[chirp_users] Fw: No USB Port Error

Glenn K0LNY glennervin at cableone.net
Wed Jun 3 10:34:22 PDT 2020


The cord works fine with the Baofeng on usb1, and I get no error on the Kenwood now, but it does not download.
Glenn
----- Original Message ----- 
From: Nigel A. Gunn G8IFF/W8IFF 
To: Discussion of CHIRP ; Pat Anderson 
Sent: Wednesday, June 03, 2020 12:28 PM
Subject: Re: [chirp_users] Fw: No USB Port Error


I've never changed permissions on a tty port. Think that's a red herring. 
Ports are assigned USB0, USB1 etc in the order they are plugged in. Doesn't matter which socket it's connected to. If you are getting /dev/ttyUSB1 then you already have something connected that is assigned to /dev/ttyUSB0. 


  On 03 June 2020 at 12:58 Pat Anderson <anderson5420 at gmail.com> wrote: 


  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 
    To: Discussion of CHIRP 
    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 
      To: Jardy Dawson ; Discussion of CHIRP 
      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 
      To: Discussion of CHIRP 
      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. 
        To: Discussion of CHIRP 
        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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