[chirp_users] Chirp no work - on Windows, try Linux if possible

Joe Pizzi pizzi.joe at gmail.com
Wed Jan 6 17:14:34 PST 2021


If you download the source, and have Python (2) installed, you could 
update that file and test it. You don't need an executable.

Joe Pizzi

KI5LST

On 1/6/2021 6:20 AM, John wrote:
> This is the third post I have read in the last couple of weeks that 
> mentions a bug in COM port handling where the COM port number is above 
> 10. I believe this is an straightforward fix.
>
> The problem appear to be in platform.py which generates a list of 
> available COM ports. It correctly starts by using the '//./' prefix, 
> but then strips it for display purposes. When it the program then 
> tries to use a port from the created list that is above COM9, this 
> will fail because for port above 9 Windows requires the prefix, i.e. 
> //./COM10. The program needs to retain the '//./' prefix or have two 
> name fields keeping the display name separate from the system name.
>
> Since I don't know how the program is compiled/packaged into .exe/.dll 
> files on Windows, I can't actually test my theory at present, however 
> a quick an dirty fix might be to simply change line 43 in platform.py 
> from:
>
> 43             if portname.startswith("\\"):
> 44                  portname = portname[4:]
>
> to;
>
> 43             if (i<10 && portname.startswith("\\")):
> 44                 portname = portname[4:]
>
> This may not look pretty in the ports list but it might at least make 
> it functional. I seem to recall from some time ago that ports below 10 
> must not have the prefix whereas it is necessary for 10 and above, but 
> it was a long time ago. The other option might be to simply comment 
> out lines 43 and 44 but that may then fail for ports below 10. Of 
> course since the Windows version is compiled/packaged, the user is not 
> in a position to make this change and and test so I am hoping the 
> developers will see this info.
>
> Regards.
>
>
> Alexandre Souza wrote on 06/01/2021 01:30:
>> Please, when complaining about serial port errors here, put the 
>> number of your serial port in the message. I BELIEVE there is a bug 
>> on serial port handling above com10...
>>
>> Enviado do meu Tele-Movel
>>
>> Em ter, 5 de jan de 2021 22:24, Mark Dixon <mdixon at dixemail.com 
>> <mailto:mdixon at dixemail.com>> escreveu:
>>
>>     Hi Billy
>>
>>     I find that I can only get Chirp to work with my BaoFeng UV-5REs
>>     when I
>>     do it with Linux. I get the same as you when I use Windows. It
>>     might be
>>     the cable (I use the one I got when I bought the UV5REs), or it
>>     might be
>>     the software, but if you can get access to a Linux you should be okay
>>     even with a basic after-market cable.
>>
>>     Kind regards, Mark Dixon, VK6EZ.
>>
>>     On 6/01/2021 2:06 am, Billy Joe Higginbotham Jr via chirp_users
>>     wrote:
>>     > I can’t get my radio to link with my computer. I have the uv-5r
>>     and run Windows 7 on my computer. I keep get the message (An
>>     error has occurred could not open port [Error 2] The system
>>     cannot find the file specified.) It like the Chirp can’t see my
>>     radio.
>>     >
>>     > Sent from Billy’s IPhone
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