[chirp_users] chirp_users Digest, Vol 152, Issue 6

Robert Bruner rwbruner at gmail.com
Sat Aug 14 10:42:15 PDT 2021


Ken,

Resolved.  You are correct on both counts, only COM3 was offered, and this
is a corporate laptop.

Not following best practices for testing (I implement erp software for
global company for a living, so know better), I changed three things at the
same time:
- right-click reinstall driver for COM6 in Device Manager
- downloaded the ftdichip.com driver and reinstalled (I had done this
previously, but see now I had not done it correctly)
- upgraded to CHIRP 20210814

COM6 is now offered by CHIRP, and works as expected.  Thank you for the
pointers!

Cheers,

Bob
Robert Bruner


On Sat, Aug 14, 2021 at 11:24 AM Ken Hansen <ken at n2vip.org> wrote:

> Confused.
>
> I clearly see two com ports (COM3 and COM6) in the attached graphic, with
> COM3 being part of the active management system your computer offers (a
> remote management facility used by some corporate IT departments).
>
> Does Chirp only offer COM3?
>
> Perhaps you need to reinstall the driver for your cable? Windows sees the
> port, but CHIRP does not - you r programming cable will be listed as simply
> a com port, probably indicating the manufacturer of the chip in the cable
> (prolific, FTDI, etc.) - it won't list a radio name or in any way indicate
> it is a programming cable.
>
> I hope this helps,
>
> Ken, N2VIP
>
> On Aug 14, 2021, at 08:48, Robert Bruner <rwbruner at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Thanks for the quick reply.
>
> Unfortunately, the images did not come through (see below), but I did poke
> around in the Device Manager, but did not find anything resembling the
> programming cable listed anywhere. The only device listed for COM ports is
> SQL.  Should I see the cable listed?
>
> Note: COM3 is the only choice presented for the CHIRP clone import process.
>
> Newbie Notes:
> - I managed to find the MIME / Plain Text flag in the User Settings, and
> updated it, so images should work now. (please resend)
> - I changed to receive grouped list (not sure what's protocol for replies)
>
> [image: image.png]
>
> /===========================================================/
>
> Make sure you have selected the correct port. My programming cable is
> assigned COM3 but my computer has an internal serial port with nothing
> connected to it that is assigned COM1. If I accidentally choose COM1, I get
> the same error.
>
> [image: Radio_did_not_respond.png]
>
> Use Device Manager to determine which COM port number is assigned to the
> programming cable. Mine has been assigned COM3.
>
> [image: 2021-01-28 08_20_23-Device Manager.png]
>
> /===========================================================/
>
> Thanks!
>
> Bob
> Robert Bruner
>
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