BF-888s Plus Programming

(cross ported to GMRS forum)

New here. Couldn’t find what I needed by search, I apologize if this has been covered. Will cross post to general discussion as well.

I have 3 new BF-888s Plus radios, and would like to program them. I FINALLY managed to get the software loaded, and the required driver for WIN7.

When installing the s/w, I requested ENGLISH as the language. When the app loads, every character except numerals are question marks (??).

Is this a known issue? Did I do something wrong? Any insight, URL, etc, would be most appreciated.

Check to see if CHIRP will work with those radios. It is very easy to use.

These radios are NOT certified for GMRS. As such, they are illegal for that use.