I recently bought a BaoFeng GT-3 Mark II and successfully programmed it using Chirp software. The last time I tried, the software on the included CD would not talk to the radio.
I became curious as to whether I actually had a Mark II as the radio is identical in appearance to the original GT-3. The Mark II is reputed to have an updated chipset.
I set out to determine the firmware version. I watched Danny Feemster of BuyTwoWayRadios.COM’s video and read the firmware version using Chirp software. The problem is my Firmware Message 1 reads HN5RV01 and Firmware Message 2 reads 1FP325. 6+ Power-On Message 1 reads 141006N and Message 2 is blank. These messages in no way resemble the data Danny got in his demonstration.
Can anyone tell me what radio I actually have? I’m beginning to wonder if any two of these radios are alike!
73 de Gerry, WB9EBO in Florida