[chirp_users] Fw: No USB Port Error

Pat Anderson anderson5420 at gmail.com
Wed Jun 3 09:58:50 PDT 2020


So, after starting CHIRP, you dropped to a terminal and did the "sudo chmod
777 /dev/ttyUSB1" command? I think the /dev/ttyUSB0 or /dev/ttyUSB1
probably just depends on which USB port the cable is plugged into. I always
use the one on the left so mine is  always /dev/ttyUSB0. But it needs to be
made readable and writable with the chmod, and that needs to done with
sudo. If you did that, I am very surprised that did not work for you!

On Wed, Jun 3, 2020 at 9:38 AM Glenn K0LNY <glennervin at cableone.net> wrote:

> Hi Pat,
> On the computer that I got the lsusb info from, the cable is using
> /dev/ttyUSB1
> I did as you suggested using 1 instead of 0 and it accepted the command,
> but in my case, it did not help.
> Thanks though.
> Glenn
> ----- Original Message -----
> *From:* Pat Anderson <anderson5420 at gmail.com>
> *To:* Discussion of CHIRP <chirp_users at intrepid.danplanet.com>
> *Sent:* Wednesday, June 03, 2020 11:14 AM
> *Subject:* Re: [chirp_users] Fw: No USB Port Error
>
> Windows is fussy about the chip in the programming cable. Dan's advice to
> use real FTDI cables for Windows is absolutely correct. For Linux, it does
> not make any difference, cheap fake Prolific cables work great once you use
> chmod to make the device readable and writable.
>
> Pat Anderson
> KD7OAC
>
> On Wed, Jun 3, 2020 at 8:29 AM Glenn K0LNY <glennervin at cableone.net>
> wrote:
>
>> I found this on the Chirp site, which indicates that the Kenwood TH-F6
>> requires the two prong plug, which is the one I used, and it further states
>> that the cord for the Baofeng should work on the Kenwood TH-F6, at least in
>> Linux.
>> https://chirp.danplanet.com/projects/chirp/wiki/CableGuide
>> Kenwood Radios
>> TH-F6A, TH-K2A
>>
>> These radios use a two-pronged cable that plugs into the microphone and
>> speaker jacks simultaneously. Note: many Chinese radios such as the Wouxun,
>> and
>> Baofeng UV-5R use the same two prong cable as these Kenwoods.
>>
>> Build your own cables:
>> list of 1 items
>> • Miklor Site's Baofeng DIY
>>  (The UV-5R cable will work for these Kenwood)
>> list end
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> *From:* Glenn K0LNY <glennervin at cableone.net>
>> *To:* Jardy Dawson <jardy72 at yahoo.com> ; Discussion of CHIRP
>> <chirp_users at intrepid.danplanet.com>
>> *Sent:* Wednesday, June 03, 2020 10:11 AM
>> *Subject:* Re: [chirp_users] Fw: No USB Port Error
>>
>> How does one go about doing virtual com ports in Linux?
>> In windows, I have a lot of them.
>> But I can really only use Chirp in Linux, as it is doable in windows, but
>> difficult in Windows when it is working right, because of the fact that
>> Chirp in Windows does not work well with a screenreader, I would not want
>> to try and figure this out in Windows.
>> I mainly use windows, and only boot to Linux for things like using Chirp,
>> or working with disk partitions and the like.
>> But since Chirp worked as normal in Linux with the new cable and my
>> Baofeng, I know that the cable is working and Chirp is working.
>> This cable has a plug in that resembles a headphone plug and a variety of
>> different cords for different radios.
>> One of the ones that worked for the Baofeng has two tips as the Baofeng
>> cable does, but there is only one other cable with two tips and that fits
>> neither radio.
>> The other tips only have one plug a couple of which are too small to fit
>> in the bigger jack.
>> I guess I didn't try the smaller tips in the smaller of the Kenwood jack.
>> Maybe the smaller plug on the radio is the important one?
>> The cables aren't labeled, so I had to try them and see if they work.
>> Has anyone here used a cable for a Kenwood TH-F6 with only one plug?
>> Glenn
>> Glenn
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> *From:* Jardy Dawson via chirp_users <chirp_users at intrepid.danplanet.com>
>> *To:* Discussion of CHIRP <chirp_users at intrepid.danplanet.com>
>> *Sent:* Wednesday, June 03, 2020 1:41 AM
>> *Subject:* Re: [chirp_users] Fw: No USB Port Error
>>
>> A lot of Kenwood need to have “virtual comm ports” installed. You might
>> want to check the Kenwood web site to see if that is the case here.
>>
>> Jardy Dawson WA7JRD
>> Message sent through sub space hailing frequencies using the Universal
>> Translator.
>>
>>
>> On Jun 2, 2020, at 23:38, Glenn K0LNY <glennervin at cableone.net> wrote:
>>
>> 
>> Well this cable was advertised to work with Kenwood, but it doesn't.
>> I tried one of the supplied cables and it worked okay with my Baofeng.
>> And then again none of the cables worked on the Kenwood.
>> Looks like I need to get another cable, and Chirp isn't the problem.
>>
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> *From:* D.J.J. Ring, Jr. <n1ea at arrl.net>
