[chirp_users] Mac user - inconsistent ability to contact radio

Jim Unroe rock.unroe at gmail.com
Wed Oct 21 09:00:47 PDT 2015


On Wed, Oct 21, 2015 at 9:43 AM, Paul Slootweg <paul.slootweg at gmail.com> wrote:
> I have the latest of everything installed, the Prolific drivers show
> up as started in the Console, and the USB serial device shows up, but
> I can rarely download (never mind upload.)
> Radio is UV-5RA
>
> Am I missing something?
>
> Paul

Paul,

When it comes to Prolific drivers, you don't want the latest. They are
incompatible with the unauthorized Prolific chip copies that are in
most programming cables (including the "genuine" Baofeng programming
cable). Try the generic drivers on the MacOS_Tips page or purchase the
3rd party driver.

http://chirp.danplanet.com/projects/chirp/wiki/MacOS_Tips

https://www.mac-usb-serial.com/

Or to avoid the hassle of finding and installing a compatible driver,
get a programming cable with the FTDI chip.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00HUB0ONK

Jim KC9HI



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