A ham radio offers a reliable alternative method of communication. The baofeng radio is solid, small, comfortable to use, has cool voice menu operation, supports fm broadcast frequencies. While the factory software allows you to store and display up to 6 characters, chirp software allows a max of 7. This makes adding multiple repeater memories and naming them much easier and leaves the vfo mode free for normal simplex working. This can be a big turn off but it doesnt have to be as programming the radio is pretty easy.
Gain access to the settings of baofeng bff8hp portable radio devices. Reprogramming only works with the 888s pc software. The baof8 software helps you program memory channels and menu settings of the baofeng bf f8 radio. Chirp software is used to program the uv5r, and its available online. It has four tiny feet that are inset so that there is reduced stability.
Uv5x3, bff8hp, and uv82hp helpful baofeng guides and programming tips at recommended use chirp programming software virtual com port vcp drivers cause the usb device to appear. However, fancy things also have a fancy price tag on them. How to check the firmware version of the baofeng uv5r the firmware version displayed on the lcd display isnt necessarily the one thats actually in the radio. Programming and deleting channels on a baofeng bff8hp radio in this video we show how to add and delete channels from a baofeng bgf8hp radio. Lets dive in into the pros and cons of this nifty little unit. The radio is extremely easy to program with chirp software. Chirp is a free, opensource tool for programming your amateur radio.
Programming baofeng uv9r through communication cable. How to install the baofeng usb programming cable and software installing the baofeng programming cable can be relatively easy, if you know how. Meantime, in case i need to transmit or theres a delivery delay for the cable, how do i set up the tone for the local repeaters. Manuals dm5r user manual uv82 user manual uv5r user manual bf f8hp user manual uv82hp user manual chirp beginners guide programming software baofeng uv82hp vip programming software baofeng bf f8hp vip programming software baofeng uv82 series programming software baofeng bf f8 and uv5r series programming softwar. Im trying to program my uv82 with chirp, and it seems to be fighting back every step of the way. Baofeng bff8hp is the natural evolution of the baofeng uv5r. The bff8hp has the latest n5r340a firmware which is not available on any other model from baofeng. My question is since i dont have a ham license yet im afraid i might accidentally transmit on my bff8hp and want to know how can i disable the ptt button. Has anyone had any luck with configuring rx only channels in a baofeng bff8hp with or without chirp. Baofeng pofung uv5r, f8hp series erratic behavior and recovery by jim kc9hi. Chirp software provides a fix for the wellknown baofeng squelch problem. To resolve the potential conflict and avoid confusion, danny feemster from buy two way radios will show you how to use the chirp programming software included with the baofeng uv5r usb programming cable to check the firmware on the radio and find out which firmware version you actually have. Vip software is designed for windows operating systems.
In this baofeng bff8hp programming tutorial we will be using chirp software to program ham radio. Baofeng programming with chirp uv5r and bff8hp youtube. A pc03 ftdi programming cable is recommended for easier pc programming the bf f8hp is the third and final generation of the uv5r. However, the developers of chirp ensured the baofeng bff8hp is one of the radios supported in the latest daily build. Baofeng gt3 radio successfully programmed with chirp software.
Such radios have extraordinary functionality, which we do not expect from any other regular ham radio. How to program the baofeng uv5r or bff8hp in chirp for. Had no trouble programming the channels i needed without the usb cord or software. Radio did not respond when trying to use chirp baofeng radioprogramming. For this, ive been using the free chirp software and a selection of programming cables. My strong recommendation at this point is to use the chirp software and get a ftdibased programming cable. Ive been using chirp quite successfully with my two other baofeng radios bff8hp and uv5r for years, using the download and upload menu entries as expected. Ive tried the solution using baofeng bff8hp but get an error has occurred. Baofeng bff8hp free knowledge base the duck project. Survival channels for baofeng programming shtfhamfrspmr. Manuals dm5r user manual uv82 user manual uv5r user manual bff8hp user manual uv82hp user manual chirp beginners guide programming software baofeng uv82hp vip programming software baofeng bff8hp vip programming software baofeng uv82 series programming software baofeng bff8 and uv5r series programming softwar. For better results, it is advisable that you buy an original baofeng programming cable and not some cheap knockoff. Chirp is available on windows, linux, and mac os, so no matter what. Locate the chirp programming software for your operating system.
