[chirp_users] Baofeng UV-6 -- Radio refused clone

Aubrey Turner
Tue Apr 15 22:07:42 PDT 2014

I have a brand new UV-6 that I just received that won't allow me to 
perform a download.  It gives a "Radio refused clone" error.

I have a known working cable.  It's a Prolific "clone" but I know it 
works as I have used it on this computer and several others to program 
several different UV-5R's.  I am using Ubuntu 13.10 with the latest 
daily build (20140413).  The cable shows up on /dev/ttyUSB0 and my ID is 
a member of the dialout group (as I mentioned, I've used this 
combination of computer and cable with the UV-5R).

What happens is that it appears to be communicating initially to get the 
ident, but it gets a zero back for the 'ack' afterwards instead of the 
expected value of "\x06".  At least that's what I'm gathering from 
reading the code.  I've got years of experience as a developer, but only 
know enough Python to follow the broad outline of what is taking place 
(perhaps this will be my excuse to finally learn Python).  I was able, 
though, to add a line of code to dump the ack value, which is how I 
found that it's zero.

I just wanted to check to see if anyone had seen this or knew of 
something I might be missing before I troubled the developers by opening 
a ticket.

Here is the output I'm getting (from stdout, as it doesn't seem to be 
creating a debug.log anywhere): (includes my extra line of output)

turnera at runabout:~/Downloads/CHIRP/chirp-daily-20140413$ ./chirpw
CHIRP daily-20140413 on Linux - Ubuntu 13.10 (Python 2.7.5+)

