[chirp_users] Mac user - inconsistent ability to contact radio

Kearney mbk7 at comcast.net
Sat Oct 24 06:35:26 PDT 2015


Have you tried to download to a new file?
----- Original Message ----- 
From: <paul.slootweg at gmail.com>
To: "Discussion of CHIRP" <chirp_users at intrepid.danplanet.com>
Sent: Saturday, October 24, 2015 6:21 AM
Subject: Re: [chirp_users] Mac user - inconsistent ability to contact radio


> 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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