Bug #9885

CHIRP error "radio not responding" (Bug #9187) Baofeng UV-5G

Added by John Lopez 3 months ago. Updated 2 months ago.

Status:Feedback Start date:05/24/2022
Priority:Normal Due date:
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Chirp Version:daily Platform:Windows
Model affected:Baofeng UV-5G

Description

Attempting to clone UV-5G into :
CHIRP Release: CHIRP daily 20220515 (for Windows)
Radio: Baofeng UV-5G (GRMS) 715-100-UV5X
Cable: BaofengTech PC04 FTDI Cable single pin
Ports (COM & LPT): USB Serial Port (COM5)
CHIRP command: Download from Radio
settings: COM5 / vendor=Radioddity / model=UV-5G
Message: cloning in process
Error: radio did not respond
Bug #9187 - indicates the above has been resolved

COM Port Selected Doesn_t Exist.png - Error - Selected port (COM3) does not exist. (6.3 kB) Jim Unroe, 05/25/2022 02:35 am

FTDI FT232R.png - Device Manager - FTDI programming cable assigned COM7. (28.6 kB) Jim Unroe, 05/25/2022 02:35 am

History

Updated by Jim Unroe 3 months ago

  • Status changed from New to Feedback

Most likely you don't have a completed connection between the programming cable and the speaker/mic socket of the radio. For example, leave the cable unplugged from the radio and attempt a download, the same error message will appear. Try putting some pressure on the plug during the cloning process.

Once you get a working connection, CHIRP should work fine for you.

Jim KC9HI

Updated by Jim Unroe 3 months ago

Also, is the PC04 a typo? The PC04 programming cable is for mobile radios. The PC04 programming cable won't work for UV-5R like radios such as the UV-5G. For your radio you need a PC03 programming cable.

Jim KC9HI

Updated by John Lopez 3 months ago

My bad on PC04.
I tried a MIRKIT Model 3 Premium RED (2 prong) as well.
Error now: could not open port COM5 [Error 2]
The system cannot find the file specified.

Updated by Jim Unroe 3 months ago

John Lopez wrote:

My bad on PC04.
I tried a MIRKIT Model 3 Premium RED (2 prong) as well.
Error now: could not open port COM5 [Error 2]
The system cannot find the file specified.

Typically an [Error 2] indicates that the COMx port selected (COM5 in your case) does not exist. When you plug in a different programming cable that has a chip from a different chip vendor or it is an FTDI type chip, a different COMx port is assigned to it. CHIRP always remembers and selects the previously used COMx port number no matter if it is present or not. You must change the Port: selection to the correct COMx port yourself. The new COMx port will usually be the bottom one in the drop down list. The top one is the previously used COMx port. Another way to determine the which COMx port has been assigned to your programming cable is to use the Device Manager application.

Jim KC9HI

Updated by Bernhard Hailer 2 months ago

  • Target version deleted (chirp-daily)
  • Model affected changed from UV-5G to Baofeng UV-5G

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