[chirp_users] Schedule for Support of Radios

Creede Lambard
Mon Jul 23 11:33:16 PDT 2012

Right, I should have been a bit more clear. As Dan says there are a lot 
of knockoff Prolific chips out there. In an effort to cut down on piracy 
Prolific altered their drivers so that they would work with genuine 
Prolific chips, but would throw errors and show up with the dreaded 
yellow triangle icon in Device Manager if you try to use them with 
knockoffs. Many many users have reported this problem on the various 
lists I subscribe to, and there are workarounds, but all of them are 
more painful than just buying a cable with a genuine Prolific chip (or 
with an FTDI chip, which doesn't seem to have this problem).

If you have one of these knockoffs no software will work with your 
cable. And again, if the problem is something different, let us know and 
we'll see if we can get you through it.


-- Creede WA7KPK

On 07/23/2012 10:36 AM, Dan Smith wrote:
>> Let me ask you a question first: Are you trying to program the radio
>> with a USB cable that has a Prolific chipset? (This is the most common
>> cause of not being able to update a radio using Chirp. Not all USB
>> cables cause this problem, but a significant number do.)
> Just for clarification here:
> There is no conflict between CHIRP and Prolific devices. Since the
> prolific device is the most prolific (pun intended) it is the most often
> copied, and thus there are a *lot* of copies, fakes, and broken drivers
> floating around out there. In most cases, a flaky driver or device will
> not work for the OEM software, much less CHIRP.
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