[chirp_users] Yaesu VX-5r Uploading Issue

Dave ve3wej ve3wej at gmail.com
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
VE3WEJ / VE3IE

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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