USB Programming Cable for Baofeng UV-5R/666S/777S/888S Walkie Talkie Radio available on June 04 2020 from Amazon for 1.16
UPC bar code 640522805143 ξ1 registered November 30 2013
Product category is Electronic
Manufacturered by BAOFENG
Product weight is 0.07 lbs.
USB Programming Cable for Baofeng UV-5R/666S/777S/888S Radio Note：This cable cannot be used for baofeng UV-3R. The software can be download online.(Free) http://www.powerphone.com.cn/en/khfw.asp?1 Product Specification: Brand: Baofeng Model: USB Cable Length: 1m Weight: 32g
Cable is great. Software problematic. Couldn't get the mini-disc to work at all on my windows 7 laptop. My XP desktop could read the CD, but NOT the software for baofeng from the cd that came with it. It is just full of wouxun versions. But you can download the BAOFENG UV-5R version here:... (wouxun.us website)You also need to download the USB driver software PL 2303 to make the cable work. This program I was able to get from the CD, or you can download it just by searching PL 2303 for baofeng.Be sure..
I was looking for an inexpensive cable to use for programming my BaoFeng UV-5R. This did the trick. I was eventually (see below) able to use it to program the radio. However:1. The plug that goes into the radio doesn't fit. You have to carve a little of the plastic off to get it into the socket far enough for the plugs to function. I had done enough research on the net to be aware that this might be a problem, so I wasn't surprised. But this was definitely worth a star.2. The chip in the USB end of the cord..
This programming cable makes life much easier for the Baofeng UV-5R user. It seems to be well-made, and does the job - once you get the right driver installed. When you plug it into a Windows 7 computer, Windows finds and tries to install the "latest" driver. Unfortunately, you need an older "legacy" driver which may be downloaded from a number of sources. The issue is well known to the Baofeng UV-5R community, who can provide help. You also need a program to program the radio, which are readily availa..