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XLT Painless Programming Cable for Baofeng, Kenwood, and Wouxun

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Quick Overview

Take the pain out of programming your Baofeng (Pofung), Kenwood or Wouxun radio with the XLT RPC-K1-UF Painless Programming Cable!

Let's face it, some USB programming cables use cloned or counterfeit Prolific chips, making driver installation a pain. Why torture yourself with a cheap imitation that may or may not work? The XLT Painless Programming Cable has a genuine FTDI chip inside, so installation is quick, easy and hassle-free.

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Take the pain out of programming your Baofeng (Pofung), Kenwood or Wouxun radio with the XLT RPC-K1-UF Painless Programming Cable!

Let's face it, some USB programming cables use cloned or counterfeit Prolific chips, making driver installation a pain. Why torture yourself with a cheap imitation that may or may not work? The XLT Painless Programming Cable has a genuine FTDI chip inside, so installation is quick, easy and hassle-free.

The FTDI driver installs almost automatically on most Microsoft Windows PCs with only a few screen prompts. Simply plug the cable into your USB port, follow the prompts, and within minutes your cable is ready to connect to your radio!

  • XLT Painless Programming Cable
  • Length: 3ft. (91.44cm)
  • Genuine FTDI chip
  • Model: RPC-K1-UF
  • No legacy or third-party drivers required
  • A true plug-n-play solution!
  • Works with Baofeng UV-5R, UV-B6, BF-F9 and other Baofeng radios, Kenwood two pin radios, Wouxun, Puxing, Weierwei, Quansheng and other two way radios with a Kenwood connector.

Tired of messing with Baofeng programming cables that won't install or recognize your radio? End the pain now with the RPC-K1-UF Painless Programming Cable from XLT!


Additional Information

  1. Cable is easy review by bosboy on 9/2/2020

    Used to program my 805G - worked perfectly.

  2. Perfect! review by Peter on 9/1/2020

    No need to enter any button commands (I'm looking at you Yaesu) and it really is plug and play. Well made too.

  3. Makes Life Easy review by Mtpockets on 8/22/2020

    Cable worked without issue, I would say it is a good investment.

  4. This cable is what I needed review by Bassman on 8/10/2020

    I had the Baofeng cable but it would not work with my Macbook Pro only PC. This cable allows me to run Chirp on my Mac and recognize the USB-C port - where the OEM Baofeng connector cable would not.
    It has a LED lights that help you see the connection.

    The order of how you plug things in and turn things on seems to make a difference so play around with it if you don't succeed at first.

  5. Works great! review by Brian on 5/9/2020

    The cable does just what it says. Plug and play on Windows 10. I did notice I had to push kind of hard to get the connection to “click” in my radio, but that’s more the radio than the cable. Once connected it interfaces with chirp perfectly and allowed me to program my Baofeng UV-5R with no pain. Great investment!

  6. Yes it's painless! review by W6JMK on 1/21/2020

    Well worth the money. Windows 8.1 automatically installed the driver when I plugged in the cable. It worked first time with CHIRP, a Baofeng BF-F8HP and a Wouxun KG-UV9P. The COM port number doesn't change when I unplug and replug the cable.

    Tip: With the Wouxun KG-UV9P, configure CHIRP to treat it as a KG-UV9D Plus.

  7. works great for me review by roger on 1/11/2020

    fast shipping and works great

  8. Excellent Product review by MyJeep on 9/15/2019

    Fast shipping. Connected cable to my Windows 7 laptop, connected to internet, downloaded appropriate drivers. Once all setup, connected UV-5R and it worked perfectly! Don’t waste your money on the cheap cables. This one is awesome!!

  9. Great product review by Peter on 6/18/2019

    Works very well. A bit pricey..

  10. XLT Painless Programming Cable review by Vern on 6/17/2019

    I am pleased with the functionality and quality of this cable. The installation process was not as 'painless' as advertised. It was mostly procedural issues, which I was able to correct easily. If i, or my Son, need other related products, this will be the first place we will be looking. Thanks.

  11. Highly recomended review by frank on 4/24/2019

    worked first time just as it should

  12. Works Just as advertised review by Joe User on 3/23/2019

    Simple, worked, radio programmed & success equals,
    AWSOME :)

  13. Worked 100% review by Gil on 11/18/2018

    The need for this cable was correctly diagnosed by Robert Price and it worked by Plug and Play first time thank you.

