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Cable works fine. Baofeng software is in Chinese - I don't speak Chinese. Kudos to Buytwowayradios for providing a work-around on their website (using CHIRP).
It is a good thing that I bought the software and cable to program the Baofeng radio from my computer. Because the radio that I was sent already had 21 channels programed iand many of the basic settings changed. Manual programing would have been difficult or impossible without wiping the memory first. Obviously this was a return repackaged for resale!
As an old-timer (80) who has been away from vhf/uhf for some time -- five or six years, I'm somewhat in awe over all of the progress that has been -- and all of the changes. I see that I have a lot of reading to do and many questions to ask . . . perhaps on the `Elmer's' forums on eHam dot net. I truly hope this is not totally overwhelming as programing software and the necessary cables -- plus a basic understanding of what you are doing is certainly preferable to manually entering all of this data in several H/Ts. I am impressed with the time and effort you guys has spent, addressing the issues that many of us will be facing. Thanks much -- & 73s. Chuck Whittington, K4CEH Canal Winchester, OH. Chris: Thanks for the super-fast shipping. Please bill me for shipping the antenna when you get them in. I also think I'm going to need a cloning cable. I have a UV-82 that has been sitting around for a long time . . . unused.
Works as is says,was easy to install and use.....
Couldn't get the cable to work on windows 10, used an older cable and the software worked just fine.
Tried this on Windows XP (virtual), Windows 7 64 bit. Neither Windows system would run anything on the disc.
Recommend this to other Baofeng radio programmers.
There are a number of programs and cables on the market. The BTWR cable and driver installed without a hitch, and works well.
The online ordering was very easy. I have recently taken an interest in these BaoFeng radios and Buy Two way Radios is a great purchase conduit to get what I need need, fast and cheap. Gary
This was nice addition to kit, contains a lot of information.
Have tried other discs for the same radios from other companies and they did not work. This disc that Buy Two Radios offers worked GREAT.
The USB data cable and software help expand the utility and enjoyment of my four Baofeng radios. There are areas in the Baofeng radio's memory that cannot be read or changed through using the keypad; for example, the linearity of the squelch function can be changed, only by USB data cable and CHIRP software. The memory is displayed as a "spreadsheet", where you can copy and paste cells to quickly program a radio, and then store it for downloading to other radios. This vastly improves the efficiency and enjoyment of programming Baofeng radios.
The software that came with the cable sucked I found a better software online.
U.S.Govt work .
Couldnever get it to work with multiple laptops, Mac or Windows.
Works great with my XP and 7 computer to program the UV-5r
Configured a Baofeng UV-5RB
fast delivery, reasonable shipping. i couldn't get the software to work on windows 7, but it will work on windo ws xp.
The web is replete with horror stories about driver issues, chip issues and cables/software that just doesn't work. I experienced none of these problems. I installed the software--be careful about the driver--and programmed the radio.