Baofeng / Pofung UV-5R Programming With Ubuntu 12.04

My Baofeng (a.k.a. Pofung) UV-5R handheld tranceiver turned up today. I fired up my Windows 7 machine to use the ‘recommended’ VIP programming software and it didn’t recognise the USB programming cable. I even tried installing a recommended, older, driver for the PL2303 USB cable chipset. No dice. So, then I plugged the cable into my everyday workhorse, an Ubuntu 12.04 laptop. Bingo, USB cable recognised straight away (from dmesg). Anyway, here’s the detail of how to program the radio with Ubuntu 12.04: Continue reading “Baofeng / Pofung UV-5R Programming With Ubuntu 12.04”