[chirp_users] Unable to communicate with Kenwood TH-G71 using quality USB cable and CHIRP 20181214

Mark Howie zl1umk at maxnet.co.nz
Thu Dec 27 01:31:57 PST 2018

Hi Dave

This completely solved the issue.

What a legend!!!

Thanks heaps



On 27/12/2018 10:15 PM, Dave Phillips via chirp_users wrote:
> Hi Mark,
> Have you turned menu option 15 Transceiver Control (TC) to ON as the
> default is OFF?
> I had to turn mine on to get it to work with CHIRP.
> Please let me know how you get on.
> Dave Gw8szl
>> On Thu, 27 Dec 2018 17:15:35 +1300, you wrote:
>> Hi All
>> I am having difficulties getting CHIRP 20181214 to communicate with *a
>> couple* of Kenwood TH-G71 hand-helds.
>> I am using a brand new BlueMax49ers supplied (FTDI) USB cable.
>> When connected to my Windows 7 Professional (64 bit machine) the driver
>> seems to install fine. (No negative messages etc.)
>> However when I try to use CHIRP (version 20181214) to download from *a
>> couple* of Kenwood TH-G71 hand-helds nothing happens. (no indications of
>> download progress after over 10 minutes waiting).
>> I believe I read somewhere in the CHIRP documentation that there is *no
>> need* to put Kenwood radios into 'clone' or similar mode.
>> I have also tried the same cable on another computer (also with the
>> latest version of CHIRP) and also with 64 bit Windows 7 (Ultimate).
>> I've tried running CHIRP both as a User and as the Administrator. but
>> get the *same result* regardless.
>> Can you please help me to figure out what may be the issue?
>> Thanks in advance
>> Mark Howie
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