  14. Works as advertised review by BillP on 9/4/2018

    After fighting the Baofeng cable, this is a lifesaver. I plugged it in, and it worked.

  15. Was not plug and play on my MAC. review by Dave on 4/6/2018

    Was advertised as plug and play but it didn't work for me.

  16. Never Again review by w8ht on 2/21/2018

    It did not work with my Baofeng UV-5R-3 Expensive and disappointing.

  17. I would buy this product again. review by Steven on 9/17/2017

    The product is of first quality and performs as forecast. The problem is with the software. To this point I have not been able to get the software to load and open. Not your problem, you are the only light at the end of the day, thank you.

  18. Great product. review by Can do guy. on 7/18/2017

    This was like having some help to get through the tedious setup.

  19. No CD review by Luc on 2/12/2017

    Works as promised, allors you to read, write and save conf from your radio.

  20. Easy as Cake review by Aaron on 1/12/2017

    I plugged this in to two different Macs (running 10.10.x and 10.11.x) and it just works. Much better than fighting with different drivers. Haven't tried on Windows 7 computer yet, but it's already stated to work on there. They didn't mention that it has RX/TX lights. That is a big plus. If you plug into a laptop, they might be facing down, but if you use a USB extension you can flip it around. Build quality feels nice too.

  21. Excellent product! review by RChola on 12/12/2016

    Highly recomended

  22. this cable works thank you review by hacker on 10/29/2016

    it great == i didnt have any issue using this radio cable

  23. Worked up to all expections. review by Zuzztz on 10/8/2016

    Baofeng BF-F8HP.

  24. Baofeng cable review by Burnie on 9/2/2016

    Was able to program my radio with no problems.

  25. simple. it worked perfect even w/ win 10 review by kenny ray on 8/28/2016

    save yourself time and just get this cable.

  26. I would not buy this again review by Busdriver on 8/3/2016

    I was highly disappointed in the cable and software. I was told that with this cable setting up my radio would be a breeze. Well after several attempts by several people I am no farther ahead then when I purchased it. What a waste of money. I definately would not recommend this item

  27. This one works review by bob on 7/15/2016

    Have tried several, getting the driver to work is a nightmare. This one is great.

  28. Works great. review by Red on 6/20/2016

    Fiddled around with another cable for awhile, trying to trim it to fit and get it to work on my UV-5R. It would only work intermittent, never got a full download or upload. Got the painless programming cable, plugged it in and it worked right out of the box. Definitely worth it.

  29. I though my Hand-helds were paperweights before buying this review by Agin_Cajun on 1/28/2016

    I have 4 HT and all are more easily programmed by PC. Using QUIRK, there are no issues except with the Baofeng UV-6R. Nothing programs it, not even Baofeng software. This Painless cable outperforms any other OEM cable hands down. Effortless programming using a variety of programming software. Pay the money-get the satisfaction of accomplishment. It's that easy.

  30. Great product would buy again review by Ed on 11/30/2015

    Quick service, used to program a Baofeng UV 5RA worked as it should.

  31. Painless Programmi ng cable lives up to its claims! review by Doc Allan on 10/21/2015

    Cable performs as advertised. Cable appears to be very durable as do the connectors. Programming chip appears to work instantly. Fit to Baofeng radio is tight and secure when programming. Lack of instruction sheet or manual could be improved.

  32. Truly painless programming. Install drivers and go! review by Phil on 8/24/2015

    It was fast and simple to use. All radios were programed within minutes. Great product!

  33. did not work! review by dave on 8/17/2015

    did not work, waste of time

  34. Works Great review by Freed on 8/17/2015

    I could not program my Baofeng UV5R with a programming cable purchased from another source but after ordering from XLT I was able to program my radio in just minutes. This one works as it should.

  35. The CD that came with this cable is completely useless to me review by Gary on 8/17/2015

    There were no written directions, no way to tell what is useful on the disc. I am new to ham radio and don't have a clue about what to do with the info. on the disc.

