[chirp_users] serial port monitor?

Mike Miller lists at kc9doa.com
Thu Jan 29 22:08:48 PST 2015


Hi Rob,

Maybe this link will point you in a useful direction.
<http://ubuntuforums.org/archive/index.php/t-1579391.html>

73
Mike kc9doa

On 29 Jan 2015 at 20:43, Rob Locher wrote:

> Hi all,
> 
> I believe I've found a CHIRP bug, er I mean an issue.  When I
> try to  
> "Download from Radio" with my ID-880H, I get an error almost
> immediately:  
> "Failed to communicate with the radio: Unexpected response from
> radio".   
> I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 and the 2015-01-23 daily build of
> Chirp.  I use  
> the same USB-to-serial converter to troubleshoot hardware
> devices  
> regularly using minicom, so I'm confident it's not a
> permissions problem.   
> I'm able to use the Icom software to program the radio (after
> booting the  
> netbook into Windows, ugh), so I don't think it's an issue with
> the radio  
> or the cable.  I checked to see if I have the latest firmware
> for the  
> radio, but there haven't been any updates.
> 
> Before I report the issue, I'd like to gather as much
> information as I  
> reasonably can.  If there's a relatively simple way to capture
> the traffic  
> on the serial port, I'd like to do that.  I did some Googling,
> and all the  
> methods I found seemed complicated.  Of course there might be a
> much  
> easier way, like setting a debug level.  So I ask the group, is
> there  
> something reasonable that I can do to log the activity on the
> serial port  
> before I report my issue?
> 
> 73,
> - Rob W7GH
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