[chirp_users] CHIRP Not Communicating With ComputerS

D.J.J. Ring, Jr. n1ea at arrl.net
Sun May 13 20:11:33 PDT 2018


Tom on the Linux computer, send a listing of the /dev/tty*

ls -l /dev/tty*

My tty devices are owned by root and in the tty group.  I'm running Arch
Linux.

$ groups

sys adm wheel tty uucp games video audio users vboxusers

What's your ham Callsign?

73

DR
N1EA



On Sun, May 13, 2018 at 4:00 PM, Tom Balaban <mototom800 at gmail.com> wrote:
> I have not had to do anything with my Baofeng and Yaesu radios for quite a
> while but our group has added some new frequencies so it time to update.
>
> Neither my Yaesu VX-6Rs nor my Baofeng UV-5Rs will communicate with either
> my Linux Netbook or my WIndows 10 computers. In the case of the Linux
box, I
> have added my user name to the Dialout group then rebooted. In the case of
> the Windows machines I have changed the Baofeng cable to the Prolific
> 3.2.0.0 driver that I downloaded today from the Miklor site. The Yaesu
cable
> is an FTDI cable and was always recognized previously. The cables are
fully
> inserted in each case and the volume is maxed out. Device Manager shows
both
> cables as working. The Baofeng cable reports as COM7 and the Yaesu cable
as
> COM6
>
> I'm never surprised with the Windows machines need some tinkering to work
> but CHIRP and Linux have always worked will in the past.
>
> What am I missing. I suspect it's something simple.
>
> Many thanks for reading.
>
> Tom
>
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