[chirp_users] Help please!

Bry Carling AF4K bcarling at cfl.rr.com
Tue Mar 31 03:08:49 PDT 2015


Thank you!

The supplier assures me these are not the fake chips but genuine FTDI chips he is using, 
and charged a premium price for it.

The cable came from Mark Dunkle, KJ6ZWL

Manufacturer: FTDI
on USB Serial Converter

Driver Provided: FTDI
8/26/2014

Driver Version:
2.12.0.0






On 30 Mar 2015 at 23:22, D.J.J. Ring, Jr. wrote:

> 
> Bry,
> What type cable are you using?  Can you go to Device Manager and give us the driver type and 
> version number.  There is a problem with fake chips made in China not working right.
> David
> On Mar 30, 2015 8:34 PM, "Bry Carling AF4K" <bcarling at cfl.rr.com> wrote:
>     Nothing happens.
>     
>     Sometimes it will do nothing. Other times it says an error has occurred, cannot open th 
>     eport
>     (COM3) Error 2
>     
>     
>     
>     On 30 Mar 2015 at 17:54, Denis Dimick wrote:
>     
>     >
>     > Bry,
>     > What happens when you try to download from the radio?
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>     > | Sent from my Black and Decker Toaster Oven
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>     > On Mar 30, 2015 5:17 PM, "Bry Carling AF4K" <bcarling at cfl.rr.com> wrote:
>     >     I am trying again to get the CHIRP program to work with my Icom T70 and it Is NOT
>     >     obvious.
>     >
>     >     I have a nice FTDI from Mark Dunkle. KJ6ZWL. I have spoken with Mark and we ar 
>     enboth
>     >     mystified as to why this doesn't work.
>     >
>     >     I got as far as to make it stop SCANNING all the time when I plug the cable in. I follow 
>     the
>     >     key presses to get the radio into CLONING mode. I set it to "CL out." Then I try to 
>     "read" the
>     >     radio into Chirp.
>     >
>     >     The only thing I can see to do in CHIRP is to click on "RADIO" and then "DOWNLOAD
>     >     FROM RADIO."
>     >
>     >     Is there something else I should be doing? I jhave been trying this since January and 
>     just
>     >     haven't had time to fool with it soince it is such a bad time-wasting failure.
>     >
>     >     I wish people would either supply instructiuons with Chirp or make it so that ist is a bit 
>     more
>     >     obvious and user friendly!
>     >
>     >     I will now try downloading the latest version and see if that helps.  I am on version 0.4.1
>     >
>     >     Bry Carling, AF4K
>     >
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