[chirp_users] I had a driver, then I lost it. (Mac OS issue)

Dennis Wage dwage at dwage.com
Thu Jul 26 15:26:35 PDT 2018


Mike,

I wasn't responding to you.

Dennis M. Wage (W9BOQ)

245 Corum Hill Road
Castalian Springs, TN 37031
(615) 310-4242 Cell
(615) 562-5128 Home
http://hammondb3organ.net
http://overdubs.net

On Thu, Jul 26, 2018 at 5:12 PM, <mike-2007 at elp.rr.com> wrote:

> Dennis.  With due respect, no, I don’t have to do any homework.  Using the
> USB cables I have, windows update NEVER screws with the cable drivers.
> N-E-V-E-R.  I have several different cables, I think three cables for Yaesu
> and two for Icom, and only one cable for Wouxun.  All cables by
> RT-Systems.  All the cables use the exact same driver.  The driver is
> written by RT-Systems specifically for their cables.  Windows does not
> touch that driver.  As I mentioned earlier, I just moved platforms here,
> from Win-7 to Win-10.  I downloaded a fresh driver from RT-Systems, and it
> worked first time I plugged it in.  The only “difficulty” was figuring out
> which comm-port it was assigned to when I plugged in the various cables.
>
>
>
> The cable DRIVER issue is only for those folks who take the route that
> leads them to the cloned chipset troubles.  And it is up to them to “do
> their homework”.  Each can decide if their time is worth the frustration
> and the few $$$$ saved with the cheaper cables.  I don’t need to program my
> radios often.  When I do, I just want it to work.  I don’t want to find out
> something broke and now I have to spend time figuring out what broke.  I
> don’t want to waste time “rolling back” until it works again.  I want to
> program the radio and get on with my project.  That is worth the extra cost
> of the cables to me.  That value may not apply to all, and that is fine.
> It’s a personal choice after all.
>
>
>
> For anyone interested in investigating RT-Systems cables after reading
> this, sign up for their newsletter.  Periodically they have sales, and you
> can save a few $$$ buying during the sale.
>
>
>
> NOTE:  I have no connection with RT-Systems in any way.  I will not make a
> penny if you buy 100 cables.  I am just a satisfied customer.  Very
> satisfied since the Win-10 upgrade went so perfectly with that part of the
> changeover.  I just want it to work.  And it does.  Every time I plug in a
> cable - it works.  Looking forward to several years of painless use on
> Win-10 now.
>
>
>
> Vy73 – Mike – KD5KC
>
> El Paso, Texas – DM61rt
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> *From:* chirp_users-bounces at intrepid.danplanet.com <
> chirp_users-bounces at intrepid.danplanet.com> *On Behalf Of *Dennis Wage
> *Sent:* Thursday, July 26, 2018 7:25 AM
> *To:* Discussion of CHIRP <chirp_users at intrepid.danplanet.com>
> *Subject:* Re: [chirp_users] I had a driver, then I lost it. (Mac OS
> issue)
>
>
>
> I have 3 cables. One I bought. The other two came in a box of stuff I
> bought.
>
>
>
> On Windows 10 in Device Manager
>
>
>
> *#1 is recognized as:*
>
>
>
> With this driver:
>
> These driver files:
>
>
>
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>
>
> #2 is recognized as:
>
>
>
> With this driver:
>
>
>
> These driver files:
>
>
>
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>
>
> #3 is recognized as:
>
>
>
> With this driver:
>
>
>
> These driver files:
>
>
>
> They all work, you just have to do YOUR homework and install the right
> drivers.
>
>
>
>
>
>
> Dennis M. Wage (W9BOQ)
>
>
>
> 245 Corum Hill Road
>
> Castalian Springs, TN 37031
>
> (615) 310-4242 Cell
>
> (615) 562-5128 Home
> http://hammondb3organ.net
>
> http://overdubs.net
>
>
>
> On Thu, Jul 26, 2018 at 7:38 AM, <mike-2007 at elp.rr.com> wrote:
>
> My only suggestion, get a known good OEM cable, and never worry about the
> driver or an update again.  But that's just me.  Others seem to enjoy the
> challenge, I just want it to work when I need it.
>
> Vy73 – Mike – KD5KC
> El Paso, Texas – DM61rt
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: chirp_users-bounces at intrepid.danplanet.com <
> chirp_users-bounces at intrepid.danplanet.com> On Behalf Of T.E. Klamberg
> Klamberg via chirp_users
> Sent: Wednesday, July 25, 2018 8:51 PM
> To: chirp_users <chirp_users at intrepid.danplanet.com>
> Subject: [chirp_users] I had a driver, then I lost it. (Mac OS issue)
>
> I had installed the driver for a USB cable from Valley Enterprise for my
> Yaesu FT-60. Three installs and it (Mac) finally recognized the driver and
> cable. That was six months back.
> I acquired another cable for my Yaesu FT-29 2m radio. I must have got an
> OS update (High Sierra OS, version 10.13.6) that I cannot call up the
> drivers for either one (it should be only one driver upgrade). I haven’t
> even got to the part of trying to get Chirp to frustrate me!
> I know there are folks out there that have more computer smarts than I,
> especially when it comes to Mac. Anyone have any ideas, short of becoming a
> programmer?
> Thanks.
>
> Tip
> N9MVX
> Mascoutah, IL
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