One may have a 2.5mm to 3.5mm stereo audio cable laying around. Receiver coverage drops off sharply to zero outside the factory specified range.
Install chirp (daily build) 3.
Baofeng uv-5r chirp hack. The baofeng ham devices are inexpensive yet quite powerful. If you didn’t brick your radio, did you find anything interesting? The chirp website lists all the radios that it will work on (linked below).
I found out that i could not just remove the antenna, and would need to place a dummy load. To avoid this from happening, you need to program the transceiver with local amateur frequencies. I tried both the latest release build and the latest daily build and both worked great for this radio.
Holding down 3 on startup shows bfb297, holding down 6 on startup shows 130406n / b5r0001. Okay, chirp software works on lots of baofeng radio models (and many other radios). Outside of the above range, the radio would either not transmit or was unstable.
I would just try the chirp software. Is this because of the firmware, can i override the settings using chirp, or do i just need to enter some magic keyboard sequence to unlock the frequency ranges? These are cheap radios of course, but one of the neatest things is that they are cheap partly because they have a lot of functionality integrated.
It will do the 7 characters without having to manually edit the file. I found out that i could not just remove the antenna, and would need to place a dummy load. (on a side note, chris is now also selling ham equip.
I would recommend a legit programming cable like this: All you need to program the baofeng is the software (free), and the programming cable. By kr0ne » 18 nov 2014, 20:39.
The baofeng handheld radios are inexpensive but cover many frequencies, making them the swiss army knives of the budget ham radio community. 1) open the chirp software (latest version), click “download from radio” under “radio”. For christmas i got a baofeng uv5r radio, which is a real cheep ($40) ham radio.
Before trying to change anything i posted on the baofeng_uv5r yahoo groups to see what i would need to insure that i will not radiate any rf energy. Could work with other radios too!programming. To start the mod, follow the instructions below:
Additionally, these hts cover a multitude of frequencies. Since its a 4w radio, i thought it would be cool to try and send. Buy usb cable for it (i found mine on ebay) and install using driver from miklor or the cd.
So, you finally did it. Next, you need a programming cable. Although the modification can be done, my findings are the following:
However, i soon got bored of just listening around and wanted to see what can be done with this radio. Since i did not have a ham license, i started by simply programming it to be a police scanner. Hacking the radio before trying to change anything i posted on the baofeng_uv5r yahoo groups to see what i would need to insure that i will not radiate any rf energy.
Have any of you played around with these mystery settings? We’re going to program a baofeng radio with chirp software. As always note that if you want to copy memories from one radio to another, first export them to a file.