I ordered my UV-5R without the software cable. Well, that was a mistake. I am
unable to save CTCS or offsets manually into memory mode.
Many UV-5R Yahoo Group
users are reporting the same problem. U can set these settings in VFO mode, but they disappear in the memory mode. Users are also reporting that the offset and CTCS settings WILL
save into memory when using the programming software, but sometimes, users are also reporting a software "error code 13" when trying to program CTCS settings. the offset will program, but the CTCS settings are hit or miss with the error sometimes happening.
In addition, some users are reporting being unable to program 2.5 kHz settings manually or via software.
i will need to pick up a programming cable from Universal radio sometime this week before I can confirm this issue with mine.
On a side note: my radio shipped with a 240V plug and goofy 120V adapter for the charger. My radios voice mode is in Chinese and is non switchable via the internal menu. Some radios are shipping with English/Chinese versions.
In conclusion: beats the shit outta me, but there seems to be some differing firmware issues amongst the various lots being shipped. Beware, you may experience this issue. Being unable to program tones and PL's manually is a FAIL for most operators. Moleculo... Are you able to program tones and offsets manually on your rig?