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I'm not sure if this should go into classifieds or not, as I'm not actually trying to sell anything. Move it if needed please.

 

 

If you're looking to upgrade your radio for this OP, or any other, I highly recommend this one:

 

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B009MAKWC0/ref=dra_a_roD_ss_ho_it_C1700_1000?tag=dradis-20

 

This is the lowest price I've ever seen for this radio, has free shipping, and is shipping from Amazon and from the US.

 

This radio will do everything you need it to do and more.

 

At OBHII I programmed Puxxings, Baofengs, HYTs, ICOMs and a few others. I find the Baofengs the easiest to program manually and very feature rich.

 

These radios use the normal Kenwood speakermics/headsets.

 

-Hack

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I recently got a UV-5RE Plus. The guy I got it from bought it and couldn't figure out how to program it and has misplaced the programming disc. Any suggestions on where to look for good instructions on how to program it manually? I love the radio and I've had it working but still have some problems with it.

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I'm sure I'll have my laptop and cable with me at RYII, find me and I can push the matrix to it. It only takes a few seconds.

 

Manual programming isn't difficult once you realize the radio has two modes: Frequency Mode and Channel mode.

 

The first step is setting the frequency and tone in frequency mode then saving it into a memory location.

 

This page does a great job explaining it:

 

http://uv5r.net/baofeng-uv-5r-programming/

http://uv5r.net/uv-5r-channel-mode/

 

I suggest wiping the radio before programming it for an OP, you don't end up with a lot of extra crap in it that way.

 

  1.  Switch on the UV-5R, press the Menu button, type ‘40‘, and press the Menu button again. The display will show “Reset Allâ€. Press Menu again. The display will show “Source?†Press the Menu button once more to confirm your choice. Do this quickly, you have only once second or so. 

(from http://hamgear.wordpress.com/2012/04/07/setting-up-and-programming-your-uv-5r/)

 

To program it with a cable you can use a few different programs, I suggest CHiRP. http://www.miklor.com/COM/UV_CHIRP.php

 

Drivers for your cable will vary depending on exactly what cable you have. I usually search for the cables VEN and DEV codes (located in the device's advanced properties in control panel) and try every driver I can find via google until one works. Not a fun process.

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Appreciate it Hack. I'll look into it. I've messed with it a little bit and did reset it when I first got it. I don't have a problem programming in frequency mode. The problem I'm having is programming the right frequencies for each channel in channel mode. BTW, I don't have the cable either. If I had the cable, I'd just look for the software online. 

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Are you using chirp to program these radios? If so could you post your settings that you are using. I am able to transmit and receive on channel 1 or 462.5625 using narrow band, cross tone, DTCS -->,no offset. But when on all other channels this does not work.

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Ok so I finally figured out this radio and I am using chirp to program it as the software that came with it doesn't work.

 

So I had the problem of only being able to get the solid channels 1, 2 ,3 etc to transmit and receive but not the sub channels or ctcss.

 

So in order to proper program your radio in chirp when you pull up the menu it will look like this.

 

Loc:    Frequency:     Name:    Tone Mode:    Tone:    ToneSql:    DTCS Code:    DTCS Rx Code:    DTCS Pol:    Cross Mode:

0         462.562500     AMS      TSQL               88.5      88.5           023                  023                       NN                Tone--> Tone

1         462.650000     CMD      TSQL               71.9      71.9           023                  023                       NN              Tone --> Tone

2         462.612500     P1P       TSQL               71.9       71.9          023                   023                      NN               Tone--> Tone

3         467.587500     P1S       TSQL               71.9       71.9          023                   023                      NN              Tone --> Tone

4         462.712500     P2P       TSQL               71.9       71.9          023                   023                      NN               Tone--> Tone

5         462.662500     P2S       TSQL               71.9       71.9          023                   023                      NN               Tone--> Tone

6         467.687500     P3P       TSQL               71.9       71.9          023                   023                      NN               Tone--> Tone

7         467.637500     P3S       TSQL               71.9       71.9          023                   023                      NN               Tone--> Tone

8         462.550000     P4P       TSQL               71.9       71.9          023                   023                      NN              Tone --> Tone

9         462.600000     P4S       TSQL              71.9       71.9          023                   023                      NN               Tone-> Tone

 

Chart Cont.....

