Re: [baofeng_uv5r] Re: VIP software won't allow comm port change


Nov 4, 2012

 


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#11907 Nov 4, 2012

First of all, CHIRP works fine so I know I have a good cable, the comm port is set up correctly, right version of driver, etc. Any of those issues and CHIRP wouldn't be able to talk to the radio. CHIRP talks to the radio with no problems.



But with VIP I can't change the comm port. When I open the program, switch it to English, click on Communications: The window with the Comm port options opens (either 8 or 16 options depending in the version of VIP) but the buttons that allow me to accept the change don't show. So, I can't change the comm port and get a comm port error when I try to read from the radio.



I'm using BFB251 and made sure I loaded the correct VIP for that firmware version. That's not the problem.



Any suggestions?



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#11910 Nov 4, 2012

That seems like a pretty painful way to learn Chinese. Er, whatever floats your boat :)

I speak mandarin and Taiwanese. I set the uv5r to speak in Chinese just for fun. But after a while The novelty wore off. I have it in silent mode now.��

Fred

On Nov 4, 2012, at 11:47 AM, John Leahy jleahy00@...> wrote:

��While you can use Chirp, I like the flexibility and simplicity of the VIP software and I can also use it to learn Chinese.



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#11923 Nov 4, 2012

You didn't say which OS you are using. I will assume that it is not Windows XP. There are two things that I would check.



1. The Prolific driver. If you have a programming cable with a cloned Prolific chip, CHIRP will work with a driver up to v3.3.2.105 but the Baofeng software won't. If this is the case, you should downgrade to v3.2.0.0.



2. Did you install the software that included the VB6 runtimes or did you get the stand-alone version? We've had a member experience flaky VIP software behavior in the last few days that was resolved by installing the software that includes the VB6 files.



Jim KC9HI

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

>

> First of all, CHIRP works fine so I know I have a good cable, the comm port is set up correctly, right version of driver, etc. Any of those issues and CHIRP wouldn't be able to talk to the radio. CHIRP talks to the radio with no problems.

>

> But with VIP I can't change the comm port. When I open the program, switch it to English, click on Communications: The window with the Comm port options opens (either 8 or 16 options depending in the version of VIP) but the buttons that allow me to accept the change don't show. So, I can't change the comm port and get a comm port error when I try to read from the radio.

>

> I'm using BFB251 and made sure I loaded the correct VIP for that firmware version. That's not the problem.

>

> Any suggestions?

>



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#11925 Nov 4, 2012

Thanks Jim. I'm using Windows 7 and have v3.2.0.0.



I don't know what the VB6 files are? How do I tell if the software I loaded has them? Better yet, is there a link I can use to get to software that has them and I'll just reload?



thanks again!

--- In baofeng_uv5r@yahoogroups.com, "Jim" rock.unroe@...> wrote:

>

> You didn't say which OS you are using. I will assume that it is not Windows XP. There are two things that I would check.

>

> 1. The Prolific driver. If you have a programming cable with a cloned Prolific chip, CHIRP will work with a driver up to v3.3.2.105 but the Baofeng software won't. If this is the case, you should downgrade to v3.2.0.0.

>

> 2. Did you install the software that included the VB6 runtimes or did you get the stand-alone version? We've had a member experience flaky VIP software behavior in the last few days that was resolved by installing the software that includes the VB6 files.

>

> Jim KC9HI

>

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

> >

> > First of all, CHIRP works fine so I know I have a good cable, the comm port is set up correctly, right version of driver, etc. Any of those issues and CHIRP wouldn't be able to talk to the radio. CHIRP talks to the radio with no problems.

> >

> > But with VIP I can't change the comm port. When I open the program, switch it to English, click on Communications: The window with the Comm port options opens (either 8 or 16 options depending in the version of VIP) but the buttons that allow me to accept the change don't show. So, I can't change the comm port and get a comm port error when I try to read from the radio.

> >

> > I'm using BFB251 and made sure I loaded the correct VIP for that firmware version. That's not the problem.

> >

> > Any suggestions?

> >

>



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#11928 Nov 4, 2012

If the file is equal to or greater than ~1.9MB it includes the installer and VB6 files.

Visit www.miklor.com/uv5r/ for links to all of the Baofeng VIP software for the UV-5R and its variants that we know about. Because of the issue that I mentioned previously, the website now only links to the software with the installer.

Jim KC9HI

On Sun, Nov 4, 2012 at 2:33 PM, sailorgriz sailorgriz@...> wrote:

.Thanks Jim. I'm using Windows 7 and have v3.2.0.0.



I don't know what the VB6 files are? How do I tell if the software I loaded has them? Better yet, is there a link I can use to get to software that has them and I'll just reload?



thanks again!



--- In baofeng_uv5r@yahoogroups.com, "Jim" rock.unroe@...> wrote:

>

> You didn't say which OS you are using. I will assume that it is not Windows XP. There are two things that I would check.

>

> 1. The Prolific driver. If you have a programming cable with a cloned Prolific chip, CHIRP will work with a driver up to v3.3.2.105 but the Baofeng software won't. If this is the case, you should downgrade to v3.2.0.0.>

> 2. Did you install the software that included the VB6 runtimes or did you get the stand-alone version? We've had a member experience flaky VIP software behavior in the last few days that was resolved by installing the software that includes the VB6 files.>

> Jim KC9HI

>

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

> >

> > First of all, CHIRP works fine so I know I have a good cable, the comm port is set up correctly, right version of driver, etc. Any of those issues and CHIRP wouldn't be able to talk to the radio. CHIRP talks to the radio with no problems.> >

> > But with VIP I can't change the comm port. When I open the program, switch it to English, click on Communications: The window with the Comm port options opens (either 8 or 16 options depending in the version of VIP) but the buttons that allow me to accept the change don't show. So, I can't change the comm port and get a comm port error when I try to read from the radio.> >

> > I'm using BFB251 and made sure I loaded the correct VIP for that firmware version. That's not the problem.

