[chirp_users] Connectivity issues with Puxing PX-A6

Todd Bloomingdale tbloomingdale at gmail.com
Tue Feb 9 13:53:45 PST 2016

it's a driver issue with the fake chips. You need to download and go to the driver. this should fix your situation. check out this link to the
miklor web site that will explain the process and link for the driver


Todd Bloomingdale​-KC9LOX​

Tomah, WI

On Tue, Feb 9, 2016 at 3:47 PM, Kirill Elagin <kirelagin at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello,
> I’ve got a Puxing PX-A6 and a cheap USB cable from China. Now I’m trying
> to make this setup work, but I’ve faced some issues, so I’m looking for
> help.
> The cable seems to have a PL-2303 inside, at least that’s what its USB IDs
> tell and it got picked up by pl2303 kernel module. Now, it _almost_ works.
> I use Puxing PX-2R driver with CHIRP. When I tell CHIRP to download data,
> it fails with `Failed to communicate with radio: Radio is not responding`.
> If I immediately try again, then it downloads successfully.
> I also noticed that when I connect the radio to my laptop, it starts
> transmitting (as in transmitting radio signal), likely because the cable
> plugs into the headset port. But it stops as soon as I open the tty using
> `socat` (`socat -x /dev/ttyUSB0 -`). When I exit `socat` it starts
> transmitting again after around 4 seconds. I believe this 4-second interval
> is the key to CHIRP succeeding, as it always succeeds when I hit “download”
> while the radio is not transmitting either immediately after the first
> attempt or immediately after exiting `socat`.
> I also tried setting up a pty using, again, `socat` to sniff the protocol.
> In this case the radio stops transmitting as soon as `socat` is started
> and, of course, using the pty, CHIRP successfully downloads channels from
> the first try.
> Well, my ultimate goal is to make their own programming software work (at
> least once, as I need to adjust some settings and after that I’ll happily
> stick to CHIRP), but it doesn’t. I thought, that understanding of what’s
> going on with CHIRP might help me figure out what to do next, so any ideas
> are welcome.
> Thanks.
> --
> Кирилл Елагин
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