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BTECH PC03 FTDI Genuine USB Programming Cable for BTECH BaoFeng Kenwood and AnyTone Radio

Last Updated: 2 Jan 2019 (Refresh Now)
9.3
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Cables
 273
programming, baofeng, ftdi, chirp, counterfeit
+94%
-6%
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" ...  Glad I paid $10 more for this cable.  ...  "
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" ...  This cable makes setting up and programming my Baofeng with chirp a breeze.  ...  "
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" ...  The cable works perfectly with mo problems.  ...  "
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" ...  The cable is well constructed and it works without any problems.  ...  "
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" ...  Radio works much better with the genuine cable. ... Previously purchased a knock-off which didn't work well so I'm extremely pleased with the genuine cable.  ...  "
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" ...  this cable writes to the radio just fine.  ...  "
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" ...  Well worth it to get the genuine cable to ensure no issues.  ...  "
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" ...  Plugged in my BTECH cable and in a few minutes my HT was ready to use.  ...  "
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Device Compatibility
 111
windows 10, chirp, windows, radio, baofeng
+93%
-7%
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" ...  I am using a Dell laptop with windows 10 and it is truly "plug and play" with CHIRP.  ...  "
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" ...  Windows 10 Recognized it.  ...  "
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" ...  Using it on a Windows 10 computer.  ...  "
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" ...  A great product and works well with my BaoFeng HT, Chirp, and a Windows 10 PC. ... Yet to try with my Mac.  ...  "
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" ...  Now the Windows Device Manager recognized the cable.  ...  "
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" ...  Had no problems connecting with CHRIP.  ...  "
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" ...  Worked perfect on my 2012 Apple MacBook.  ...  "
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" ...  I'm using it on a Windows 10 computer programming multiple BaoFeng radios and it has worked like a charm.  ...  "
Drivers
 92
driver, download, windows 10, windows, chirp
+93%
-7%
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" ...  Absolutely plug and play (no Win10 drivers to install) .  ...  "
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" ...  No issues with trying to find the proper drivers.  ...  "
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" ...  This has it's own drivers that install when attached.  ...  "
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" ...  Plugged it in and waited for drivers to be installed by windows. ... Plugin the cable and wait for windows to install drivers  ...  "
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" ...  This cable is the genuine article and with the correct driver installed works flawlesly.  ...  "
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" ...  Loaded right up on my Mac, PC, Ubuntu and the Chirp live Linux CD.  ...  "
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" ...  If you don't want to mess around with drivers, this is the cable for you.  ...  "
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" ...  Arrive quickly, plugged it in, followed by a quick driver install.  ...  "
Marketplace
 73
advertised, worked as advertised, seller, product, genuine
+99%
-1%
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" ...  Genuine Product, Excellent Trader, Thanks Heaps  ...  "
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" ...  Thank you Baofeng Tech for a great product.  ...  "
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" ...  Hey guys, KB6M here.  ...  "
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" ...  This is the real deal.  ...  "
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" ...  Will buy from this vendor again.  ...  "
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" ...  Works as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  Worked as described.  ...  "
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" ...  Works as advertized.  ...  "
Software Platform
 72
software, windows, chirp, drivers, chirp software
+82%
-18%
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" ...  Google for answers if you have problems.  ...  "
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" ...  Works great on Windows 10!  ...  "
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" ...  I use (Debian) Linux and it worked on the third try, about ten minutes. ... Figured out if you start a terminal emulator, log in as root, and call "chirpw", you're on your way.  ...  "
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" ...  Works fine with Windows 10.  ...  "
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" ...  Worked without any problem with windows 10.  ...  "
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" ...  Already used it in a Mac and in a Windows environment, with great results on both.  ...  "
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" ...  I plugged it in my laptop which is running the latest version of Windows 10.  ...  "
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" ...  Works well with the programming software.  ...  "
Ports
 72
usb, mac, cable, ftdi, com port
+82%
-18%
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" ...  My existing cable worked well on an old Windows XP netbook, but in 2011, I migrated to a Mac and never could get it to work.  ...  "
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" ...  This cable actually works with my Mac.  ...  "
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" ...  There is very little instructions but after a little internet searching and getting the port settings right on my laptop it was very easy and worked like a charm.  ...  "
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" ...  I had done some research about the USB chips in the cables and found that this cable is the most seemless in use.  ...  "
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" ...  This is the one to get if you need a programming cable that works flawlessly on both Mac and PC.  ...  "
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" ...  This one worked: BTECH PC03 FTDI Genuine USB Programming Cable for BTECH, BaoFeng, Kenwood, and AnyTone Radio  ...  "
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" ...  I just plugged this cable in and it immediately worked.  ...  "
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" ...  I know it's 20 dollars but its real easy to use just plug it in to USB on computer let it up date the driver then plug in the radio, super easy and was programming in ten minutes upload to radio and BAM!!!!!  ...  "
Ease of Use
 69
radio, chirp, easy to use, makes programming, programming
+94%
-6%
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" ...  Simple to use.  ...  "
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" ...  Was super easy to use as well, just plug and play!!!!!!!!!!!  ...  "
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" ...  Makes programming the UV-5RV2 so easy, when used in combination with Chirp software.  ...  "
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" ...  Was able to program thru Chirp on my first try.  ...  "
