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

Genuine FTDI Chipset - Works with the latest Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux Drivers If you are tired of messing with the "counterfeit prolific chips" in the 'other' cables available on Amazon - this cable this is your answer. This cable works with the...

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Quality
(87 reviews)
Expect
(30 reviews)
Cable work
(77 reviews)
Advertise
(78 reviews)
Describe
(36 reviews)
Product
(112 reviews)
Money
(40 reviews)
Problem
(42 reviews)
Time
(117 reviews)
Chirp
(46 reviews)
Radio
(96 reviews)
Programme
(83 reviews)
Imitation
(29 reviews)
Driver
(126 reviews)
Bunch
(4 reviews)
Instruction
(13 reviews)
Version
(25 reviews)
Hour
(9 reviews)
Connection issue
(11 reviews)
Copy
(6 reviews)
Knock
(27 reviews)
Knockoff
(12 reviews)
Offs
(10 reviews)
Chinese
(6 reviews)

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quality

Reviews around quality (4.72 of 5)

  • Cable is of great quality, works every time, have had no issues
  • This programming cable is high quality and works very well.
  • The PC03 FTDI cable is of quality production and worked perfect on the baofeng uv82hp
  • No connection issues, high quality, works flawlessly once the correct drivers are installed
  • I would rather pay extra for the convenience of not having to chase down an obscure driver to enable a connection via a substandard cable of suspect quality
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expect

Reviews around expect (4.59 of 5)

  • Works as expected, no issues using it with both Linux and Windows.
  • Worked as advertised and as expected on both BaoFeng and Kenwood handhelds.
  • and I replied with a lengthy e-mail detailing step by step the question/answer dialog with the support dept
  • Cable arrived as expected and worked perfect for programming my radios.
  • and I replied with a lengthy e-mail detailing step by step the question/answer dialog with the support dept
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cable work

Reviews around cable work (4.57 of 5)

  • FOSCAM told me that only this cable works with the BF 9 model they are wrong it doesn't work at all and is worse than the $5 cheapie that doesn't work
  • Cable worked fine, had no driver issues when using chirp software
  • This cable works perfect for programming the uv82 radio
  • This cable works and the cheap knockoff cables don’t work
  • I bought another cheap-o cable before and that did not work at all
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Reviews around advertise (4.54 of 5)

  • Use it to program my UV-5R. Works as advertised when the chirp software sees it.
  • Works exactly as advertised - Makes programming the unit so easy with the CHIRP program..
  • Works as advertised with Chirp software and my Baofeng U/V HP-82 hand-helds.
  • Works as it should with Baofeng BF-F8HP and Chirp software.
  • Works as advertised, no issues with Windows or being recognized by my laptop.
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describe

Reviews around describe (4.52 of 5)

  • Does not work as described - poor fitting from plugs to jacks - way too tight.
  • and I replied with a lengthy e-mail detailing step by step the question/answer dialog with the support dept
  • Worked exactly as described without having to download additional drivers.
  • Worked as described and the unit downloaded its own software to use for USB
  • It downloaded the needed drivers without any issues and works exactly as described.
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product

Reviews around product (4.34 of 5)

  • The product worked as it should, no issues and arrived on time
  • Great product, better than the cheap knock off version.
  • great product and great support with follow up after shipping !
  • It's cheaper in the long run and you get a great original working product.
  • Other then that product worked great to setup my radio.
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money

Reviews around money (4.31 of 5)

  • Save the headaches and don't waste your money on cheap knockoffs.
  • Don't waste your money on a cheaper cable that (might) work.
  • Don't waste your money and your time with a cheapo knockoff.
  • I bought another cheap-o cable before and that did not work at all
  • Don't waste your time and money on the less expensive ones
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problem

Reviews around problem (4.26 of 5)

  • No using older drivers, no problems during installation, no complaints
  • Upon receipt, plugged it into the laptop, and had no problems getting it to work properly
  • I bought another cheap-o cable before and that did not work at all
  • Works great no problems and am well pleased, have tossed old ones I had not same type as yours
  • Second one, had an intermittent problem with the radio syncing to the Chirp software.
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time

Reviews around time (4.24 of 5)

  • This cable worked perfectly first time with no fiddling work around.
  • After dealing with a cheap knock off cable that worked one time then died, this cable worked without any muss or fuss
  • Received on time, had hard time with loading the drivers to use the product
  • The cable worked perfectly the first time with no problems.
  • This Genuine Programming cable worked first time, and every time, very fast and reliably.
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chirp

Reviews around chirp (4.03 of 5)

  • Used it with the free CHIRP software to program the radios.
  • The instructions say go to a Baofeng site which I skipped because the Baofeng program doesn't work as well as Chirp in my opinion.
  • Chirp would just crash On the mac when trying to program the boafeng
  • I used this programming cable along with free CHIRP software on my Windows 7 computer to program all settings and channels on my radio and it worked perfectly.
  • This cable worked perfect while programming my handheld Baofeng using CHIRP
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radio

Reviews around radio (4.00 of 5)

  • & I had no issues programming my radios with this cable.
  • This cable and CHIRP software make programming frequencies and adjusting radio setting much easier than the radio’s menu system.
  • This cable makes the Baofeng UV-82HP radio very easy to use and program, using the chirp app.
  • Works as it should and definitely makes programming the radio a lot easier.
  • Of course, this cable costs nearly as much as the radio, but that just goes to show how ridiculously cheap the radios are at the moment ($25 shipped)
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programme

Reviews around programme (3.98 of 5)

