[chirp_users] FT-60 help please

Ronny Julian k4rjjradio at gmail.com
Sun Jul 7 18:47:50 PDT 2013


Thanks for the comment Jim.  I am one of those that will hold on to my true
serial ports like some people hold guns near and dear.  I have no USB
programming cables and don't expect I will buy any.



On Sun, Jul 7, 2013 at 6:11 AM, Jim Unroe <rock.unroe at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Sat, Jul 6, 2013 at 11:28 PM, Ronny Julian <k4rjjradio at gmail.com>wrote:
>
>> Yep but the FT-60 uses the other type without threads.  Nothing wrong
>> with my cable as it has worked fine before on these two machines when I had
>> XP on them.   This has to be a COM port permissions issue or a problem with
>> the radio or maybe the program install.
>>
>> The cable I have is one from KAWAMALL of eBay.  I have bought 6 cables
>> from them and not a bad one yet.
>>
>>
> Ronny,
>
> If the cable has one of those unauthorized copies of a Prolific
> USB-to-serial chip in it, then you are likely using the wrong driver.
> Windows 7 automatically updates to the latest driver and the latest driver
> has code to detect the chip and refuses to work with it.
>
> What is needed is an older driver that does not have this code. The
> version recommended most in this situation is v3.2.0.0. Links for this
> driver and instructions to install it are available here:
> http://www.miklor.com/uv5r/UV5R-Drivers.html
>
> Jim KC9HI
>
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