New Model #9235

Baofeng UV-5G

Added by Michael Cox 12 months ago. Updated 11 months ago.

Status:Closed Start date:07/22/2021
Priority:Normal Due date:
Assignee:Jim Unroe % Done:

100%

Category:-
Target version:chirp-daily
Chirp Version:daily Equipment Loan Offered:No

Description

Do you know when you will be adding the UV-5G? It is the replacement for the UV-5X GRMS radio.

UV-5G2.JPG (32.7 kB) Michael Cox, 07/23/2021 12:45 pm

Associated revisions

Revision 3537:192fdc35fdf3
Added by Jim Unroe 11 months ago

[UV-5G] Allow Programming GMRS TX/RX Frequencies On All Channels

This patch allows programming any combination of GMRS frequencies in memory
rows 0 and 31-127. Any non-GMRS frequencies will continue to be restricted to
RX only (TX disabled).

Related to #9235

History

Updated by Jim Unroe 12 months ago

  • Status changed from New to Feedback

A patch has already been submitted to support the UV-5X (See #9187). Unless something besides the model name was changed, once the UV-5X support has been accepted and added to CHIRP, you will just use the UV-5X model selection. In the mean time you can use the OEM programming software.

Jim KC9HI

Updated by Jim Unroe 12 months ago

Michael,

I am trying to get a hold placed on the patch I submitted. I see that the Pofung had the FCC modify the UV-5X approval to the UV-5G so it makes sense to modify the CHIRP support the same way.

If I attach a test driver to this issue, would you be willing to grab a CHIRP Radio Images (*.img) file from one of your radios and attach it here for me to submit with my patch? I don't have a radio here so I must depend on an actual radio owner to help me out in that regard.

Jim KC9HI

Updated by Michael Cox 12 months ago

I'll be happy to help.

Updated by Jim Unroe 12 months ago

  • File uv5r_uv5g.py added

Michael Cox wrote:

I'll be happy to help.

Great. I have attached my test UV-5X driver module modified to select UV-5G instead. Below are the instructions for testing it with you CHIRP installation.

Download the attached test driver module to some place convenient (don't right-click to download. left-click and click "download" in the next page that appears). Save test driver module to some place convenient. Enable the developer functions in CHIRP (Help -> [X] Enable Developer Functions). Then load this test driver into CHIRP (File -> Load Module). The background should turn red to indicate that CHIRP is running with a custom driver module. Try downloading from your UV-5G using the Vendor: Radioddity / Model: UV-5G selections. If you get a successful download, please attach it to this issue.

Jim KC9HI

Updated by Michael Cox 12 months ago

Yes this is working, downloaded and uploaded back to the radio. I changed the name on a repeater to test upload

Updated by Jim Unroe 12 months ago

  • File deleted (uv5r_uv5g.py)

Updated by Jim Unroe 12 months ago

Michael Cox wrote:

Yes this is working, downloaded and uploaded back to the radio. I changed the name on a repeater to test upload

Great. The reason for doing this was for me to to get access to a CHIRP Radio Images (*.img) file from a UV-5G. However in the mean time I was able to get my hands on a utility that converted my UV-5X image to a UV-5G image.

So with that done, the original patch has been modified to have the Radioddity UV-5G selections and resubmitted. Radioddity UV-5X owners will use the UV-5G selection to program their radios.

Jim KC9HI

Updated by Jim Unroe 12 months ago

  • Status changed from Feedback to Resolved

The patch has been accepted and will be in the next CHIRP daily build.

Jim KC9HI

Updated by Jim Unroe 12 months ago

  • Status changed from Resolved to Closed

Support for the Radioddity UV-5G/UV-5X is in today's CHIRP daily build.

Jim KC9HI

Updated by Joseph David 11 months ago

I used the new UV-5G module to program my Radioddity/Baofeng UV-5X GMRS radio successfully. One thing to note is that I added a custom repeater program on Channel 31, but it will not transmit on the added channel, even though it was programmed the same as channel 26, except with a different PL tone. It appears that the radio will only transmit on the pre-programmed channels 1-30, at least with the firmware version I have.

Updated by Jim Unroe 11 months ago

Joseph David wrote:

I used the new UV-5G module to program my Radioddity/Baofeng UV-5X GMRS radio successfully. One thing to note is that I added a custom repeater program on Channel 31, but it will not transmit on the added channel, even though it was programmed the same as channel 26, except with a different PL tone. It appears that the radio will only transmit on the pre-programmed channels 1-30, at least with the firmware version I have.

Exactly as the radio behaves when programmed with the factory software. Channels 1-30 RX/TX on the 30 GMRS frequencies. Channels 0 and 31-127 RX on on 136-174 MHz and 400-520 MHz.

Jim KC9HI

Updated by Michael Cox 11 months ago

Yes this is a GMRS only radio. Ch 1-30 are the only channels that TX. Add the repeater CTCSS tone to the all ready installed repeaters freq's on the radio and rename it.

Updated by Ian McBride 11 months ago

There is a way around the artificial limit of TX above channel 30. I added more channels above 30 in CHIRP but can't TX. I then used the programming software provided by the vendor to read the radio. I then saved the the XML file and edited the fields in it with a text editor. I then loaded the XML file and wrote the new values to the radio. I can now TX on channels above 30. I have channels 31-52 set to use the GMRS frequencies with a CTCSS tone. 1-30 have no tone for any radio. 31-52 are matched to my other radios CTCSS tone.

It is a shame that CHIRP can't just do this instead of having to work around the software.

Updated by Jim Unroe 11 months ago

  • Status changed from Closed to In Progress
  • Assignee set to Jim Unroe
  • Target version set to chirp-daily

Reopened issue to have a issue open to apply the patch to.

Jim KC9HI

Updated by Jim Unroe 11 months ago

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

Patch submitted. Support for programming GMRS TX/RX frequencies on memory rows 0 and 31-127 will be available in the CHIRP daily build following acceptance.

Jim KC9HI

Updated by Jim Unroe 11 months ago

  • Status changed from Resolved to Closed

Patch accepted. Support will be in the next CHIRP daily build.

Jim KC9HI

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