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GMRS 9R, factory reset?


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Hello all, we're new to the radio community. Picked up a used Baofeng GMRS 9R and programming cable at a Hamfest. Chirp is giving me error messages: "Error reading data from radio:not the amount of data we want". Looks like the radio is quite full of channel presets.

Is there simply a factory reset to either return the radio to some default GMRS frequencies, force Chirp to download to radio without first uploading from radio, or clear the channel presets altogether?

Thank you all for building this community, it is really an asset for us newcomers.

 

 

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Back4 and Borage,

 

Thanks for replies.  

 

So, I don't have reason to think the cable is a counterfeit, it came in an Abbree pouch, fits the radio, has a "PI2303 Chip" tag, and a Baofeng label. But how else could I determine this?  

Next, Chirp doesn't seem to support the Baofeng GMRS 9R (right?) Other threads seem to suggest trying other profiles such as the UV 9R, UV 9G. Those haven't worked. Ideas?

 

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2 hours ago, KAF6045 said:

(Why so much of the Chinese stuff is in RAR format when there is nothing but a Windows setup.exe inside is beyond me).

 

https://www.winzip.com/en/learn/file-formats/rar/

This format is nice since you can break a very large file up into smaller chunks and send them separately. Then the separate chunks can be reassembled back into the original large file.

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58 minutes ago, KAF6045 said:

The RAR, and a standard ZIP file for this particular download, both come in at 1.96MB -- hardly anything that needs to be split up for sending. I can send 8MB files via email (with its overhead of encoding).

 

I’ve sent files at 20, 30 plus MB. Only way was to break it up. Some email systems will reject attachments if they are larger that a few MB. Ran into this for work related stuff. I’ve also locked up the mail server trying to send emails with large file attachments too.

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To answer your original question, yes there is a factory reset at Menu Item 40.  Users manual at https://baofeng.s3.amazonaws.com/BAOFENG_UV-9G_GMRS_User_Manual_20210806.pdf

Software Download https://baofeng.s3.amazonaws.com/BAOFENG_UV-9G_Programming_Software_V2.5_20210916.rar

Their are several RAR to ZIP convertors on the net, many with 10 day free trials for a one time shot.

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To everyone above who helped out, thank you, your suggestions worked great! All the DIY channels are reset as are tones!

To summarize your suggestions for future forum browsers: an RAR ZIP file is available from Baofeng as the UV-9G download above. You'll need to download something like winzip to open and edit the file, but once you're in it you can change all the parameters then read/write to and from the radio.

Thanks again all.

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5 hours ago, Lscott said:

https://www.winzip.com/en/learn/file-formats/rar/

This format is nice since you can break a very large file up into smaller chunks and send them separately. Then the separate chunks can be reassembled back into the original large file.

The RAR, and a standard ZIP file for this particular download, both come in at 1.96MB -- hardly anything that needs to be split up for sending. I can send 8MB files via email (with its overhead of encoding).

 

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