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" ...  This cable (and CHIRP) make programming easy.  ...  "
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" ...  Makes programming radios easy.  ...  "
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" ...  Makes programming easier.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to program using Chirp .  ...  "
Product Reliability
 61
first time, problems, worked as advertised, perfectly, working
+93%
-7%
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" ...  Finally on 220Mhz after 40+ years  ...  "
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" ...  Worked with no issues.  ...  "
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" ...  Worked very well  ...  "
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" ...  Worked on the first try.  ...  "
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" ...  worked first time  ...  "
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" ...  It's cheaper in the long run and you get a great original working product.  ...  "
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" ...  Worked with no problems.  ...  "
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" ...  I'm glad I chose the genuine article because it's working flawlessly.  ...  "
Setup
 54
programming, drivers, program, radio, plug and play
+91%
-9%
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" ...  1) read the directions 2) read them again 3) Go to the web site and follow the directions.  ...  "
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" ...  Works great, makes programming a breeze  ...  "
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" ...  Chirp worked perfectly and programming my radio is now a breeze.  ...  "
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" ...  I used Chirp to program my radio and it was quick and painless.  ...  "
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" ...  Truly plug and play.  ...  "
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" ...  It was a true plug-and-play experience.  ...  "
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" ...  It's the "magic" cable with the PROPER chip to make programming the UV-82C and other Baofengs and Woxuns extremely easy to accomplish.  ...  "
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" ...  No big deal just follow the directions included to manually download and install the drivers for windows mac or linux.  ...  "
FM
 53
baofeng, program, programming, chirp, cable
+92%
-8%
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" ...  Programmed radio without any problem.  ...  "
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" ...  CHIRP as well as the BaoFeng software peograms had no issue recognizing the radio. ... The only thing I have to do is firmly press the connector fully into the radio.  ...  "
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" ...  Radio cloning made easy!  ...  "
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" ...  It worked when I used it to program my radio.  ...  "
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" ...  Fast programming for Baofeng radio.  ...  "
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" ...  connected the radio using Chirp and edited several channels.  ...  "
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" ...  Works perfectly on both a Baofeng and a TYT radio.  ...  "
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" ...  If you are going to buy a Btech or Baofeng radio, get this programming cable. ... I know Btech and Baofeng radios are common for new ham radio operators to purchase as a first radio (lots of experienced hams love them too!  ...  "
Product As Described
 42
advertised, worked as advertised, expected, described, exactly
+100%
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" ...  Worked as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  Works as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  Works as advertised  ...  "
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" ...  Exactly as described.  ...  "
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" ...  Works exactly as expected.  ...  "
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" ...  Worked as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  It was everything the info stated.  ...  "
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" ...  Works as advertized.  ...  "
Price
 41
worth, waste, real deal, well worth, extra
+88%
-12%
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" ...  Worth the few extra bucks to not have to muck with it.  ...  "
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" ...  Well worth the extra cost compared to the off-brand that required a day or two of detective work to find the driver for the chip.  ...  "
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" ...  Worth the pennies more.  ...  "
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" ...  Spend the extra couple bucks and save yourself the hassle.  ...  "
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" ...  Worth the money.  ...  "
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" ...  It is well worth the price.  ...  "
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" ...  It's worth the extra expense to get the real deal.  ...  "
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" ...  It is worth the additional expense.  ...  "
Delivery
 20
item, condition, arrived on time, shipped, promptly
+100%
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" ...  Works as advertised and arrived quickly.  ...  "
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" ...  Arrived on time in perfect condition.  ...  "
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" ...  Arrived in a timely manner.  ...  "
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" ...  Arrived in 2 days as promised.  ...  "
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" ...  Item as described, fast shipping.  ...  "
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" ...  Item came in on time and no problem with shipping container.  ...  "
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" ...  Shipped quickly and worked as expected with no hassles.  ...  "
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" ...  All I know is that it worked out of the box.  ...  "
Apps
 18
chirp, chirp software, download, program, programming
+78%
-22%
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" ...  Used it with the free CHIRP software to program the radios.  ...  "
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" ...  I used "Chirp" software for the programming which is available on the web.  ...  "
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" ...  After I did the first one, I just loaded it to my computer, then downloaded that to the next.  ...  "
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" ...  im using windows 10, it installed what was needed and i used chirp software no issues  ...  "
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" ...  Works exactly as advertised with CHIRP software.  ...  "
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" ...  Works well with the programming software.  ...  "
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" ...  Works without problems with CHIRP software.  ...  "
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" ...  Figured out if you start a terminal emulator, log in as root, and call "chirpw", you're on your way.  ...  "
Overall performance
 15
job, like a champ, fast, works very well, thanks
+100%
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" ...  Does the job.  ...  "
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" ...  Everything run smoothly.  ...  "
