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SETTING UP THE PROLIFIC DRIVER

Monday, September 1, 2014 9:16:29 PM America/Los_Angeles

Before you proceed, please install the prolific 3.2.0.0 driver and restart the computer.

After the prolific driver is installed and the computer is restarted, the system should be able to read from the radio. However, if it does not, please follow the steps below in order to set up the prolific 3.2.0.0 driver.

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Step 6: If you see Prolific 3.2.0.0 in the list, please click it otherwise select the one that is listed.

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Step 8: After the procedure is finished, it should look as follows.

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Managing Memory Channels On Your Baofeng UV-5R V2+

Friday, April 11, 2014 6:53:00 PM America/Los_Angeles

The following steps are based on the Baofeng UV-5R V2+ model, but should apply to any UV-5R series Baofeng model.

 

Deleting a memory channel:

Saving a memory to a channel requires that the channel is empty to start with. If you do not have empty channels, follow the steps to delete the channel you wish to use to save the frequency into:
 
1: press [MENU]
2: use the up/down arrow or press 28 to jump to the DEL-CH menu item
3: press [MENU] and use the up/down keys to select the desired channel to be deleted.
4: press [MENU] to confirm/delete
5: press [EXIT]

 

Saving to a memory channel.

Programming the frequencies all the time is a tedious task. It is recommended to save the frequencies to a memory channel. Once saved, the frequency and its setup can be accessed by a channel number in Channel mode. (Press the VFO/MR to go switch between channel mode and frequency mode)

 

Saving simplex frequencies to a channel:
 
locate an empty memory channel. This can be done by going to menu item 27 MEM-CH. The channels currently having a memory have a CH- in front of their digits. If you do not have one, then you can delete an existing channel and use it.
 
1: press [MENU]
2: use the up/down arrow or press 27 to jump to the MEM-CH menu item
3: press [MENU] and use the up/down keys select the desired channel.
4: press [MENU] to confirm/save. This saves the receiving frequency. Repeat this step to save the transmitting frequency since it is the same in simplex communication.
5: press [EXIT]

 

Saving repeater frequencies to a channel:
 
Locate an empty memory channel. This can be done by going to menu item 27 MEM-CH. The channels currently having a memory have a CH- in front of their digits. If you do not have one, then you can delete an existing channel and use it.
 
1: press [MENU]
2: use the up/down arrow or press 27 to jump to the MEM-CH menu item
3: press [MENU] and use the up/down keys to select the desired channel.
4: press [MENU] to confirm/save. This saves the receiving frequency.
5: press [EXIT]
6: While in frequency mode, type in the transmitting frequency “MANUALLY”
7: while you have the transmitting frequency on display, press [MENU]
8: use the up/down arrow or press 27 to jump to the MEM-CH menu item
9: press [MENU] and use the up/down keys to select the same channel the receiving memory is saved into.
10: press [MENU] to confirm/save. This saves the transmitting frequency.
11: press [EXIT]
 

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CHANGING THE BAOFENG SOFTWARE LANGUAGE TO ENGLISH

Friday, April 11, 2014 6:53:00 PM America/Los_Angeles

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PROGRAMMING A SIMPLEX FREQUENCY (BAOFENG TO BAOFENG)

Wednesday, March 26, 2014 9:09:08 PM America/Los_Angeles

The following steps are based on the Baofeng UV-5R V2+ model, but should apply to any UV-5R series Baofeng model.

 

A simplex communication is a direct communication between two radios with transmission and receiving happening on the same frequency. No repeater is involved. That means one device transmits and the others can only “listen” and cannot be heard while in the moment of “listening” (one transmits/talks and the other can only receive/listen at a time).

 

1: set the device to frequency mode. This can be done by pressing the orange [VFO/MR] key. VFO stands for Variable Frequency Oscillator (Frequency Mode) and MR stands for Memory Recall (Channel Mode)

 

2: set WN (Wideband / Narrowband) to wide (wide = 5 khz)

1: press [MENU]
2: use the up/down arrow or press the 5 to jump to the WN menu item
3: press [MENU] and use the up/down keys to set the value to WIDE.
4: press [MENU] to confirm/save
5: press [EXIT]

 

3: Using the blue [A/B] key, make sure the arrow on the screen is pointing to upper frequency (A)

 

4: type in the frequency using key pad.
 
For example, you can test the reception by typing in one the national weather radio frequencies: 162.400, 162.425, 162.450, 162.475, 162.500, 162.525, 162.550. As soon as you type one of these frequencies, the weather radio should start playing if the signals are reaching the device. Depending on your location, not all frequencies mentioned above will work but one of them will.

 

5: Save the frequency to a channel. (Steps to saving the channel will be at the end of the article)

 

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PROGRAMMING A REPEATER (BAOFENG TO REPEATER)

Friday, January 31, 2014 8:53:23 PM America/Los_Angeles

The following steps are based on the Baofeng UV-5R V2+ model, but should apply to any UV-5R series Baofeng model.

 

The other method to communicate with a radio is through a repeater. A repeater is an electronic device that receives a signal on one frequency and retransmits it at a higher level or higher power, or onto the other side of an obstruction on a different frequency, so that the signal can cover longer distances. So, the repeater’s transmitting frequency is our receiving frequency and our transmitting frequency is the repeater’s receiving frequency. The difference in the transmitting frequency and the receiving frequency is called the OFFSET. Usually in US, offset is the listed repeater frequency +/-600 KHz for VHF and +/- 5MHz for UHF.
 
