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Chirp and windows 8

Discussion in 'MURS / FRS / GMRS' started by Radio Tech, Dec 25, 2014.

  1. Radio Tech

    Radio Tech Radio Operator

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    Has anyone got chirp working on windows 8?
    If so what driver did you use?
    I am trying to set up my laptop to program some baufeng radios for FRS and that would make it portable,


     

  2. BJ radionut

    BJ radionut Supporting Member

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    You've got to use an old driver for the USB Comm cable, otherwise I never get it to work.
    Then every time W8.1 updates it will change it out and must be reload to your specific COM PORT...
    There's a link to the site with instructions here on the site somewhere

    maybe this one: http://www.miklor.com/COM/UV_Drivers.php

    Otherwise CHRIP works great...
    Had to get it going again to program the(2) GT-3 Mark II's...
    I gave as Christmas presents to my Nephew and my nieces husband. (trying to plant some new hams seeds!;))
    Follow directions to the letter and it will work fine...save driver to DOC files...you'll need it again! (also bought new POFUNG UV-82L...for me):LOL:
    All the Best
    Gary/W9FNB
    Merry Christmas
     
  3. Radio Tech

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    Ok, I will give it another shoot. Works fine on xp and W7. Thanks and Merry Christmas
     
  4. Robb

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    I use the Vista Prolific driver on W7; dunno if it will work on W8.
    Probably.
     

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  5. Moleculo

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    Yep, I've used it on Win 8.1, as well. Robb is right; you've got to get the right driver for your cable - the prolific 3.2.0 is the right one for most of the chinese usb/serial cables.
     
  6. Radio Tech

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    Ok, I will give the one Robb posted a shot.
    See if I can get it to work. I bought a used laptop a few months ago from a gent and never used it. Thought I load Chirp on it instead of the win 8 laptop. The other laptop has Win 7 on it. After booting it up for the second time I find it has a pirate cope of Win 7 on it. Arrrrrrrg.
    Guess that is what you get for a 30 dollar machine.
     

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