[chirp_users] works fine with Baofeng_UV-5R

Gary dtx2 at wa6dtx.com
Fri Jan 18 11:51:42 PST 2013

On 01/18/2013 09:47 AM, Tom Hayward wrote:
> You can test the FT-60 cable without a radio. The txd and rxd lines 
> are tied together, so if you connect the cable and open the port with 
> a terminal emulator, anything you type should be echoed back to your 
> terminal. This will tell you if the cable itself is working, in which 
> case it may be a dirty or broken connector on the FT-60 causing you 
> trouble. If letters you type are not echoed back to the screen, you've 
> got a cable issue. On Ubuntu, I use minicom as a terminal emulator. 
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Thank you, Tom.  Will come in handy in the future but in this case it 
was a RTFM problem.  Actually, I had but did not realize the CLONING 
procedure on pg 65  had to be followed going computer to/from radio.  
Assumed it would have an auto start function, e.g. the UV-5R.  I though 
it was only needed to initiate radio to radio cloning.  No, it is need 
to send/receive data to a computer as well.  Who'd athunk it ;-)


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