[chirp_users] Mac user - inconsistent ability to contact radio

Kearney mbk7 at comcast.net
Sat Oct 24 07:07:04 PDT 2015


I've had a similar issue with "Error: can't find or read the radio". Sorry, 
I have no other suggestions. I am working on a 'cheat sheet' to help avoid 
some mis-steps with CHIRP for first time users in our club so I am curios to 
find out what causes your problems.

Mike KG7KIQ



----- Original Message ----- 
From: <paul.slootweg at gmail.com>
To: "Discussion of CHIRP" <chirp_users at intrepid.danplanet.com>
Sent: Saturday, October 24, 2015 6:46 AM
Subject: Re: [chirp_users] Mac user - inconsistent ability to contact radio


> Done that too - if it worked.
>
> The issue is connectivity to the radio.
>
>
>> On 24 Oct 2015, at 14:35, Kearney <mbk7 at comcast.net> wrote:
>>
>> 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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