[chirp_users] Programming Cable Guide
aubrey.c.turner at gmail.com
Sat Nov 5 12:42:06 PDT 2011
I don't know if it does or not. Unfortunately I've misplaced the CD (I
just downloaded the drivers from their site instead), or I would check.
409Shop didn't have them on their site, but you should be able to get the
driver from the Prolific website. Here's the link:
Note that it's a PL2303 chip (I messed up the chipset name in my original
On Nov 5, 2011 3:44 AM, "Craig Ludwig" <craiglud at me.com> wrote:
> Does their driver CD come with drivers for OS X? Just wondering as I use a
> mac and this looks like a great setup with cables!
> On Nov 3, 2011, at 12:52 PM, Aubrey Turner wrote:
> > I have some info on 3rd party cables if you are interested.
> > I am using a 2-in-1 cable from 409Shop.com to program a number of Yaesu
> > radios.
> > Here's the product:
> > - http://www.409shop.com/409shop_product.php?id=103790
> > It works with my VX-7R, FT-60R, and FT-7800R. It should also work with
> > my FT-8800R, but I haven't tried it (programmed what few memories I
> > needed manually on that rig).
> > There are two things to know:
> > - You will need the Prolific drivers from the 409Shop website for it to
> > work on Windows (getting the 'latest and greatest' from Prolific will
> > cause it to fail).
> > - The 3.5mm adapter has the threading for the VX-7R. It *will* work
> > with the non-threaded Yaesu units (FT-60R, VX-3, etc), as the rest of
> > the plug is physically and electrically identical. It just sticks out a
> > bit on the FT-60R.
> > As for being reputable I've never had an issue with 409Shop. You just
> > have to remember that they're in Hong Kong and it may take a while for
> > the shipment to get to you. I have also used a USB cable from them to
> > program a Wouxun KG-UVD1P (although I must note that this was not with
> > CHIRP, as I sold that unit before I learned about CHIRP) and I used
> > another of their cables for the Baofeng UV-3R. Pretty much all of their
> > cables (and the ones on eBay) use the Prolific PL2032 chipset, so I have
> > a laptop set up with those drivers and use it for all my radio
> > programming (once the driver is installed, it works for all of the
> > 409Shop cables).
> > If you want a U.S. vendor, I've also had luck purchasing cables from
> > Valley Enterprises. Here are their Yaesu cable selections:
> > - http://www.valley-ent.com/catalog/yaesuvertex-c-25_45_49.html
> > They carry a line of cables using FTDI USB-serial chipsets, which gets
> > around a lot of the software hassles Windows users have had with the
> > Prolific-based ones. I have one of their cables for my Yaesu FTM-350AR.
> > On 11/03/2011 02:29 PM, Dan Smith wrote:
> >> Hi all,
> >> I often get private questions about which cable to use for programming
> >> particular radios (especially the Icom 92AD). The CHIRP site has a
> >> little bit of information about this, but I think we can do better. I
> >> just created a "Programming Cable Guide" page here:
> >> http://chirp.danplanet.com/projects/chirp/wiki/CableGuide
> >> This is just a brain dump from memory on various radios and cables. I
> >> would much appreciate:
> >> 1. Corrections, comments, and additions
> >> 2. Links to pages describing how to build cables
> >> 3. Links to reputable vendors of 3rd party cables
> >> If anyone is interested in helping edit this page directly, let me know
> >> and I'll get you set up with edit access.
> >> Thanks!
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