[chirp_users] help

Bob 2E0EBA Bob at 2E0EBA.co.uk
Tue Oct 8 12:30:21 PDT 2013

In Chirp, don't you go to the Radio menu and choose "download from 
Radio" which brings up the little menu to choose the radio make, model 
and com port. Then, for my Yaesu FT-897, at least, I have to have it in 
Clone mode (on that radio, I turn it on whilst pressing both arrow keys) 
and then set Chirp to listen by pressing OK (or whatever) and then press 
the "Send" key (there is a label on the screen above the three keys). 
After a moment the transfer takes place and a table appears in Chirp...

London, UKb

On 08/10/2013 20:14, Tom Hayward wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 7, 2013 at 4:02 PM, Marty Hartwell <mhartwe at gmail.com> wrote:
>> My Rig is the VX5R and according to the FAQ for Yaesu it says to put
>> the rig in Clone mode, then launch Chirp and click on "Download from rig".
>> When I do that I get nothing.
> You should get *something*, either a prompt asking what COM port and
> radio you want to download from, or an error message. If you don't get
> *anything*, the only thought I have is that maybe you don't have any
> COM ports. Your debug.log should provide a clue.
> http://chirp.danplanet.com/projects/chirp/wiki/How_To_Report_Issues#Getting-your-debug-log
>> I may have to go back to using my other PC which has Linux, or use the
>> VX commander.
> If it works with VX5 Commander, it will work with Chirp. They both
> require the same COM port and USB/serial driver. Trying with VX5
> Commander would be a good test. (Note: You can import VX5 Commander
> .vx5 files into Chirp)
> If you have Linux available, certainly try it there. It doesn't suffer
> from the same complicated driver issues as Windows, so things tend to
> just work.
> Tom KD7LXL
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