Re: Software on Win XP


Apr 7, 2012

 


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#1103 Apr 7, 2012

I just got a new UV5R and it seems to work fine. Checked power output, tx frequency and rx sensitivity --- all good.



The programming software was another story. I am using a Win XP netbook and a programming cable previously used with Wouxon HTs. The BF5R software insisted on using COM1...but my USB cable showed up as COM8. I could not get the software to change to COM8 but figured out that I could force the USB cable to COM1 using Device Manager (under Control Panel, System).



I got it all to work but the software is the worst I've seen in years. Real crapware. Entries do not update properly, cut-n-paste doesn't work, etc.



73, Bob K0NR



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#1112 Apr 7, 2012

Bob, the big problems with software is one reason I may sell my UV5R and get another Wouxun. I have had my UV5R for a week and like it but have not yet tried programming via software. I guess I will have to wade through the posts on this forum to see if Chirp software would be any better.



BTW, what do you mean by "Entries do not update properly"?



Steve ZL2KE

> I got it all to work but the software is the worst I've seen in years. Real crapware. Entries do not update properly, cut-n-paste doesn't work, etc. 73, Bob K0NR



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#1128 Apr 7, 2012

Bob,

My programming cable is set to COM3. Every time I load the software the selected com port is COM1. I have to go to Communications Port Setup and set it to COM3. It stays on COM3 until I exit the software. I assume the same is true with COM8.

Jim KC9HI

--- In baofeng_uv5r@yahoogroups.com, "k0nr" list@...> wrote:

>

> I just got a new UV5R and it seems to work fine. Checked power output, tx frequency and rx sensitivity --- all good.

>

> The programming software was another story. I am using a Win XP netbook and a programming cable previously used with Wouxon HTs. The BF5R software insisted on using COM1...but my USB cable showed up as COM8. I could not get the software to change to COM8 but figured out that I could force the USB cable to COM1 using Device Manager (under Control Panel, System).

>

> I got it all to work but the software is the worst I've seen in years. Real crapware. Entries do not update properly, cut-n-paste doesn't work, etc.

>

> 73, Bob K0NR

>



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#1130 Apr 8, 2012

--- In baofeng_uv5r@yahoogroups.com, "Jim" jru.uv5r@...> wrote: >

> Bob,

> My programming cable is set to COM3. Every time I load the software the selected com port is COM1. I have to go to Communications Port Setup and set it to COM3. It stays on COM3 until I exit the software. I assume the same is true with COM8.

> Jim KC9HI

>

Jim, that's what I expected but for whatever reason, when I click COM8 in the Baofeng software, nothing happens. It stays on COM1.



Bob K0NR



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#1132 Apr 8, 2012

--- In baofeng_uv5r@yahoogroups.com, "zl2ke_steve" jmaccount1@...> wrote: >

>

> Bob, the big problems with software is one reason I may sell my UV5R and get another Wouxun. I have had my UV5R for a week and like it but have not yet tried programming via software. I guess I will have to wade through the posts on this forum to see if Chirp software would be any better.

>

> BTW, what do you mean by "Entries do not update properly"?

>

> Steve ZL2KE

>

> > I got it all to work but the software is the worst I've seen in years. Real crapware. Entries do not update properly, cut-n-paste doesn't work, etc. 73, Bob K0NR

>

"Entries do not update properly"

When I enter data into a cell such as CH-Name, after I hit "enter", the cell shows up blank or incorrect. If I move to different cell, I see that the new entry has been accepted. So this is not a show stopper but impacts the usability.



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#1134 Apr 8, 2012

--- In baofeng_uv5r@yahoogroups.com, "zl2ke_steve" jmaccount1@...> wrote: >

>

> Bob, the big problems with software is one reason I may sell my UV5R and get another Wouxun. I have had my UV5R for a week and like it but have not yet tried programming via software. I guess I will have to wade through the posts on this forum to see if Chirp software would be any better.



If I think in terms of professional software, I can find fault with the Wouxun software as well. But for this class of radio, I am keeping my standards pretty low...this is basic software that just has to work. It does not have to be excellent. However, the Baofeng software fails this standard.



My opinion. Feel free to disagree.



Bob K0NR



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#1135 Apr 8, 2012

Suggest you use FindComPort.exe to verify what Com Port(s) are on your machine. If Com8 is not known to Windows, then the program will not allow selection of that port.