 

        Duplex:    Offset:         Mode:    Power:

0      None        0.000000    FM         High

1      None        0.000000    FM         High

2      None        0.000000    FM         High

3      None        0.000000    FM         High

4      None        0.000000    FM         High

5      None        0.000000    FM         High

6      None        0.000000    FM         High

7      None        0.000000    FM         High

8      None        0.000000    FM         High

9      None        0.000000    FM         High

 

This is the set for Rebel Yell 2 UFS.

 

If you look at the tone and Tone SQL this is where the subset of the channel is. So for instance channel 3_02 on a normal radio the subset is the _02.

 

So the 3 in the channel 3_02 is the frequency. The table below will show what the frequency is in comparison to a normal radio channel set.

 

 

Channel               Frequency (MHz)             Notes

1                          462.5625                              Shared with GMRS

2                          462.5875                              Shared with GMRS

3                          462.6125                              Shared with GMRS

4                          462.6375                              Shared with GMRS

5                          462.6625                              Shared with GMRS

6                          462.6875                              Shared with GMRS

7                          462.7125                              Shared with GMRS

8                          467.5625                              FRS use only

9                          467.5875                              FRS use only

10                        467.6125                              FRS use only

11                        467.6375                              FRS use only

12                        467.6625                              FRS use only

13                        467.6875                              FRS use only

14                        467.7125                              FRS use only

 
 
Now the subchannel number that you would put into the tone and tonesql area can be found in the chart below.

 

NS1        PL           Hz

1              XZ           67.0

              WZ            69.3

2              XA          71.9

3              WA         74.4

4              XB          77.0

5              WB         79.7

6              YZ          82.5

7              YA          85.4

8              YB          88.5

9              ZZ           91.5

10           ZA            94.8

11           ZB            97.4

12           1Z           100.0

13           1A           103.5

14           1B           107.2

15           2Z           110.9

16           2A           114.8

17           2B           118.8

18           3Z           123.0

19           3A           127.3

20           3B           131.8

21           4Z           136.5

22           4A           141.3

23           4B           146.2

NATO7                  150.0

24           5Z           151.4

25           5A           156.7

26           5B           162.2

27           6Z           167.9

28           6A           173.8

29           6B           179.9

30           7Z           186.2

31           7A           192.8

                              199.5

              8Z            206.5

                            213.8

                            221.3

              9Z            229.1

                            237.1

                            245.5

              0Z            254.1

                             159.8

                             165.5

                             171.3

                             177.3

                             183.5

                             189.9

                             196.6

32           M1         203.5

33           M2         210.7

34           M3         218.1

35           M4         225.7

36           M5         233.6

37           M6         241.8

38           M7         250.3

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Ok so I finally figured out this radio and I am using chirp to program it as the software that came with it doesn't work.

 

So I had the problem of only being able to get the solid channels 1, 2 ,3 etc to transmit and receive but not the sub channels or ctcss.

 

So in order to proper program your radio in chirp when you pull up the menu it will look like this.

 

Loc:    Frequency:     Name:    Tone Mode:    Tone:    ToneSql:    DTCS Code:    DTCS Rx Code:    DTCS Pol:    Cross Mode:

0         462.562500     AMS      Tone               88.5      88.5           023                  023                       NN                --> Tone

1         462.650000     CMD      Tone               71.9      71.9           023                  023                       NN               --> Tone

2         462.612500     P1P       Tone               71.9       71.9          023                   023                      NN               --> Tone

3         467.587500     P1S       Tone               71.9       71.9          023                   023                      NN               --> Tone

4         462.712500     P2P       Tone               71.9       71.9          023                   023                      NN               --> Tone

5         462.662500     P2S       Tone               71.9       71.9          023                   023                      NN               --> Tone

6         467.687500     P3P       Tone               71.9       71.9          023                   023                      NN               --> Tone

7         467.637500     P3S       Tone               71.9       71.9          023                   023                      NN               --> Tone

8         462.550000     P4P       Tone               71.9       71.9          023                   023                      NN               --> Tone

9         462.600000     P4S       Tone               71.9       71.9          023                   023                      NN               --> Tone

 

Chart Cont.....

