[chirp_users] Baffled by CHIRP
mhywattt at yahoo.com
Sat Sep 7 16:26:07 PDT 2013
I think the FT-857 uses the same interface. Give that a try if you have
your driver situation sorted.
From: Peter Strauss <ko6r at yahoo.com>
To: "chirp_users at intrepid.danplanet.com" <chirp_users at intrepid.danplanet.com>
Sent: Saturday, September 7, 2013 5:47 PM
Subject: [chirp_users] Baffled by CHIRP
I'm a newbie to this group.
I just was loaned a cable that works perfectly for my friend who has an FT-7900.
I have an FT-897.
1. Is there a problem with compatibility with the cable? The indicator does glow red when I'm plugged into a USB port.
2. I downloaded CHIRP to both my ubuntu 10.04 drive and my XP drive. On the Ubuntu version, there is no option for FT-897. That's version 0.2.1.
On the XP drive, there is that option. However, for both, I get an error on the radio after I've hit transmit. On Ubuntu, I'm told that the header couldn't be read. No message on the XP version, but no luck either -- same error shows up on the radio. Now what?
3. Tried to figure out how to get an updated version for Ubuntu, so that I could find the
FT-897 listed. Couldn't find that.
Feeling like a total dummy at this point, and disappointed that I couldn't just plug it in and go for broke.
Any help greatly appreciated.
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