>> *To:* Discussion of CHIRP <chirp_users at intrepid.danplanet.com>
>> *Sent:* Tuesday, June 02, 2020 11:56 PM
>> *Subject:* Re: [chirp_users] Fw: No USB Port Error
>>
>> Glen,
>>
>> With the USB device plugged in, use a terminal and enter this:
>>
>> lsusb
>>
>> Carefully check the names of the devices. Is it really /dev/USB1 ?
>>
>> Remember Unix / Linux is case sensitive, /dev/USB1 is  NOT /dev/usb1
>> which is a normal device name.
>>
>> Let's assume you made an error and the device is ttyUSB1.
>>
>> In terminal:
>> ls -l /dev/ttyUSB1
>>
>> Pay attention to the group this device belongs, to. The owner will be
>> root.
>>
>> You need to be in the same group to access it.
>>
>> Find out what groups your user account is in by the command "groups."
>>
>> In terminal enter:
>>
>> groups
>>
>> Is the group that ttyUSB1 belongs to listed as one of your groups? If
>> not you have to add your user to that group using the root account.
>>
>> Best wishes,
>>
>> David
>> N1EA
>>
>>
>>
>> On Wed, Jun 3, 2020, 00:10 Glenn K0LNY <glennervin at cableone.net> wrote:
>>
>>> Well, I made a little progress with the USB problem, in Ubuntu.
>>> I installed a new live Ubuntu, on a thumb drive for a friend, and I
>>> installed Chirp for him, and plugged in my Kenwood and tried to download
>>> from radio, and first it did nothing.
>>> So I tried again, and I got the same error:
>>> error no 2 cannot find ttyUSB0
>>> No such file or directory.
>>> And this was on a fresh install of Ubuntu 16.43 with updates installed.
>>> Just like on my other computer that had the same issue.
>>> So in doing a web search on the problem, I found a YouTube where the guy
>>> suggested using lsusb and he found the device in his case, on USB1.
>>> So I went to terminal and found the prolific on USB1
>>> So then I found that in Chirp, it wasn't there before, I am fairly sure.
>>> So now I no longer get that error, but it still does not download from
>>> the
>>> radio, it just goes to the blank Chirp screen.
>>> Any ideas?
>>>
>>> Thanks in advance.
>>> Glenn
>>> ----- Original Message -----
>>> From: "Glenn K0LNY" <glennervin at cableone.net>
>>> To: "Discussion of CHIRP" <chirp_users at intrepid.danplanet.com>
>>> Sent: Friday, May 22, 2020 5:03 PM
>>> Subject: Re: [chirp_users] No USB Port Error
>>>
>>>
>>> Jim,
>>> I just checked to add ubuntu-mate to the dialout and it tells me that
>>> ubuntu-mate is already a member of dialout.
>>> So there is a problem with it finding usb0.
>>> Could it be that a different radio's cable might be using a serial
>>> assignment?
>>> I've used the Tytera cable via USB and Baofeng's cable via USB and it has
>>> always been recognized.
>>> Note, the cable I'm stuck with for now is a USB cable that should go
>>> with a
>>> digital radio, the Radioddity GD77-S, so I don't know if it has something
>>> different to the cable.
>>> I accidentally sent the Baofeng cable along with the GD77-S that I traded
>>> for the Kenwood.
>>> Glenn
>>>
>>> ----- Original Message -----
>>> From: "Jim Unroe" <rock.unroe at gmail.com>
>>> To: "Discussion of CHIRP" <chirp_users at intrepid.danplanet.com>
>>> Sent: Friday, May 22, 2020 12:51 PM
>>> Subject: Re: [chirp_users] No USB Port Error
>>>
>>>
>>> On Fri, May 22, 2020 at 1:06 PM Glenn K0LNY <glennervin at cableone.net>
>>> wrote:
>>> >
>>> > Hi,
>>> > I just got a new used radio, a Kenwood TH-F6.
>>> > So I plugged in the radio using a non-Kenwood cable and I went into
>>> > "radio" and download from radio and selected my radio model and USB0
>>> and I
>>> > get the message:
>>> > error no 2 cannot open tty/usb0 error cannot locate tty/USB0.
>>> > or something similar.
>>> > I have used this cable and that Ubuntu with Chirp in the past for my
>>> other
>>> > radios, and other than different brands of radios, I have always been
>>> able
>>> > to do this.
>>> > I know a guy who has done this to this model using the Baofeng cable
>>> using
>>> > a different software in Windows, not the Kenwood software, but one that
>>> > they purchased.
>>> > I don't recall the name, but I think it starts with an R.
>>> > At any rate, I'd sooner buy a Kenwood cable than that other software
>>> and
>>> > keep using Chirp.
>>> > Hopefully I didn't get it mixed up with the Radioddity cable.
>>> > I thought I had the right cable with the Radioddity when I sent it off.
>>> > I don't know if they put the name of the associated radio on the
>>> cables,
>>> > since I'm Blind.
>>> > But any who, would this be an error for the wrong cable?
>>> > Thanks.
>>> > Glenn
>>>
>>> Hi Glenn,
>>>
>>> >From what you are describing it sounds like you Linux user doen't have
>>> permission to access the port. Either run CHIRP as root or as your
>>> Linus user to the dialout group.
>>>
>>> I also have a Kenwood TH-F6a. CHIRP programs it in "live" mode.
>>>
>>> Jim KC9HI
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