This is the download for the genuine Baofeng BF-888S which we offer for download free of charge. Note: Whilst we are happy to provide you with this software, we cannot and will not offer any help with programming your Baofeng BF-888S radio.
However, programming a Baofeng radio from a computer isn't all that intuitive and can become messy even for the most experienced ham who is not used to Chinese-made radios. The USB cable driver offered by Baofeng is buggy and the programming software made by the manufacturer is, for all intents and purposes, junk.
To find and install the Baofeng USB Programming Cable driver and programming software correctly, follow the instructions below. NOTE: follow these instructions completely and in order. Failure to do so may only bring more frustration when things don't work.
* Additional steps for Windows *- There may or may not be a notification after connection. To verify the connection, check the Windows Device Manager. Access to the Device Manager will depend on your version of Windows. Once in Device Manager, click on Ports (COM and LPT). It should be listed as Prolific USB-to-Serial Comm Port (COMX). X denotes the COM port number. Note the number and write it down if necessary, as you will need to know it when configuring the programming software.
Since the Baofeng Radio UV-5R series share the same manufacture programming software and CHIRP support most of Baofeng UV-5R models, this programming guidance is a helpful preference to the following model：
BaoFeng BF-888S radio has sixteen pre-programmed frequencies. The user can input or modify them with CHIRP software. You can install CHIRP on a PC or a Mac OSX. But you need to buy a programming cable. 2b1af7f3a8