify other settings, as I am not sure if they are supported by the BF-M4 ( like tx power, squelch level ) , but it seems these 2 radios are quite similar if only for the usb charging port and 5800 mah battery.

So I would say the bf-888 driver works partially with the bf-m4 radios, until further testing.

Thank you very much for the detailed instruction on how to tinker with new radios.

Updated by Bernhard Hailer over 2 years ago

  • Subject changed from adding Baofeng bf-m4 ? to Baofeng BF-M4
  • Status changed from New to Feedback
  • Target version set to chirp-daily

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