[chirp_users] Noobie question

Phaeton phaeton at neo.rr.com
Fri Mar 1 14:49:47 PST 2013

That's odd. The way it's supposed to work is click download
from radio, A dialog box pops up asking your for the port,
the vendor and model of radio. And it doesn't matter if you
have the cable hooked up or not you should be able to chose
the vendor and model. So if the box titled 'Radio' doesn't show up
then there is a problem with the program or it doesn't like
64 bit Windows 7. Somehow I would find that hard to believe
however if you are using the latest stable build and you can't
access the radio dialog you might try the daily build. I don't
know what else to tell you except I've got Chirp working
on an Apple MacBook Pro 64 bit so you would think it would
work on Win 7 64 bit. 

Sent from my 15.4" MacBook Pro, i7 quad core 

On Mar 1, 2013, at 3:56 PM, Josef Zeevi <josef at zeevi.org> wrote:

> Hi folks,
>                I’m new to chirp, but not to HAM. I’ve used EVE, VX<something>Commander, and a few other SW programming tools.
>                I’ve run into an odd problem on VX5Commander with a radio, so I turned to Chirp to see if I could figure out why it’s not working right.
>                So, I loaded up Chirp and am trying to read from my VX7 to put that file into the VX5. However, when I click “Download from Radio” absolutely nothing happens. I’m “perfuzzled”. The USB->serial cables I have are known to work with appropriate drivers. I’m running Win7 Pro-64 bit.
>                Am I missing a step to get the pop-up to come up so I can download (and, eventually upload) to the radio?
>                Y’alls help (yep, I’m in Texas) is greatly appreciated.
>                josef
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