[chirp_users] Yaesu VX-5r Uploading Issue

Dave ve3wej
Fri Dec 4 11:07:44 PST 2015

still grayed out, even if I read, then save as chirp file....

Dave Garber

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
> 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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