Download chirp for ham radio baofeng uv-5ra

Baofeng introduced the uv5r dual band, dual display radio in 2012. Set it to name so the lcd display will show the channels alpha tag instead of the frequency or channel number. Install chirp for baofeng uv5r on windows 10 and linux usb to serial programming cable usb programming cable. Baofeng usb programming cable for baofeng uv5r,bff8hp, bf888s,uv82hp,gt3 handheld ham radio transceiver ham two way radio with driver cd 4. Set it anywhere from 1 to 9 depending how noisy your environment is.

The ham radio frequencies in this list are only a few of the most common vhf and uhf channels used by ham operators for local fm simplex. An article describing how to use chirp to easily copy frequencies from two different radio types. Nov 05, 2016 just a quick video showing how easy it is to program repeater information into a baofeng ham hand held radio. Why the radio was setup this way i dont know, but that is one of the peculiarities of the baofeng uv5r radios and why most people opt for the usb programming cable. This free and opensource radio programming tool together with a usb programming cable makes setting up your radio a breeze.

The software that came with the radio, too confusing when compared to chirp. Sometimes there are options you can change my baofeng shows repeater locations in memory on top display, freq for bottom. There is also an open source software program called chirp that is compatible with the baofeng uv 5ra radio. At this time our dmr radios are not compatible with chirp. Use your programming cable with chirp software from com. The only cable i recommend to program a baofeng is this one as an amazon. With default security settings, you will need a special procedure to run it. It has an output of 4 watts but with an optional high gain antenna i have no problem making contact on any of the local repeaters in my area. Because baofeng keeps changing the memory layout of these radios, each firmware version now has to be.

The baofeng uv5ra is a dual band uhfvhf hand held radio from china. Turn off your radio prior to entering any area with explosive and flammable materials. Took me a little bit of time to figure that one out. Any vendor that purchases a large quantity of radios can have a private label and in some cases, firmware version applied to the radio. Chirp installed readily and i was quickly able to download an image of my uv5r and save it. List of common radio frequencies for the baofeng uv5r. Baofeng uv5r programming with chirp software or keypad. Chirp is a free, opensource tool for programming amateur radios.

Since its introduction the uv5r has seen a massive success. Even if a radio has the same basic appearance and model number, theres a good chance that the image files are not compatible. Baofeng handheld two way radios are well known among amateur. The baofeng uv5ra programming software w7dtg that radio dude. Find great deals on ebay for baofeng uv 5r radio and baofeng radio 8w. If you are a vendor and want to have your radio supported by chirp, please see informationforvendors. Communication at the retreat, off the grid, or on the farm is essential and does not have to be extremely expensive or overly complicated. Some of you may know i am an amateur ham radio operator, my call sign. Its used for programming a wide range of amateur radios of different makes and models, and in. Using baofeng pofung uv5r as a radio scanner with chirp settings tab basic settings group. When upload to radio it seems to contaminate it, so when i detach and key up it shows the tx freq as 147. Baofeng uv5ra unable to program anything in 400480 bands. Baofeng radio canada genuine baofeng radios free shipping.

Pressing and holding this key will allow you to transmit. Chirp is free open source software anyone can download. Borrowed a cloning cable and downloaded chirp for my macos. I show how to download memories, change them, and upload.

With 200 channels and up to 5 watts of power, the uv88 is an excellent choice for ham radio operators who need the features and versatility of the popular baofeng uv 5r but with a more mature look, professional feel and greater durability. Chirp is a free, opensource tool for programming your amateur radio. After plugging in the usb cable, download the latest windows installer. Using the keypad to program the radio i dont recommend this. If you do buy one i would recommend getting the programming cable as well. The radio should be accessible to chinesewarechirp. Why the radio was setup this way i dont know, but that is one of the peculiarities of the baofeng uv 5r radios and why most people opt for the usb programming cable. Extremely popular, the baofeng is a compact, handheld radio capable of transmitting with 4. Several members of our local radio club have them as well. Unfollow baofeng uv5r radio to stop getting updates on your ebay feed. Extremely popular, the baofeng is a compact, handheld radio capable of transmitting with 4 watts of power across 6174 mhz and 400480 mhz frequencies.

