[chirp_users] Baffled by CHIRP

D.J.J. Ring, Jr. n1ea at arrl.net
Sat Sep 7 16:58:09 PDT 2013


The FT897 must use the daily builds of CHIRP.

Also read the Linux pages on danplanet, you have to be a member of dialout
group to access USB and serial ports, maybe lp and other groups as well,
read the Linux pages.

73
N1EA
 On Sep 7, 2013 5:48 PM, "Peter Strauss" <ko6r at yahoo.com> wrote:

> Hello:
> 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.
>
> Questions:
> 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.
>
>
> Peter KO6R
>
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