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Re: Yaesu FT2900
« Reply #15 on: February 13, 2014, 05:09:19 PM »
If you use those cheap china boxes for what they are designed they arent bad HT's.  Trying to make them into something they arent is a mistake  imo

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Re: Yaesu FT2900
« Reply #16 on: February 13, 2014, 05:19:25 PM »
If you use those cheap china boxes for what they are designed they arent bad HT's.  Trying to make them into something they arent is a mistake  imo

I have no idea what you are talking about.  By adding in the FRS frequencies it is still a two way radio. 

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Re: Yaesu FT2900
« Reply #17 on: February 14, 2014, 03:25:40 PM »
Just to report in on progress for the Baofeng UV-5RA FRS frequencies.... Success.   We have been able to edit the channels with CHIRP successfully.  Now to test this out.  FM narrow has been set properly for FRS.

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Re: Yaesu FT2900
« Reply #18 on: February 18, 2014, 07:10:50 PM »
good to here you got the ht working,

did you get the ft2900 working ?
you might want to check out and turn off the BCLO setting
if you have the squelch turned down it will stop you from transmitting


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Re: Yaesu FT2900
« Reply #19 on: February 18, 2014, 11:23:07 PM »
Thanks, yes I got the 2900 talking ok.  Pulled out the FT-60 HT and hit the simplex frequency and both the 2900 and the HT-60 were talking.  The problem was with the Baofeng.  Still haven't had time to resolve that one.    Which brings me to my next request for info....  I need someone familiar with Baofeng and CHIRP.  I opened a new Baofeng today... this time I got the UV-5RAX+ model.  It will download to the CHIRP software but when I try and upload to the new Baofeng it gives a COM3 not found error.  Different firmware? 

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Re: Yaesu FT2900
« Reply #20 on: February 19, 2014, 04:50:19 AM »
Go to device manager and make sure COM3 is where your cable is plugged in.
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Re: Yaesu FT2900
« Reply #21 on: February 19, 2014, 08:16:16 AM »
It's still there

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Re: Yaesu FT2900
« Reply #22 on: February 19, 2014, 11:20:39 AM »
I usually try all the com ports to see what one is connected at the moment,
my version of windows keeps moving it every time I boot up

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Re: Yaesu FT2900
« Reply #23 on: February 19, 2014, 11:40:36 AM »
It has something to do with this new UV-5RAX+.  My UV-5RA still works fine on CHIRP.  Only when I try and communicate with the new one does this happen.  Possible different firmware numbers...

Also, found a way to program 7 digit frequencies manually if anyone else is having a problem.
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