[chirp_users] Programming Yaesu Radios using CHIRP

Rich Holtman rich.holtman at gmail.com
Tue Apr 2 14:54:38 PDT 2019


Larry,

Don't forget to point your audience to www.miklor.com for Driver Help.
That is a good source.

I hope you don't mind, but I kept a copy of your presentation for new hams
and new ARES members to enjoy.

73,

Rich Holtman
rich.holtman at gmail.com
AEC for Peoria County ARES (Illinois)
KD9ANU



On Tue, Apr 2, 2019 at 3:42 PM Larry Lovell <larry.lovell76 at gmail.com>
wrote:

> I wish to thank all of you for your findings on the Yaesu radios.
> I am giving a presentation on CHIRP to our local (Eastern Idaho) HAMs
> tonight.
> If you are interested, the PDF of my presentation is located at:
> http://www.qrvtronics.com/CatHAM_Radio/files/UsingCHIRPorOtherSoftware.pdf
>
>
> On Thu, Mar 28, 2019 at 10:36 PM <chirp.cordless at xoxy.net> wrote:
>
>> Well there's some truth there, but what truth I'm aware
>> of should not scare anyone off from using chirp with Yaesus.
>>
>> Back in early 2014 I was doing some chirp code development
>> on FT-60s, fixing some bugs and with the eventual goal of
>> adding "Settings" control. Someone else has since done that.
>>
>> Part of that process is mapping the memory by twiddling bits
>> in the image, uploading to the radio, and seeing through the
>> radio's button interface what changed. It went pretty smoothly
>> for a while, then I managed to brick *TWO* FT-60s. One of
>> which was repaired by sending it to the factory to replace
>> an eprom.
>>
>> I'm not going to add any further detail here, my investigation
>> was pretty thoroughly documented in a thread on the chirp_devel
>> mail list with subject "How to brick an FT-60" starting 3/22/14.
>> See also Bug #1547: [FT-60] Chirp should check parity on download.
>>
>> But normal use of chirp to program radios doesn't do this. The
>> user interface only lets you make limited, well understood
>> changes to the radio image bitmap. I still do that with mine.
>>
>> -dan
>>
>> > Date: Wed, 27 Mar 2019 22:05:06 -0600
>> > From: Larry Lovell <larry.lovell76 at gmail.com>
>> > Subject: [chirp_users] Programming Yaesu Radios using CHIRP
>> > To: Discussion of CHIRP <chirp_users at intrepid.danplanet.com>
>> >
>> > Has anyone had a problem programming a Yaesu radio with CHIRP?
>> > Someone mentioned that their Yaesu was damaged and had to be sent to the
>> > factory because CHIRP had overwritten some code controlling the
>> processor.
>> > It also had to be re-flashed.
>> > Since I don't fully understand how CHIRP works this doesn't make sense
>> to
>> > me, but knowing manufacturing companies, they may share Channel Memory
>> with
>> > processor memory and not think much about it.
>> > Thanks for your information.
>>
>>
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