[chirp_users] Cannot Upload to Yausu VX-6

Bob Recny
Tue Apr 8 13:07:41 PDT 2014

One word of caution before updating to Mavericks.  Uninstall the FTDI
driver *before* you upgrade.  This will allow OS X to default to its own
Apple driver for FTDI.  Refer to the installation guide, section 4:

Bob Recny, N8SQT
n8sqt at arrl.net

On Tue, Apr 8, 2014 at 12:47 PM, Pete Mackie <pete at seaquest.com> wrote:

> Rich,
> Lets see if we can get you going. I do have CHIRP 0.4.0 working on three
> Mac computers and communicating with two Yaesu VX-6R HTs.
> The first action I suggest is that you update to Mac OS X 10.9.2
> Mavericks. Mavericks is a free operating system update from Apple, so don't
> hold back on updating.
> Once you have Mac OS X 10.9.2 Mavericks installed,
> then the connection Port you want to select in CHIRP is:
> You cannot read the full connection Port name in
> the above screen shot. It is: /dev/cu.usbserial-A702RBLF
> This is the USB / FTDI chip driver from Apple but only available with Mac
> OS X 10.9.2 Mavericks.
> Second, what USB to Serial cable are you using? I am using a pair of Yaesu
> USB VX-7 FTDI<http://www.valley-ent.com/catalog/advanced_search_result.php?search_in_description=1&keywords=RPC-Y7R-U> cables,
> part # RPC-Y7R-U, from Valley Enterprises<http://www.valley-ent.com/catalog/>
> .
> FWIW: you are having a driver problem and not a CHIRP problem.
> Stick with me, and I'll get you going. It just may take a few
> back-and-forth tries.
> Pete
> On Apr 4, 2014, at 10:00 PM, Richard Martinelli <richmj at sbcglobal.net>
> wrote:
> I'm having the same problem trying to upload to my Yaesu VX-7R as that
> which is described in Issue 1433.  I was able to download the image, made
> some changes and now cannot upload it back. The only thing different from
> what was identified in Issue 1433 is I'm running Mountain Lion 10.8.5 and
> the new Apple FTDI drive is not utilized.  I'm running the FTDI  2.2.18
> driver downloaded from their site.  Is there any update regarding 10.8.5
> and the FTDI driver?  I have not been able to locate any issues regarding
> FTDI and 10.8.5.  Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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