[chirp_users] Port selection on laptop

Bennie Potgieter
Sun Dec 29 06:07:31 PST 2019


Thank you will try it

Thank you

On Sun, 29 Dec 2019, 14:41 Jim Unroe, <rock.unroe at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Sun, Dec 29, 2019 at 5:17 AM Bennie Potgieter
> <potgieterbarends4 at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > Goodday
> >
> > Im new to this,bought 4 Aofeng radios and not all of them are on the
> same chanels,downloaded the Cherp software but I seem to strugle to select
> the usb port on my laptop,can someone maybe help me with that?
> >
> > Thank you
> Hi Bennie,
> You won't be selecting a USB port. The programming cable has a chip
> inside, that when used with a compatible device driver, creates a
> virtual serial port which is required for CHIRP (or any programming
> software) to communicate with the radio.
> Usually when the programming cable does not automatically show up in
> Device Manager under Ports (COM & LPT), it is because the chip in the
> cable is an unauthorized copy of a Prolific and the device driver
> automatically install by Windows is incompatible. When this is the
> case you must download, install and select an older, but compatible,
> device driver for it to work properly. Instructions for determining
> this and how to install and select the older device driver can be
> found here: http://www.miklor.com/COM/UV_Drivers.php
> Jim KC9HI
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