(process:29928): Gtk-WARNING **: Locale not supported by C library.
     Using the fallback 'C' locale.
Registered Icom_IC-2820H = IC2820Radio
Registered Yaesu_VX-8_R = VX8Radio
Registered Yaesu_VX-8_DR = VX8DRadio
Registered Yaesu_VX-8_GE = VX8GERadio
Registered Puxing_PX-777 = Puxing777Radio
Registered Puxing_PX-2R = Puxing2RRadio
Registered Generic_CSV = CSVRadio
Registered Commander_KG-UV = CommanderCSVRadio
Registered RT_Systems_CSV = RTCSVRadio
Registered Icom_IC-2100H = IC2100Radio
Registered Yaesu_FTM-350 = FTM350Radio
Registered Icom_ID-800H_v2 = ID800v2Radio
Registered TYT_TH-UV3R = TYTUV3RRadio
Registered Yaesu_FT-7800_7900 = FT7800Radio
Registered Yaesu_FT-8800 = FT8800Radio
Registered Yaesu_FT-8900 = FT8900Radio
Registered Yaesu_VX-170 = VX170Radio
Registered Yaesu_VX-7 = VX7Radio
Registered Icom_IC-208H = IC208Radio
Registered Yaesu_VX-6 = VX6Radio
Registered Baofeng_UV-B5 = BaofengUVB5
Registered Icom_IC-91_92AD_ICF_File = IC9xICFRadio
Registered Icom_IC-V82_U82 = ICx8xRadio
Registered Yaesu_VX-3 = VX3Radio
Registered Icom_IC-2200H = IC2200Radio
Registered Icom_7200 = Icom7200Radio
Registered Icom_7000 = Icom7000Radio
Registered Icom_746 = Icom746Radio
Registered Icom_IC-T70 = ICT70Radio
Registered KYD_NC-630A = NC630aRadio
Registered Kenwood_TK-7102 = KenwoodTK7102Radio
Registered Kenwood_TK-8102 = KenwoodTK8102Radio
Registered Kenwood_TK-7108 = KenwoodTK7108Radio
Registered Kenwood_TK-8108 = KenwoodTK8108Radio
Registered Baofeng_UV-5R = BaofengUV5R
Registered Baofeng_F-11 = BaofengF11Radio
Registered Baofeng_UV-82 = BaofengUV82Radio
Registered Baofeng_UV-6 = BaofengUV6Radio
Registered Intek_KT-980HP = IntekKT980Radio
Registered Baofeng_UV-3R = UV3RRadio
Registered Icom_IC-91_92AD = IC9xRadio
Registered Yaesu_FT-60 = FT60Radio
Registered Icom_ID-31A = ID31Radio
Registered Yaesu_FT-817 = FT817Radio
Registered Yaesu_FT-817ND = FT817NDRadio
Registered Yaesu_FT-817ND_US = FT817NDUSRadio
Registered TYT_TH-UVF1 = TYTTHUVF1Radio
Registered Generic_XML = XMLRadio
Registered AnyTone_5888UV = AnyTone5888UVRadio
Registered Intek_HR-2040 = IntekHR2040Radio
Registered Polmar_DB-50M = PolmarDB50MRadio
Registered Powerwerx_DB-750X = PowerwerxDB750XRadio
Registered Yaesu_VX-2 = VX2Radio
Registered Yaesu_FT-2800M = FT2800Radio
Registered Icom_ID-51A = ID51Radio
Registered Icom_ID-880H = ID880Radio
Registered Icom_ID-80H = ID80Radio
Registered Icom_IC-T7H = ICT7HRadio
Registered Vertex_Standard_VXA-700 = VXA700Radio
Registered Icom_IC-Q7A = ICQ7Radio
Registered Icom_IC-T8A = ICT8ARadio
Registered Yaesu_VX-5 = VX5Radio
Registered Yaesu_FT-1802M = FT1802Radio
Registered Icom_IC-2720H = IC2720Radio
Registered Wouxun_KG-UVD1P = KGUVD1PRadio
Registered Wouxun_KG-UV6 = KGUV6DRadio
Registered Wouxun_KG-816 = KG816Radio
Registered Wouxun_KG-818 = KG818Radio
Registered Icom_IC-W32A = ICW32ARadio
Registered Kenwood_HMK = HMKRadio
Registered Alinco_DR03T = DR03Radio
Registered Alinco_DR06T = DR06Radio
Registered Alinco_DR135T = DR135Radio
Registered Alinco_DR235T = DR235Radio
Registered Alinco_DR435T = DR435Radio
Registered Alinco_DJ596 = DJ596Radio
Registered Jetstream_JT220M = JT220MRadio
Registered Alinco_DJ175 = DJ175Radio
Registered Kenwood_TH-D72_clone_mode = THD72Radio
Registered Kenwood_ITM = ITMRadio
Registered Baojie_BJ-UV55 = BaojieBJUV55Radio
Registered Yaesu_FT-90 = FT90Radio
Registered Baofeng_BF-888 = H777Radio
Registered Kenwood_TH-D7 = THD7Radio
Registered Kenwood_TH-D7G = THD7GRadio
Registered Kenwood_TM-D700 = TMD700Radio
Registered Kenwood_TM-V7 = TMV7Radio
Registered Kenwood_TM-G707 = TMG707Radio
Registered Kenwood_TH-G71 = THG71Radio
Registered Kenwood_TH-F6 = THF6ARadio
Registered Kenwood_TH-F7 = THF7ERadio
Registered Kenwood_TM-D710 = TMD710Radio
Registered Kenwood_TH-D72_live_mode = THD72Radio
Registered Kenwood_TM-V71 = TMV71Radio
Registered Kenwood_TH-K2 = THK2Radio
Registered Kenwood_TM-271 = TM271Radio
Registered Kenwood_TM-281 = TM281Radio
Registered Kenwood_TM-471 = TM471Radio
Registered ARRL_Travel_Plus = TpeRadio
Registered Yaesu_FT-857_897 = FT857Radio
Registered Yaesu_FT-857_897_US = FT857USRadio
Registered TYT_TH-UVF8D = TYTUVF8DRadio
Skipping existing stock config
Skipping existing stock config
Skipping existing stock config
Skipping existing stock config
Skipping existing stock config
Skipping existing stock config
Skipping existing stock config
Skipping existing stock config
User selected Baofeng UV-6 on port /dev/ttyUSB0
Clone thread started
Sending Magic: 000: 50 bb ff 20 12 08 23 00   P.....#.

000: aa 01 01 36 01 74 01 04   ...6.t..

Ack: 000: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00   ........

Radio refused clone
-- Exception: --
Traceback (most recent call last):
line 227, in run
"/home/turnera/Downloads/CHIRP/chirp-daily-20140413/chirp/uv5r.py", line 
619, in sync_in
     self._mmap = _do_download(self)
"/home/turnera/Downloads/CHIRP/chirp-daily-20140413/chirp/uv5r.py", line 
450, in _do_download
     data = _ident_radio(radio)
"/home/turnera/Downloads/CHIRP/chirp-daily-20140413/chirp/uv5r.py", line 
446, in _ident_radio
     raise error
RadioError: Radio refused clone
Clone failed: Radio refused clone
Clone thread ended
--- Exception Dialog: Radio refused clone ---
turnera at runabout:~/Downloads/CHIRP/chirp-daily-20140413$

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