[chirp_users] Yaesu VX-5r Uploading Issue

Dave ve3wej
Thu Dec 3 12:20:59 PST 2015

I am actually having the same issue ( pc version)   I can download from
radio no issue,  but then editing , and save file ( only as csv file).  but
no time does it ever let me select the upload to radio option, as it is
grayed out

Dave Garber

On Thu, Dec 3, 2015 at 2:23 PM, Tom Hayward <tom at tomh.us> wrote:

> On Wed, Dec 2, 2015 at 8:14 AM, AJ Pulley <kc6lfp at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I downloaded, and booted from the Lunux Live CD version of Chirp, which
> uses
> > the Xfce 4.8 OS.  At this point, I just wanted to complete an upload and
> > download cycle as a test.  The upload cycle completed, creating an image
> > file for the VX-5R.  However, the same exact results were experienced
> upon
> > attempting a download cycle (radio as the destination).
> Just to make sure we're clear, Chirp uses the opposite definitions of
> upload and download. In Chirp, the first step is to click "Download
> from Radio." Then modify your channels. Then "Upload to Radio."
> Has your radio ever been modified for out of band transmit? Is the
> image you're trying to upload from another VX5 that was modded? A
> mismatch of region bits is one thing that causes a clone error.
> A little background: Yaesu uses an extremely primitive programming
> protocol. It simply sends all the bytes and hopes for the best. This
> is why there is no error reported in Chirp--there's no mechanism in
> the protocol for receiving an error report from the radio. The only
> error handling opportunity is to watch the radio's display and
> manually retry if needed.
> As far as tweaking Chirp's code to resolve this, the only real
> opportunity there is to add some extra time between bytes.
> Tom KD7LXL
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