Difference between revisions of "HAM HT Baofeng UV-3R"

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* [http://www.radioaficion.com/HamNews/articles/9289-baofeng-uv-3r-220-mhz-soft-mod.html firmware modification tool]
 
* [http://www.radioaficion.com/HamNews/articles/9289-baofeng-uv-3r-220-mhz-soft-mod.html firmware modification tool]
 
* [http://www.brickolore.com/2011/12/baofeng-uv-3r-software-version-110-uv.html manufacturer's software tool]
 
* [http://www.brickolore.com/2011/12/baofeng-uv-3r-software-version-110-uv.html manufacturer's software tool]
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==Notes==
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*DON'T BUY THE PROGRAMMING CABLE* you can use a 3.5mm stereo plug and a usb to serial device. (pinouts available [http://uv3r.com/ here])
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* If you buy one the only working setup for using the manufacturer's programming software found by [[User:haxwithaxe]] has been Windows7 with *Vista* drivers for the Prolific serial adapter.
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** others have had success with WINE and in XP but since many of the cables are counterfeit they have varying levels of functionality with different drivers.
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** [[User:haxwithaxe]] use a VirtualBox VM with usb pass through.
  
 
==Manual corrections==
 
==Manual corrections==
 
[http://www.difona.de/pdf_en/bfuv3r_manual.pdf manual for reference]
 
[http://www.difona.de/pdf_en/bfuv3r_manual.pdf manual for reference]
 
* page 29, FM Radio Function:
 
* page 29, FM Radio Function:
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** Appears to be due to difference in button layout between the original and the mkII
 
** step 1:
 
** step 1:
 
*** original: <pre>press and hold the button [ POWER ] come to the FM Radio mode.</pre>
 
*** original: <pre>press and hold the button [ POWER ] come to the FM Radio mode.</pre>

Revision as of 23:48, 26 November 2012

Links

Modifications

Software

Notes

  • DON'T BUY THE PROGRAMMING CABLE* you can use a 3.5mm stereo plug and a usb to serial device. (pinouts available here)
  • If you buy one the only working setup for using the manufacturer's programming software found by User:haxwithaxe has been Windows7 with *Vista* drivers for the Prolific serial adapter.
    • others have had success with WINE and in XP but since many of the cables are counterfeit they have varying levels of functionality with different drivers.
    • User:haxwithaxe use a VirtualBox VM with usb pass through.

Manual corrections

manual for reference

  • page 29, FM Radio Function:
    • Appears to be due to difference in button layout between the original and the mkII
    • step 1:
      • original:
        press and hold the button [ POWER ] come to the FM Radio mode.
      • correct:
        press and hold the button [ LAMP/FM ] come to the FM Radio mode.
    • step 3:
      • original:
        press and hold the button [ POWER ] EXIT the FM Radio mode.
      • correct:
        press and hold the button [ LAMP/FM ] EXIT to the FM Radio mode.
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