About BlueMax49ers

Beyond cables that work

I started BlueMax49ers out of frustration of not being able to buy a cable that works.

The marketplace for USB programming cables is full of cheap cables made with counterfeit chips that don’t work with the most popular versions of Windows. The cables do not come with any installation instructions or support from the seller. Buyers can’t find the correct programming software to complete the task of programming their radios. Most programming software has not been updated to support the latest operating systems, so finding a compatible computer to read and write the radio or scanner is another obstacle. Buyers need a total solution to their programming problems.

BlueMax49ers sources only the high-quality cables built with the highest-quality components to connect your computer to your device.  With a comprehensive technical understanding of radios and other devices, I knew that even minor irregularities can cause one cable to work and another to fail. So I built a process from the start that guaranteed a quality product 99.9% of the time. The next hurdle was to understand the challenges of software. Finding the right cable for your device and computer is challenging, adding software extends the complexity significantly. Our Software Advisor provides the name of the software for Computer-Aided Tuning (CAT), Radio Programming software, Scanner Programming software, and more. 

Today you can benefit from more than two-decades of gathering data, testing configurations, sourcing the best products to build BlueMax49ers. Give both the BlueMax49ers Product Explorer and the BlueMax49ers Software Advisor a try. 

The BlueMax49ers Solution

Sell cables that have been tested with real radios and scanners, made with genuine chipsets, quality PCBs, cables, and connectors. Provide device drivers, installation instructions, and troubleshooting information with every cable. Offer advice on what programming software and the operating system will be needed to accomplish the programming task. Finally, provide outstanding service and support.

Our secret is going beyond a working cable

Just as our motto states, the cable is just one of several items needed for your device to communicate with your computer for programming, tuning, or operation. At BlueMax49ers, we’ve built our company around excellence in the products we sell, our dedication to support, and sourcing software vendors that meet our rigorous standards.

We guarantee our products and we offer a full money-back guarantee if you’re dissatisfied with our products. Please read our terms and conditions as we wrote them with you in mind.


What you’re connecting is only a portion of the problem. Getting all the other factors correct is a much larger challenge.

— Mark Dunkle, President BlueMax49ers

Thousands of satisfied customers

only programming cord you need

May 25, 2020

Flawless product, and great instructions sent with package.


Cable is of good quality and works well.

May 13, 2020

Cable is of good quality and works well.


Great cable

May 13, 2020

Cable works great had no problems with it


It just works

May 12, 2020

It works with no hassles



April 29, 2020

Cable worked great.


Only buy this cable!

April 29, 2020

Don’t go with cheap knock offs! I tried. Wasted time, got frustrated and finally gave in to t his guy! GLAD I DID! His insight and knowledge is awesome and the cable worked without a hitch. Plug and play and program!


No issues programming or reading radios

April 22, 2020

Worked great right out of the box and no issues


Works well

April 13, 2020

This cable works well.


Anytone 878 cable works

April 12, 2020

simply put….it works


It's worth it.

April 12, 2020

A quality cable will save you time and money in the long run.



April 7, 2020

Works exactly as designed. No issues compare with the first cable I bought from another vendor.



April 5, 2020

Works as it should.


Oh Yeah, great value!

March 26, 2020

Worked just as described, great interface with Windows 7.


Great Value

March 23, 2020

Great Value


nice product that works as advertised...

March 22, 2020

bought for baefeng HT//wotk perfectly with CHIRP s/w on a Mac..K3SF


works properly

February 17, 2020

well made and doesn’t require obsolete driver like counterfeits do. OS installs it right away.



February 16, 2020

it worked


It works well!

January 14, 2020

This usb cable, when plugged in, initiated the driver and then I was able to connect the software program to the Wouxun and program the radio successfully.


This one works!

January 12, 2020

This one works!


wrong cable

January 8, 2020

Will not work on my Hytera pd362.