The information required to program a repeater is:
 

– The repeater’s frequency
– The offset
– The Shift Direction
– The CTCSS or PL tone

 
Most repeater information can be found here: http://www.repeaterbook.com/

 

1: set the device to frequency mode. This can be done by pressing the orange [VFO/MR] key. VFO stands for Variable Frequency Oscillator (Frequency Mode) and MR stands for Memory Recall (Channel Mode)

 

2: set WN (Wideband / Narrowband) to wide (wide = 5 khz)

1: press [MENU]
2: use the up/down arrow or press the 5 to jump to the WN menu item
3: press [MENU] and use the up/down keys to set the value to WIDE.
4: press [MENU] to confirm/save
5: press [EXIT]

 
3: set the frequency OFFSET

1: press [MENU]
2: use the up/down arrow or press 26 to jump to the OFFSET menu item
3: press [MENU] and use the up/down keys to set the value to the required offset.
4: press [MENU] to confirm/save
5: press [EXIT]

 
4: set the shift direction of the offset (+/-) [SFT-D]

1: press [MENU]
2: use the up/down arrow or press 25 to jump to the SFT-D menu item
3: press [MENU] and use the up/down keys to set the shift direction to + or -.
4: press [MENU] to confirm/save
5: press [EXIT]

 
5: set the transmitting/receiving CTCSS or DCS [ONLY WHEN REQUIRED]
 
CTCSS stands for Continuous Tone Coded Squelch System. Also known as PL tone (PL=Private Line for Motorola devices) or sub-channel. This is a sub audible tone transmitted along with the signal and only the devices set with the correct tone can listen. Not all repeaters require CTCSS and some only require Transmission CTCSS.
 
R-CTCS

1: press [MENU]
2: use the up/down arrow or press 11 to jump to the R-CTCS menu item
3: press [MENU] and use the up/down keys to set desired tone.
4: press [MENU] to confirm/save
5: press [EXIT]

 
T-CTCS

1: press [MENU]
2: use the up/down arrow or press 13 to jump to the T-CTCS menu item
3: press [MENU] and use the up/down keys to set the desired tone.
4: press [MENU] to confirm/save
5: press [EXIT]

 
The same instructions apply for Digital Coded Squelch (DCS)

 

6: type in the frequency using key pad.
 
Now when the PTT (Push To Talk) button is pressed, the frequency should change to transmitting frequency which should be receiving frequency +/- 600 KHz for VHF or +/- 5MHz for UHF

 

7: Save the frequency to a channel.

 

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RECOMMENDED SETUP BEFORE USING YOUR BAOFENG UV-5R V2+

Thursday, December 5, 2013 9:13:16 PM America/Los_Angeles

The following steps are based on the Baofeng UV-5R V2+ model, but should apply to any UV-5R series Baofeng model.
 

Changing the Voice Language to English from Chinese:

1: press [MENU]
2: use the up/down arrow or press keys [1], [4] to jump to the VOICE menu item (menu item number 14)
3: press [MENU] and use the up/down keys to select ENG
4: press [MENU] to confirm/save
5: press [EXIT]
 

Setting the squelch (SQL):

In telecommunications, squelch is a circuit function that acts to suppress the audio (or video) output of a receiver in the absence of a sufficiently strong desired input signal. Squelch is widely used in two-way radios to suppress the annoying sound of channel noise when the radio is not receiving a transmission.
 
The settings are 0-9 with ascending order of sensitivity to the strength of incoming signal. 0 means no squelch.
 
1: press [MENU]
2: use the up/down arrow or press [0] to jump to the SQL menu item
3: press [MENU] and use the up/down keys to set the SQL to 5
4: press [MENU] to confirm/save
5: press [EXIT]
 

Setting the frequency step (STEP):

This is the amount by which the frequency will be incremented or decremented by using the arrow keys while in frequency mode.
 
Values: 2.5k, 5.0k, 6.25k, 10.k, 12.5k, 20.0k, 25.0k, 50.0k
 
Example, if the step is set to 2.5k, the frequency will be incremented or decremented by 2.5k using the arrow keys.
 
Selecting the right step is important on this device as the frequency display is only 6 digits and frequencies with 7 digits need to be rounded first then decremented or incremented using the arrow keys until the desired frequency is reached.
 
1: press [MENU]
2: use the up/down arrow or press [1] to jump to the STEP menu item
3: press [MENU] and use the up/down keys to set the desired step. (Recommended 2.5k)
4: press [MENU] to confirm/save
5: press [EXIT]
 
Turn menu item 35 (STE), 36 (RP-STE), 37 (RPT-RL), to off, these are for squelch tail elimination, which will be explained in a different article.
 
1: press [MENU]
2: use the up/down arrow or press the menu number to jump to the above menu items
3: press [MENU] and use the up/down keys to set the value to off.
4: press [MENU] to confirm/save
5: press [EXIT]
 

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BASIC NAVIGATION AND PROGRAMMING FOR YOUR BAOFENG UV-5R V2+

Wednesday, November 13, 2013 9:12:00 PM America/Los_Angeles

The following steps are based on the Baofeng UV-5R V2+ model, but should apply to any UV-5R series Baofeng model.

1: press [MENU] key to enter into the device menu.

2: use the up or down arrow keys to navigate to the menu item you need to manipulate. You can also type in the menu item number directly to jump to the menu item. For example to change the band, after pressing [MENU] key in the previous step, press keys [3], [3], or (33) to jump to menu item 33 which is the menu item to set the band VHF or UHF.

Note: The UV5RAX+ has a [BAND] key that changes the band. The UV-5R V2+ does not have a band key and is smart enough to set the band automatically depending on the frequency entered.

3: press [MENU] key again to display the sub menu of the item previously selected

4: select the setting you want in the sub menu item

5: press [MENU] key to confirm/save your setting

6: press [EXIT] key.

 

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