FWIW, this cable worked for me with the Baofeng UV-5R, CHIRP software, running on Linux:


When I bough it in Feb 2020, it was $7.50. Now Amazon shows a higher price. It's impossible to figure out Amazon pricing. Tomorrow it may be cheap again, but today it's expensive.


And here is the cable I bought that works for my Yaesu FT-60R, CHIRP software, running on Linux:


I bought this second cable in June 2020, and I paid $12.99 then, same price as Amazon shows today. Tomorrow, it will probably be $329.65, and the day after, $2.35. You gotta watch Amazon!

[edit] Please make sure to note that I said "running on Linux" for both cables above. I do not want to misrepresent that they will work with Windows. They may, or they may not. I do not have experience with that OS to be able to tell you. [/edit]


Both of these cables were plug-n-play with Linux. No special gyrations or driver loading required. Note that for the Yaesu FT-60R radio, you have to put the radio into "programming mode" before it will talk to software. The info on how to get to programming mode is in the radio's user manual, and also easily searchable via Google. But first, you have to know that you need to access this programming mode in the first place. If you use CHIRP, newer versions of this software will recognize this when you choose which radio you are programming, and pop up a window that tells you how to put the radio in programming mode. Nice.

Edited by haertig (09/22/20 04:33 PM)
Edit Reason: Added note regarding Linux