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" ...  Works very well.  ...  "
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" ...  Does the job without a hitch.  ...  "
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" ...  Does the job as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  Works like a champ!  ...  "
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" ...  Works like a champ  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to use and get my radios up to speed.  ...  "
ISP
 15
needed, chirp, worked, perfectly, ht
+93%
-7%
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" ...  Works just as it should.  ...  "
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" ...  Works as it should.  ...  "
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" ...  Works well with my uv-5x3 and Macintosh.  ...  "
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" ...  No connection problems  ...  "
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" ...  GET THIS if you have a beofang  ...  "
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" ...  Baofeng, meet repeaters et al.  ...  "
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" ...  Works as it should.  ...  "
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" ...  It worked perfectly with CHIRP!  ...  "
Build Quality
 15
made, knock offs, feels, cable, well
+93%
-7%
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" ...  Cable feels solid and durable.  ...  "
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" ...  Cable is flexible, feels durable and I hope it lasts quite a while.  ...  "
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" ...  Clicked right into place and made a solid connection.  ...  "
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" ...  High quality construction.  ...  "
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" ...  Good price, seems durable.  ...  "
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" ...  sturdy cable well made  ...  "
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" ...  You folks really Rock .  ...  "
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" ...  Works as expected, is sturdy.  ...  "
USB
 13
plug and play, windows 10, usb driver, plug, serial
+62%
-38%
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" ...  For Windows 10 this is plug and play.  ...  "
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" ...  Plug and play with WIndows 10.  ...  "
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" ...  Emulated a USB to serial connection on a mac through a powered USB hub with no issues.  ...  "
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" ...  The new FTDI cable works great and I don't have to deal with old versions of the usb driver.  ...  "
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" ...  this one is plug and play.  ...  "
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" ...  This was plug and play.  ...  "
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" ...  This one was plug and play.  ...  "
Controls
 11
program, trying, programming, menu, easier
+73%
-27%
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" ...  All the controls work well.  ...  "
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" ...  It makes the radio MUCH easier to program, and can even change some settings not available to change in the radio’s menus.  ...  "
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" ...  All you have to do is find your radio and go from there.  ...  "
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" ...  Press OK when done  ...  "
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" ...  Much easier than trying to manually program the radio.  ...  "
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" ...  I placed the radio on ch 16 help the first orange button down as I turned the radio on to put it in program mode and plugged in THIS new Cable into a USB I had not used before and CHIRP worked perfectly.  ...  "
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" ...  Skip the cheap imitations.  ...  "
Original Product
 6
knock offs, thought, like, items, counterfeit
+83%
-17%
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" ...  Genuine Product, Excellent Trader, Thanks Heaps  ...  "
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" ...  Just like OEM  ...  "
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" ...  A word of WARNING.  ...  "
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" ...  I have bought what I thought were genuine but were phonies.  ...  "
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" ...  This is the genuine article.  ...  "
Fit
 6
fit, works, snugly, push, little
+100%
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" ...  I lent it to a friend so he could use it with a used UV-5RA and it worked perfectly - fit snugly into radio.  ...  "
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" ...  This one worked out of the box and programmed a BAOFENG and Kenwood hand held.  ...  "
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" ...  Works flawlessly and fits into radio just right.  ...  "
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" ...  it works and fits perfectly  ...  "
Remote
 5
programmed, u, radio, possible, panel
+80%
-20%
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" ...  Programmed radio without any problem.  ...  "
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" ...  All u have to do is download chirp and u can start programming it’s really simple  ...  "
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" ...  Made programming much easier.  ...  "
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" ...  Programmed my Baofeng HT in 15 minutes with all the local repeaters.  ...  "
Keyboard
 5
programming, baofeng
+80%
-20%
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" ...  save a lot of extra typing  ...  "
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" ...  Saves a lot of keyboard programming.  ...  "
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" ...  120+ channels loaded in with out using the x3 ht keyboard , fabulous !  ...  "
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" ...  And typing on a small phone .  ...  "
User Manual
 3
manual
+33%
-67%
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" ...  Did everything the instructions said.  ...  "
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" ...  no instructions did not work  ...  "
Sound Quality
 3
radio
+100%
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" ...  Listen to them.  ...  "
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" ...  Other reviews made it sound simple.  ...  "
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" ...  It makes a definite click sound once it is completely seated on the radio.  ...  "
Cable Length
 3
+100%
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" ...  Cable is the right one.  ...  "
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" ...  The cable is close to 36 inches long.  ...  "
Returns
 3
one, worked, correctly, back
+33%
-67%
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" ...  Returned and got another one.  ...  "
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" ...  Sent it back.  ...  "
Packing
 3
+100%
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" ...  It works perfect right out of the packaging.  ...  "
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" ...  Came in OEM Baofeng packaging.  ...  "
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" ...  This one worked straight out of the packaging.  ...  "

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