[chirp_users] Yaesu FT-2DR and Mac OS 10.13.3 (High Sierra) Programming Cable Recommendation

D.J.J. Ring, Jr. n1ea at arrl.net
Sat Feb 17 16:22:24 PST 2018

The cable does not know and does not care which program runs on a computer
it is plugged into.

The cable you have should work fine IF the cable hardware is supported  by

In linux there are commands like lsusb and lshw which would tell what USB
devicee are plugged in.

That is how I found out the type USB cable I had.

On Feb 10, 2018 6:08 PM, "Kell Bodholt" <KBodholt at hotmail.com> wrote:

> Looking for some specific advice for a FTDI cable for use with the Yaesu
> FT-2DR and Mac OS 10.13.3 on McBook Air (not running Windows on a separate
> partition).  I have reviewed the Chirp FAQ, cable sections, Activity, etc.
> and have searched various websites for a specific FTDI USB cable without
> success as most that I have located do not have the correct connection to
> plug into the FT-2DR.  The FT-2DR came with a USB cable, but I believe this
> is a cable specifically for updating the firmware and not for programing
> via Chirp. I'm unable to find any info on the Yaesu USB cable whether it’s
> a FTDI and/or Prolific type cable, but I suspect that its neither as my
> MacBook Air does nothing when plugged in nor does Chirp recognize any
> available port for uploading/receiving HT data.
> The FT-2DR does have a SD card, and I have event tried making a backup
> file of the memory channels (file name created on SD card is MEMORY.dat),
> taking that file and loading it into Chirp, manipulating with my local
> repeater info, re-save as a MEMORY.dat file, and on the FT-2DR read the
> file with no success.
> I've spent way too much time trying to figure this out, and I am giving
> up. So can anyone recommend a FTDI cable specific for the FT-2DR that will
> work with Chirp on my MacBook Air or alternatively a FTDI cable specific to
> the FT-2DR that will work with Chirp on a Windows 10 machine.  I don't want
> to fuss with counterfeit cables and the headache of loading appropriate
> drivers.
> The data cable that came with the FT-2DR is a std USB on one end and the
> end that goes into the data port on the FT-2DR I believe is a mini usb.
> Thank you in advance.
> Svenster
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> validate_memory() and make edges test case tolerant
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> validate
>     from the radio, and makes the MURS1 radio support said validation.
>     This is related to #5255
>     [Jim Unroe <rock.unroe at gmail.com>] [MURS-V1] Add Support for BTech
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> MURS-V1 (update baofeng_common.py)
>     The BTech GMRS-V1 and BTech MURS-V1 are very different radios but both
>     respond to the same "magic". This patch provides checks to make sure...
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>     2. the image being uploaded matches the physical radio model.
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