[chirp_users] Chirp Works!!!

Mike wa4yur at gmail.com
Thu Aug 6 20:28:00 PDT 2015


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> On Jul 31, 2015, at 11:19 AM, Kurt <ksaves2 at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> 
> Ummmmm,
> 
>   It works until it doesn't work.  Usually that's a change in an OS driver that is not in the purview of Chirp developers.  Or something in the firmware of the 
> desired device.  It can be a Godsend alternative for pricey aftermarket software so one mustn't be too critical.  Of the list below, I believe only the GR is the 
> one that doesn't have manufacturer provided free software.  For that one should be appreciative.
> Also, having one program that can deal with a myriad of units is nice so one doesn't have to have a mess of programs sitting on a computer.
> Kurt KC9LDH
> 
> From: Jeremy Dieringer <jdieringer1028 at sbcglobal.net>
> To: Discussion of CHIRP <chirp_users at intrepid.danplanet.com> 
> Sent: Sunday, July 26, 2015 5:24 PM
> Subject: Re: [chirp_users] Chirp Works!!!
> 
> What?
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> On Sunday, July 26, 2015 5:44 PM, Jeff <wireless3.14159 at gmail.com> wrote:
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> My sentiments exactly. 
> 
> From: F Mitchell <mitchsfm at gmail.com>
> Sent: July 26, 2015 1:41:49 PM MDT
> To: chirp_users at intrepid.danplanet.com
> Subject: [chirp_users] Chirp Works!!!
> 
> THANKS Chirp developers!
>  
> In the past few days, I have programmed 4 Baofeng UV5R radios of various vintage, a Kenwood TH-F6, a Yaesu VX-8GR, and Wouxun KG-UV8D and KG-UVD1P radios using Chirp latest daily build. (20150702).
>  
> I found 4 generic programming cables in my programming box, all apparently Prolific chipped or clones, all worked. All the cable chips were identified as Prolific by Windows or by Linux.
>  
> I have used Windows 7 on an Asus laptop, Windows 7 running in Virtual Box on a MacBook Pro, Kubuntu running in Virtual Box on the MacBook Pro, and Ubuntu 14.04 running on an HP Spirit 13 (I dumped Win 8) to do the programming. Chirp just worked on all of that hardware and different operating systems. I briefly tried to get Chirp going native on the MacBook Pro, but didn’t spend the time as Chirp was working great on the Mac in Virtual Box.
>  
> Things I learned: plug in the programming cable after Chirp is running; and you have to find the correct port that the programming cable is on.
>  
> Chirp just works!!!
>  
> THANKS! THANKS!! THANKS!!!
>  
> Mitch W4OA
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