[chirp_users] CHIRP 0.1.11b7

Jan L. Peterson kd7zwv at peterson.ath.cx
Tue Mar 22 15:54:50 PDT 2011

On Mar 22, 2011, at 4:34 PM, Dan Smith wrote:

>> I've applied the patch and I can now edit existing memories and add
>> info to previously empty ones.  Cool.
> Sweet, I'll commit that to the tree.  Can you send me a log of you
> setting the memory name?  That might give me a clue about why it's not
> being read properly.

Nothing too exciting.  Here's the segment of the log showing me setting the name of memory 90 to "bar":

PC->D7: MW 0,090,00146620000,0,2,0,0,1,0,18,18,000,000600000,0,0
D7->PC: MW
PC->D7: MNA 090,bar     
D7->PC: MNA 090,bar

Previous changes to memory 90 looked like this:

PC->D7: MW 0,090,00146620000,0,2,0,0,1,0,18,08,000,000600000,0,0
D7->PC: MW
PC->D7: MNA 090,
D7->PC: MNA 090,

looks like they would set the memory name to nothing.

For kicks, I made a change to a memory that has an existing name, memory 254 has (had) the name "FRS 14".  I set the memory to turn tone on (from "(none)") and now the memory name on the radio is unset.  Here's the relevant bit of the log:

PC->D7: MW 0,254,00467712500,5,0,0,1,0,0,08,08,000,005000000,0,0
D7->PC: MW
PC->D7: MNA 254,
D7->PC: MNA 254,

You can see that it specifically sets the name to nothing, and the radio dutifully sets it that way internally.

Looking back earlier in the log, when CHIRP was reading in the memory data from the radio initially, it doesn't seem to be getting the name:

PC->D7: MR 0,254
D7->PC: MR 0,254,00467712500,5,0,0,0,0,0,08,08,000,005000000,0,0
PC->D7: MNA 0,254
D7->PC: N

possibly something wrong with that MNA directive?  The radio is responding with "N", which I believe means it didn't understand what it was asked.  I looked through the TH-F6A protocol doc and it looks like the syntax should be something like this:

MNA 254

to retrieve the memory name (note the lack of the trailing comma).  The radio should respond with something like this:

MNA 254,FRS 14

The driver seems to be setting the name correctly:

MNA 254,FRS 14

which gets the response:

MNA 254,FRS 14

Shouldn't be too hard to fix this one. :-)

Jan L. Peterson (KD7ZWV)

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