[chirp_users] Unable to read/write Wouxon KG-UV8D

Phil - w2lie w2lie at w2lie.net
Mon Oct 24 07:18:23 PDT 2016

Before I opened up a bug ticket, I wanted to reach out to the mailing 
list to see if anyone else can direct me to a solution.

I'm attempting to program a Wouxon KG-UV8D transmitter for someone else.
I'm using the Chirp Daily Build (20161018) with a true serial cable 
connection.  This cable works fine on my Kenwood and Baofeng radios, so 
I'm hoping this is the same cable.  I've used this cable in the past on 
older Wouxon Radios without issues.

The radio will not talk to the Wouxon software, and when I attempt to 
read the radio via Chirp, I receive an error.   I'm thinking that this 
is a new radio and that the firmware has changed slightly, and now Chirp 
won't handshake.

The error I receive when attempting to read the radio is  "Failed to 
communicate with radio: ord() expected a character, but string of length 
0 found"

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance.
Phil  / w2lie

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