Bug #8237

Computer readout gets set but writing it to Baofeng corrupts the Duplex of - or +

Added by Sandy Bressler about 2 years ago. Updated about 2 years ago.

Status:Rejected Start date:09/06/2020
Priority:Normal Due date:
Assignee:Sandy Bressler % Done:


Target version:chirp-daily
Chirp Version:daily Platform:Windows
Model affected:Baofeng UV 5REplus


I can setup my channels on the computer and print out a screenshot of what I have done. Then I send the data to my radio and it is successful for everything but the DUPLEX settings of - or +. I have tripled checked what Chirp says I wrote to the radio and it doesn't match what I see when I look thru the MENU option of 25. For example, Channel 18 should be - and on my Chirp setting it says that...but when I check the radio MENU setting (manually) it shows +. The worst part is that if I change it manually...then it changes OTHER channels. It only seems to be a problem for the Duplex setting...the frequency remains ok, as does offsets. Also, I follow strict guidelines to turn the radio off and on and be sure it's on VFO mode when I activate CHIRP etc.

Am I missing a setting to LOCK IN a DUPLEX - or + perhaps??

chirp_Baofeng_UV-5R_20200906_4_30PM.img (6.5 kB) Sandy Bressler, 09/06/2020 05:02 pm

SNIP_baofeng_uv5re_share_on_chirp.JPG (122.7 kB) Sandy Bressler, 09/06/2020 05:33 pm


Updated by Sandy Bressler about 2 years ago

updated attachment to be a screenshot and not the above file

Updated by Jim Unroe about 2 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Rejected

This is how this radio (and most other similar models) works. When the radio is in MR (channel) mode and the TX frequency of the selected channel is not the same as the RX frequency (repeater, odd-split, cross-band and TX disabled channels), the "+-" symbol is shown in the upper display status area. It is only in VFO mode that the "+" or "-" symbol is shown based on the menu 25 (SFT-D) setting.


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