[chirp_users] Programming Yaesu Radios using CHIRP

Nigel A. Gunn G8IFF/W8IFF nigel at ngunn.net
Thu Apr 4 05:51:30 PDT 2019


Lynn's APRSISCE runs fine under WINE and packet is easy if you've got a real TNC. If not, use DIREWOLF.

> On 03 April 2019 at 23:46 Larry Lovell <larry.lovell76 at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
>     Thanks, I mentioned the other platforms.  Right now, I am trying to get Packet and then APRS running on my Raspberry Pi.
>     I will try CHIRP on it as well.
> 
>     On Wed, Apr 3, 2019 at 8:04 PM Chuck Hast < kp4djt at gmail.com mailto:kp4djt at gmail.com > wrote:
> 
>         > >         Also do not forget it runs on the major platforms, i.e. It started out on Linux and is of course available for
> >         Windows (as you have presented) and Mac. I believe it will also run under BSD. 
> > 
> >         A lot of us like to run it on a Raspberry Pi. 
> > 
> >         On Tue, Apr 2, 2019 at 6:57 PM Amnon Zohar < amnon.zohar at gmail.com mailto:amnon.zohar at gmail.com > wrote:
> > 
> >             > > >             remark for your presentation
> > >             the cheap cables with clone prolific chips works fine with the older driver version 3.2.0.0
> > > 
> > >             a good source for technical staff  can be found athttp://www.miklor.com (the bible ofradios)
> > >             you can download that driver there....
> > > 
> > >             ‫בתאריך יום ג׳, 2 באפר׳ 2019 ב-23:44 מאת ‪Larry Lovell‬‏ <‪ larry.lovell76 at gmail.com mailto:larry.lovell76 at gmail.com ‬‏>:‬
> > > 
> > >                 > > > >                 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 mailto: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 mailto:larry.lovell76 at gmail.com >
> > > > >                     > Subject: [chirp_users] Programming Yaesu Radios using CHIRP
> > > > >                     > To: Discussion of CHIRP < chirp_users at intrepid.danplanet.com mailto: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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> > > > >                 > > > > 
> > > > 
> > > >                 --
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> > > >                 73's N7RGW
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