[chirp_users] No USB Port Error

Jim Unroe
Fri May 22 10:51:48 PDT 2020

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.


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