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I've attached a copy of the English manual that is included on the CD for those that wish to peruse the various features and functions.

http://www.worldwidedx.com/misc/UV-5RENGLISHMANUAL.pdf

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The software with the scrambling option was downloaded from the UV-5R Yahoo user group. It may or may not be the correct software.

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great! i really like the shape of the vfo knob. how long did it take to get shipped from A to B ?
The knob is only for volume and on/off use.

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Default Baofeng uv-5r how to use channels ?

I am new to this hobby, so I might ask some dumb things:

I got one of these few days ago, but I can't figure out how to store the channels in the memory.

I can use repeaters in frequency mode, but can't figure out how to propperly save the informatin in a channel. I use it in frequency mode, and press menu and save all parameters, then switch to channel mode, select the right channel, and it looks like it is working simplex, the offset is lost, the tone is lost...

I save many channels and when I select a channel and try to transmmit, it is transmitting on the same frequency it is receiving.

I can only listen my saved channels and I can also scan them, but when I transmit, it doesnt seemt to transmit on the offset frequency that I saved.

Any help with how to use that functionality is highly appreciated.

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I've attached a copy of the English manual that is included on the CD for those that wish to peruse the various features and functions.
I can't get that link to work.

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Default User Manual

Here is the user manual: UV-5R User Manual

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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?

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Hopefully, the other users and myself are doing something stupid.
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