> >

> > Any suggestions?

> >

>







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#11930 Nov 4, 2012

Rats. I was afraid you'd say that. I got the files from Miklor. I tried deleting both CHIRP and VIP, restarting the 'puter, and reloading/installing VIP. No joy. Sigh.



Thanks again! :-)

--- In baofeng_uv5r@yahoogroups.com, Jim Unroe rock.unroe@...> wrote:

>

> If the file is equal to or greater than ~1.9MB it includes the installer

> and VB6 files.

>

> Visit www.miklor.com/uv5r/ for links to all of the Baofeng VIP

> software for the UV-5R and its variants that we know about. Because of the

> issue that I mentioned previously, the website now only links to the

> software with the installer.

>

> Jim KC9HI

>

> On Sun, Nov 4, 2012 at 2:33 PM, sailorgriz sailorgriz@...> wrote:

>

> > **

> >

> >

> > Thanks Jim. I'm using Windows 7 and have v3.2.0.0.

> >

> > I don't know what the VB6 files are? How do I tell if the software I

> > loaded has them? Better yet, is there a link I can use to get to software

> > that has them and I'll just reload?

> >

> > thanks again!

> >

> > --- In baofeng_uv5r@yahoogroups.com, "Jim" rock.unroe@> wrote:

> > >

> > > You didn't say which OS you are using. I will assume that it is not

> > Windows XP. There are two things that I would check.

> > >

> > > 1. The Prolific driver. If you have a programming cable with a cloned

> > Prolific chip, CHIRP will work with a driver up to v3.3.2.105 but the

> > Baofeng software won't. If this is the case, you should downgrade to

> > v3.2.0.0.

> > >

> > > 2. Did you install the software that included the VB6 runtimes or did

> > you get the stand-alone version? We've had a member experience flaky VIP

> > software behavior in the last few days that was resolved by installing the

> > software that includes the VB6 files.

> > >

> > > Jim KC9HI

> > >

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

> > > >

> > > > First of all, CHIRP works fine so I know I have a good cable, the comm

> > port is set up correctly, right version of driver, etc. Any of those issues

> > and CHIRP wouldn't be able to talk to the radio. CHIRP talks to the radio

> > with no problems.

> > > >

> > > > But with VIP I can't change the comm port. When I open the program,

> > switch it to English, click on Communications: The window with the Comm

> > port options opens (either 8 or 16 options depending in the version of VIP)

> > but the buttons that allow me to accept the change don't show. So, I can't

> > change the comm port and get a comm port error when I try to read from the

> > radio.

> > > >

> > > > I'm using BFB251 and made sure I loaded the correct VIP for that

> > firmware version. That's not the problem.

> > > >

> > > > Any suggestions?

> > > >

> > >

> >

> >

> >

>



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#11931 Nov 4, 2012

What version of Chirp have you downloaded?



Did the VIP software work at any time?



JL



--------------- On Sun, Nov 4, 2012 3:19 PM EST sailorgriz wrote:



>Rats. I was afraid you'd say that. I got the files from Miklor. I tried deleting both CHIRP and VIP, restarting the 'puter, and reloading/installing VIP. No joy. Sigh.

>

>Thanks again! :-)

>

>--- In baofeng_uv5r@yahoogroups.com, Jim Unroe rock.unroe@...> wrote:

>>

>> If the file is equal to or greater than ~1.9MB it includes the installer

>> and VB6 files.

>>

>> Visit www.miklor.com/uv5r/ for links to all of the Baofeng VIP

>> software for the UV-5R and its variants that we know about. Because of the

>> issue that I mentioned previously, the website now only links to the

>> software with the installer.

>>

>> Jim KC9HI

>>

>> On Sun, Nov 4, 2012 at 2:33 PM, sailorgriz sailorgriz@...> wrote:

>>

>> > **

>> >

>> >

>> > Thanks Jim. I'm using Windows 7 and have v3.2.0.0.

>> >

>> > I don't know what the VB6 files are? How do I tell if the software I

>> > loaded has them? Better yet, is there a link I can use to get to software

>> > that has them and I'll just reload?

>> >

>> > thanks again!

>> >

>> > --- In baofeng_uv5r@yahoogroups.com, "Jim" rock.unroe@> wrote:

>> > >

>> > > You didn't say which OS you are using. I will assume that it is not

>> > Windows XP. There are two things that I would check.

>> > >

>> > > 1. The Prolific driver. If you have a programming cable with a cloned

>> > Prolific chip, CHIRP will work with a driver up to v3.3.2.105 but the

>> > Baofeng software won't. If this is the case, you should downgrade to

>> > v3.2.0.0.

>> > >

>> > > 2. Did you install the software that included the VB6 runtimes or did

>> > you get the stand-alone version? We've had a member experience flaky VIP

>> > software behavior in the last few days that was resolved by installing the

>> > software that includes the VB6 files.

>> > >

>> > > Jim KC9HI

>> > >

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

>> > > >

>> > > > First of all, CHIRP works fine so I know I have a good cable, the comm

>> > port is set up correctly, right version of driver, etc. Any of those issues

>> > and CHIRP wouldn't be able to talk to the radio. CHIRP talks to the radio

>> > with no problems.

>> > > >

>> > > > But with VIP I can't change the comm port. When I open the program,

>> > switch it to English, click on Communications: The window with the Comm

>> > port options opens (either 8 or 16 options depending in the version of VIP)

>> > but the buttons that allow me to accept the change don't show. So, I can't

>> > change the comm port and get a comm port error when I try to read from the

>> > radio.

>> > > >

>> > > > I'm using BFB251 and made sure I loaded the correct VIP for that

>> > firmware version. That's not the problem.

>> > > >

>> > > > Any suggestions?

