[chirp_users] Port recognition issue

K0LNY glenn at ervin.email
Wed Aug 18 10:09:13 PDT 2021


Hi, you cannot tell by plugging in a card reader, in fact, you will get the same results with all USB ports.
You have to do this with the cable in question, and windows will assign a com port for the cable to communicate with windows.
Glenn
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Dennis Mosley 
  To: Discussion of CHIRP 
  Sent: Wednesday, August 18, 2021 12:02 PM
  Subject: Re: [chirp_users] Port recognition issue


  I plugged a USB card reader into that port on the front of the computer and it says that port is F:
  Then I plugged in the cable and it says nothing. Doesn't even recognize that port.
  Its supposed to be the cable needed to connect my Btech 50+1 GMRS radio.  
  I saw a video on YouTube saying the correct cable has a chip inside of it.  I bought the one recommended by Amazon for the radio.
  BTECH PC04 FTDI USB Programming Cable for UV-25X2, UV-25X4, UV-50X2





  As you can tell I am brand new to GMRS radio.  I'm also 75 yrs old which isn't helping and I don't have a teenager.
  I was in the Army Security Agency and used radios but that was years ago.
  I know nothing really about GMRS.




  On Wed, Aug 18, 2021 at 12:39 PM K0LNY <glenn at ervin.email> wrote:

    The way to tell which port is being used in Device Manager, is either plug in the cable with device manager open, and see what appears, or unplug the cord with device manager open, and see what goes away.
    HTH.

    Glenn
      ----- Original Message ----- 
      From: Dennis Mosley 
      To: Discussion of CHIRP 
      Sent: Wednesday, August 18, 2021 11:15 AM
      Subject: Re: [chirp_users] Port recognition issue


      Hmmm.  Device Manager says: Port_#0003.Hub_#0001

      When I copy and paste that into CHIRP I get an error message:
      could not open port Port_#0003.Hub_#0001: [Error 2] The system cannot find the file specified



      On Wed, Aug 18, 2021 at 11:16 AM Jim Unroe <rock.unroe at gmail.com> wrote:

        Hi Dennis,

        On Wed, Aug 18, 2021 at 11:03 AM Dennis Mosley <mdenmos6 at gmail.com> wrote:
        >
        > I downloaded CHIRP.  Plugged my computer cable to a USB port on my computer and got an Error 3 message saying this port is not recognized.  No driver.
        > I use this port all the time. I purchased the cable from Amazon as being the one to buy for my Btech 50+1 radio.

        > Help would be appreciated.--Your pal. That sweet fella you love, Mr. Dos XX's himself, Dennis, Den, Denny, Dad, Pops, Grandpa, Uncle, Cousin, Mr. Mosley, Moe, Comrade, etc.


        You are most likely choosing the wrong port. Which port does Device Manager show as the port assigned to your programming cable? That is the one you must use.


        Jim KC9HI





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