Select The Appropriate Download for Your System:
DAILY BUILD REQUIRED FOR: UV-82C, BF-F8HP, BF-F8+
(most recent models and firmware require the daily build)
|Stable Release 0.4.0
|Daily Development Builds|
|Windows||chirp-0.4.0-installer.exe 1 2||
For Daily Builds
That Might have Newer Models or Firmwares Supported
|Mac OS X||chirp-0.4.0.app.zip 3 4 (READ THIS)|
CHIRP works with all BaoFeng Radios
-Through the open platform of Chirp we are able to get in contact with the developer when new released models or firmware come out.
To create a programming file - download from your radio first
To use the BF-F8+ in CHIRP - or any other UV-5R Series Radios - Select UV-5R when making a Download or Upload
CHIRP software has many features, some of which are not available using the BaoFeng factory software, such as:
Uses the familiar RX frequency and ± Offset for repeaters
Allows 7 Character Alpha Tags (was only 6)
Allows Personalizing Display Messages Power-on Messages
Upper & Lower Band Limits for TX on VHF & UHF
TX Inhibit for Scanner Only frequencies
Remembers the COM port setting between sessions
Remembers the last folder loaded from or saved to between sessions
Supports serial ports up to COM256
Displays the actual Firmware release on UV5R series
Example: Using and UV-5R and UV-82 (any make or model supported by Chirp can follow these same procedures)
So to load UV-5R channels into a UV-82:
Download from the UV-82 to create a tab compatible with the UV-82 (an alternate method would be to load an existing UV-82 .img file).
Then erase all of the channels from the UV-82 tab (type Ctrl-A to select all of the channels and then press Delete to erase them all).
Now go File->Import, change the mask to 'CHIRP Radio Images (*.img)' and load the UV-5R .img file with the desired channel layout. Make any changes to the import window and continue. All of the UV-5R channels are now in the UV-82.
The same can be done to transfer between the UV-5R (or UV-82) and the BF-F8HP. CHIRP even understands the power level mapping. LOW power of the UV-5R will be LOW power in the BF-F8HP. HIGH power will import as MID power in the BF-F8HP (the closest matching power level). And going from the BF-F8HP to the UV-5R (or UV-82), HIGH and MID will be translated to HIGH.
Remember, this only transfers the data related to the channels (the spreadsheet memory editor). The other settings must be handled separately.
The import window will automatically disable any channels that are not compatible with the destination template.
We do not reccomend using the factory software (VIP) but the following links are provided - Windows Only
* UV-82C: Click Here - Updated 8/18/14 (Full Version CPS)
BF-F8HP: Click Here - Updated 8/19/14 (Full Version CPS)
* This Special Edition of VIP allows the options for VFO/MR Channel Lock-out and the Dual PTT Synchronization Support of the UV-82C:
For Problems with your Cables or Drivers Go Here: