[chirp_users] using chirp for first time.

Chuck Barnett charlesfbarnett at gmail.com
Sun Jun 6 16:11:16 PDT 2021


I got the cable, plugged it in and nothing.  went to the
www.baofengtech.com/download page and grubbed around there awhile and
figured out that I was to download CHIRP, which I alread had.  Did that
anyway.
Nothing.
Instructions ask and answer the question "My computer did not automatically
install the driver..."  the Answer was to go to
http://www.ftdichip.com/Drivers/VCP.htm and download the latest FTDI
driver...
I found that search quite confusing.  finally downloaded something called
CH341ER.ZIP and extracted and clicked on 64 bit setup and got a pop up
which I couldn't manipulate.
Opened Device manager and still cannot find com ports. Tho I see under
"Other devices", something called 'FT232R USB UART.  Didn't get anywhere
with that.

This isn't going well.

Help?

On Fri, Jun 4, 2021 at 11:01 PM D.J.J. Ring, Jr. <n1ea at arrl.net> wrote:

> Please say which operating system, you are using.
>
> If you're using Windows, usually the problem is your USB cable uses a
> counterfeit chip and Windows automatically upgrades the driver which then
> will no longer work for counterfeit chips. Check "Device Manager" to see if
> you have unrecognized USB serial port devices, if you do "roll back the
> driver" and it should work at least temporarily. (Cure is to buy a USB to
> serial port device with FTDI chip set like this one:
> https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B00HUB0ONK/)
>
> 73
> David
> N1EA
>
> On Fri, Jun 4, 2021, 7:12 PM Chuck Barnett <charlesfbarnett at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
>> I can't get it to work. hangs up looking for a com port... ??
>>
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