[chirp_users] UV-5RA problem

Jon Spriggs
Fri Aug 16 06:25:28 PDT 2013

Check to make sure you've got the right TTY device, mine wasn't
/dev/ttyUSB0, it was something else... Also, make sure you're in the
dialout user group, otherwise you probably won't have the rights to
use the device (use "ls -l /dev/ttyUSB*" to be sure).

Jon "The Nice Guy" Spriggs

On 16 August 2013 14:15, CWA <cwa at qso.com> wrote:
> I see others are able to us Chirp with the UV-5RA but I cannot and I can
> only guess why.
> I also have the UV-3R and I have no problem with it. When I select which
> radio to program the listing for UV-5 is all there is for the UV-5 series. I
> have the proper programming cable, turn the radio on, then try to download
> from the radio, and it tries but times out and I am told the radio is not
> responding.
> I am running Chirp under Ubuntu and I keep everything updated, including
> ‘daily-build’ for Chirp. One thing bothers me though; when I look at the
> “about” and check the revision level of Chirp, it shows 20130802 (8/2/2013)
> yet when I try to update, it says I have the latest version. I am not sure
> about that one.
> Anyhow, the bottom line is my Chirp works great with the UV-3R but not with
> the UV-5RA, using the proper programming cables of course. Same computer,
> same software, different programming cables.
> Any clue to what is wrong with my set-up?
> Warren Andreasen – K7CWA
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