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Programming Baofeng UV-5G Plus Repeater Help


WRZX627

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Brand new to GMRS radio.  Purchased Baofeng UV-5G Plus for emergency communication with family member about 35 miles away.  Need direction for setting up to connect to a local repeater.  Not terribly technically inclined, and haven't been able to find a video that gives step by step info for getting set up.  Any help for this newbie would be greatly appreciated!

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at a minimum, all you need to do is put the radio on the correct corresponding repeater channel, go into the menu and find the CTC or DTC menu (depending on if it is a CTCSS tone or a DPL/DTC tone) for TRANSMIT, select the correct tone from the list, and save the change.  I know you said you are not "technically inclined" but I assume you know how to read, so you might have to read the manual for the exact steps.  Only worry the transmit tone for now, the receive tone is optional.

That is all you need to do.

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On 2/17/2024 at 9:49 PM, SpeedSpeak2Me said:

Just a note, contrary to what most of the internet experts are saying, CHIRP-next does not work with the UV-5G Plus, even if you select a different model to "fake" it.  You will get a read error.  If anyone says that it does, ask for the actual proof.  The request to support this model was submitted back in December (2023).

To program via computer, you have to use the proprietary CPS (Customer Programmable Software), and it is Windows only.  It's also not very good.

Statement incorrect.

Using Chirp-Next, choose Baofeng GM-5RH to read and program the Baofeng UV-5G Plus.  

Open Device Manager on your PC, navigate to USB devices and expand the section, take note of the devices listed, and then plug in your Baofeng programing cable.

Note: the two-prong end that plugs into the radio must be pressed very firmly to get it to seat else you will get a communication error when trying to read  the radio.  

I used this process this evening to read and write to two Baofeng UV-5G Plus radios.

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Yes there is a local repeater and yes, I have been given permission to use it.  I have the repeater frequency (and corresponding channel) as well as the input and output tone.  I guess I just need some guidance on actually programming the radios with this information.

 

 

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6 hours ago, WRZX627 said:

Thank you.  I'll read further in the manual and follow the steps you mentioned.

I might suggest getting Chirp next software. It's free and it helped me to program my Baofengs.  You'll need a programming cable to connect your radio to usb port on your computer. 

You can get that cable here:

https://brushbeater.store/products/pc03-programming-cable

I would also suggest this video on Chirp programming:

 

This helped A LOT.

hope it helps you as well.

Thx.

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Just a note, contrary to what most of the internet experts are saying, CHIRP-next does not work with the UV-5G Plus, even if you select a different model to "fake" it.  You will get a read error.  If anyone says that it does, ask for the actual proof.  The request to support this model was submitted back in December (2023).

To program via computer, you have to use the proprietary CPS (Customer Programmable Software), and it is Windows only.  It's also not very good.

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4 minutes ago, SpeedSpeak2Me said:

Just a note, contrary to what most of the internet experts are saying, CHIRP-next does not work with the UV-5G Plus, even if you select a different model to "fake" it.  You will get a read error.  If anyone says that it does, ask for the actual proof.  The request to support this model was submitted back in December (2023).

To program via computer, you have to use the proprietary CPS (Customer Programmable Software), and it is Windows only.  It's also not very good.

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My apologies,  I  missed the "plus" part.

 

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So, I’ve no answer, just another question.  How many repeater channels can one set up on the UV-5G PLUS?   It’s really helpful to set up a lot if traveling, and have CPS pages for different States, or routes ready to load.   Rubicon says that you can program it with CHIRP

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