[chirp_users] Using Chirp with Icom V82

Amateur Radio WB8NUT duffy at wb8nut.com
Thu Feb 2 05:08:34 PST 2012

Hi Mike and all,

I got a hold of the Icom V82 software and it immediately worked. So not 
sure why Chirp cannot read or write to the radios.

However, I suspect the issue may be with the radios as the guy I bought 
these from claimed they were new. Only to find out that they were not 
quite new, were originally programmed at 151.xxx Mhz and he bought them 
on eBay from China, so not sure if they were modified to work on 151Mhz 
which maybe hosed up the ability of Chirp to work with the V82s.

In any case, I got the guy to take them back after filing a complaint 
with eBay that he advertised them as new and they were clearly not. He 
actually refunded my money yesterday and I am shipping the radios back 
to him today.

After he refunded the money, I ordered two more NEW radios from HRO and 
they'll be here tomorrow. So I will be able to see if Chirp will 
actually works for me with two brand new factory radios.

Oh, BTW, we did not have DStar modules installed in those other radios. 
The idea was to see if they were good before ordering the modules. So 
when we ordered the radios yesterday, I ordered them with the modules. 
So I will install the UT-118 boards in each radio before using Chirp.

BTW, I know these are not the best DStar radios, but for $300, my buddy 
here said that he was willing to spend that to get into DStar. Hence, I 
will get a new guy into DStar and hooked on it.

Best Regards,


On 2/2/12 6:51 AM, Mike Heitmann wrote:
> On Feb 1, 2012, at 11:47 AM, Amateur Radio WB8NUT<duffy at wb8nut.com>  wrote:
>> Is there anything special or sequence of keys needed to get Chirp to
>> work with an Icom V82?
>> I put the radio into Clone mode and try reading and writing. I have hit
>> the PTT to read and write. In every case Chirp says it cannot determine
>> the radio model number and gives an error.
>> Any suggestions?
> Duffy,
> Does the V82 have D-STAR module installed? If so, make sure its not picking up stray RF from the PC. If it is, do something to minimize the RFI (change frequencies or move the rig to a little farther away).
> I programmed my '92AD with a series of new frequencies last night using chirp and was having the same problem.  I notice it would occasionally spit out "R2D2" noises and was showing about 2/3 scale on the S meter. I'm pretty sure the radio was pumping out data on the low speed data port because of the RFI from the PC and that was interfering with chirps attempts to communicate with the rig.
> Removing the antenna and switching the rig to a non-DV channel made the S meter reading go to zero,  and that solved the problem for me.
> I suspect receiving a D-STAR signal that contained low-speed data would cause the same problem.
> Mike, N0SO
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