[chirp_users] CHIRP and Mac High Sierra

Randy Elliott ve3jpu at me.com
Sun Dec 31 09:35:30 PST 2017


Hi Tip

First off, don't let your PC buddy's steer you off track. Using a Mac is not an issue. I have 2 iMacs and 1 Mac book, one of the iMacs and the Mac Book is 11 years old and still going strong. I use Chirp on them all the time.
Make sure the USB to serial adapter has a legitimate chip set in it and not some Chinese rip off. Personally I use adapters with the FTDI chip set in them, but Prolific chip set are equally as good.
The only issue I can see you "might" have is the fact that you up-graded to High Sierra, but I'm not sure about that. I have held off up-grading my newer iMac so far.
Check the web site of the 2 chip set manufacturers I mentioned above, to see if their drivers are compatible with High Sierra.
Hope this helps

73 Randy VE3JPU






On 2017-12-31, at 9:08 AM, John Laiosa wrote:

I have a MacBook Air and was able to use Chirp to program my Baugfeug. 

John N1BSO

On Sat, Dec 30, 2017 at 11:01 PM T.E. Klamberg Klamberg via chirp_users <chirp_users at intrepid.danplanet.com> wrote:
Thanks for adding me to the mailing list.

I have two Yaesu radios, FT-60 dual bander and FT-2900 2m mobile. I would  like to use programming software to set up both radios.  It seems that my biggest problem is I have a Mac laptop and not a PC.

RT Systems carries a great amount of radios that they have the software for, but it is all Windows driven and apparently work arounds for Mac are a lot of trouble. So much for RT Systems.

I have heard from members of my ARC that CHIRP is really the only way to go, until I tell them I have a Mac. Many told me, “Good luck! You’re on your own”. It is strange that Mac users, with ham radio, are left out in the cold.

I have a MacBook Pro with a 2.5 GHz Intel Core i5 processor. I have macOS High Sierra, Ver 10.13.2. From what I have seen on the CHIRP website, High Sierra has not been interfaced with CHIRP, yet.

Before I spend money on programming cables for either of my radios, I need to know if my OS will be compatible with CHIRP and, not being a software geek on Apple products, how much pain may I encounter with loading CHIRP and successfully using a CSV file to program frequencies into either of my Yaesu rigs.

I appreciate any insight or help you may be able to provide me. Thank you.

Tip Klamberg
N9MVX
Mascoutah, IL 62258
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