New Model #8073

Baojie BJ-318

Added by william simard over 2 years ago. Updated over 2 years ago.

Status:Feedback Start date:07/15/2020
Priority:Normal Due date:
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Target version:chirp-daily
Chirp Version:daily Equipment Loan Offered:No


I downloaded the software for the BJ-318 which is also for the bj-218 according to the manufacturer's website.

I tried using the manufacturer software and got a read error trying to read the radio and the chirp software doesn't have an option for the bj-218

Is the BJ 318 the same internally in terms of the code plug ?

Or does a new version of chirp need to be written to be able to read and write the BJ-318 ?

I think the cable that I received with the radio is not compatible and the manufacturer of lists the program cable as prolific 2303 and what I have is a generic 232R cable, and even though the drivers are installed and the virtual comport is set up and the software sees the comport I think it's not able to read correctly.

I would really like to be able to use the chirp software to see if it can read the radio using this cable before I buy another cable


Updated by Jim Unroe over 2 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Feedback

The BG-218 is supported by CHIRP. If the BJ-318 uses the same factory programming software, then the BJ-318 should be supported by CHIRP (just use the BJ-218 model selection). The only person that would know if the BJ-318 code plug is the same as the one for a BJ-218 would be someone with a BJ-318. Read the radio with CHIRP and look to see if the downloaded channels and settings make sense.

Also, no programming software will work until the user supplies a working connection between the computer and radio.


Updated by Bernhard Hailer over 2 years ago

  • Subject changed from BJ-318 to Baojie BJ-318
  • Target version set to chirp-daily

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