  • Downloaded Chirp software and worked first try no hassling with drivers like some of the cheap programming cables.
  • This cable combined with CHIRP software makes programming my Baofeng a breeze
  • I have about a half dozen cheap programming cables for my radios.
  • This is the CORRECT programming cable for the Baofeng and Kenwood radios
  • This cable made programming my baofeng radios a LOT easier.
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imitation

Reviews around imitation (3.49 of 5)

  • Don't waste your time with a cheaper imitation cable like I did.
  • Well worth the price, stay away from cheap imitations-buy this cable!
  • The product worked as it should, no issues and arrived on time
  • Works as it should with Baofeng BF-F8HP and Chirp software.
  • I fell for the cheap imitation of this and it did not work
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driver

Reviews around driver (3.04 of 5)

  • This cable worked out of the package, no problems with bad drivers
  • NO problems at all, drivers for the usb port were apparently in the chipset in the cable, all worked flawlessly
  • This cable is the genuine article and with the correct driver installed works flawlesly.
  • Finding the correct driver is critical to getting this cable to work
  • Windows 10 immediately recognized the cable and loaded the correct driver
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bunch

Reviews around bunch (2.75 of 5)

  • But once u over come that it works great
  • No driver issues I wasted a bunch of time with cheap cables
  • Then I watched a bunch of Youtube videos on how to make them work and those failed.
  • Thank u

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instruction

Reviews around instruction (2.20 of 5)

  • I bought another cheap-o cable before and that did not work at all
  • The instructions are a joke and customer service is a email correspondence system only.
  • The instructions are a little vague but first plug it in a USB port and WAIT until it installs the drivers, took about 5 minutes (Win7 Pro) then go to [...] and download "Chirp" software then go to U-Tube and watch a video on using Chirp to program radios, there are many
  • Did not work when first installed - I ignored the instructions in order to just see what happens.
  • The included instructions explain everything if it doesn’t work right away.
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version

Reviews around version (1.87 of 5)

  • Happy with the cable had a cheaper version did not work, this one resolved the issue.
  • Then we read the reviews and turns out most people have trouble with the cheaper $10 version cable
  • I spent the extra money and got this cable because i heard the horror stories about getting the knock off versions to work properly.
  • Don't waste your time on the other cheaper cables, get the expensive versions that work.
  • I'd hold off on using Chirp with this cable for Baofeng UV-82HP until Chirp has a stable version.
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hour

Reviews around hour (1.73 of 5)

  • Thank u
  • But once u over come that it works great
  • I wasted hours trying to figure out why I couldn't program my radio
  • None worked well with many difficult hours attempting to make them work.
  • I wasted so many hours and more than twice the amount of money on numerous cheaper cables.
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connection issue

Reviews around connection issue (1.59 of 5)

  • and I replied with a lengthy e-mail detailing step by step the question/answer dialog with the support dept
  • and I replied with a lengthy e-mail detailing step by step the question/answer dialog with the support dept
  • I bought another cheap-o cable before and that did not work at all
  • But once u over come that it works great
  • This replaces a knock-off cable that mostly worked but sometimes had connection issues.
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copy

Reviews around copy (1.44 of 5)

  • I bought another cheap-o cable before and that did not work at all
  • Works perfectly , beware of cheap copy cats
  • I used the link from the baofeng website as I didn't want a fake copy
  • Bought the cheap copy of the BeoFeng cable and did not work after hours of trying different drivers, dont bother with them, Bought the Genuine cable here on Amazon arrived very quickly and well packed, plugged into my computer and straight away recognizes it loaded the drivers and all running within a couple of minutes, Dont waste your time on copy cables buy genuine and save possible weeks of wasted time.
  • Bought the cheap copy of the BeoFeng cable and did not work after hours of trying different drivers, dont bother with them, Bought the Genuine cable here on Amazon arrived very quickly and well packed, plugged into my computer and straight away recognizes it loaded the drivers and all running within a couple of minutes, Dont waste your time on copy cables buy genuine and save possible weeks of wasted time.
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knock

Reviews around knock (1.39 of 5)

  • Great product, better than the cheap knock off version.
  • I had a knock off cable before that would only work once after I unplugged the cable and plugged it back in.
  • This is an authentic Baofeng cable, not a cheaper knock off.
  • A friend has the cheaper knock off cable and had all kinds of problems with it.
  • This is an authentic Baofeng cable, not a cheaper knock off.
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knockoff

Reviews around knockoff (1.00 of 5)

  • I previously ordered the cheap knockoff, and it didn't work
  • Don't buy a cheap knockoff cable, this one is the real McCoy and it works great.
  • Get a cheap knockoff and fiddle with it if you have sticker shock.
  • Works perfectly.. dont be fooled by the cheap knockoff cables.. this cable is worth it by saving you time and less pulled hair.
  • This cable works and the cheap knockoff cables don’t work
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offs

Reviews around offs (1.00 of 5)

  • I’ve heard there are a lot of knock offs out there that all cause issues
  • Suggest this programming cable before wasting money on the cheaper knock-offs.
  • There are a lot of these cords on the market and many of them are cheap knock-offs that won't work.
  • Recommend buying this cable, don't waist your time with cheap knock offs
  • Apparently there are a lot of knock-offs that don't work.
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chinese

Reviews around chinese (1.00 of 5)

  • and I replied with a lengthy e-mail detailing step by step the question/answer dialog with the support dept
  • Don't waste your money like I did on the cheap Chinese knock offs
  • and I replied with a lengthy e-mail detailing step by step the question/answer dialog with the support dept
  • I first bought a cheap Chinese knock-off and my OP SYS and Drivers wouldn't recognize it, therefore rendered it useless
  • This isn't supposed to be one of those 'cheap Chinese' cables, but it's no better.
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