[chirp_users] Chirp & FT8800R

Randy Elliott ve3jpu at me.com
Sun Dec 15 17:43:39 PST 2013


Thanks Milton.

Randy
On 2013-12-15, at 8:28 PM, Milton Hywatt wrote:

I'd suggest that the user navigate to that device folder
/dev using Finder or Terminal and see if that port even exists. 

cd/ dev
ls 

Do this with the cord plugged into the USB port. Scroll up and down
and see if you can find that port /dev/cu.xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Get back with me off list. These Mac issues can get tedious 
and piss others off. 



From: Marty Hartwell <mhartwe at gmail.com>
To: Discussion of CHIRP <chirp_users at intrepid.danplanet.com> 
Sent: Sunday, December 15, 2013 7:04 PM
Subject: Re: [chirp_users] Chirp & FT8800R

There are several drivers available for different OS's on that web site.

Marty kd8bj
On 12/15/2013 4:22 PM, Randy Elliott wrote:
> Hi Jens
>
> Here is what I have so far,
> The cable is this one:
> http://www.valley-ent.com/catalog/yaesu-programming-cable-ft7800-ft8800-ft8900-ftdi-chipset-p-219.html?osCsid=4ci6vs7343mcsqkgg6ijfn86t7#.Uo6liH-9KK0
>
> The Mac operating system is at 10.6.
>
> The driver I am unsure of at this point.
>
> Randy
>
> On 2013-12-15, at 3:10 PM, Jens J. wrote:
>
> 1. Which exact cable was purchased? Do you have a link to the store, etc?
> 2. what is the exact OS version (10.5? 10.6? etc). If this mac mini is 
> G4/G5 (non-intel), you may have to search to find the right drivers.
> 3. which exact driver did you install? if it was downloaded from the 
> internet, provide the link.
>
> If this is pre-intel mac, it may require some special work to hunt 
> down a driver that will work with this, provided it's even available.
>
> -Jens
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> *From:* Randy Elliott <ve3jpu at me.com <mailto:ve3jpu at me.com>>
> *To:* chirp_users at intrepid.danplanet.com 
> <mailto:chirp_users at intrepid.danplanet.com>
> *Sent:* Sunday, December 15, 2013 1:58 PM
> *Subject:* [chirp_users] Chirp & FT8800R
>
> Greeting to the group
>
> I have been trying to help a friend out with his FT8800R and 
> connection to Chirp.
> He is running a Mac Mini that I be leave is pre Intel.
> He purchased the dedicated USB to radio cable from a link on the Chirp 
> web site.
> Here is the problem, he launches chirp OK, it recognizes his cable, he 
> places his radio into clones mode, but he keeps getting an error 
> message which states:
> "could not open port/dev/cu.usbserial-RTWHKYXO: [Errno2] No such file 
> or directory: '/dev/cu.usbserial-RTWHKYXO'"
>
> Any help would be appreciated.
>
>
>
> Randy Elliott VE3JPU
> Technical Director
> South Pickering Amateur Radio Club Inc.
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