[chirp_users] New Daily Build

Mermaid x-rogue at mermaid.org
Thu Sep 26 13:23:37 PDT 2019


Jardy, 

Native Chirp drivers were developed and released this past May. It works fine until a recent macOS update.   The OEM software is garbage, and thus there are reasons why a native chirp drivers was developed.   I know these radios pretty well, as I am also an official direct wouxun dealer, and have dived pretty deep into the inner workings of these. 

The E and T models are practically the same. Only real difference is that the firmware defaults to english upon reset, and the scrambler option is removed.

Lynda

> On Sep 26, 2019, at 1:05 PM, Jardy via chirp_users <chirp_users at intrepid.danplanet.com> wrote:
> 
> I don’t have a Mac to use, but might the problem be the at least 2 versions of the 8?  I have an 8E, which is a tri band ham only, I think the other version is 2m/440 and maybe Part 90 compliant. You can use software from Powerwerx.com to program these radios. 2 different software versions, I think. 
> 
> Jardy Dawson WA7JRD
> 
> Message sent from some electronic device that only the Manufacturer of said device really cares about. 
> 
> 
>> On Sep 26, 2019, at 11:15, Mermaid <x-rogue at mermaid.org> wrote:
>> 
>> Thanks for the tip. I actually have a keyspan serial port on my system.  I’ll see If I can find a 9 pin everything else cable.  But I mostly use a prolific device too, only because has a Kenwood style plug. 
>> Whats really odd is that I dont any issues with any other radios other than the KG-UV8* series, chirp won’t get stuck.  No issues with all the Baofeng, Btech, Yaesu’s  Windows VM running under MacOs as can use the Wouxun KG-UV8* driver is fine too.  Thats why Im kinda not thinking its entirely a serial driver issue, but more an interaction with that chirp code than anything.  I might still be wrong
>> .
>> Lynda
>> 
>>> On Sep 26, 2019, at 6:38 AM, Dan Smith <dsmith at danplanet.com> wrote:
>>> 
>>>> I can do some that testing here. I dont know if you’ve read my long winded email a couple weeks back regarding how the macOs version locks up the serial device hard while using the new Wouxon KG-8* drivers.  This can only be duplicated when chirp is running under macOS. So Im under the impression that it has something to do with the runtime.
>>> 
>>> No, that would be a driver problem. USB serial drivers on MacOS are generally pretty terrible. There is absolutely nothing that something in userland (an application) should be able to do to lock up a piece of hardware, especially something so simple as serial communication. There is nothing in the runtime relating to low-level serial communication. The reason that it doesn't happen on other OSes is because their drivers are better. This is the reason I've pretty much stopped using MacOS for any of my serial activities (CHIRP or otherwise).
>>> 
>>> The KeySpan drivers have always been the best supported under MacOS, and for anything that uses a 9-pin regular serial connector, I could always use the KeySpan to do what I needed. However, most everything I get nowadays has a USB converter in the cable shell. If I were to cut that off and rewire them all (which you could do) then I'd be able to continue, but that's just totally not worth it.
>>> 
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