>> > > >

>> > >

>> >

>> >

>> >

>>

>

>

>

>

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>

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>

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#11932 Nov 4, 2012

I believe that in your case you are using the wrong version of VIP. For the 251 you probably should be using the 12/03/04 or some such. The clue was in the qty of com ports as the correct version only has 8 choices 1-8.



JL









--------------- On Sun, Nov 4, 2012 3:19 PM EST sailorgriz wrote:



>Rats. I was afraid you'd say that. I got the files from Miklor. I tried deleting both CHIRP and VIP, restarting the 'puter, and reloading/installing VIP. No joy. Sigh.

>

>Thanks again! :-)

>

>--- In baofeng_uv5r@yahoogroups.com, Jim Unroe rock.unroe@...> wrote:

>>

>> If the file is equal to or greater than ~1.9MB it includes the installer

>> and VB6 files.

>>

>> Visit www.miklor.com/uv5r/ for links to all of the Baofeng VIP

>> software for the UV-5R and its variants that we know about. Because of the

>> issue that I mentioned previously, the website now only links to the

>> software with the installer.

>>

>> Jim KC9HI

>>

>> On Sun, Nov 4, 2012 at 2:33 PM, sailorgriz sailorgriz@...> wrote:

>>

>> > **

>> >

>> >

>> > Thanks Jim. I'm using Windows 7 and have v3.2.0.0.

>> >

>> > I don't know what the VB6 files are? How do I tell if the software I

>> > loaded has them? Better yet, is there a link I can use to get to software

>> > that has them and I'll just reload?

>> >

>> > thanks again!

>> >

>> > --- In baofeng_uv5r@yahoogroups.com, "Jim" rock.unroe@> wrote:

>> > >

>> > > You didn't say which OS you are using. I will assume that it is not

>> > Windows XP. There are two things that I would check.

>> > >

>> > > 1. The Prolific driver. If you have a programming cable with a cloned

>> > Prolific chip, CHIRP will work with a driver up to v3.3.2.105 but the

>> > Baofeng software won't. If this is the case, you should downgrade to

>> > v3.2.0.0.

>> > >

>> > > 2. Did you install the software that included the VB6 runtimes or did

>> > you get the stand-alone version? We've had a member experience flaky VIP

>> > software behavior in the last few days that was resolved by installing the

>> > software that includes the VB6 files.

>> > >

>> > > Jim KC9HI

>> > >

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

>> > > >

>> > > > First of all, CHIRP works fine so I know I have a good cable, the comm

>> > port is set up correctly, right version of driver, etc. Any of those issues

>> > and CHIRP wouldn't be able to talk to the radio. CHIRP talks to the radio

>> > with no problems.

>> > > >

>> > > > But with VIP I can't change the comm port. When I open the program,

>> > switch it to English, click on Communications: The window with the Comm

>> > port options opens (either 8 or 16 options depending in the version of VIP)

>> > but the buttons that allow me to accept the change don't show. So, I can't

>> > change the comm port and get a comm port error when I try to read from the

>> > radio.

>> > > >

>> > > > I'm using BFB251 and made sure I loaded the correct VIP for that

>> > firmware version. That's not the problem.

>> > > >

>> > > > Any suggestions?

>> > > >

>> > >

>> >

>> >

>> >

>>

>

>

>

>

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>

>Yahoo! Groups Links

>

>

>



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#11936 Nov 4, 2012

So what COM port are you using? Is there a chance that you could move whatever is on COM1 to another port and then move the programming cable to COM1?Jim KC9HI

On Sun, Nov 4, 2012 at 2:33 PM, sailorgriz sailorgriz@...> wrote:

.Thanks Jim. I'm using Windows 7 and have v3.2.0.0.



I don't know what the VB6 files are? How do I tell if the software I loaded has them? Better yet, is there a link I can use to get to software that has them and I'll just reload?



thanks again!



--- In baofeng_uv5r@yahoogroups.com, "Jim" rock.unroe@...> wrote:

>

> You didn't say which OS you are using. I will assume that it is not Windows XP. There are two things that I would check.

>

> 1. The Prolific driver. If you have a programming cable with a cloned Prolific chip, CHIRP will work with a driver up to v3.3.2.105 but the Baofeng software won't. If this is the case, you should downgrade to v3.2.0.0.>

> 2. Did you install the software that included the VB6 runtimes or did you get the stand-alone version? We've had a member experience flaky VIP software behavior in the last few days that was resolved by installing the software that includes the VB6 files.>

> Jim KC9HI

>

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

> >

> > First of all, CHIRP works fine so I know I have a good cable, the comm port is set up correctly, right version of driver, etc. Any of those issues and CHIRP wouldn't be able to talk to the radio. CHIRP talks to the radio with no problems.> >

> > But with VIP I can't change the comm port. When I open the program, switch it to English, click on Communications: The window with the Comm port options opens (either 8 or 16 options depending in the version of VIP) but the buttons that allow me to accept the change don't show. So, I can't change the comm port and get a comm port error when I try to read from the radio.> >

> > I'm using BFB251 and made sure I loaded the correct VIP for that firmware version. That's not the problem.

> >

> > Any suggestions?

> >

>







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#11940 Nov 4, 2012

Jim,



This is the issue I e-mailed you about a while back. All control buttons are missing from the program..... only it is not the programs error but that of part of the controls used in the program. Not sure if I'm making myself clear. With my buddy it showed up after downloading and using Chirp....... not tying to put the blame on Chirp, just the sequence of events.



Very strange, no amount of deleting or re-loading worked to restore the VIP program.



JL





--------------- On Sun, Nov 4, 2012 3:54 PM EST Jim Unroe wrote:



>So what COM port are you using? Is there a chance that you could move

>whatever is on COM1 to another port and then move the programming cable to

>COM1?

>Jim KC9HI

>

>On Sun, Nov 4, 2012 at 2:33 PM, sailorgriz sailorgriz@...> wrote:

>

>> **

>>

>>

>> Thanks Jim. I'm using Windows 7 and have v3.2.0.0.

