[chirp_users] ft897

randy true w4rttrandy at outlook.com
Mon Jul 23 14:19:35 PDT 2018


If device manager says it is an FTDI chip, is it genuineb but maybe older?

Is this what a genuine chips shows as?

I assume something like an RT cable is the best?


Randy W4RTT


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Randy,

A similar situation also exists with cable using FTDI USB-to-serial chips.  This is another case of a cable manufacturer using a clone (counterfeit) chip instead of a genuine FTDI chip, and FTDI drivers for several years have not worked with the clone chips.  I don't know if an older FTDI driver can be found that will use the clone chip, but other Chirp users may be able to guide you.  As soon as I receive a new cable I check it to be sure it used a genuine FTDI chip.  If it's a clone chip, I return the cable to the vendor.

Larry AC8YE

On Sun, Jul 22, 2018 at 11:33 PM, randy true <w4rttrandy at outlook.com<mailto:w4rttrandy at outlook.com>> wrote:

Device manager says FTDI.


Randy W4RTT


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When and why Microsoft chooses to do things is a great mystery.  If Device Manager shows your cable to be a Prolific cable, try rolling your driver back to 3.2.0.0. Info found at www.miklor.com<http://www.miklor.com>.
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Larry AC8YE

On Sun, Jul 22, 2018 at 10:22 PM, randy true <w4rttrandy at outlook.com<mailto:w4rttrandy at outlook.com>> wrote:

The OS is Win 7 with updates enabled, but I have been using Chirp for over a year with no hassles. What should the correct driver be?


Randy W4RTT


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Hi Randy,

You didn't say which OS your computer runs, so I''l assume it's Windows.  If you have it set to install updates automatically, or the OS is Windows 10, then Microsoft has probably replaced the driver with a different one that doesn't like the cable.  This typically occurs with cables that use the Prolific USB-serial chips.  Many cheap cable use clone chips that newer drivers detect and will ignore because they aren't Prolific chips.

Larry AC8YE

On Sun, Jul 22, 2018 at 6:27 PM, randy true <w4rttrandy at outlook.com<mailto:w4rttrandy at outlook.com>> wrote:

Chirp has suddenly stopped communicating with my 897.

I have checked all com port settings in the program/computer/and radio All are OK.

The 897 will still work with other programs on the same com port.

Rebooted, no jot.

Should I try and reset the radio?


Randy W4RTT

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