Thursday, March 15, 2012

Baofeng UV-5R: Adding a Repeater to Memory

These instructions* are courtesy of Ed (wouxun.us, importcommunications.com, and now uv-5r.com) via the UV-5R Yahoo Group. Some people have had problems doing this - including me. I found that it would not allow me to add the memories from VFO B. I just happened to be on VFO B when I started testing, but I tried several times and couldn't figure out what was wrong - it would never give the confirmation that the REC FREQ was stored. I flipped to the VFO A and it worked the first time.

*Very slight modifications by me - changed "prompts" to "confirms" in a couple of places.


To program repeater 146.985, minus offset, 100 Hz tone, low power level, into Channel#010

Turn on radio.

If in Memory Mode switch to VFO Mode (VFO/MR)

Select 5 KHz Step - (MENU + 1 + MENU) (Use the ↑ ↓ key for 5K) (MENU + EXIT)

Enter 146.985 (The receive frequency)

Press [MENU] + 2 + [MENU]
Use the ↑↓ key to select Low Power

Press [MENU] + [EXIT]
To accept and exit

Press [MENU] + 5 + [MENU]
Use the ↑ ↓ key to select Wide Bandwidth
Press [MENU] + [EXIT]
To accept and exit

Press [MENU] + 1 + 3 + [MENU]
Use the ↑ ↓ key to select 100 Hz Tone
Press [MENU] + [EXIT]
To accept and exit

Press [MENU] + 2 + 7 + [MENU]
Enter 010 or Use the ↑ ↓ key to select 010
Press [MENU] + [EXIT]
This stores the Receive Frequency - Radio confirms that REC FREQ has been stored

Enter 146.385 (The transmit frequency)
Press [MENU] + 2 + 7 +
[MENU] + [MENU] + [EXIT]
Radio confirms that TX FREQ has been stored
       
Return to Memory Mode (VFO/MR)

18 comments:

  1. Hi! Great post.

    Tone (CTCSS/DCS) Scan:

    Enter VFO or Channel mode. Press MENU - 11 - MENU - *. The CT indicator flashing. If the radio receiving a signal, then tone code stepping, searching. If the signal end, Tone codes stopping. Great feature!

    Bye: Zoli From Hungary.

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    1. Zoli - very cool! Thanks for the tip.

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    1. Amazing the variety of these things.

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  3. I save the frequency with the steps and return to channel mode, And it doesn't recall it.

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  4. Remember to set the MINUS OFFSET. Menu 26 and Menu 25. I completed these and all works.

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  5. got uv-5r brand new manually programed some frequencies in but i have no transmit or receive ?

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    1. Are testing with a repeater that requires tones? Does it try to transmit when you key the PTT? Does it appear to receive, but you can't hear anything?

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    2. Brick,

      Before seeing this blog, I spent eight hours (!) trying to get a repeater into memory. Nowhere does it say (except in your blog) that receive and transmit frequencies must be entered separately!!

      My eternal and undying gratitude.

      Vince

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    3. I tried 2 7 menu and it seems to just keep saving the transmit frequency only?? I must be missing a step. please help... thanks for the blog.

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    4. I'm having the same exact problem you did. Have you figured it out?? Every time I exit and go back into the memory save menu it only re-saves transmitting memory. HELP!

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  6. Be sure the memory you want to save does not have something in it already. If it does, use menu 28 to delete it.

    Use menu 27 to save it. Then enter the transmit frequency and use menu 27 to save to the same channel. You will hear the radio say transmit frequency. Hit exit and you are done.

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    1. Here are my steps so maybe you can help me:
      1) Frequency mode, enter frequency
      2) menu, 27, menu, choose 003, menu (transmitting memory confirmed), exit
      3) re-enter frequency
      4) menu, 27, menu, choose 003, menu (again transmitting memory confirmed), exit
      5) repeat until the cows come home, no change. It won't save receiving frequency.

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  7. Thank you very much Brick, you saved me. I spent 6 hours trying to find how to store a channel with repeater. Greetings from Greece!

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  8. Yes Thank you so much, Without your help I would have spent another 2 hours poking at this amazing (for the price) radio !
    I am going to buy a few as gifts fo less fortunate HAM and have them programmed and sent to them.
    Mike in Iowa

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    1. Glad everyone got their radios working!

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  9. Thanks for listing these steps. Just got my shipment yesterday and wondered how to do this.

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