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Which PC or Linux software would I use for programming a Boefeng UV-5RE Plus?

How would I make a programming cable to connect to USB/Serial conversion board (ebay FTDI board, size of finger)?

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I use chirp (http://chirp.danplanet.com) to program it's memories. A simple USB-UART chip like this

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..is all that I use to connect to the pc.

With regards to pinouts, use:

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The above schematic shows connectivity for the UV-5R and the UV-3R. You can safely leave out the UV-3R stuff..

Courtesy of: http://www.uv3r.com/uv5r.html

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Not to mention that Baofeng more often than not includes a perfectly good FTDI USB data cable with the various UV-5Rs. A lot more handy than a serial adapter that is fragile. I use Chirp as well.

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