[chirp_users] Mac user - inconsistent ability to contact radio

Nick Catrow ncatrow at charter.net
Sat Oct 24 11:34:39 PDT 2015


I use the driver dated in 2007 with my  laptop (Windows 10) & have not had any problems. 

Nick Catrow,  N0DAD

> On Oct 21, 2015, at 11:00 AM, 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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