The baof8 software helps you program memory channels and menu settings of the baofeng bff8 radio. How to check the firmware version of the baofeng uv5r. All the settings of the radio including tones, that annoying voice announcement, colors, repeater frequencies and even the opening message can be set and saved in the programmer. The handheld radio baofeng bff8hp is a dual band walkie talkie style radio is actuallythe natural evolution of the baofeng uv5r series. Youll need to be able to communicate with loved ones and get information during a crisis, but cell phone reception could be too unreliable. This is a software modification that resets the squelch to enable higher tighter levels of squelch, controlled by the baofeng radios squelch setting. Baofeng does anyone know how to program a bf f8hp radio.
You will be a much happier baofeng or wouxun owner. Open the chirp software, click on radio then choose download from radio. If you purchased the baofeng uv series usb programming cable from. I neglected to order the computer connection cable with the radio its on the way, and ive already installed the chirp software on my linux desktop computer. A pc03 ftdi programming cable is recommended for easier pc programming the bff8hp is the third and final generation of the uv5r. Oct 12, 2017 i have the 8hp and im considering purchasing one of the 5rs. I will describe to you on howe you can use the chirp software and the usb cable to quickly and easily program all 127 channels within 15 to 20 minutes. The bf f8hp is the most powerful baofeng capable of transmitting 8 watts. The baofeng handheld radios are inexpensive but cover many frequencies, making them the swiss army knives of the budget ham radio community. Ive just purchased 2 of these, one for me and the other for my dad and i must say i am very impressed with them. Baofeng bf f8hp is the natural evolution of the baofeng uv5r. Describe your experience with the baofengpofung bff8hp and tell us why you give it the rating you did required. I have been doing some research and by using the chirp software i read in another forum that i have to set. I have seen a few suggestions for other baofeng radios e.
Chirp is a good solution for you, provided you have a programming cable and time to input the data in 128 channels manually. Im trying to program my boafeng bff8hp with the chirp software, but as. I recommend using chirp if programming from a pc as chirp is much better than the supplied chinese programming software. Mac osx and linux users are recommended to use a virtual machine to run the vip windows programming software. Is there a free programming software for this radio i. To find and install the baofeng usb programming cable driver and programming software correctly, follow the instructions below. Baofeng radio programming software download homepage, chirp. Nov 14, 2014 there are two bf f8hp programming softwares available.
On the test radio, the uhf range was set at 400479. Jul 04, 2019 the original software is easy to follow. As of this writing, chirp daily20151126 appears to work flawlessly with my bf f8hp radio. I dont think there will be a fix until the programmers of chirp work that in but i feel your pain. Uv5r user when using the chirp software for programming after you have down loaded the software to your computer, make sure. When we talk about the best ham radios out there, certain manufacturers come out on top with great features. How to program the baofeng bf888s radio the best ham. The handheld radio baofeng bf f8hp is a dual band walkie talkie style radio is actuallythe natural evolution of the baofeng uv5r series. Chirp is free open source software anyone can download. Upper case letters a z and numbers 0 9 can be shown as well as most special characters.
Easily program a baofeng radio with chirp to store all the channels you need. Program the baofeng bff8hp chirp software baofeng f. I just got this new 2m70cm handheld, my first ham rig. Bear with me, because theres a lot ive tried and nothing seems to be working. Great article, but i recently purchased a new baofeng bff8hp radio, and an.
It supports a large number of manufacturers and models, as well as provides a. Software before programming your baofeng, we recommend that you use chirp. Lets program a baofeng uv5r radio with chirp software to get the job done. The lcd supports alpha characters but these can only be entered using software. Chirp features chirp software has many features, some of which are not available using the baofeng factory software, such as. How to program the baofeng uv5r or bff8hp in chirp for repeater and scanner use duration. As of this writing, chirp daily20151126 appears to work flawlessly with my bff8hp radio. Programming your baofeng uv5r radio chirp software. When connecting the uv9r plus though, chirp complains that the radio did not send what it expected.
