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I'm trying to program my Boafeng bf-f8hp with the chirp software, but as I have to do, "Download From Radio", after I choose the appropriate maker, product and model, all I get is an error message which reads, "An Error has occured: The Radio did not respond." I've unplugged all, restarted computer and plugged all back in, turned on radio, same result. Ideas?

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The most common error is not selecting the correct COM port for the virtualized USB cable.

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  • $\begingroup$ or tty port, if you're using Linux, BSD or Mac OS. $\endgroup$ – Jim MacKenzie VE5EV Apr 10 '18 at 15:09
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A lot of the USB programming cables are not supported by the new Windows drivers that are installed automatically -specifically those with the Prolific PL-2303 USB chip set. You 'can' sometimes use them by downloading and installing an older driver. Better to get a proper cable though.

CHIRP Cable Guide

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Another common error is related to their quality control. I had a unit (UV-5R+) that wouldn't work, like that.

Contacted the seller and they sent me a new "body" - and it worked.

So in a case where you are really stuck, I suggest you contact the seller.

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