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Old 03-27-2012, 11:14 PM
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I'm finding it difficult to find a com port that recognizes the unit. I have tried all 9 without any luck. what am i doing wrong?

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You probably have the wrong USB/Serial driver and Windows isn't even seeing the cable. Try reinstalling the driver that came with the cable.

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I'm finding it difficult to find a com port that recognizes the unit. I have tried all 9 without any luck. what am i doing wrong?
You need to go into Device Manager and look at the COM Ports to see which port the Prolific USB-to-Serial device is using. If it isn't there at all then you have an install/driver issue. In the image below, mine is on COM8.



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That doesnt work either. It tells me I'm on com 12. But when I click on it it tells me the device cannot start. I have tried installing the prolific driver and it tells me the same thing.

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Received the UV-5R a few days ago.
Been playing around with manually programming it.

This viddy helped IMMENSELY:



Also went down to HRO and bought a Comet SMA 24 HT antenna and a SMA adapter.
Cost was ~$30 with tax.

Also bought a SMA to SO-239 adapter and used the HT in the mobile with a Diamond NR-770 mag mount antenna.
Cost was $6 for the adapter.
Works great on the local repeaters.

After another week longer using it, I will then post a thorough evaluation from my perspective.
Looks positive so far.
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It tells me I'm on com 12. But when I click on it it tells me the device cannot start. I have tried installing the prolific driver and it tells me the same thing.
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Try setting the port number to a lower number. My memory is hazy on this, but I recall running into issues with prolific USB-to-serial unless the COM port was <10. Just get properties on the port in device manager, click the port settings tab, and click the Advanced button. You should see a place to set the port number in the advanced settings.

I could be thinking of some other issue entirely, but it's worth a shot.

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Default Regarding Prolific, also found this...

G4ILO has some interesting info about cables coming from China, in case anyone else has trouble like PEMC.

G4ILO's Blog: Prolific problems

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Anyone know of a decent tutorial for using the programming software? Kinda hitting a brick wall here. Don't want to ruin this thing.
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Any tips, hints, clues, and ideas to make this software work???


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