[chirp_users] Powerwerx DB-750X Programming Issue

Ryan Tourge
Sat Jun 20 13:14:51 PDT 2015

Which version of CHIRP?
On Jun 20, 2015 12:15 PM, "Richard Paczkowski" <richardpaconline at gmail.com>

> Good afternoon and happy Father's Day Eve to all the dads out there!
> I have had a PowerWerx DB-750x since February and had had a chance to play
> with if off and on for the past few months. I purchased it from a national
> dealer at a hamfest along with the legit RT Systems Cable and software
> directly from the dealer. It's windows software and I'm a hardcore MAC guy.
> I borrowed an old XP machine from my Dad, loaded the software, unlocked the
> rig and did some elementary programming knowing that CHIRP also supported
> this model, I gave the pc back and started enjoying the radio.
> Now that I need to reprogram the rig for new memories ect, all I have is
> my MAC Book Air and was hoping to use the legit cable. Well it turns out
> that the third and latest version of the RT systems cable apparently
> doesn't play nice with CHIRP. RT systems apparently did something to make
> the cable incompatible with third party software..
> Since the DB750x is just a clone of the POLMAR and Anyone rigs, I bought a
> programming cable online for the Anyone model, hooked it up, and am able to
> do a preliminary download of the radio, but when I go to "open up" the
> channel views, CHIRP crashes whenever I try to view memory channels above
> #40. (I can upload the debugger log if necessary) In addition, some of the
> programmed channels aren't transferring over, and some of the data is
> actually incorrect. I have tried the POLMAR, Anyone, and the PowerWerx
> download options, all with the same result.
> So now I stuck :( I like this radio for operation, but hate manually
> programming the channels. I'm a huge CHIRP fan and have become spoiled with
> how easy it is to update m other rigs. Now it looks like I am either stuck
> finding an XP machine, or maybe another radio. Any suggestions that the
> group could provide?
> I should also mention I have tried the stable and daily build versions
> with the same result. There is an RT systems "Driver" available for the MAC
> which I have tried, but again their software is not MAC compatible.
> Thanks in advance, and I really appreciate everyone's time!
> Richard
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