Ed at Import Communications has gotten a new version of the UV-5R programming software. On the UV-5R Yahoo group, he notes that:
The new file has been uploaded to the Files section and also placed on my webDownload is here. The readme file states:
site. It starts in English and does 2.5 kHz frequency entries.
This is version 2 of the programming software for the UV-5R. If installing over a previous version, you must first remove or rename the file "BF5R_CPS" from your original folder.
Improvements to this software will continue and newer versions will be announced and posted to the UV-5R Yahoo-Group and to the web site www.UV-5R.com as they are received.
73, EdThe software installed in a different path than the original version I had. YMMV. I left the radio at work, so I couldn't really test it, but it does open with the menus in English. A step (no pun intended) in the right direction!