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

Jim Unroe rock.unroe at gmail.com
Mon Oct 24 08:19:29 PDT 2016

On Mon, Oct 24, 2016 at 10:18 AM, Phil - w2lie <w2lie at w2lie.net> wrote:
> 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.
> 73
> Phil  / w2lie

Hi Phil,

That fact that the radio won't program with the factory software
either is an indication that the cable is not fully plugged into the
radio or the radio's cloning process has been changed and a different
programming software is required.


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