[chirp_users] Yaesu VX-5r Uploading Issue

AJ Pulley
Thu Dec 3 18:38:19 PST 2015

Thank you all for the feedback and replies.  Knowing that I’m not the only one with the issue is somewhat comforting in it’s own way.  Fortunately, I can run Windows 7 or 8 via Parallels in my Mac, which might lend itself to another software that might be PC-only based.  As for the upload/download terminology… I did upload/download from the radio to Chirp first, which gave me the initial and original .img file in Chirp.  Then, upon modifying, I attempted to download/upload from Chirp back to the radio.  That is where I discovered this issue.  Also, Tom, thank you for explaining Yeasu’s antiquated or inferior method of data transfer.  One thing I haven’t tried is to connect the cable to the radio first, then to the Mac.  Maybe this doesn’t make a difference, maybe it will.  I’ve always connected the cable to the Mac first, then to the radio.  

In all, programming the VX-5R isn’t that important.  I’m very thankful of the developers for the ability to successfully use Chirp on my FT-8900r.  I use that as my base station FM radio, which has a lot of repeaters and simplex frequencies on it.


> On Dec 3, 2015, at 5:26 PM, Jim Unroe <rock.unroe at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 3, 2015 at 3:20 PM, Dave ve3wej <ve3wej at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 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
> Dave,
> You cannot load a CSV file into CHIRP and upload it to any radio.
> CHIRP doesn't know what radio it is for.
> You have to download from the radio to create a "tab" that is
> compatible with the radio. An alternative would be to load a CHIRP
> Radio Images (*.img) file that was saved from the radio. Only this way
> will you be able to upload the tab to the radio.
> What you have to do is "import" the CSV file into this tab. Then upload it.
> Jim KC9HI
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