 

        Duplex:    Offset:         Mode:    Power:

0      None        0.000000    FM         High

1      None        0.000000    FM         High

2      None        0.000000    FM         High

3      None        0.000000    FM         High

4      None        0.000000    FM         High

5      None        0.000000    FM         High

6      None        0.000000    FM         High

7      None        0.000000    FM         High

8      None        0.000000    FM         High

9      None        0.000000    FM         High

 

This is the set for Rebel Yell 2 UFS.

 

If you look at the tone and Tone SQL this is where the subset of the channel is. So for instance channel 3_02 on a normal radio the subset is the _02.

 

So the 3 in the channel 3_02 is the frequency. The table below will show what the frequency is in comparison to a normal radio channel set.

 

 

Channel               Frequency (MHz)             Notes

1                          462.5625                              Shared with GMRS

2                          462.5875                              Shared with GMRS

3                          462.6125                              Shared with GMRS

4                          462.6375                              Shared with GMRS

5                          462.6625                              Shared with GMRS

6                          462.6875                              Shared with GMRS

7                          462.7125                              Shared with GMRS

8                          467.5625                              FRS use only

9                          467.5875                              FRS use only

10                        467.6125                              FRS use only

11                        467.6375                              FRS use only

12                        467.6625                              FRS use only

13                        467.6875                              FRS use only

14                        467.7125                              FRS use only

 

 

Now the subchannel number that you would put into the tone and tonesql area can be found in the chart below.

 

 

NS1        PL           Hz

1              XZ           67.0

              WZ            69.3

2              XA          71.9

3              WA         74.4

4              XB          77.0

5              WB         79.7

6              YZ          82.5

7              YA          85.4

8              YB          88.5

9              ZZ           91.5

10           ZA            94.8

11           ZB            97.4

12           1Z           100.0

13           1A           103.5

14           1B           107.2

15           2Z           110.9

16           2A           114.8

17           2B           118.8

18           3Z           123.0

19           3A           127.3

20           3B           131.8

21           4Z           136.5

22           4A           141.3

23           4B           146.2

NATO7                  150.0

24           5Z           151.4

25           5A           156.7

26           5B           162.2

27           6Z           167.9

28           6A           173.8

29           6B           179.9

30           7Z           186.2

31           7A           192.8

                              199.5

              8Z            206.5

                            213.8

                            221.3

              9Z            229.1

                            237.1

                            245.5

              0Z            254.1

                             159.8

                             165.5

                             171.3

                             177.3

                             183.5

                             189.9

                             196.6

32           M1         203.5

33           M2         210.7

34           M3         218.1

35           M4         225.7

36           M5         233.6

37           M6         241.8

38           M7         250.3

 

HACK,

 

 

I need an adult! I dont understand this shit lol :)

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Runt, and everyone else,

    I'll be on-site at RY late Thursday, I'll be near the Kastway tent most of the time Friday. Find me and I'll program your radio for you.

 

FENIX,

   FWIW, you'll likely want your tone mode set to TSQL not Tone. Tone mode = transmit a tone but open squelch for any signal, whereas TSQL = transmit a tone and require a matching tone be present before squelch opens. This is almost the same as setting tone mode to Cross and setting cross to tone->tone.

 

For anyone using Chirp, I'll upload a chirp file you can use to program the radio sometime in the next few days. 

 

-Hack

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Thanks for the tip HACK, I updated my listing up top with your recommendations and found that each channel is still working as it should. Not sure when it comes to the cross mode. I put it as Tone-->Tone as Chirp has a built in dummy proofing sort of. It will automatically change settings that are compatible with one another. After I reopened my file I found that chirp had changed things around because my settings were miss matched and these are the settings it corrected it to and it still works.

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I got both of my radios in Monday, ordered Saturday from eBay $50 for the set, they work great how ever programming is something that's not for me, I'm good with a hammer though! But hack I will be seeing you that Friday when I get into town!

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