Baofeng bff8hp vip programming software baofeng uv82 and uv82x series. This is the only cable i recommend you buy for programming any baofeng radios. Twoway radios free delivery possible on eligible purchases. Can anyone give me their realworld opinion on whether this is good first radio for a begginer me. However, the developers of chirp ensured the baofeng bf f8hp is one of the radios supported in the latest daily build.
Programming the ht through the menu is strange, but doable. Jan 22, 2015 chirp software provides a fix for the wellknown baofeng squelch problem. Users mention how they get surprisingly good audio reports every time and in all conditions. Buy btech pc03 ftdi genuine usb programming cable for btech, baofeng, kenwood, and anytone radio. Our baofeng radio software includes the most uptodate features and we have programs for updating each baofeng radio model. The reason i ask is because if there are no significant changes to chirp that directly affect my bf f8hp radio, frequently updating the daily to make sure i always have the latest becomes a waste of time and bandwidth. Hi guys, as a suggestion, i was wondering if its not easier to program the uv5r driver to 3. Baofeng uv5r programming with chirp software or keypad. How to program a baofeng ham radio with chirp youtube. Software the oem software is easy to follow, but chirp developers have the f8hp supported in their latest daily build which supports the menu changes. It is constantly falling over when the table is bumped.
Chirp and vip chirp is our preferred recommended programming software a programming cable available here and programming software are optional as the radio can be programmed manually to create a programming file that is compatible with the bf f8hp download from your radio first. The lcd is big with lots of details, and the unit is easy to program with the included cable as it supports the chirp software. Baofeng handheld two way radios are well known among amateur radio operators everywhere. Fcc regulations state you must have a valid amateur licence to. May 22, 2017 the baofeng bff8hp is a dual band handheld radio that improves on the uv5r with more transmit power based on a new generation chipset along with new concierge service. If you are interested in a baofeng or the programing cable, see the links below to amazon. How to program a baofeng ham radio with chirp thesmokinape. Green led stays on after radio is reprogrammed to working frequencies and back again to stock. It supports a large number of manufacturers and models, as well as provides a way to interface with multiple data sources and formats. System utilities downloads uv6 uv7 series by baofeng and many more programs are available for instant and free download. Tried programming dads on his windows 7 64bit pc with the baofeng software and it was a none starter, but as soon as i tried it with chirp on my ubuntu powered laptop, well what can i say other than chirp and linux won the day. Chirp is a free software title that works with most handie talkie. There is an issue opening the port with windows 10. When connecting the uv9r plus though, chirp complains that.
The bff8hp is the most powerful baofeng capable of transmitting 8 watts. Baofeng bf f8hp will have all the features of the successfull uv5r with more transmit power. For easier initial frequency programming, copy and paste, and importing frequency files from previous radios you may want to consider using the chirp programming software found. You can easily program from a pc to setup the radio to operate exactly as needed. Just a quick video showing how easy it is to program repeater information into a baofeng ham hand held radio. Were going to program a baofeng radio with chirp software. Programming the baofeng bf f8hp radio using chirp youtube.
Mar 08, 2020 baofeng does anyone know how to program a bf f8hp. Nov 05, 2016 how to program a baofeng ham radio for repeaters made easy with chirp thesmokinape just a quick video showing how easy it is to program repeater information into a baofeng ham hand held radio. Programming tutorial for the baofeng uv5r or bff8hp using chirp software. The reason i ask is because if there are no significant changes to chirp that directly affect my bff8hp radio, frequently updating the daily to make sure i always have the latest becomes a waste of time and bandwidth. The baofeng service settings of the chirp software are explained on the chirp site.889 633 2 559 364 422 635 1001 778 229 838 91 307 1197 675 1502 1063 848 808 1393 1550 667 96 968 1066 1072 1132 1349 778 1036 1037 581 291 1440 486