[chirp_users] ft897

randy true w4rttrandy at outlook.com
Tue Jul 24 14:33:14 PDT 2018


So where do I get the correct driver?

This cable worked in the past and works with two other programs.

I understand Windoz may have replaced the driver, but when I try and roll it back, it still says I have the correct driver.


Randy W4RTT


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You don't want to install the Prolific device driver for a programming cable with an FTDI chip.

Jim

On Mon, Jul 23, 2018, 11:16 PM randy true <w4rttrandy at outlook.com<mailto:w4rttrandy at outlook.com>> wrote:

Went to Miklor and got the driver and followed the instructions, but it never finds the driver.


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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