>>

>> I don't know what the VB6 files are? How do I tell if the software I

>> loaded has them? Better yet, is there a link I can use to get to software

>> that has them and I'll just reload?

>>

>> thanks again!

>>

>> --- In baofeng_uv5r@yahoogroups.com, "Jim" rock.unroe@...> wrote:

>> >

>> > You didn't say which OS you are using. I will assume that it is not

>> Windows XP. There are two things that I would check.

>> >

>> > 1. The Prolific driver. If you have a programming cable with a cloned

>> Prolific chip, CHIRP will work with a driver up to v3.3.2.105 but the

>> Baofeng software won't. If this is the case, you should downgrade to

>> v3.2.0.0.

>> >

>> > 2. Did you install the software that included the VB6 runtimes or did

>> you get the stand-alone version? We've had a member experience flaky VIP

>> software behavior in the last few days that was resolved by installing the

>> software that includes the VB6 files.

>> >

>> > Jim KC9HI

>> >

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

>> > >

>> > > First of all, CHIRP works fine so I know I have a good cable, the comm

>> port is set up correctly, right version of driver, etc. Any of those issues

>> and CHIRP wouldn't be able to talk to the radio. CHIRP talks to the radio

>> with no problems.

>> > >

>> > > But with VIP I can't change the comm port. When I open the program,

>> switch it to English, click on Communications: The window with the Comm

>> port options opens (either 8 or 16 options depending in the version of VIP)

>> but the buttons that allow me to accept the change don't show. So, I can't

>> change the comm port and get a comm port error when I try to read from the

>> radio.

>> > >

>> > > I'm using BFB251 and made sure I loaded the correct VIP for that

>> firmware version. That's not the problem.

>> > >

>> > > Any suggestions?

>> > >

>> >

>>

>>

>>



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#11948 Nov 4, 2012

Installing the Baofeng software will add missing or update the VB6 files and common controls. Uninstalling the programming software does not reverse this process.

After doing some reading I would think the problem could be one or more of the common controls files. There are 3; MSCOMCTL.OCX, MSCOMM32.OCX and MSFLXGRD.OCX.

The first file on my system is a few years newer than what is included in the Baofeng CAB file so I assume it is that way for most and the Baofeng software didn't touch it. It probably doesn't need 'fixed'.

The other two are the same as provided in the Baofeng CAB file so I would imagine that these are added or upgraded when the software is installed. One or both of these files may not be correct or is corrupt in the affected systems.

What I did here as a test was unregistered the MSFLXGRD.OCX common control file, renamed it to MSFLXGRD.OCX.BACKUP and then installed the Baofeng software again. As expected, the Baofeng installer added the MSFLXGRD.OCX back to the system and registered it. This is probably what needs to happen on the affected systems for MSCOMM32.OCX and MSFLXGRD.OCX.

Jim KC9HI

On Sun, Nov 4, 2012 at 4:46 PM, John Leahy jleahy00@...> wrote:

.



Jim,



This is the issue I e-mailed you about a while back. All control buttons are missing from the program..... only it is not the programs error but that of part of the controls used in the program. Not sure if I'm making myself clear. With my buddy it showed up after downloading and using Chirp....... not tying to put the blame on Chirp, just the sequence of events.

Very strange, no amount of deleting or re-loading worked to restore the VIP program.



JL



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On Sun, Nov 4, 2012 3:54 PM EST Jim Unroe wrote:



>So what COM port are you using? Is there a chance that you could move

>whatever is on COM1 to another port and then move the programming cable to

>COM1?

>Jim KC9HI

>

>On Sun, Nov 4, 2012 at 2:33 PM, sailorgriz sailorgriz@...> wrote:

>

>> **

>>

>>

>> Thanks Jim. I'm using Windows 7 and have v3.2.0.0.

>>

>> I don't know what the VB6 files are? How do I tell if the software I

>> loaded has them? Better yet, is there a link I can use to get to software

>> that has them and I'll just reload?

>>

>> thanks again!

>>

>> --- In baofeng_uv5r@yahoogroups.com, "Jim" rock.unroe@...> wrote:

>> >

>> > You didn't say which OS you are using. I will assume that it is not

>> Windows XP. There are two things that I would check.

>> >

>> > 1. The Prolific driver. If you have a programming cable with a cloned

>> Prolific chip, CHIRP will work with a driver up to v3.3.2.105 but the

>> Baofeng software won't. If this is the case, you should downgrade to

>> v3.2.0.0.

>> >

>> > 2. Did you install the software that included the VB6 runtimes or did

>> you get the stand-alone version? We've had a member experience flaky VIP

>> software behavior in the last few days that was resolved by installing the

>> software that includes the VB6 files.

>> >

>> > Jim KC9HI

>> >

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

>> > >

>> > > First of all, CHIRP works fine so I know I have a good cable, the comm

>> port is set up correctly, right version of driver, etc. Any of those issues

>> and CHIRP wouldn't be able to talk to the radio. CHIRP talks to the radio

>> with no problems.

>> > >

>> > > But with VIP I can't change the comm port. When I open the program,

>> switch it to English, click on Communications: The window with the Comm

>> port options opens (either 8 or 16 options depending in the version of VIP)

>> but the buttons that allow me to accept the change don't show. So, I can't

>> change the comm port and get a comm port error when I try to read from the

>> radio.

>> > >

>> > > I'm using BFB251 and made sure I loaded the correct VIP for that

>> firmware version. That's not the problem.

>> > >

>> > > Any suggestions?