JohnW

W5JHW

--- In baofeng_uv5r@yahoogroups.com, "k0nr" list@...> wrote:

>

> --- In baofeng_uv5r@yahoogroups.com, "Jim" jru.uv5r@> wrote:

> >

> > Bob,

> > My programming cable is set to COM3. Every time I load the software the selected com port is COM1. I have to go to Communications Port Setup and set it to COM3. It stays on COM3 until I exit the software. I assume the same is true with COM8.

> > Jim KC9HI

> >

> Jim, that's what I expected but for whatever reason, when I click COM8 in the Baofeng software, nothing happens. It stays on COM1.

>

> Bob K0NR

>



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#1136 Apr 8, 2012

COM8 is known to Win XP...that's what the Wouxun software uses with no problem.

--- In baofeng_uv5r@yahoogroups.com, "jwheatleyus" taoswheat@...> wrote:

>

> Suggest you use FindComPort.exe to verify what Com Port(s) are on your machine. If Com8 is not known to Windows, then the program will not allow selection of that port.

> JohnW

> W5JHW

>

> --- In baofeng_uv5r@yahoogroups.com, "k0nr" list@> wrote:

> >

> > --- In baofeng_uv5r@yahoogroups.com, "Jim" jru.uv5r@> wrote:

> > >

> > > Bob,

> > > My programming cable is set to COM3. Every time I load the software the selected com port is COM1. I have to go to Communications Port Setup and set it to COM3. It stays on COM3 until I exit the software. I assume the same is true with COM8.

> > > Jim KC9HI

> > >

> > Jim, that's what I expected but for whatever reason, when I click COM8 in the Baofeng software, nothing happens. It stays on COM1.

> >

> > Bob K0NR

> >

>







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#1137 Apr 8, 2012

Houston, we have a problem..........

I don't have any more ideas!

JohnW

W5JHW

--- In baofeng_uv5r@yahoogroups.com, "k0nr" list@...> wrote:

>

> COM8 is known to Win XP...that's what the Wouxun software uses with no problem.

>

> --- In baofeng_uv5r@yahoogroups.com, "jwheatleyus" taoswheat@> wrote:

> >

> > Suggest you use FindComPort.exe to verify what Com Port(s) are on your machine. If Com8 is not known to Windows, then the program will not allow selection of that port.

> > JohnW

> > W5JHW

> >

> > --- In baofeng_uv5r@yahoogroups.com, "k0nr" list@> wrote:

> > >

> > > --- In baofeng_uv5r@yahoogroups.com, "Jim" jru.uv5r@> wrote:

> > > >

> > > > Bob,

> > > > My programming cable is set to COM3. Every time I load the software the selected com port is COM1. I have to go to Communications Port Setup and set it to COM3. It stays on COM3 until I exit the software. I assume the same is true with COM8.

> > > > Jim KC9HI

> > > >

> > > Jim, that's what I expected but for whatever reason, when I click COM8 in the Baofeng software, nothing happens. It stays on COM1.

> > >

> > > Bob K0NR

> > >

> >

>



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#1138 Apr 8, 2012

An observation- I am running XP and the 5R software lets me select Com8 even though I do not have a Com8. If your software will not select Com8, maybe it is time to delete and download a fresh copy.

JohnW

W5JHW

--- In baofeng_uv5r@yahoogroups.com, "k0nr" list@...> wrote:

>

> COM8 is known to Win XP...that's what the Wouxun software uses with no problem.

>

> --- In baofeng_uv5r@yahoogroups.com, "jwheatleyus" taoswheat@> wrote:

> >

> > Suggest you use FindComPort.exe to verify what Com Port(s) are on your machine. If Com8 is not known to Windows, then the program will not allow selection of that port.

> > JohnW

> > W5JHW

> >

> > --- In baofeng_uv5r@yahoogroups.com, "k0nr" list@> wrote:

> > >

> > > --- In baofeng_uv5r@yahoogroups.com, "Jim" jru.uv5r@> wrote:

> > > >

> > > > Bob,

> > > > My programming cable is set to COM3. Every time I load the software the selected com port is COM1. I have to go to Communications Port Setup and set it to COM3. It stays on COM3 until I exit the software. I assume the same is true with COM8.

> > > > Jim KC9HI

> > > >

> > > Jim, that's what I expected but for whatever reason, when I click COM8 in the Baofeng software, nothing happens. It stays on COM1.

> > >

> > > Bob K0NR

> > >

> >

>



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#1139 Apr 8, 2012

Same here, the software does not save the com port selection; you have to change it each time you load the software.



