[chirp_users] I picked up a UV-B5 and am unable to program it with chirp.

Stan k8ll.ham at gmail.com
Thu May 28 13:09:51 PDT 2015

Hi all.

This has been my experience with a UV5R. Maybe a little help?????

When I plug in my cable and turn on the radio (UV5R), _it comes on in 
transmit mode_, and stays key-down. As soon as I _send the updated data_ 
to the radio, it will fail, but the _radio will come out of transmit 
mode . . . USUALLY_ . . . BUT sometimes I have to send the data 2 or 3 
times before it comes out of transmit mode. Then, _after it's come out 
of transmit mode_, it will accept the data OK. So, I try to tune to a 
frequency that most likely will not be in use when I turn the radio on, 
that way, when it starts up in transmit mode it won't interfere with 
someone else's QSO.

Also, and I'm not sure what chipset is in my cheap cable, I had to just 
roll the driver back to the previous driver BEFORE it would work. The 
next update made it fail again, so I rolled it back again and stopped it 
from updating the driver again and it has worked OK ever since.

Just my 2Hz worth!

Stan K8LL
NW Ohio
10-10# 76801
FP# 3255
Propagation is our master . . . but sometimes the master is cruel!
On 5/28/2015 3:00 PM, chirp_users-request at intrepid.danplanet.com wrote:
> I picked up a UV-B5 and am unable to program it with chirp. The console
> >output is as follows:
> >
> >%chirpw
> >
> >
> >ERROR: -- Exception: --
> >ERROR: Traceback (most recent call last):
> >   File "/usr/lib64/python2.7/site-packages/chirp/ui/clone.py", line 238,
> >in run
> >     self.__radio.sync_in()
> >   File "/usr/lib64/python2.7/site-packages/chirp/drivers/uvb5.py", line
> >315, in sync_in
> >     self._mmap = do_download(self)
> >   File "/usr/lib64/python2.7/site-packages/chirp/drivers/uvb5.py", line
> >202, in do_download
> >     do_ident(radio)
> >   File "/usr/lib64/python2.7/site-packages/chirp/drivers/uvb5.py", line
> >181, in do_ident
> >     raise errors.RadioError("Radio did not ack programming mode")
> >RadioError: Radio did not ack programming mode
> >
> >ERROR: ----------------
> >ERROR: Clone failed: Radio did not ack programming mode
> >ERROR: --- Exception Dialog: Radio did not ack programming mode ---
> >ERROR: None
> >
> >ERROR: ----------------------------
> >
> >
> >I've tried two different cables to no avail, and yes I had them seated.
> >Not a windows environment so I don't think the IP hindrance is the
> >issue. The radio's xmit light comes on but it seams to not be able to
> >communicate with chirp.
> >

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