[chirp_users] HELP!

Chance Fulton chance.fulton at gmail.com
Fri Sep 6 04:59:06 PDT 2019

I'm thinking it's simpler than Apple messing with the driver. Have you
tried using the commandline to check what is printed when you plug in the

unplug the cable, open terminal and type

sudo dmesg

plug the cable back in, and type the same again.

It should tell you the cable was detected, the driver was loaded, and what
/dev node it's associated with.

IF you don't get a node name, then you can start barking up the driver tree.

On Thu, Sep 5, 2019 at 10:23 PM Jim Unroe <rock.unroe at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Thu, Sep 5, 2019 at 9:58 PM Ted Smith <info at pikespeakparagliding.com>
> wrote:
> >
> >
> >
> > Hi,
> > You guys probably get this all the time, but now it’s my turn.
> > I have been using CHIRP with my Baofeng radios for the past couple of
> years with no problem.
> > I recently had to upgrade my Mac OS to 10.11. Now I can’t get CHIRP to
> talk to my radios.
> > I assume it is because the drivers are wrong or something. I have tried
> downloading the Prolific drivers. No luck so far.
> > There used to be a pl2303 option on the drop down menu when I was
> uploading/ downloading. It isn’t there anymore.
> > I’m not sure what to do at this point.
> > Please help, I’m begging.
> > Thanks,
> > -Ted
> Hi Ted,
> My son-in-law gave me a MacBook Air a couple of months ago. I'm not a
> Mac user so I decided that my first project would be to see if I could
> get CHIRP running on it.
> Most of my programming cables were furnished with the radios so
> virtually every one of the freebies has a counterfeit USB-to-TTL chip
> in it. So I knew up front that using device driver from the Prolific
> website was out of the question. I also have a homebrew programming
> cable that has a Silicon Labs chip and a few programming cables with
> FTDI chips.
> So what I did was to purchase and install a 3rd party device driver
> from Repleo. It works for programming cables with Prolific PL2303
> chips, WCH CH341 chips and Silicon Labs CP2102 chips. They want 7.90
> euros for it which at the time I bought it came to $9.11 USD.
> https://www.mac-usb-serial.com/
> I used the native Apple driver for my programming cables with FTDI chips.
> Jim KC9HI
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Chance Fulton
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