[chirp_users] Cannot get BF-F8HP Radio to communicate with Mac OS 10.8.5

Jim Unroe
Thu Jul 7 02:28:58 PDT 2016

Hi Tom,

> I start Chirp
> plug in the cable, and then the radio, and finally turn on the radio
> I then select Radio > Download from radio
> select Port (and there are several to select from:
> 1. /dev/cu.Bluetooth-modem
> 2. /dev/cu.Bluetooth-Serial-1
> 3. /dev/cu.Bluetooth-Serial-2
> 4. /dev/cu.Bluetooth-(myname)-Wireless-iAP
> 5. /dev/cu.Bluetooth-PDA-Sync

It appears that you do not have a compatible driver installed for your
programming cable. Nothing with "bluetooth" in it would be the correct

Like Windows users, the official Prolific drivers are designed to be
incompatible with unauthorized Prolific chip copies. The workaround
for Mac users (except for those running El Capitan) is to install one
of the generic Prolific drivers referenced on the "MacOS_Tips" page.



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