>> > >

>> >

>>

>>

>>







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#11953 Nov 5, 2012

Thanks Jim.�� ��When he comes back down in January we'll give it a go.�� I had noted a missing MSCOMM32 file but was not aware of the others.�� One can only guess what may have happened during the uploads and all.��Good work,��JL�� From: Jim Unroe rock.unroe@...> To: baofeng_uv5r@yahoogroups.com Sent: Sunday, November 4, 2012 6:56 PM

Subject: Re: [baofeng_uv5r] Re: VIP software won't allow comm port change

Installing the Baofeng software will add missing or update the VB6 files and common controls. Uninstalling the programming software does not reverse this process.

After doing some reading I would think the problem could be one or more of the common controls files. There are 3; MSCOMCTL.OCX, MSCOMM32.OCX and MSFLXGRD.OCX.

The first file on my system is a few years newer than what is included in the Baofeng CAB file so I assume it is that way for most and the Baofeng software didn't touch it. It probably doesn't need 'fixed'.

The other two are the same as provided in the Baofeng CAB file so I would imagine that these are added or upgraded when the software is installed. One or both of these files may not be correct or is corrupt in the affected systems.

What I did here as a test was unregistered the MSFLXGRD.OCX common control file, renamed it to MSFLXGRD.OCX.BACKUP and then installed the Baofeng software again. As expected, the Baofeng installer added the MSFLXGRD.OCX back to the system and registered it. This is probably what needs to happen on the affected systems for MSCOMM32.OCX and MSFLXGRD.OCX.

Jim KC9HI

On Sun, Nov 4, 2012 at 4:46 PM, John Leahy jleahy00@...> wrote:

��



Jim,



This is the issue I e-mailed you about a while back. All control buttons are missing from the program..... only it is not the programs error but that of part of the controls used in the program. Not sure if I'm making myself clear. With my buddy it showed up after downloading and using Chirp....... not tying to put the blame on Chirp, just the sequence of events.

Very strange, no amount of deleting or re-loading worked to restore the VIP program.



JL



---------------

On Sun, Nov 4, 2012 3:54 PM EST Jim Unroe wrote:



>So what COM port are you using? Is there a chance that you could move

>whatever is on COM1 to another port and then move the programming cable to

>COM1?

>Jim KC9HI

>

>On Sun, Nov 4, 2012 at 2:33 PM, sailorgriz mailto:sailorgriz%40gmail.com> wrote:

>

>> **

>>

>>

>> Thanks Jim. I'm using Windows 7 and have v3.2.0.0.

>>

>> I don't know what the VB6 files are? How do I tell if the software I

>> loaded has them? Better yet, is there a link I can use to get to software

>> that has them and I'll just reload?

>>

>> thanks again!

>>

>> --- In mailto:baofeng_uv5r%40yahoogroups.com, "Jim" rock.unroe@...> wrote:

>> >

>> > You didn't say which OS you are using. I will assume that it is not

>> Windows XP. There are two things that I would check.

>> >

>> > 1. The Prolific driver. If you have a programming cable with a cloned

>> Prolific chip, CHIRP will work with a driver up to v3.3.2.105 but the

>> Baofeng software won't. If this is the case, you should downgrade to

>> v3.2.0.0.

>> >

>> > 2. Did you install the software that included the VB6 runtimes or did

>> you get the stand-alone version? We've had a member experience flaky VIP

>> software behavior in the last few days that was resolved by installing the

>> software that includes the VB6 files.

>> >

>> > Jim KC9HI

>> >

>> > --- In mailto:baofeng_uv5r%40yahoogroups.com, "sailorgriz" sailorgriz@> wrote:

>> > >

>> > > First of all, CHIRP works fine so I know I have a good cable, the comm

>> port is set up correctly, right version of driver, etc. Any of those issues

>> and CHIRP wouldn't be able to talk to the radio. CHIRP talks to the radio

>> with no problems.

>> > >

>> > > But with VIP I can't change the comm port. When I open the program,

>> switch it to English, click on Communications: The window with the Comm

>> port options opens (either 8 or 16 options depending in the version of VIP)

>> but the buttons that allow me to accept the change don't show. So, I can't

>> change the comm port and get a comm port error when I try to read from the

>> radio.

>> > >

>> > > I'm using BFB251 and made sure I loaded the correct VIP for that

>> firmware version. That's not the problem.

>> > >

>> > > Any suggestions?

>> > >

>> >

>>

>>

>>



----------------------------

#11957 Nov 5, 2012

There are two versions of the VIP software that are supposed to work with 251. I've tried both. One has 8 ports, the other 16. Neither has any control buttons to allow the comm port change to be accepted.

--- In baofeng_uv5r@yahoogroups.com, John Leahy jleahy00@...> wrote:

>

>

> I believe that in your case you are using the wrong version of VIP. For the 251 you probably should be using the 12/03/04 or some such. The clue was in the qty of com ports as the correct version only has 8 choices 1-8.

>

> JL

>

>

>

>

---------------

> On Sun, Nov 4, 2012 3:19 PM EST sailorgriz wrote:

>

> >Rats. I was afraid you'd say that. I got the files from Miklor. I tried deleting both CHIRP and VIP, restarting the 'puter, and reloading/installing VIP. No joy. Sigh.

> >

> >Thanks again! :-)

> >

> >--- In baofeng_uv5r@yahoogroups.com, Jim Unroe rock.unroe@> wrote:

> >>

> >> If the file is equal to or greater than ~1.9MB it includes the installer

> >> and VB6 files.

> >>

> >> Visit www.miklor.com/uv5r/ for links to all of the Baofeng VIP

> >> software for the UV-5R and its variants that we know about. Because of the

> >> issue that I mentioned previously, the website now only links to the

> >> software with the installer.

> >>

> >> Jim KC9HI

> >>

> >> On Sun, Nov 4, 2012 at 2:33 PM, sailorgriz sailorgriz@> wrote:

> >>

> >> > **

> >> >

> >> >

> >> > Thanks Jim. I'm using Windows 7 and have v3.2.0.0.

> >> >

> >> > I don't know what the VB6 files are? How do I tell if the software I

> >> > loaded has them? Better yet, is there a link I can use to get to software

> >> > that has them and I'll just reload?

