[chirp_users] chirp_users Digest, Vol 53, Issue 33

Tom Hayward
Mon May 27 11:37:08 PDT 2013

On Mon, May 27, 2013 at 11:25 AM, Grant Cunningham <kd7jnw at me.com> wrote:
> Thanks Tom. Yes, I'm following the Yaesu manual to the letter.
> When the display says "CLONE START", the manual says to push the 'set'
> button, the screen will blank, and then the display will show "CLONE". I do
> that, and it does.
> The manual then says to start the receiving radio, and I click the start
> button in CHIRP. The manual then says to push the left-bank 'V/M' key to
> initiate transmission; when I press that button, nothing happens - the
> display still reads "CLONE", the "-TX-" doesn't show, and CHIRP times out
> with this error:
> "Failed to communicate with radio: Failed to read header (0)".

On Mon, May 27, 2013 at 11:32 AM, Grant Cunningham <kd7jnw at me.com> wrote:
> Problem solved - I'd left the radio in crossband mode! I would have thought
> that entered the initial set menu (where the clone function is located)
> would have suspended crossband, but it doesn't.
> I turned off xband, and the download went without a hitch. Now I can
> experience the inevitable problems editing and uploading the image file -
> yippee!

Excellent catch! This will have to go into the archives for any future
FT-8800 owner unfortunate enough to try to clone when in crossband
repeater mode.


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