[chirp_users] Yaesu FT-897D Upload Error

D.J.J. Ring, Jr. n1ea at arrl.net
Sun Jan 3 00:44:01 PST 2021


I found the problem.

Advice on the screen when uploading says click "OK" then click "send" on
the FT-897D screen, then a sending progress bar appears.

However when downloading from CHIRP it doesn't have that instruction.

It just says click "receive" on the FT-897D screen.

I just repeated the first sequence I had done moments ago. That's where it
failed.

What I had to do was:

Click "receive" on the FT-897D screen.
Then click the dialog box "OK" on the computer screen.
Then screen changes to a "receiving" progress bar.

It will fail if you click the computer dialogue box "OK" before you click
"receive" on the FT-897D screen.

Maybe improved language would help here.

I knew it wasn't the cable connections if I could upload, but download
failed moments later with nothing changed with my setup.

73

David N1EA




On Sun, Jan 3, 2021, 00:48 Bernhard Hailer AE6YN <ham73tux at gmail.com> wrote:

> Yes, it does make sense. Serial connections use *two* independent data
> lines (plus ground): RX and TX.
>
> If you trigger your radio to give you all its data (download contents),
> then the radio will use its TX line to feed the RX of the USB cable. Chirp
> reads it from there. The radio's RX line is not in use for this task.
>
> But when you try to upload data, then the TX line of your cable tries to
> feed into the RX line of your radio. It attempts to send a command causing
> the radio to accept data. There's a disconnect. Nothing arriving at the
> radio, which otherwise would send an acknowledgement back.
>
> Check your cable and connector.
>
>
> Regards
> Bernhard AE6YN
>
> On 01-Jan-21 18:51, D.J.J. Ring, Jr. wrote:
>
> Bernhard,
>
> This is a problem only for writing, not reading from radio.
>
> Doesn't make sense to me.
>
> Best wishes,
>
> David
> N1EA
>
> On Fri, Jan 1, 2021, 20:04 Bernhard Hailer AE6YN <ham73tux at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
>> Hi DR,
>>
>> This looks like a cable / driver / connector issue. Please refer to these
>> Wiki articles:
>> CableGuide
>> CableGuide FTDI OEM Cables
>>
>> *Linux notes:* Linux generally is quite good with USB to Serial converter
>> drivers. The most likely cause for grief is a connector which doesn't
>> provide good electrical contact. In your case, it looks like serial TX is
>> not making contact. Check your cable and connector.
>>
>>
>> 73 es GL
>> Bernhard AE6YN
>>
>>
>> On 01-Jan-21 13:17, D.J.J. Ring, Jr. wrote:
>>
>> I can download from my Yaesu FT-897D successfully using CHIRP
>> daily-20201221 on Linux - Debian GNU/Linux 10 (Python 2.7.16) but I cannot
>> upload.
>>
>> I get the following error message.
>>
>>   raise errors.RadioError("Failed to communicate with radio: %s" % e)
>> RadioError: Failed to communicate with radio: Radio did not ack block 0
>>
>> ERROR: ----------------
>> ERROR: Clone failed: Failed to communicate with radio: Radio did not ack
>> block 0
>> ERROR: --- Exception Dialog: Failed to communicate with radio: Radio did
>> not ack block 0 ---
>> ERROR: None
>>
>> Full errors in attachment.
>>
>> Any suggestions?
>>
>> 73
>> DR
>> N1EA
>>
>>
>>
>>
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