[chirp_users] Trouble with FT-8800 on an iMac

Tom Hayward
Sun May 26 21:17:59 PDT 2013

On Sun, May 26, 2013 at 8:35 PM, Grant Cunningham <kd7jnw at me.com> wrote:
> - I start CHIRP, click the radio menu and choose "download from radio"
> - I choose the /dev/cu.usbserial-AE01FMRW port (the others listed are Bluetooth; this is the only other choice)
> - I choose the radio (Yaesu FT-8800)
> - I put the radio into clone mode, then click OK in the clone window
> - After I click the OK button, I press the left V/M button on the radio to initiate the clone transmission.
> - The radio never goes into transmit mode (it's supposed to display "CLONE -TX-" when transmission is initiated, but it never does.) The CHIRP display shows no progress, and after a short period times out with a communication error message.

When "in clone mode", does it say "CLONE" or "CLONE START" on the screen?

There's got to be a step your missing on the radio. Even with no cable
attached, the radio will go into "CLONE -TX-" mode (shortly followed
by CLONE ERROR because no cable is attached!). Reread page 58 in the
FT-8800 manual and make sure you didn't miss a step. Substitute step 4
for "Download from Radio" in Chirp.


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