New Model #9235

Baofeng UV-5G

Added by Michael Cox about 1 month ago. Updated about 1 month 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 about 1 month 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 about 1 month 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 about 1 month 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 about 1 month ago

I'll be happy to help.

Updated by Jim Unroe about 1 month 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 about 1 month 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 about 1 month ago

  • File deleted (uv5r_uv5g.py)

Updated by Jim Unroe about 1 month 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 about 1 month 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 about 1 month 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 about 1 month 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 about 1 month 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 about 1 month 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 about 1 month 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 about 1 month 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 about 1 month 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 about 1 month ago

  • Status changed from Resolved to Closed

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

Jim KC9HI

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