Bug #9209

Serial Port needed using software down load

Added by Robert Chandler 12 months ago. Updated 10 months ago.

Status:Closed Start date:07/15/2021
Priority:Normal Due date:
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Target version:chirp-daily
Chirp Version:daily Platform:Windows
Model affected:Baofeng UV-5R


When I go to the tab to "Download info from RADIO" the first requirement is to list the port to be used. First I don't know what to enter, everything gives me an "ERROR" and besides I am using USB to connect to my Baofeng UV-5R radio.


Updated by Jim Unroe 12 months ago

  • Status changed from New to Feedback

If after clicking "Port" there is not on already populated in CHIRP, then you don't have a properly configured serial port available yet. You either either have not plugged in your programming cable yet, you have plugged in your programming cable but a compatible device driver has not been installed yet, or a device driver has been installed but it is not compatible with the USB-to-Serial chip built in to your programming cable.

Until you have a working COM port available, CHIRP (or any other programming software) cannot work.

Review this Miklor Cables & Drivers page.


Updated by Bernhard Hailer 12 months ago

  • Model affected changed from (All models) to Baofeng UV-5R

Resolved? Thanks.

Updated by Bernhard Hailer 10 months ago

  • Status changed from Feedback to Closed

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