[chirp_users] Possibly Bad USB to radio cable

Tom Henderson Tom at Henderson4.us
Sun Jan 13 04:52:11 PST 2019


For those fortunate enough to have Linux, this whole conversation is moot.

Tom Henderson

On 1/12/19 10:35 PM, mike-2007 at elp.rr.com wrote:
>
> Well, not entirely true.
>
> For those unfortunate (or cheap) enough to have a cloned cable or 
> adapter, likely, trouble lies ahead. For those of us you either use an 
> ORM cable, a non-cloned cable, or an RT-Systems cable, we would have 
> not even known it happened.  Still, thanks for the heads up, there’ll 
> be a flurry of folks having difficulties again.
>
> Y-all have a wonderful Sunday…..
>
> Mike – KD5KC -- El Paso -- Texas.
>
> The canyons are calling, colorful and deep.  But I have promises to keep.
>
> And miles to go still in my Jeep...   And miles to go still in my Jeep...
>
> Big Bend JEEP Rear
>
> *From:* chirp_users-bounces at intrepid.danplanet.com 
> <chirp_users-bounces at intrepid.danplanet.com> *On Behalf Of 
> *Christopher Knowles
> *Sent:* Saturday, January 12, 2019 9:08 PM
> *To:* chirp_users at intrepid.danplanet.com
> *Subject:* Re: [chirp_users] Possibly Bad USB to radio cable
>
> Beware that Microsoft just downloaded a new version of Windows 10 to 
> all computers running it.  Unless you have told your Windows software 
> not to update it, it has downloaded a new "Prolific" driver which will 
> not work and hence its's not your cable but your driver.  Go to 
> Miklor.  There they will tell you how to prevent such overwrites of 
> the old Prolific driver as well as provide a link which will allow you 
> to install it over the new driver and prevent it being overwritten in 
> the future.  Chris, N1CAK
>
> On 1/12/2019 10:22 PM, D.J.J. Ring, Jr. wrote:
>
>     Hi,
>
>     I have a Wouxun red colored cable, suddenly it no longer works.  I
>
>     have the Wouxun Windows programming software:  Doesn't communicate
>
>     with radio.  CHIRP on Win10 and Arch Linux: Same problem, radio
>
>     doesn't respond.
>
>     It used to work, now suddenly it doesn't work!
>
>     Is there some way I can check the USB to double jack (1/8 (3.5mm) and
>
>     3/32 inch (2.5mm).
>
>     I have a club member with the same cable, but it's been 20 days since
>
>     he was going to come over to test my cable by substitution.
>
>     It's either my transceiver or my cable!  Only have one hand held that
>
>     takes this cable!
>
>     I only have a 100 MHz dual trace 'scope and a nice RadioShack 22-812
>
>     DMM to test with. So I could capture slower pulses.  Probably won't be
>
>     a good test like substitution of working cable.
>
>     I know it's a fairly dumb question but you never know until you ask!
>
>     73
>
>     David N1EA
>
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