[chirp_users] Icom IC-V82

Tom Hayward tom at tomh.us
Thu Aug 13 16:08:58 PDT 2015

On Thu, Aug 13, 2015 at 12:25 PM, Peter O'Hanlon <pohanlon at iafrica.com> wrote:
> Ok the procedure I followed tonight was:
> Firstly … used windows to check the connection, downloaded from the radio and saved file.
> Uploaded to radio - worked 100%
> Then ran Chirp on the Mac
> Downloaded from the radio … all good - all settings as per the radio.
> Uploaded back to the radio … all looked good - the progress bar moved to 100%, and the radio showed CL IN … then waited a while and the progress bar disappeared and gave a message:
> An error has occurred.  Failure to communicate with radio: did not get clone result from radio.
> Switched the radio off, removed the programming cable, switched on and the radio screen showed "Clear" and everything is wiped from the radio and it is reset to factory default.
> Went back to Windows and reloaded file to the radio.
> Hope this helps.
> Regards
> Peter

Chirp uses the same source code on every operating system, so we can
rule out Chirp code as the source of this issue. What differs between
operating systems is the USB serial driver. My guess the driver you
have installed in OS X is not 100% compatible with the chip in your
cable and the software and your cable stopped communicating partway
through the transfer. I don't know much about your cable, but you
might look into installing a different driver.

If it only happened once, it's also possible this was a transient
error that you'll never see again (maybe a dirty connection to the


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