[chirp_users] Jingtong JT-5988HP

Mchsi tbkell at mchsi.com
Thu Mar 30 10:11:27 PDT 2017


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> On Mar 30, 2017, at 4:40 AM, Jim Unroe <rock.unroe at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
>> On Wed, Mar 29, 2017 at 11:33 PM, Shon Edwards <sre.1966 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Sorry, I haven't used the site for several years and can't remember how to
>> find whether Chirp works for a specific radio, in this instance a Jingtong
>> JT-5988HP, a 12 W dual band HT, which I have a cable for, but have talked
>> several times with the company and they seem to be telling me if I don't
>> have Windows 7 or earlier, it won't work.
>> 
>> Does anyone have any experience concerning this radio?
>> 
>> Thanks in advance for any help anyone can offer!
>> 
>> 73 de K6QT, Shon
> 
> The CHIRP home/wiki page has an extensive list of "Supported Radio
> Models". If you visit the CHIRP website and somehow don't land on the
> home page (chirp.danplanet.com), then click the "Wiki" tab. I want to
> say "you can't miss it", but for some reason many people do.
> 
> The programming cable itself is hardware and does not care which
> operating system you are using. It is the device driver that
> interfaces between the USB-to-Serial (UART) chip in the programming
> cable and the operating system that must be compatible with both.
> 
> In the case where a programming cable contains a Prolific type UART,
> the device driver that is automatically installed by Windows (for
> nearly 10 years) is intentionally incompatible with counterfeit chips.
> If the driver on the CD supplied will work with Windows 7, it will
> work with Windows 10. It just has to be a Prolific device driver with
> a version of v3.3.2.105 or before. But I recommend that you ignore the
> driver CD provided by the vendor and get the Prolific v3.2.0.0 device
> driver from a link on the miklor.com website. Then follow the guide to
> get it installed. This Windows Vista device driver from 2007 will work
> with both counterfeit and genuine Prolific UART chips from Windows
> Vista through Windows 10. You need v2.0.2.1 for Windows XP.
> 
> Jim
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