UV-5R programming lead fun!

When I ordered my UV-5R, I didn’t order a programming lead. As I have commented before, I recommend you do! Manual programming is rather arcane, especially for repeater/duplex frequencies.

I’d used a Wouxun lead that I’d borrowed to get the first few memories set up. Yesterday, the lead I had ordered from Hong Kong arrived. Installation of the driver didn’t go quite as smoothly as I’d hoped! I tried running the executable but had no luck. In the end I followed some instructions I found to install the driver manually and it worked. The PC I was working on runs Vista. Perhaps that’s why it was awkward.

Tim Kirby, G4VXE, is a regular contributor to AmateurRadio.com and writes from Oxfordshire, England. Contact him at [email protected].

One Response to “UV-5R programming lead fun!”

  • Frank Sanor WA8WHP:

    The yahoo group for this little gem is very helpful. I had trouble using the software I got with my rig. I finally went to CHIRP and it worked fine.
    73 GL CUL

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