Bug #8203

Baofeng GT-3WP Channel Name Limited to 6 Characters

Added by Young G 11 months ago. Updated 11 months ago.

Status:Closed Start date:08/25/2020
Priority:Normal Due date:
Assignee:Jim Unroe % Done:


Target version:chirp-daily
Chirp Version:daily Platform:All
Model affected:Baofeng GT-3WP


When using Chirp to program Baofeng GT-3WP, the name for the channel is limited to 6 characters while the radio supports 7 characters. This is caused by the incorrect assignment of class variable "LENGTH_NAME" in "chirp/drivers/baofeng_wp970i.py". Simply adding "LENGTH_NAME = 7" in the "GT3WP" class in "chirp/drivers/baofeng_wp970i.py" (after line 899) fixed this problem. The result works well with GT-3WP radio.

Associated revisions

Revision 3401:da00bc273e5f
Added by Jim Unroe 11 months ago

[GT-3WP] Add support for 7-character channel names

This patch adds support for 7-character channel names to the Baofeng GT-3WP.

related to issue #8203


Updated by Jim Unroe 11 months ago

  • Assignee set to Jim Unroe
  • Target version set to chirp-daily

Hi Young,

Not all models support 7 characters so 6 is the default assignment until known otherwise. If the default is set to 7, then those with a radio that will only support 6 characters complain that they programmed 7 characters and only 6 showed up. So it has to be set on a per-model basis as the correct number of characters is discovered. Thanks for reporting this.

Just add...




...(similar to how it is done for the UV-9R lower at the end of the driver code) until I can get a patch submitted and approved.


Updated by Jim Unroe 11 months ago

  • Status changed from New to In Progress
  • % Done changed from 0 to 100

Patch submitted.


Updated by Jim Unroe 11 months ago

  • Status changed from In Progress to Closed

Patch accepted. Support will be in the next CHIRP Daily Build


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