[chirp_users] Can't find Com Ports on Windows 10

Richard K Parrish ritchkp at gmail.com
Sun Jun 6 14:29:39 PDT 2021


CHIRP now recognizes Port.

When I try to write to the radio I get the following:

Failed to communicate with the radio: Radio did not ack block 1.

What is the sequence for starting the download?  Do I hold any buttons while
powering up?

-----Original Message-----
From: chirp_users-bounces at intrepid.danplanet.com
<chirp_users-bounces at intrepid.danplanet.com> On Behalf Of Jim Unroe
Sent: Friday, June 4, 2021 12:16 PM
To: Discussion of CHIRP <chirp_users at intrepid.danplanet.com>
Subject: Re: [chirp_users] Can't find Com Ports on Windows 10

On Fri, Jun 4, 2021 at 11:22 AM Joe Pizzi <pizzi.joe at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Just change where chirp is attempting to access the radio.
>
> Unless there's a different reason to change the port number. In my
experience, changing the USB port that you're plugged into is the only way
to change the assignment.
>
> Joe Pizzi
> KI5LST
>

This is one of those "if you have to ask how to change it, you probably
ought to leave it alone" situations. But on the "Port Settings" tab of the
device in Device Manager that you want to edit you would choose the
[Advanced] button which would bring up a panel that would allow you to
adjust the COM Port Number. But you would only be able to choose COM3 if
COM3 is still available. If COM3 has already been assigned to another
device, then you would not be able to choose it. You would have to change
the other device's COM port from COM3 to another available COM port to make
COM3 available for your programming cable.

Jim KC9HI
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