Bug #8599

Programming QB25 Radio

Added by John Standridge almost 2 years ago. Updated almost 2 years ago.

Status:Closed Start date:12/28/2020
Priority:Normal Due date:
Assignee:Jim Unroe % Done:


Target version:chirp-daily
Chirp Version:daily Platform:All
Model affected:Radioddity QB25


Good morning, When trying to program a new Radioddity QB25 i am getting a "Radio Identification Failed" Thank you for your time John

debug.log (27.6 kB) John Standridge, 12/28/2020 07:13 am

btech_vc5264.py - Custom driver module for testing radios with MCU Version VC5264 (152.4 kB) Jim Unroe, 12/28/2020 08:34 am

Associated revisions

Revision 3445:fc92df4c4522
Added by Jim Unroe almost 2 years ago

[QB25] Add MCU Version for Radioddity QB25

This patch adds and additional MCU Version to support the Radioddity QB25
quad-band mobile radio.

fixes #8599


Updated by Jim Unroe almost 2 years ago

  • Status changed from New to In Progress
  • Assignee set to Jim Unroe
  • Target version set to chirp-daily
  • Platform changed from Windows to All

Hi John,

This radio has an MCU Version (VC5264) which is currently unknown to CHIRP. Hopefully I will be able to attach a temporary driver module for testing later today.


Updated by Jim Unroe almost 2 years ago

Give this custom driver module a test and let me know if it works. If it does, I will submit it as a formal patch. Here is how you use it to program your radio until support is officially added to CHIRP.

1 Save "btech_VC5264.py" to a convenient location

Note: Do not right-click the "btech_VC5264.py" link and choose "Save Link As...". You must left-click the "btech_VC5264.py" link, and, after the next page loads, click the "Download" link near the top of the page.

2 Click "Help" in the menu bar and enable "Enable Developer Functions
3 Click "File" in the menu bar and choose "Load Module"
4 Locate and load the custom driver module saved in step 1

That's it. Now you should be able to download from and upload to your radio.

Note: This test driver module does not permanently change your CHIRP installation in any way. If you close CHIRP, you will have to load this custom driver module again before you can clone your radio.

I am looking forward to your feedback.


Updated by Jim Unroe almost 2 years ago

  • Status changed from In Progress to Resolved
  • % Done changed from 90 to 100

Patch submitted. Awaiting approval and inclusion into CHIRP.


Updated by Anonymous almost 2 years ago

  • Status changed from Resolved to Closed

Applied in changeset fc92df4c4522.

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