> >> >

> >> > thanks again!

> >> >

> >> > --- In baofeng_uv5r@yahoogroups.com, "Jim" rock.unroe@> wrote:

> >> > >

> >> > > You didn't say which OS you are using. I will assume that it is not

> >> > Windows XP. There are two things that I would check.

> >> > >

> >> > > 1. The Prolific driver. If you have a programming cable with a cloned

> >> > Prolific chip, CHIRP will work with a driver up to v3.3.2.105 but the

> >> > Baofeng software won't. If this is the case, you should downgrade to

> >> > v3.2.0.0.

> >> > >

> >> > > 2. Did you install the software that included the VB6 runtimes or did

> >> > you get the stand-alone version? We've had a member experience flaky VIP

> >> > software behavior in the last few days that was resolved by installing the

> >> > software that includes the VB6 files.

> >> > >

> >> > > Jim KC9HI

> >> > >

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

> >> > > >

> >> > > > First of all, CHIRP works fine so I know I have a good cable, the comm

> >> > port is set up correctly, right version of driver, etc. Any of those issues

> >> > and CHIRP wouldn't be able to talk to the radio. CHIRP talks to the radio

> >> > with no problems.

> >> > > >

> >> > > > But with VIP I can't change the comm port. When I open the program,

> >> > switch it to English, click on Communications: The window with the Comm

> >> > port options opens (either 8 or 16 options depending in the version of VIP)

> >> > but the buttons that allow me to accept the change don't show. So, I can't

> >> > change the comm port and get a comm port error when I try to read from the

> >> > radio.

> >> > > >

> >> > > > I'm using BFB251 and made sure I loaded the correct VIP for that

> >> > firmware version. That's not the problem.

> >> > > >

> >> > > > Any suggestions?

> >> > > >

> >> > >

> >> >

> >> >

> >> >

> >>

> >

> >

> >

> >

---------------

> >

> >Yahoo! Groups Links

> >

> >

> >

>







----------------------------

#11958 Nov 5, 2012

CHIRP has worked for several months. I just tried installling VIP in the last couple of days. It's not worked at all.



I don't recall what version of CHIRP I had originally. I reinstalled today with the October 28 daily release.

--- In baofeng_uv5r@yahoogroups.com, John Leahy jleahy00@...> wrote:

>

>

>

> What version of Chirp have you downloaded?

>

> Did the VIP software work at any time?

>

> JL

>

---------------

> On Sun, Nov 4, 2012 3:19 PM EST sailorgriz wrote:

>

> >Rats. I was afraid you'd say that. I got the files from Miklor. I tried deleting both CHIRP and VIP, restarting the 'puter, and reloading/installing VIP. No joy. Sigh.

> >

> >Thanks again! :-)

> >

> >--- In baofeng_uv5r@yahoogroups.com, Jim Unroe rock.unroe@> wrote:

> >>

> >> If the file is equal to or greater than ~1.9MB it includes the installer

> >> and VB6 files.

> >>

> >> Visit www.miklor.com/uv5r/ for links to all of the Baofeng VIP

> >> software for the UV-5R and its variants that we know about. Because of the

> >> issue that I mentioned previously, the website now only links to the

> >> software with the installer.

> >>

> >> Jim KC9HI

> >>

> >> On Sun, Nov 4, 2012 at 2:33 PM, sailorgriz sailorgriz@> wrote:

> >>

> >> > **

> >> >

> >> >

> >> > Thanks Jim. I'm using Windows 7 and have v3.2.0.0.

> >> >

> >> > I don't know what the VB6 files are? How do I tell if the software I

> >> > loaded has them? Better yet, is there a link I can use to get to software

> >> > that has them and I'll just reload?

> >> >

> >> > thanks again!

> >> >

> >> > --- In baofeng_uv5r@yahoogroups.com, "Jim" rock.unroe@> wrote:

> >> > >

> >> > > You didn't say which OS you are using. I will assume that it is not

> >> > Windows XP. There are two things that I would check.

> >> > >

> >> > > 1. The Prolific driver. If you have a programming cable with a cloned

> >> > Prolific chip, CHIRP will work with a driver up to v3.3.2.105 but the

> >> > Baofeng software won't. If this is the case, you should downgrade to

> >> > v3.2.0.0.

> >> > >

> >> > > 2. Did you install the software that included the VB6 runtimes or did

> >> > you get the stand-alone version? We've had a member experience flaky VIP

> >> > software behavior in the last few days that was resolved by installing the

> >> > software that includes the VB6 files.

> >> > >

> >> > > Jim KC9HI

> >> > >

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

> >> > > >

> >> > > > First of all, CHIRP works fine so I know I have a good cable, the comm

> >> > port is set up correctly, right version of driver, etc. Any of those issues

> >> > and CHIRP wouldn't be able to talk to the radio. CHIRP talks to the radio

> >> > with no problems.

> >> > > >

> >> > > > But with VIP I can't change the comm port. When I open the program,

> >> > switch it to English, click on Communications: The window with the Comm

> >> > port options opens (either 8 or 16 options depending in the version of VIP)

> >> > but the buttons that allow me to accept the change don't show. So, I can't

> >> > change the comm port and get a comm port error when I try to read from the

> >> > radio.

> >> > > >

> >> > > > I'm using BFB251 and made sure I loaded the correct VIP for that

> >> > firmware version. That's not the problem.

> >> > > >

> >> > > > Any suggestions?

> >> > > >

> >> > >

> >> >

> >> >

> >> >

> >>

> >

> >

> >

> >

---------------

> >

> >Yahoo! Groups Links

> >

> >

> >

>



----------------------------

#11990 Nov 5, 2012

I'm not Windows pro but it appears the three files listed are the same version on my notebook as are listed in the Baofeng download. I'm not sure what that means, good or bad. But the files are there.



