[chirp_users] using chirp for first time.

Chuck Barnett charlesfbarnett at gmail.com
Sun Jun 6 19:32:12 PDT 2021


I have 3 USB ports, one of which holds my mouse receiver.  You can see from
the screenshot that nothing shows up; there isn't even a category "Ports"
displayed.  However, exactly as predicted, when I plugged in the cable,
"USB Serial Port (COM3)" displays.  That's good to know, but I doubt I'll
remember for the next 10 yrs until something like this occurs again.

When I got my Tech and then General licenses this spring, I didn't realize
that I had to have some sort of certificate in Windows as well.

Thanks, again, folks.  I'll move on to make room for somebody who needs
help with a *real* problem.

On Sun, Jun 6, 2021 at 5:35 PM Jim Unroe <rock.unroe at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Sun, Jun 6, 2021 at 8:29 PM Chuck Barnett <charlesfbarnett at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >
> > Thanks, Kenneth, for your time and help.  Jim's instructions were enough
> to get me in.
> >
> > This is the cable that D.J.J.Ring Jr. advised me to get in place of the
> other.  Amazon had it for $22.xx.  Until I looked at the listing more
> closely, just now, I had no idea what chip was in it.  Now I see that the
> name contains FTDI.
> >
> > "Once you have the correct driver loaded, plug your cable into a USB
> port, in Device Manager,
> > look under Ports (Comm and LPT) to find which port Windows has assigned
> to your cable."
> >
> > I've looked in Device Manager several times in this process and have
> never seen Ports...
> > This last time, the only one that showed up when I clicked on the Find
> Radio or Download from Radio command was COM3, and no error messages.  Then
> it started to clone
> >
> > Thanks, again!
> >
> > Chuck K7CFB
>
> This is what it looks like for my Prolific type chip based programming
> cable. The entry for an FTDI chip should be similar. If you have more
> than one serial device, the best way to find the one for your cable
> would be to open Device Manager first, then plug in the programming
> cable so you can watch for the new entry that appears.
>
> Jim KC9HI
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