For less than the cost of a decent dinner out for two people a fullfeatured short to medium distance communication tool the baofeng uv5r can be purchased. All bf series uv series gt series dm5r plus mobile car radio. This guide is a perfect support to navigate the baofeng uv 5r instruction jungle. Install chirp for baofeng uv5r on linux or win10 one guy, one. Nov 16, 2012 the radio should be accessible to chineseware chirp. Baofeng usb programming cable for baofeng uv 5r,bff8hp, bf888s, uv 82hp,gt3 handheld ham radio transceiver ham two way radio with driver cd 4. Jun 05, 2018 extremely popular, the baofeng is a compact, handheld radio capable of transmitting with 4 watts of power across 6174 mhz and 400480 mhz frequencies. Survival channels for baofeng programming shtfhamfrspmr. You can find them over at amazon for under 15 bucks or you can make one yourself. How to program a baofeng ham radio with chirp thesmokinape. Open the chirp software, click on radio then choose download from radio. Use only baofeng supplied or approved batteries and chargers.

The tyt thuv88 is a solid, economical dual band uhfvhf analog amateur radio for everyday ham use at an entrylevel price. Continue reading baofeng uv5ra, uvb5, uv82, and yaesu vx6r comparison. Products baofeng radio us the official baofeng us distributor. Apr 11, 2019 programming your baofeng radio with chirp and solving the prolific driver issue april 11, 2019 arcanecode leave a comment ok, this post is a bit off what i normally talk about, but i wanted to add it so id have a spot to point people back to, and more importantly be able to refer back to it myself. You can download the prolific driver for windows, mac and linux at. Manually programing your baofeng uv5ra dual band transceiver by bob peterson ke7rap, randall jones ae7rj and jack tiley ad7fo 1. Transmitting on this radio requires a license in order to do so legally. Baofeng uv5r variants the baofeng uv5r is the basis for many other models. In this video i used a uv5re plus but it works the same for any of the uv5r variants. Part 90 hand held transceiver providing 4 watts in the frequency range of 6174 mhz and 400480 mhz. Manually programing your baofeng uv5ra dual band transceiver. I ended up working with someone from chirp who took an image. You must first create an initial template for your specific model. Push orange vm button if necessary to enter frequency vfo mode no channel number is shown if voice mode is on the radio will announce.

How to program the baofeng uv5r radio the best ham. Using baofeng uv5r as a radio scanner with chirp one. Pressing and hold this key removes all squelch from the frequency you are listening to. Just a quick video showing how easy it is to program repeater information into a baofeng ham hand held radio. There is, in most cases, almost no actual difference between the variants, which is very confusing for customers. We are the authorized distributor of baofeng products. Browse the specifications and features of latest models of uv 5r baofeng radios at baofengradio. Baofeng radio programming software download homepage, chirp. Now we can use chirp to program the transceiver as a very basic radio scanner.

The cable for the original uv5r is compatible with the uv5ra. From what i can understand online go to the miklor website with faqs and instructions and stuff on the uv5r series, programming is possible using just the handheld, but hey, im here on the internet and so are you, so you could just do what i did and download chirp and use that to program the radio. Using baofeng uv5r as a radio scanner with chirp one guy. Jan 22, 2015 amateur radio service, widely known as ham radio, is an internationally allocated radio service for noncommercial radio communications. Can create list of repeaters and emergency freq and download to ht easily. Do not use any portable radio that has a damaged antenna. Page 6 baofeng uv5ra quick start guide symbol function make the led light flash. Programming the baofeng uv5ra is actually pretty easy when using a computer. The only thing you must buy for your baofeng uv 5r programming is the cable pc03 ftdi.

