[chirp_users] FT1D programming went well on Centos 6 - comments & errata

David Ranch chirp at trinnet.net
Mon Jun 29 10:25:43 PDT 2015


Hey Marco, fellow Chirp users,

Thought I'd chime in mention that programming my FT1D with the Chirp 
daily went well after a few minor bumps.  Thank you to Marco and 
everyone to make Chirp possible!

I searched for them here in the archive and didn't find any so I thought 
I'd mention them here:

#1 - In bringing in memories I saved as an export from a Kenwood TH-F6A, 
things went very well!

#2 - Few questions - Left Hand "Settings" tab

    APRS General
    - What is the "User Selected Symbol"?  I already have /[ for the 
APRS "person" symbol
    - "My Position" says Manual Lat/Long though on the Radio says "GPS"
    - Time Source says "manual" when the radio says "Auto"

    APRS Transmit:
    - Chirp calls it "TX Beacons" is set to "interval" when the FT1D 
calls it Beacon TX and the Radio has it actually set to to AUTO (not 
SmartBeacon).  This means use SmartBeacon if it's enabled in it's own menu

    APRS SmartBeacon
    - I would encourage you to make Chirp a little more verbose. Please 
rename from Type1 to something a little more helpful like: Type 1 - High 
Speed, Type 2 - Medium Speed, Type 3 - Low speed

    APRS Messages
    - It's pretty slick you can capture these messages but what if I 
don't want to clone them to another radio.  Can you give me a checkbox 
to delete or not export some/all of these?

    APRS Beacons
    - It's pretty nice you can capture these messages but really not 
useful to clone them to another radio.  Can you give me a checkbox to 
delete or not export some/all of these?

    "Misc" tab
    - Chirp shows "Opening message mode" as "Normal" when the radio 
calls it "Callsign"
    - If the mode isn't set to messase, can you grey out Chirp's 
"Opening Message" text field?

#3 - There are some items missing in Chirp and some are kinda important:

      Most of the FT1D "Config" menu, most of the TX/RX (setting narrow 
deviation, YSF defaults),  portions of the Signalling menu,

       Scan tab
       - There are a few items missing like "Scan Width", DW Time,

      WiresX settings


#4 - Older generations of Chirp used to work fine on this machine but in 
this recent one, I was seeing:
--
./chirpw
Traceback (most recent call last):
   File "./chirpw", line 20, in <module>
     from chirp import logger
   File "/home/archive/Chirp/chirp-daily-20150623/chirp/logger.py", line 
27, in <module>
     import argparse
ImportError: No module named argparse
--

The solution here was to install the following from the Centos "Extras" 
repo:

