[chirp_users] Problems with Yaesu -- FT60 and FT-8800

Milton Hywatt mhywattt at yahoo.com
Fri Jan 24 18:43:42 PST 2014


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 From: Basil Copeland <blcjr2 at gmail.com>
To: Jens J. <kd4tjx at yahoo.com>; Discussion of CHIRP <chirp_users at intrepid.danplanet.com> 
Sent: Friday, January 24, 2014 9:40 PM
Subject: Re: [chirp_users] Problems with Yaesu -- FT60 and FT-8800
 


I've looked high and low around the chirp web site for how to formally report a bug, but see no way to do so.  Help?

Basil




On Thu, Jan 23, 2014 at 8:37 PM, Jens J. <kd4tjx at yahoo.com> wrote:

Hi Basil,
>Please do report this bug, and be sure to include the debug.log, and a copy of radio image which was downloaded.
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> From: Basil Copeland <blcjr2 at gmail.com>
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>To: Discussion of CHIRP <chirp_users at intrepid.danplanet.com> 
>Sent: Thursday, January 23, 2014 8:29 PM
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>Subject: Re: [chirp_users] Problems with Yaesu -- FT60 and FT-8800
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>Okay, here are some results from a bit of testing with versions.
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>1) The error is replicated in 20140102 (which is the first version of CHIRP I used).
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2) When I installed the current "stable" version, the error is not present, and the write to the FT-60 is successful.
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>3) When I reinstalled 20140102 "on top of" the stable version (i.e. without first doing a complete uninstall), it also worked!  But when I did a complete uninstall, and reinstall of 20140102, the error returned.
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>4) I went back to the 20131031 version.  When this was installed "on top of" the stable version, same result as in 3), i.e. no error.  But when I did a complete uninstall, and reinstalled 20131031, the error returned.
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>5) Lastly, did a complete uninstall, and installed 20131002.  This version worked, like the stable version.  No error.
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>So, somewhere between 20131002 and 20131031, the error enters.  I guess you could check change logs for the builds in October for any changes that would affect Yaesu radios.  Incidentally, I notice that between 20131002 and 20131031, the read and write instructions (steps to set the radio for rx or tx) were added.  Had I started with the "stable" build, or even 20131002, I wouldn't have known what to do (without further research) to set the radios for read or write.
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>On Thu, Jan 23, 2014 at 5:51 PM, IZ3GME Marco <iz3gme.marco at gmail.com> wrote:
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>Good news!
>>Can you please try again with the daily build to confirm is only a version problem?
>>I can't test myself for a couple of days ...
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>>Tnx
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>>73 de IZ3GME Marco
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>>On Thu, 23 Jan 2014 17:43:56 -0600
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>>Basil Copeland <blcjr2 at gmail.com> wrote:
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>>> It may be too late for that?  I just installed the "stable" version, and it
>>> worked.  So this is an issue with the daily build version I was using, or
>>> so it would seem.
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>>> Basil
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>>> On Thu, Jan 23, 2014 at 5:34 PM, IZ3GME Marco <iz3gme.marco at gmail.com>wrote:
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>>> > Hi Basil
>>> > I think there can be some useful info in the log, can you please reproduce
>>> > the problem and send it?
>>> > Here is how to collect debug log
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>>> > http://chirp.danplanet.com/projects/chirp/wiki/How_To_Report_Issues#Getting-your-debug-log
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>>> > tnx
>>> > 73 de IZ3GME Marco
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>>> > On Thu, 23 Jan 2014 16:31:20 -0600
>>> > Basil Copeland <blcjr2 at gmail.com> wrote:
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>>> > > Thanks for the prompt reply.  At least with respect to the FT-60,
>>> > Commander
>>> > > was not open; at that point, it had not even been installed.  IAC, I just
>>> > > went through the whole process again with the FT-60.  Same error.
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>>> > > Seems curious to me that this would happen with two different cables
>>> > > connected to two different radios.  I really do not see how it could be a
>>> > > cable issue.  Driver issue, perhaps.  That would be the only common
>>> > > denominator.  The driver is FTDI 2.8.30.0, dated 7/12/13, and installed
>>> > > using COM4, as COM1/3 is reported "in use" (that would be for a Prolific
>>> > > driver/USB cable used with the UV-5R).
>>> > >
>>> > > Basil
>>> > > KE5GAE
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>>> > > On Thu, Jan 23, 2014 at 3:58 PM, Tom Hayward <esarfl at gmail.com> wrote:
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>>> > > > On Thu, Jan 23, 2014 at 1:27 PM, Basil Copeland <blcjr2 at gmail.com>
>>> > wrote:
>>> > > > > windows, with a final error message saying something about being
>>> > unable
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>>> > > > > "read echo" and then "bad cable?"
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>>> > > > This error means that Chirp tried to send something out over the
>>> > > > serial port and didn't get a response. With Yaesu cables, everything
>>> > > > sent should echo back to the serial port, because the tx and rx lines
>>> > > > are connected together. The cause of this is usually, as reported, a
>>> > > > faulty cable or driver. My only other idea is that another program may
>>> > > > have been using the serial port when Chirp tried to access it. Was
>>> > > > Commander still open?
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>>> > > > Tom KD7LXL
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