Baofeng GT-3WP Channel Name Limited to 6 Characters
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.
Updated by Jim Unroe over 3 years ago
- Assignee set to Jim Unroe
- Target version set to chirp-legacy
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.
@LENGTH_NAME = 7@
@MODEL = "GT-3WP"@
...(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.