But reloading the software didn't help get the "confirm" and "cancel" buttons to show up.



Sigh.

--- In baofeng_uv5r@yahoogroups.com, Jim Unroe rock.unroe@...> wrote:

>

> Installing the Baofeng software will add missing or update the VB6 files

> and common controls. Uninstalling the programming software does not reverse

> this process.

>

> After doing some reading I would think the problem could be one or more of

> the common controls files. There are 3; MSCOMCTL.OCX, MSCOMM32.OCX and

> MSFLXGRD.OCX.

>

> The first file on my system is a few years newer than what is included in

> the Baofeng CAB file so I assume it is that way for most and the Baofeng

> software didn't touch it. It probably doesn't need 'fixed'.

>

> The other two are the same as provided in the Baofeng CAB file so I would

> imagine that these are added or upgraded when the software is installed.

> One or both of these files may not be correct or is corrupt in the affected

> systems.

>

> What I did here as a test was unregistered the MSFLXGRD.OCX common control

> file, renamed it to MSFLXGRD.OCX.BACKUP and then installed the Baofeng

> software again. As expected, the Baofeng installer added the MSFLXGRD.OCX

> back to the system and registered it. This is probably what needs to happen

> on the affected systems for MSCOMM32.OCX and MSFLXGRD.OCX.

>

> Jim KC9HI

>

> On Sun, Nov 4, 2012 at 4:46 PM, John Leahy jleahy00@...> wrote:

>

> > **

> >

> >

> >

> >

> > Jim,

> >

> > This is the issue I e-mailed you about a while back. All control buttons

> > are missing from the program..... only it is not the programs error but

> > that of part of the controls used in the program. Not sure if I'm making

> > myself clear. With my buddy it showed up after downloading and using

> > Chirp....... not tying to put the blame on Chirp, just the sequence of

> > events.

> >

> > Very strange, no amount of deleting or re-loading worked to restore the

> > VIP program.

> >

> > JL

> >

---------------

> >

> > On Sun, Nov 4, 2012 3:54 PM EST Jim Unroe wrote:

> >

> > >So what COM port are you using? Is there a chance that you could move

> > >whatever is on COM1 to another port and then move the programming cable to

> > >COM1?

> > >Jim KC9HI

> > >

> > >On Sun, Nov 4, 2012 at 2:33 PM, sailorgriz sailorgriz@...> wrote:

> > >

> > >> **

> >

> > >>

> > >>

> > >> Thanks Jim. I'm using Windows 7 and have v3.2.0.0.

> > >>

> > >> I don't know what the VB6 files are? How do I tell if the software I

> > >> loaded has them? Better yet, is there a link I can use to get to

> > software

> > >> that has them and I'll just reload?

> > >>

> > >> thanks again!

> > >>

> > >> --- In baofeng_uv5r@yahoogroups.com, "Jim" rock.unroe@> wrote:

> > >> >

> > >> > You didn't say which OS you are using. I will assume that it is not

> > >> Windows XP. There are two things that I would check.

> > >> >

> > >> > 1. The Prolific driver. If you have a programming cable with a cloned

> > >> Prolific chip, CHIRP will work with a driver up to v3.3.2.105 but the

> > >> Baofeng software won't. If this is the case, you should downgrade to

> > >> v3.2.0.0.

> > >> >

> > >> > 2. Did you install the software that included the VB6 runtimes or did

> > >> you get the stand-alone version? We've had a member experience flaky VIP

> > >> software behavior in the last few days that was resolved by installing

> > the

> > >> software that includes the VB6 files.

> > >> >

> > >> > Jim KC9HI

> > >> >

> > >> > --- In baofeng_uv5r@yahoogroups.com, "sailorgriz" sailorgriz@>

> > wrote:

> > >> > >

> > >> > > First of all, CHIRP works fine so I know I have a good cable, the

> > comm

> > >> port is set up correctly, right version of driver, etc. Any of those

> > issues

> > >> and CHIRP wouldn't be able to talk to the radio. CHIRP talks to the

> > radio

> > >> with no problems.

> > >> > >

> > >> > > But with VIP I can't change the comm port. When I open the program,

> > >> switch it to English, click on Communications: The window with the Comm

> > >> port options opens (either 8 or 16 options depending in the version of

> > VIP)

> > >> but the buttons that allow me to accept the change don't show. So, I

> > can't

> > >> change the comm port and get a comm port error when I try to read from

> > the

> > >> radio.

> > >> > >

> > >> > > I'm using BFB251 and made sure I loaded the correct VIP for that

> > >> firmware version. That's not the problem.

> > >> > >

> > >> > > Any suggestions?

> > >> > >

> > >> >

> > >>

> > >>

> > >>

> >

> >

> >

>







----------------------------

#12030 Nov 6, 2012

Reloading the software won't affect these file because the software determines that they are already there and skips doing anything to them. That doesn't help you if one or more is somehow 'bad'. If you unregister them and rename them, then doing a software install will install and register them again. Hopefully with better results.

Jim KC9HI

On Mon, Nov 5, 2012 at 11:19 AM, sailorgriz sailorgriz@...> wrote:

.I'm not Windows pro but it appears the three files listed are the same version on my notebook as are listed in the Baofeng download. I'm not sure what that means, good or bad. But the files are there.

But reloading the software didn't help get the "confirm" and "cancel" buttons to show up.



Sigh.



--- In baofeng_uv5r@yahoogroups.com, Jim Unroe rock.unroe@...> wrote:

>

> Installing the Baofeng software will add missing or update the VB6 files

> and common controls. Uninstalling the programming software does not reverse

> this process.

>

> After doing some reading I would think the problem could be one or more of

> the common controls files. There are 3; MSCOMCTL.OCX, MSCOMM32.OCX and

> MSFLXGRD.OCX.