  36. Works when nothing else will! review by Daniel on 8/17/2015

    I have purchased many programming cables for the Baofeng radios and sometimes they work and sometimes they don't; very frustrating. This cable works the first time every time. I intend to get several more!

  37. Worked first time; every time! review by jimh on 8/17/2015

    I'm really pleased with the performance of my Painless Programming Cable. I''m using it to program both a UV-5R and a UV-5R plus from an iMac and an early 2015 MacBook Pro running Mac OS 10.10.5 and it has worked beautifully. I had all but given up on computer programming those radios using the generic programming cable purchased from a major on-line retailer (which wouldn't work with my Windows XP laptop, either).

  38. This product was a life saver review by Charlie on 8/17/2015

    After trying to program the handheld and not having any luck, this product made it a piece of cake.

  39. Great Product review by Windwalker on 4/27/2015

    Best way to program the UV-5RA Worked first time.

  40. Works Great review by RadioVK3 on 2/7/2015

    You have to cut small notch just before plug on radio end, or it doesn't seat properly, due to small ridge on radio plug slot. Other than that it is all good.

  41. Worked Perfectly review by KK6JKC on 2/6/2015

    After reading all the rumors and speculation on other sites about Baofeng programming cables, these gentlemen gave an explanation I could understand and agree with. Folks, the old $6 cable is simply obsolete. Futzing with it got results for me on Windows 7, but after my Windows 8 purchase it was hopeless. Don't freeze your drivers on something that has been replaced by far better. Spring the extra money and get a cable with a chip set that is currently supported. I plugged in the cable and cycled the radio a couple of times. The cable installed itself, just like it was supposed to. It took a couple of tries to sense which serial port the cable was connected to, but then it worked perfectly.

  42. Actually works review by whynot on 2/6/2015

    This cable and the online CHRIP software make programming a Boafeng painless.

  43. works like it should review by AC8QJ on 1/9/2015

    so happy i purchased this cable. i had previously purchased one of the fake cables, and was forever having to reload the device driver for the fake cable. Sorry i went the cheap route initially. This cable works first & every time its plugged in. Very satisfied with the cable.

  44. software did not work. review by TeeB on 12/24/2014

    Bought the software twice. One microDVD did not load. The other purchase the software on the microDVD was copyable, but did not function. I was trapped. No solution.

  45. Great cable! review by Roger on 11/25/2014

    Cable works every time. Together with CHIRP I was able to program in my local repeaters and emergency service frequencies in no time flat.

  46. Great product. Replaced a POC. review by CommTech on 11/24/2014

    Replaced a cable in which i was always having to fight the driver software. Your cable has saved me much time.

  47. Installs itself. Ignore the disk. review by Meter Reader on 11/24/2014

    There is plenty of internet advice about what to avoid and which drivers to find and install to make a cheap counterfeit cable work on your computer. So I bought this cable instead. Go on line. Plug the cable into your computer and wait. It takes a few minutes to install and there aren't any screen prompts. I installed it on an XP laptop and a Windows 7 pc without a hitch. I used CHIRP to program my Baofeng UV5R. It works great for me.

  48. Quick and easy review by Chris / KA7CJH on 11/14/2014

    This is a better quality cable than you get from Baofeng. My Baofeng cable stopped working after the first upload so I bought an XLT Painless to replace it. It was a plug and play solution. The new cable works with both my desktop and laptop computers. Shipping was super quick, price was very nice as well. Thanks for having the solution to my problem.

  49. Painless is Right! review by David from Alabama on 9/2/2014

    I purchased the XLT Painless Programming cable to use on my Baofeng UV-5RE & Windows 7 computer after the OEM cable quit working. The OEM cable required lots of steps and fiddling with the Device Manager to make it work. The XLT cable was truly painless. After plugging the cable into the USB port (without the radio attached), it began searching for device drivers. It found the device driver, then updated a USB driver and everything worked. My only issue was the lack of feedback while updating the drivers, but that may have been a Windows 7 issue. It took several minutes to complete and the dialog box didn't immediately appear to let me know it was working. The supplied CD had the Prolific drivers available, but I didn't need to use them. I had to download the radio to CHIRP first, then upload on my desktop, but on my laptop I could upload immediately. I won't waste my time with any other programming cable in the future.

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