73,

Bill N9DSJ

--- In baofeng_uv5r@yahoogroups.com, "Jim" jru.uv5r@...> wrote:

>

> Bob,

> My programming cable is set to COM3. Every time I load the software the selected com port is COM1. I have to go to Communications Port Setup and set it to COM3. It stays on COM3 until I exit the software. I assume the same is true with COM8.

> Jim KC9HI

>

> --- In baofeng_uv5r@yahoogroups.com, "k0nr" list@> wrote:

> >

> > I just got a new UV5R and it seems to work fine. Checked power output, tx frequency and rx sensitivity --- all good.

> >

> > The programming software was another story. I am using a Win XP netbook and a programming cable previously used with Wouxon HTs. The BF5R software insisted on using COM1...but my USB cable showed up as COM8. I could not get the software to change to COM8 but figured out that I could force the USB cable to COM1 using Device Manager (under Control Panel, System).

> >

> > I got it all to work but the software is the worst I've seen in years. Real crapware. Entries do not update properly, cut-n-paste doesn't work, etc.

> >

> > 73, Bob K0NR

> >

>



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#1140 Apr 8, 2012

--- In baofeng_uv5r@yahoogroups.com, "k0nr" list@...> wrote: >

> --- In baofeng_uv5r@yahoogroups.com, "Jim" jru.uv5r@> wrote:

> >

> > Bob,

> > My programming cable is set to COM3. Every time I load the software the selected com port is COM1. I have to go to Communications Port Setup and set it to COM3. It stays on COM3 until I exit the software. I assume the same is true with COM8.

> > Jim KC9HI

> >

> Jim, that's what I expected but for whatever reason, when I click COM8 in the Baofeng software, nothing happens. It stays on COM1.

>

> Bob K0NR

>

What version of the software are you using. I am using v12.03.05 and clicking on COM8 causes it to select COM8 and it stays there until I change it or exit the software.



Jim KC9HI



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#1142 Apr 8, 2012

On 4/7/2012 7:44 PM, Jim wrote:--- In baofeng_uv5r@yahoogroups.com, "k0nr" list@...> wrote:

--- In baofeng_uv5r@yahoogroups.com, "Jim" jru.uv5r@> wrote:

Bob,My programming cable is set to COM3. Every time I load the software the selected com port is COM1. I have to go to Communications Port Setup and set it to COM3. It stays on COM3 until I exit the software. I assume the same is true with COM8.Jim KC9HI



Jim, that's what I expected but for whatever reason, when I click COM8 in the Baofeng software, nothing happens. It stays on COM1.

Bob K0NR



What version of the software are you using. I am using v12.03.05 and clicking on COM8 causes it to select COM8 and it stays there until I change it or exit the software.

Jim KC9HI

I am using the same version.



Bob K0NR







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#1144 Apr 8, 2012

Like I said, I have a workaround by forcing the USB cable to COM1.

So no worries. Thanks for the ideas!

On 4/7/2012 7:11 PM, jwheatleyus wrote:

> Houston, we have a problem..........

> I don't have any more ideas!

> JohnW

> W5JHW

>

> --- In baofeng_uv5r@yahoogroups.com, "k0nr"list@...> wrote:

>> COM8 is known to Win XP...that's what the Wouxun software uses with no problem.

>>

>>



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#1153 Apr 8, 2012

Has anyone tried CHIRP on windows since UV-5R support was added? I've been using it on Linux, and it's much better than the factory software (even if it only meant I don't have to reboot my machine). Just curious if it works the same on windows, and how folks feel it compares.



Anyone willing to try it and post, you can download it from here:



trac.chirp.danplanet.com/chirp_daily/



Just make sure you get the latest version. There were several patches applied today for this radio that are supposed to be in tomorrows build.



Pete AL4F



--- In baofeng_uv5r@yahoogroups.com, "k0nr" list@...> wrote:

>

> I just got a new UV5R and it seems to work fine. Checked power output, tx frequency and rx sensitivity --- all good.

>

> The programming software was another story. I am using a Win XP netbook and a programming cable previously used with Wouxon HTs. The BF5R software insisted on using COM1...but my USB cable showed up as COM8. I could not get the software to change to COM8 but figured out that I could force the USB cable to COM1 using Device Manager (under Control Panel, System).

>

> I got it all to work but the software is the worst I've seen in years. Real crapware. Entries do not update properly, cut-n-paste doesn't work, etc.

>

> 73, Bob K0NR

>



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