I use this cable for programming my Baofeng UV-5R with CHIRP on Mac OS 10.9.5, it works nicely.
The serial to USB chip seems to be a genuine Prolific, because it works with the newest official Prolific driver that is supposed to discard counterfeit chips (read on Cable Guide page from CHIRP website).... Read more
The cable worked right out of the box without installing drivers on windows XP. Works as expected, doesn't have the cute leds like the official cable but for the price savings I'll overlook that! Read more
Without this thing my baofeng doesn't be so feature rich. Works without any problems on mac os an windows. All drivers and soft easy downloadable from internet, but on cd you'll find all you that need to work with. I haven't any cd readers, so I have to google and download it manually. Read more
Pro:Well, I don't even know why I need the cable... all can be done from the Radio, as I understand the only pro is to program fixed frequencies quickly. Cons: The instructions does not work if you follow the manual. The driver cannot be installed as they instruct, you better just install the exec in ... Read more
Goede kwaliteit kabel. Met de juiste software,en de kabel geconfigureerd op de juiste com poort,werkt alles meteen. Ik gebruik CHIRP software in combinatie met de Baofeng UV 5RA. Ben zeer tevreden met deze kabel.Het programmeren via de computer gaat zoveel makkelijker dan handmatig invoeren op de portofoon.... Read more
Pros: good price for cable. If you need program many channels or backup/restore - buy it. Cons: Useless software, download CHIRP software. Works good with my UV-5RA. I can't find patched software to hack/extend frequency. Read more
Plug&Play on my Windows7 laptop. Windows recognised the item immediately and set it up automatically using COM7. According to software names on CD it can be used for multiple brands and types of handy. CDrom is useless, Chinese software only as far as I could find. Only the file names make sense.... Read more
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