[chirp_users] Baffled by CHIRP
mike.kc9doa at sbcglobal.net
Sat Sep 7 19:34:58 PDT 2013
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The FT-857 and FT-897 program through the 8 pin mini din CAT
port. The FT-7900 is programmed (cloned) through the 6 pin data
jack. If you plugged the 6 pin cable into the 6 pin data jack
you probably didn't hurt anything. If you tried to stuff it into
the 8 pin CAT port, you could blow the CAT port fuse and or
smoke the cable.
On 7 Sep 2013 at 14:47, Peter Strauss wrote:
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.Â Is there a problem with compatibility with the cable?Â The
indicator does glow red when I'm plugged into a USB port.
2.Â I downloaded CHIRP to both my ubuntu 10.04 drive and my XP
drive.Â On the Ubuntu version, there is no option for FT-897.Â
That's version 0.2.1.
On the XP drive, there is that option.Â However, for both, I get
an error on the radio after I've hit transmit.Â On Ubuntu, I'm
told that the header couldn't be read.Â No message on the XP
version, but no luck either -- same error shows up on the
radio.Â Now what?
3.Â Tried to figure out how to get an updated version for
Ubuntu, so that I could find the FT-897 listed.Â Couldn't find
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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