[chirp_users] Chirp and FT-7900 problem

Dan Smith dsmith at danplanet.com
Tue Jan 31 16:28:31 PST 2012

> I now want to program a Yaesu FT-7900.
> I bought the USB cable from Kawa but am having a problem.
> If I plug in the cable into the data port the radio goes into tx until I
> plug in the USB then it goes to rx.
> But when I try to download the radio's content I get and error message
> that says "Failed to read header (0)"
> What am I doing wrong?

Hmm, I'm confused. When you plug in the cable the radio does something? 
Yaesu radios shouldn't do anything unless you push a button on the 
radio. If something is happening just because you plug in the cable, I'd 
suspect a problem with the cable or radio or both.

However, you should probably:
1. Plug the USB connector into the computer
2. Plug the cable into the radio
3. Power the radio on into set/clone mode
4. Then follow the Yaesu instructions in the User Guide on the chirp

Tell us more...

Dan Smith

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