[chirp_users] HELP!

Nick G4IRX g4irx9 at nowindows.net
Sat Sep 7 11:12:49 PDT 2019


Prolific's website suggests you may need an updated version of the driver, if you are running 10.11 then you need v1.6.2, Ted's dmesg suggests his may be v1.5.0 which was good for OSX up to 10.8
http://www.prolific.com.tw/us/showproduct.aspx?p_id=229&pcid=41

As I've not run a Mac since 10.6 I can't comment if the OSX driver has any conterfeit chip protection like the later Windows versions do, but I think Jim may have already answered that one.

Nick.

----- Original message -----
From: Chance Fulton <chance.fulton at gmail.com>
To: Discussion of CHIRP <chirp_users at intrepid.danplanet.com>
Subject: Re: [chirp_users] HELP!
Date: Saturday, 7 September 2019 3:05 PM

Mine doesn’t work anymore either, I’ve read that this is an OS X thing. I have high Sierra on a Mac Pro 5,1. Nothing happens at all when I plug the device in. I’ve read that something in the extensions section of the system preferences needs to be configured to allow third party extensions.

On Sat, Sep 7, 2019 at 9:35 AM Chance Fulton <chance.fulton at gmail.com> wrote:
> I might have a Mac around here somewhere, I can try to boot it and see what it is supposed to say.
> 
> On Sat, Sep 7, 2019 at 9:02 AM Ted Smith <info at pikespeakparagliding.com> wrote:
>> Thanks for all the feedback. 
>> I did open the Terminal and entered the sudo dmesg command.
>> This is what returned: PL-2303/X V1.5.0 start, Prolific
>> 
>> As I know nothing about Terminal stuff. This looks to me like it detected the driver, but I don’t see any node stuff going on there.
>> What now?
>> Thanks,
>> -Ted
>>> 
>>> On Sep 6, 2019, at 5:59 AM, Chance Fulton <chance.fulton at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> 
>>> 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 cable?
>>> 
>>> 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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>> 
>> Ted Smith
>> Pikes Peak Paragliding, LLC
>> 2205 Charing Court <https://www.google.com/maps/search/2205+Charing+Court+Colorado+Springs,+CO+80919?entry=gmail&source=g>
>> Colorado Springs, CO 80919 <https://www.google.com/maps/search/2205+Charing+Court+Colorado+Springs,+CO+80919?entry=gmail&source=g>
>> info at PikesPeakParaGliding.com <mailto:info at pikespeakparagliding.com>
>> 719.761.1486
>> EIN: 81-4065089
>> 
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