[chirp_users] Yaesu FT-897D Upload Error

Bernhard Hailer AE6YN ham73tux at gmail.com
Sun Jan 3 13:14:28 PST 2021


Thanks for the feedback! Good to know.
It might be worth opening a "Feature" ticket suggesting the wording for 
this radio.


Thanks and 73!
Bernhard AE6YN

On 03-Jan-21 00:44, D.J.J. Ring, Jr. wrote:
> 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 
> <mailto: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 <mailto: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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