Earlier today I purchased a Baofeng UV-5R HT. As many of you know, I already had a Wouxun KG-UVD1P HT, but the radio was $40 why not. The radio was lightly used and programmed for repeaters in Topeka, Kansas. Obviously, I’m in Kansas City so it wasn’t much use to me. The radio didn’t come with a programming cable, but I soon found out the cable was the same as my wouxun. I didn’t have any access to the programming software since it didn’t come with the rig originally. After asking around on social media for help, I was recommended to a programming software called Chirp. With chirp you can program almost every major manufacturer’s amateur radios. The best part is one program fits all radios so you can easily copy a program from one radio to another. Of course, you have to adjust a few easy settings on what your radio is. Overall the software is a lot easier to use than any software that is developed by the radio manufacturer. I recommend it to anybody looking to program their new HT hassle free.