Bug #9347

Chirp Not Communicating/No USB Drop Down

Added by Mike Bieker 15 days ago. Updated 15 days ago.

Status:Feedback Start date:09/03/2021
Priority:Normal Due date:
Assignee:- % Done:


Target version:chirp-daily
Chirp Version:daily Platform:Windows
Model affected:UV-5R MK5 & BF-F9 V2N


Mode UV-5R MK

I have tried several lap tops and desktop and cannot get my UV-5R MK to communicate with Chip. No Luck!

I have tired the 340 Driver, Shaved the Cable, Pressed the Cable in Hard, Physically moved the cable to different USB's.

It appears that the Radio is being recognized as "Other Device" vs. a Com Port or USB.

I am using the supplied programing cable that came with the radio, and I have order another. All cable are BaoFeng MFG not generics.

Also the is not Port Drop Down in the Chirp Software.

I am attaching the Debug File and Pics of the Errors.


Dev Manag.JPG - Device Manager Screen Shot (64.3 kB) Mike Bieker, 09/03/2021 08:41 am

Mikedebug.txt - Debug File (29 kB) Mike Bieker, 09/03/2021 08:41 am

Chip Error.JPG - No Communication (23.2 kB) Mike Bieker, 09/03/2021 08:41 am

No Port Drop Down.JPG - No Drop Down (15.3 kB) Mike Bieker, 09/03/2021 08:41 am

9-Device Manager.png (31.1 kB) Jim Unroe, 09/03/2021 09:49 am


Updated by Jim Unroe 15 days ago

  • Status changed from New to Feedback

This is not a CHIRP issue. As shown in the Device Manager Screen Shot (Dev Manag.JPG) that you attached, there is an error (triangle with !) with your programming cable and its installation. No programming can/will work until a complete and working connection between the radio and computer is established. Once you get this issue resolved, CHIRP should work fine.

My recommendation is to download the latest driver from each of the major chip vendors, then with the programming cable unplugged from your computer (and radio) install each driver. Once they are all installed, then you can plug in your programming cable an hopefully Windows will detect the chip in the programming cable and the correct driver will be loaded.

Links to the major chip vendors (FTDI, Prolific, WCH and Silicon Labs) driver downloads can be found here.


Updated by Jim Unroe 15 days ago

A properly install driver and programming cable will include the assigned COM port and should look something like the attached screen capture.


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