>

> The first file on my system is a few years newer than what is included in

> the Baofeng CAB file so I assume it is that way for most and the Baofeng

> software didn't touch it. It probably doesn't need 'fixed'.

>

> The other two are the same as provided in the Baofeng CAB file so I would

> imagine that these are added or upgraded when the software is installed.

> One or both of these files may not be correct or is corrupt in the affected

> systems.

>

> What I did here as a test was unregistered the MSFLXGRD.OCX common control

> file, renamed it to MSFLXGRD.OCX.BACKUP and then installed the Baofeng

> software again. As expected, the Baofeng installer added the MSFLXGRD.OCX

> back to the system and registered it. This is probably what needs to happen

> on the affected systems for MSCOMM32.OCX and MSFLXGRD.OCX.

>

> Jim KC9HI

>

> On Sun, Nov 4, 2012 at 4:46 PM, John Leahy jleahy00@...> wrote:

>

> > **

> >

> >

> >

> >

> > Jim,

> >

> > This is the issue I e-mailed you about a while back. All control buttons

> > are missing from the program..... only it is not the programs error but

> > that of part of the controls used in the program. Not sure if I'm making

> > myself clear. With my buddy it showed up after downloading and using

> > Chirp....... not tying to put the blame on Chirp, just the sequence of

> > events.

> >

> > Very strange, no amount of deleting or re-loading worked to restore the

> > VIP program.

> >

> > JL

> >

---------------

> >

> > On Sun, Nov 4, 2012 3:54 PM EST Jim Unroe wrote:

> >

> > >So what COM port are you using? Is there a chance that you could move

> > >whatever is on COM1 to another port and then move the programming cable to

> > >COM1?

> > >Jim KC9HI

> > >

> > >On Sun, Nov 4, 2012 at 2:33 PM, sailorgriz sailorgriz@...> wrote:

> > >

> > >> **

> >

> > >>

> > >>

> > >> Thanks Jim. I'm using Windows 7 and have v3.2.0.0.

> > >>

> > >> I don't know what the VB6 files are? How do I tell if the software I

> > >> loaded has them? Better yet, is there a link I can use to get to

> > software

> > >> that has them and I'll just reload?

> > >>

> > >> thanks again!

> > >>

> > >> --- In baofeng_uv5r@yahoogroups.com, "Jim" rock.unroe@> wrote:

> > >> >

> > >> > You didn't say which OS you are using. I will assume that it is not

> > >> Windows XP. There are two things that I would check.

> > >> >

> > >> > 1. The Prolific driver. If you have a programming cable with a cloned

> > >> Prolific chip, CHIRP will work with a driver up to v3.3.2.105 but the

> > >> Baofeng software won't. If this is the case, you should downgrade to

> > >> v3.2.0.0.

> > >> >

> > >> > 2. Did you install the software that included the VB6 runtimes or did

> > >> you get the stand-alone version? We've had a member experience flaky VIP

> > >> software behavior in the last few days that was resolved by installing

> > the

> > >> software that includes the VB6 files.

> > >> >

> > >> > Jim KC9HI

> > >> >

> > >> > --- In baofeng_uv5r@yahoogroups.com, "sailorgriz" sailorgriz@>

> > wrote:

> > >> > >

> > >> > > First of all, CHIRP works fine so I know I have a good cable, the

> > comm

> > >> port is set up correctly, right version of driver, etc. Any of those

> > issues

> > >> and CHIRP wouldn't be able to talk to the radio. CHIRP talks to the

> > radio

> > >> with no problems.

> > >> > >

> > >> > > But with VIP I can't change the comm port. When I open the program,

> > >> switch it to English, click on Communications: The window with the Comm

> > >> port options opens (either 8 or 16 options depending in the version of

> > VIP)

> > >> but the buttons that allow me to accept the change don't show. So, I

> > can't

> > >> change the comm port and get a comm port error when I try to read from

> > the

> > >> radio.

> > >> > >

> > >> > > I'm using BFB251 and made sure I loaded the correct VIP for that

> > >> firmware version. That's not the problem.

> > >> > >

> > >> > > Any suggestions?

> > >> > >

> > >> >

> > >>

> > >>

> > >>

> >

> >

> >

>







----------------------------

#12121 Nov 7, 2012

I might be having a similar problem. I read the common error message guide and I was pretty sure that I had installed the correct version(s) of VIP. It starts to read from the radio and then stops (stops at different points in read each time).

CHIRP works but wanted to access some of the optional features. .VIP Installation asked me if I wanted to keep my version of MSCOMCTL.OCX (version.6.1.98.34) as it was newer than the version to be installed. Is this OCX the problem?

ModelFirmware Release

Operating System

Driver InstalledSoftware TypeSoftware ReleaseEXACT. Error Message UV-5RBFB 293Vista3.2.0.0"Factory"VIP#. 120725 & 120815Fail connect with Transceiver



----------------------------

#12122 Nov 7, 2012

I got the same query when I installed VIP. I elected to keep the existing MSCOMCTL.OCX file. Mine is version 6.1.98.18 though. That could be the difference, I suppose.

You could unregister yours and then rename it. Then install VIP again and it will install the MSCOMCTL.OCX in its CAB file.

Jim KC9HI

On Tue, Nov 6, 2012 at 8:12 PM, Seth Tartar startar@...> wrote:

.I might be having a similar problem. I read the common error message guide and I was pretty sure that I had installed the correct version(s) of VIP. It starts to read from the radio and then stops (stops at different points in read each time).

CHIRP works but wanted to access some of the optional features. .VIP Installation asked me if I wanted to keep my version of MSCOMCTL.OCX (version.6.1.98.34) as it was newer than the version to be installed. Is this OCX the problem?

ModelFirmware Release

Operating System

Driver InstalledSoftware TypeSoftware ReleaseEXACT. Error Message UV-5RBFB 293Vista3.2.0.0"Factory"VIP#. 120725 & 120815Fail connect with Transceiver



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