Programming your baofeng radio with chirp and solving the. Here you will find user manuals, device drivers and softwares for a wide range of our products. Rather than have him wait to order one from hong kong, i suggested that i send him my lead so that he could could get started straight away. Chirp programming tutorial with the baofeng uv5r uv5r. Creating an initial chirp image chirp supports over 260 makes and models of radio. In the previous blog post install chirp for baofeng uv5r on linux or win10 we learned how to set up chirp for the baofeng pofung uv5r. My radio is actually a uv5ra, but the uv5r settings work for it too. The programming software for baofeng uv 5r is called chirp, and you can download it for free from the web. The cable for the original uv 5r is compatible with the uv 5ra. Jan 12, 20 a few days ago, i was chatting to andy g6reg and he mentioned that he needed a lead to help program his uv 5.

Here you will find user manuals, device drivers and. It is a compact, economical ht that includes a special vhf receive band from 65108 mhz which includes the regular fm broadcast band. Click here for manual keypad programming for the uv5r. Baofeng uv5ra dual band two way radio ham handheld walkie talkie there are features found on this radio that would put it in a bracket with much more expensive radios. Programming the very affordable baofeng uv5r also available as pofung. Or, a current ham can have an additional ht in the car, work,etc. It has frequency bands in all areas of the spectrum. Always do a download from radio to create a template for the new radio. Its used for programming a wide range of amateur radios of different makes and models, and in multiple formats and data sources. There is also an open source software program called chirp that is compatible with the baofeng uv5ra radio.

The only cable i recommend to program a baofeng is. From what i can understand online go to the miklor website with faqs and instructions and stuff on the uv 5r series, programming is possible using just the handheld, but hey, im here on the internet and so are you, so you could just do what i did and download chirp and use that to program the radio. How to program the baofeng uv5r radio the best ham radio. Locate the chirp programming software for your operating system.

In this video i used a uv 5re plus but it works the same for any of the uv 5r variants. Shown above are the arrls band plans for the 2m and 70cm bands 14x. The process is pretty much the same for all baofeng radios. Amateur radio service, widely known as ham radio, is an internationally allocated radio service for noncommercial radio communications. How to install the baofeng usb programming cable and software. If a damaged antenna comes into contact with your skin, a minor burn can result. For connecting the radio to the pc i used this generic, cheap kenwoodstyle serial cable. Below is a listing of legal frequencies you can use to program the baofeng uv5r assuming you have a valid amateur radio license. Baofeng uv5ra, uvb5, uv82, and yaesu vx6r comparison. Just hook up the cable, press the exit button while you turn the radio on, and then tell chirp to download the radios configuration.

It supports a large number of manufacturers and models, as well as provides a way to interface with multiple data sources and formats. The baofeng handheld radios are inexpensive but cover many frequencies, making them the swiss army knives of the budget ham radio community. Mar 21, 20 the baofeng uv 5ra is a dual band uhfvhf hand held radio from china. A scanner is a radio receiver that can automatically tune, or scan, two or more discrete frequencies, stopping when it finds a signal on one of them and then continuing to. Ive been very happy with the baofeng uv5ra, but baofeng has released some newer models on the market so i thought it was time to take a look at the current offerings. Jan 31, 2018 programming the very affordable baofeng uv 5r also available as pofung uv 5r dual band mobile radio can be quite complicated. Baofeng uv82 and uv82x series baofeng bff8 and uv5r series. The uv5r has seen 2 major changes since its launch with the second generation being signified by bfb297 firmware 2nd gen.

The baofeng uv5ra programming software w7dtg that radio. Homebrew users can install chirp without the kk7ds runtime by running brew install tdsmith ham chirp and then running chirp from the terminal. Make sure the radio is powered on when trying to program. Chirp software has many features, some of which are not available using the baofeng factory software, such as. Homebrew users can install chirp without the kk7ds runtime by running brew install tdsmithhamchirp and then running chirp from the terminal.

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