[chirp_users] Yaesu VX-8DR Won't communicate

Nigel A. Gunn G8IFF/W8IFF nigel at ngunn.net
Thu Dec 28 20:27:57 PST 2017

You need the custom Yaesu mic/headphone adaptor cable and connect your computer cable to the smaller jack.

> On 28 December 2017 at 22:40 Brian Toohey via chirp_users <chirp_users at intrepid.danplanet.com> wrote:
>     Anyone have any advice on getting my new Yaesu VX-8DR to communicate? 
>     Each time I try the radio will show "ERROR" after a few moments and a short time later CHIRP will show "An error has occurred Failed to communicate with the radio: No response from radio"
>     I've tried the following:
>     -2 different cables (one Prolific from GoodQBuy and one FTDI from Valley Enterprises) both produce same result.
>     -Setting radio into clone mode and starting to transmit only after starting receive in CHIRP.
>     -Downloaded newest version of CHIRP.
>     -Ran updates and rebooted PC.
>     -Switched USB ports (with cables).
>     -Updated drivers for both cables.
>     -Factory reset on radio.
>     -Selected other radio models when downloaded (VX-8, VX-8R and VX-8GE).
>     -Checked connection at the radio and it appears to be tight. 
>     I've used CHIRP on Baofeng, BTECH and a few other brands/models and never encountered an issue that wasn't easily resolved. 
>     Any help or advice is much appreciated!
>     -73
>     Brian WB2EE


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