[chirp_users] Repurposing RT-Systems Cables

David Ranch chirp at trinnet.net
Sun Feb 11 17:06:48 PST 2018


Hello Brandon,

I can't help you in finding the correct tool to permanently change the 
VID/PID but to do this manually, you can use this command which tells 
the FTDI driver to look for alternative IDs:

    #For example, an RT Systems cable for a Yaesu FT857
    #
    sudo modprobe ftdi_sio vendor=0x2100 product=0x9e56


You can also made this a permanent thing on your Linux OS by making some 
Udev changes (see the bottom of):

http://www.trinityos.com/HAM/CentosDigitalModes/hampacketizing-centos.html#1d.presetup-udevusbserial


--David
KI6ZHD


On 02/11/2018 11:51 AM, Nigel A. Gunn G8IFF/W8IFF wrote:
>
> RT Systems cables work fine with Chirp. Chirp doesn't check.
>
>
>> On 11 February 2018 at 14:17 Brandon Clark <kl7bsc at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> Good morning,
>>
>> Question: Has anyone had luck with changing the VID and PID on RT 
>> Systems cables? I saw from the CHIRP documentation that it can be 
>> done with the FTDI utility, but I'm not sure which utility to use 
>> (the FTDI site has many available).
>> Also, is it worth the trouble to do so, or is it better to just get 
>> different cables?
>>
>> Background: I have three of these RT Systems cables that I've been 
>> using for a few years now, but I've been switching my computers to 
>> run Linux and now want to use CHIRP as my programming software. The 
>> cables are very well-constructed, so I would like to keep them if 
>> possible. If anyone is familiar with the reprogramming process I 
>> would appreciate the help.
>>
>> (Feel free to email em off-list, since I'm sure this has been asked 
>> before.)
>> 73,
>> Brandon
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