[chirp_users] Mac user - inconsistent ability to contact radio

paul.slootweg at gmail.com paul.slootweg at gmail.com
Sat Oct 24 06:21:24 PDT 2015


Nope. Same radio. (One of the times that download did work!)

Paul

> On 24 Oct 2015, at 14:12, Kearney <mbk7 at comcast.net> wrote:
> 
> 
> Paul, was your original img. file created on a different radio?
> 
> Mike KG7KIQ
> 
> 
> 
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Paul Slootweg" <paul.slootweg at gmail.com>
> To: "Discussion of CHIRP" <chirp_users at intrepid.danplanet.com>
> Sent: Friday, October 23, 2015 1:15 AM
> Subject: Re: [chirp_users] Mac user - inconsistent ability to contact radio
> 
> 
>> I would have assumed that if the was a compatibility problem, then the
>> cable/drivers would work 'never', not 'sometimes'.
>> 
>> As for FTDI cables - unobtanium in the UK.
>> 
>> Paul
>> 
>>> On 21 October 2015 at 17:00, Jim Unroe <rock.unroe at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> 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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