    yum install python-argparse.noarch


#5 - Chirp seems to be a bit chatty on the STDOUT side when I'm only 
programming an HT here.  I think some of this should go away as they 
don't apply, are duplicate to what displays on the GUI, etc
--
./chirpw
WARNING: Bandplan North American Band Plan has duplicates 
[1800000-2000000 160 Meter Band simplex , 1800000-2000000 160 Meter Band 
simplex mode: CW ]
WARNING: Bandplan North American Band Plan has duplicates 
[1800000-1810000 Digimodes simplex , 1800000-1810000 Digital Modes 
simplex ]
WARNING: Bandplan North American Band Plan has duplicates 
[1999000-2000000 Beacons simplex mode: CW , 1999000-2000000 Beacons 
simplex ]
WARNING: Bandplan North American Band Plan has duplicates 
[3500000-4000000 80 Meter Band simplex , 3500000-4000000 80 Meter Band 
simplex ]
WARNING: Bandplan North American Band Plan has duplicates 
[7000000-7300000 40 Meter Band simplex , 7000000-7300000 40 Meter Band 
simplex ]
WARNING: Bandplan North American Band Plan has duplicates 
[10100000-10150000 30 Meter Band simplex , 10100000-10150000 30 Meter 
Band simplex ]
WARNING: Bandplan North American Band Plan has duplicates 
[10130000-10140000 All narrow band digimodes simplex , 10130000-10140000 
RTTY simplex mode: RTTY ]
WARNING: Bandplan North American Band Plan has duplicates 
[10140000-10150000 All modes, digimodes, no phone simplex , 
10140000-10150000 Packet simplex ]
WARNING: Bandplan North American Band Plan has duplicates 
[14000000-14350000 20 Meter Band simplex , 14000000-14350000 20 Meter 
Band simplex ]
WARNING: Bandplan North American Band Plan has duplicates 
[18068000-18168000 17 Meter Band simplex , 18068000-18168000 17 Meter 
Band simplex ]
WARNING: Bandplan North American Band Plan has duplicates 
[21000000-21450000 15 Meter Band simplex , 21000000-21450000 15 Meter 
Band simplex ]
WARNING: Bandplan North American Band Plan has duplicates 
[24890000-24990000 12 Meter Band simplex , 24890000-24990000 12 Meter 
Band simplex ]
WARNING: Bandplan North American Band Plan has duplicates 
[28000000-28070000 CW simplex mode: CW , 28000000-28070000 CW simplex 
mode: CW ]
WARNING: Bandplan North American Band Plan has duplicates 
[28150000-28190000 All narrow band modes, digimodes simplex , 
28150000-28190000 CW simplex mode: CW ]
WARNING: Bandplan North American Band Plan has duplicates 
[29000000-29200000 All modes, AM preferred simplex mode: AM , 
29000000-29200000 AM simplex mode: AM ]
WARNING: Bandplan North American Band Plan has duplicates 
[29300000-29510000 Satellite downlink simplex , 29300000-29510000 
Satellite Downlinks simplex ]
WARNING: Bandplan North American Band Plan has duplicates 
[1800000-2000000 160 Meter Band simplex , 1800000-2000000 160 Meter Band 
simplex mode: CW ]
WARNING: Bandplan North American Band Plan has duplicates 
[1800000-1810000 Digimodes simplex , 1800000-1810000 Digital Modes 
simplex ]
WARNING: Bandplan North American Band Plan has duplicates 
[1999000-2000000 Beacons simplex mode: CW , 1999000-2000000 Beacons 
simplex ]
WARNING: Bandplan North American Band Plan has duplicates 
[3500000-4000000 80 Meter Band simplex , 3500000-4000000 80 Meter Band 
simplex ]
WARNING: Bandplan North American Band Plan has duplicates 
[7000000-7300000 40 Meter Band simplex , 7000000-7300000 40 Meter Band 
simplex ]
WARNING: Bandplan North American Band Plan has duplicates 
[10100000-10150000 30 Meter Band simplex , 10100000-10150000 30 Meter 
Band simplex ]
WARNING: Bandplan North American Band Plan has duplicates 
[10130000-10140000 All narrow band digimodes simplex , 10130000-10140000 
RTTY simplex mode: RTTY ]
WARNING: Bandplan North American Band Plan has duplicates 
[10140000-10150000 All modes, digimodes, no phone simplex , 
10140000-10150000 Packet simplex ]
WARNING: Bandplan North American Band Plan has duplicates 
[14000000-14350000 20 Meter Band simplex , 14000000-14350000 20 Meter 
Band simplex ]
WARNING: Bandplan North American Band Plan has duplicates 
[18068000-18168000 17 Meter Band simplex , 18068000-18168000 17 Meter 
Band simplex ]
WARNING: Bandplan North American Band Plan has duplicates 
[21000000-21450000 15 Meter Band simplex , 21000000-21450000 15 Meter 
Band simplex ]
WARNING: Bandplan North American Band Plan has duplicates 
[24890000-24990000 12 Meter Band simplex , 24890000-24990000 12 Meter 
Band simplex ]
WARNING: Bandplan North American Band Plan has duplicates 
[28000000-28070000 CW simplex mode: CW , 28000000-28070000 CW simplex 
mode: CW ]
WARNING: Bandplan North American Band Plan has duplicates 
[28150000-28190000 All narrow band modes, digimodes simplex , 
28150000-28190000 CW simplex mode: CW ]
WARNING: Bandplan North American Band Plan has duplicates 
[29000000-29200000 All modes, AM preferred simplex mode: AM , 
29000000-29200000 AM simplex mode: AM ]
WARNING: Bandplan North American Band Plan has duplicates 
[29300000-29510000 Satellite downlink simplex , 29300000-29510000 
Satellite Downlinks simplex ]


/home/archive/Chirp/chirp-hg-a6e74848b253/chirp/ui/importdialog.py:304: 
DeprecationWarning: Use the new widget gtk.Tooltip
   tips = gtk.Tooltips()
/home/archive/Chirp/chirp-hg-a6e74848b253/chirp/ui/importdialog.py:332: 
DeprecationWarning: Use the new widget gtk.Tooltip
   tips.set_tip(lab, self.tips[k])



ERROR: -- Exception: --
ERROR: Traceback (most recent call last):
   File "/home/archive/Chirp/chirp-hg-a6e74848b253/chirp/ui/clone.py", 
line 236, in run
self.__radio.sync_out()
   File 
"/home/archive/Chirp/chirp-hg-a6e74848b253/chirp/drivers/yaesu_clone.py", line 
241, in sync_out
_clone_out(self)
   File 
"/home/archive/Chirp/chirp-hg-a6e74848b253/chirp/drivers/yaesu_clone.py", line 
160, in _clone_out
     raise errors.RadioError("Failed to communicate with the radio: %s" 
% e)
RadioError: Failed to communicate with the radio: Radio did not ack block 1

ERROR: ----------------
ERROR: Clone failed: Failed to communicate with the radio: Radio did not 
ack block 1
ERROR: --- Exception Dialog: Failed to communicate with the radio: Radio 
did not ack block 1 ---
ERROR: None
ERROR: ----------------------------
ERROR: -- Exception: --
ERROR: Traceback (most recent call last):
   File "/home/archive/Chirp/chirp-hg-a6e74848b253/chirp/ui/clone.py", 
line 236, in run
self.__radio.sync_out()
   File 
"/home/archive/Chirp/chirp-hg-a6e74848b253/chirp/drivers/yaesu_clone.py", line 
241, in sync_out
_clone_out(self)
   File 
"/home/archive/Chirp/chirp-hg-a6e74848b253/chirp/drivers/yaesu_clone.py", line 
160, in _clone_out
     raise errors.RadioError("Failed to communicate with the radio: %s" % e)
RadioError: Failed to communicate with the radio: Radio did not ack block 1

ERROR: ----------------
ERROR: Clone failed: Failed to communicate with the radio: Radio did not 
ack block 1
ERROR: --- Exception Dialog: Failed to communicate with the radio: Radio 
did not ack block 1 ---
ERROR: None


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