[chirp_users] MacBook Air will not talk to UV-5RPlus

Pete Mackie
Tue Apr 15 19:19:48 PDT 2014


Per below, Mavericks is seeing your cable, so that removes the capable as a problem. CHIRP almost certainly not your problem. This narrows the issue down to this being a driver issue. It is almost always is the darned driver and finding the right one.

I suggest that you try the Mac OS X, new to Mavericks, built in serial driver. You select: /dev/cu.usbserial-A702RBLF in CHIRP

I’ve been told by FTDI support (I’m not using Prolific) that all other drivers must be removed with attempting to use Apple’s new built in driver. If you have multiple drivers installed that could be your problem even though the right one might be there.

How to uninstall drivers? Google search something like: How to uninstall (your driver name)

Pete Mackie

On Apr 15, 2014, at 7:00 PM, Bob DeFranco <bob.defranco at gmail.com> wrote:

> Steve,
> I found the following information in System Information after the cable is plugged in (disappears when cable is unplugged):
> USB-Serial Controller:
>   Product ID:    0x2303
>   Vendor ID:    0x067b  (Prolific Technology, Inc.)
>   Version:     3.00
>   Speed:    Up to 12 Mb/sec
>   Manufacturer:    Prolific Technology Inc.
>   Location ID:    0x14200000 / 12
>   Current Available (mA):    500
>   Current Required (mA):    100
> Bob DeFranco

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