Sergey KK6ABQ made a new, simple programming tool for Baofeng radios: Baoclone. News just dropped in, so I have had no time yet to take a look at it.
Let me introduce you a simple tool for programming Baofeng handhelds via a serial or USB programming cable. It’s a command line utility, which can reliably save the memory image of the radio to binary file, and restore it back later. The configuration is also printed to text file in self-documented readable format. The configuration file can be modified by the user, and then programmed to the station. An example of such configuration you can see here: uv-5r-sunnyvale.conf.
– Baofeng UV-5R family
– Baofeng UV-B5, UV-B6
– Baofeng BF-666S, BF-777S, BF-888S
Link for download: here (96 kbytes). The package contains binaries for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X, and a set of configuration examples. Sources are available under the terms of MIT license. Visit Googlecode site for more information. Any feedback is welcome.