Baofeng UV5R Digital Modes

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Baofeng UV5R Digital Modes

Post by Denob » Mon Feb 04, 2019 10:40 pm

Everyone knows that the Baofengs are great little radios. Despite what the nay sayers have to offer, they are affordable and built well. Did you know that they can also be used for digital modes such as PSK31, Olivia, Thor, etc? Using the free FLDigi software and an interface I connect the UV5R to my laptop and send an image to another similar setup.



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Re: Baofeng UV5R Digital Modes

Post by Wayne » Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:51 am

That's pretty cool.
None you improvise, one (or more) is luxury.

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Re: Baofeng UV5R Digital Modes

Post by ThatNovaScotian » Fri Jan 31, 2020 6:35 am

I use the Baofeng UV5R for when Im playing airsoft and they are phenomenal radios. Alot of people bash them but like you said, they are a nice little piece of kit!

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Re: Baofeng UV5R Digital Modes

Post by Clarence » Fri Jan 31, 2020 4:02 pm

Denob wrote:
Mon Feb 04, 2019 10:40 pm
Everyone knows that the Baofengs are great little radios. Despite what the nay sayers have to offer, they are affordable and built well. Did you know that they can also be used for digital modes such as PSK31, Olivia, Thor, etc? Using the free FLDigi software and an interface I connect the UV5R to my laptop and send an image to another similar setup.
Denob. Can you post what you feel is the best YouTube programming guide for dummies (me) on baofeng radios. The software I see on the net is more like old Dos based stuff and it’s painful to watch or work with. Maybe that’s all there is, so if the case, please post the easiest you may have come across. Thanks in advance

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Re: Baofeng UV5R Digital Modes

Post by Denob » Fri Jan 31, 2020 11:08 pm

With the keypad or with a programming cable?

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Re: Baofeng UV5R Digital Modes

Post by Clarence » Sat Feb 01, 2020 12:42 am

Denob wrote:
Fri Jan 31, 2020 11:08 pm
With the keypad or with a programming cable?
Programming cable so I can use on windows 7 or 10, apple...

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Re: Baofeng UV5R Digital Modes

Post by Denob » Tue Feb 18, 2020 5:09 pm

Sorry it took me a while to get back to this.
The You tube channel Ham Radio Crash Course is a great resource for Baofeng info.
Try this video...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ZMRKJy6HBA
I don't know if he mentions this tip, but remember when using CHIRP to program your radio...
Download from radio first, copy & paste your channels, etc, then upload to radio.
You must do this every time, especially when copying from one radio to another.
If you download from source radio then upload to the new radio, you can cause a firmware issue that will brick your radio.
If you, or anyone out there has this problem, get in touch with me...I have the solution!

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Re: Baofeng UV5R Digital Modes

Post by Clarence » Tue Feb 18, 2020 6:24 pm

Thanks, will check it out and get back to everyone, unfortunate you can’t download channels and configure from a radio you are happy with.

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