[chirp_users] BTech 5X3

Dawn K fnordphoenix at gmail.com
Wed Dec 30 09:11:54 PST 2020


I had to download the proper drivers. Here is a link to a list of drivers.

https://www.miklor.com/COM/UV_drivers.php

These drivers will allow your USB port to be a "com" port.

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On Wed, Dec 30, 2020, 10:26 AM Neil Stone <neil.stone at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi Rich,
>
> You're going to need to get the appropriate drivers for the serial adaptor
> installed. Until you get that in place you're not going to get anywhere I'm
> afraid.
>
> Can you provide any extra details from the USB to serial adaptor that
> might help us to help you?
>
> Welcome to the hobby, out of interest where in the world are you (I'm in
> south England)?
>
> Neil
>
>
> On Wed, 30 Dec 2020 at 16:21, <Kramarik at earthlink.net> wrote:
>
>> Hello and hope it is OK to join this discussion, which I just signed up
>> for this week. Like Dawn, I am new to HAM radio (as of Xmas) and trying to
>> set up a mobile unit. Main problem is setting up IMG via PC and Chirp
>> software, using a Mirkit FDTI cable. Instructions seem pretty clear, but I
>> can’t get cloning to work. Here are background details:
>>
>>    1. PC’s are new Dell desktop and MS Surface laptop, both using
>>    Windows 10
>>    2. Tried *all* ports (2.0 & 3.0) on both PC’s and get error message
>>    “Radio not responding” when trying to clone (download)
>>    3. W10 Device Manager shows an “FT232R USB UART” device under “Other
>>    Devices”, *not* under COM ports
>>    4. Due to #3, I cannot select any COM port that corresponds to the
>>    cable (assuming the FT232R USB UART is the cable), in Chirp software
>>    5. Possibility of bad cable based on same outcome with different
>>    PC’s??
>>    6. Any way to force cable installation under COM ports, instead of
>>    Other Devices??
>>
>> If I could get the cable connection to work with Chirp software, I think
>> the rest of the setup for channels/frequencies is pretty straightforward,
>> although I may need some help with the “operational” settings. I am looking
>> forward to getting the appropriate HAM license/certification to use this
>> radio and appreciate any help/guidance you can provide.
>>
>>
>>
>> Rich
>>
>>
>>
>> *From:* chirp_users-bounces at intrepid.danplanet.com <
>> chirp_users-bounces at intrepid.danplanet.com> *On Behalf Of *John
>> *Sent:* Wednesday, December 30, 2020 6:14 AM
>> *To:* chirp_users at intrepid.danplanet.com
>> *Subject:* Re: [chirp_users] BTech 5X3
>>
>>
>>
>> Glad you got it working by plugging into a port at the back but I wonder
>> whether this is one of those weird USB3 port compatibility issues?
>> Is the port at the side blue, vs black at the back?
>>
>> John. Ch.
>>
>>
>> Dawn K wrote on 30/12/2020 02:06:
>>
>> I apologize, I tried a different USB port and it worked. I was using the
>> ones on top of my computer instead of the ones in the back for convenience.
>> Thank you for your help. Have a great evening.
>>
>>
>>
>> On Tue, Dec 29, 2020 at 8:02 PM Jim Unroe <rock.unroe at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> Dawn,
>>
>> On Tue, Dec 29, 2020 at 8:56 PM Dawn K <fnordphoenix at gmail.com> wrote:
>> >
>> > Hello,
>> >
>> > I am sorry to bother everyone again but I am uncertain how to proceed.
>> I downloaded and installed the latest drivers for my cable, Windows 10 is
>> recognizing it. But now I get an "error reading data. Not the amount of
>> data we want." I have looked for trouble shooting but all I can find is the
>> updating the driver or an issue with the cable which isn't my issue. I have
>> tried multiple times. I have made sure the cable clicks in, I have tried
>> pulling the cable out a little, but I get the same error.
>> >
>>
>> Are you choosing the correct COM port? Which Vendor and Model are you
>> choosing? Attach the debug.log file.
>>
>> Instructions for how to locate the debug.log file can be found here:
>> https://chirp.danplanet.com/projects/chirp/wiki/How_to_report_issues
>>
>> Jim KC9HI
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