[chirp_users] Windows 10 and CHIRP

Jim Unroe
Wed Jun 3 18:14:03 PDT 2015

On Wed, Jun 3, 2015 at 9:09 PM, Jim Unroe <rock.unroe at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 3, 2015 at 8:55 PM, N7TZK <turndavetemp at cableone.net> wrote:
>> I'm curious whether anyone has yet tested Chirp with Windows 10?  Or
>> determined if anything about Windows 10 such as its security systems would
>> get in the way of the common practice of using an old version of the
>> Prolific software driver.  Or, for that matter, any other specific
>> compatibility issues with common Ham computer applications.
>> As many of you are likely aware, Microsoft is taking the unusual step (for
>> them) of providing a FREE upgrade from Windows 7sp1 or Win8.1 computers (for
>> consumers anyway) to Win10.  Indeed, by now you may have already seen a new
>> icon show-up in the lower right corner of your computer encouraging you to
>> make a "reservation" for this upgrade when it becomes generally available on
>> July 29.  That free upgrade is only available for a year.  If you haven't
>> upgraded by then, your out-of-luck unless you wish to pay.
>> The rub, of course, is what gets "broken" by this upgrade.  For the average
>> user, I'm guessing not much.  But us hams tend to have some esoteric
>> needs...
>> Dave
> I do know that I had a discussion with someone that said that he
> successfully installed the Prolific v3.2.0.0 driver in the Windows 10
> public beta OS to use with programming cables that have an
> unauthorized copy of the Prolific Serial-to-TTL chip in them. I
> believe that this person was using CHIRP but I don't remember for
> sure.
> Jim KC9HI

I found the post that I was thinking about and, yes, CHIRP was being
used on the Windows 10 Technical Preview.


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