We do not send or email you the software. Please read carefully. Before your software is available to download, we will need to authorize your order. This means a member of staff will check eligibility and due-diligence. Once this is complete, you can download this software from Your Downloadable Products area of our website.
Some programming software may require an obsolete operating system such as M.S. DOS, Windows 3.1x, Windows 95/98, or Windows XP for example. You can usually run obsolete operating systems inside virtualization software such as VirtualBox virtualization software. The obsolete operating systems can usually be legally obtained from WinWorld.
For convenience, we offer software for download instead of physical CD delivery. Software provided by Radiotronics is supplied free of charge. Any fee you pay to us in the process of obtaining software should be regarded as a \"download and administration fee\", which simply covers the cost of data file storage and the bandwidth used when downloading the software. The \"download and administration fee\" can range from $0 to $250 and is directly proportional to the size of the files and the number of files available for download. Any software Radiotronics provides will remain the property of the manufacturer and, whilst you are free to use it to configure your radio or device, you will NOT own the software.
Since the Baofeng Radio UV-5R series share the same manufacture programming software and CHIRP support most of Baofeng UV-5R models, this programming guidance is a helpful preference to the following model
This is the download for the genuine Baofeng BF-888S which we offer for download free of charge. Note: Whilst we are happy to provide you with this software, we cannot and will not offer any help with programming your Baofeng BF-888S radio.
However, programming a Baofeng radio from a computer isn't all that intuitive and can become messy even for the most experienced ham who is not used to Chinese-made radios. The USB cable driver offered by Baofeng is buggy and the programming software made by the manufacturer is, for all intents and purposes, junk.
To find and install the Baofeng USB Programming Cable driver and programming software correctly, follow the instructions below. NOTE: follow these instructions completely and in order. Failure to do so may only bring more frustration when things don't work.
2. Locate the correct USB programming driver for your operating system. You can download the Prolific driver for Windows, Mac and Linux at _Drivers.php. If you purchased the Baofeng UV Series USB Programming Cable from Buy Two Way Radios, the driver for Windows will be on the CD included with the cable in the USB Cable Driver folder. Insert the CD and go to USB Cable Driver > USB Cable Driver Prolific 220.127.116.11.exe. This is the correct driver.
* Additional steps for Windows *- There may or may not be a notification after connection. To verify the connection, check the Windows Device Manager. Access to the Device Manager will depend on your version of Windows. Once in Device Manager, click on Ports (COM and LPT). It should be listed as Prolific USB-to-Serial Comm Port (COMX). X denotes the COM port number. Note the number and write it down if necessary, as you will need to know it when configuring the programming software.
The Baofeng BF-888S is a good radio that you can buy for cheap. It offers a lot of features and it is quite easy to use. There are also software programs that you can download to help you program the radio. Among these are the following.
BaoFeng BF-888S radio has sixteen pre-programmed frequencies. The user can input or modify them with CHIRP software. You can install CHIRP on a PC or a Mac OSX. But you need to buy a programming cable.
First, you need to download the CHIRP software on your PC. You can do this free online. However, it may require the installation of drivers. After you have the software installed, you will need to plug the cable into the jack of your Baofeng BF-888S radio. 1e1e36bf2d