New Model #2107

TDXone Q8A VHF/UHF HT radio

Added by Ben Huset almost 3 years ago. Updated 7 months ago.

Status:In Progress Start date:12/15/2014
Priority:Normal Due date:
Assignee:Jim Unroe % Done:

100%

Category:-
Target version:0.5.0
Chirp Version:daily Equipment Loan Offered:Yes

Description

please add support for TDXone Q8A VHF/UHF HT radio.
We can provide a radio, vendor programming software and programming cable.

Contact:

Radio City
2663 County Road I
Mounds View, MN 55112
(763) 786-4475
Fax (763) 786-6513

1-800-426-2891

Attn: Ben

tdxone_tdq8a_beta1.py - first test driver with TDXone TD-Q8A support (36.5 kB) Jim Unroe, 12/27/2016 03:22 pm

Associated revisions

Revision 2848:4c5a681a9e59
Added by Jim Unroe 7 months ago

[New Model] TDXone TD-Q8A

This patch adds support for the TDXone TD-Q8A radio.

#2107

History

Updated by Jim Unroe almost 3 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Feedback

Ben,

This just looks like another one of many Baofeng UV-5R variants.

Please give the Vendor=Baofeng/Model=UV-5R a try to see what happens.

Thanks,
Jim KC9HI

Updated by Ben Huset almost 3 years ago

Jim et all:

Tried Baofeng UV-5R with ver 0.4.1 and daily 20141210 on a win XP system.
Using a known good cable and windows driver and radio,

I got :

An Err has Occurred
Radio did not respond.

Also tried other Baofeng models with similar results.

Also tried other vendors too. Anytone, Baojie, Kenwood, TYT and Wouxun.
while err messages were slightly different the message intent was the same.

:(

--Ben

Updated by Jim Unroe almost 3 years ago

Ben,

If it is not working with other Baofeng models, then I would suspect the programming cable and/or device driver. If it worked with other Baofeng radios, then it could be the TDXone radio requires a different string to start the cloning process.

Do you have OEM software for this radio?

Jim KC9HI

Updated by Ben Huset almost 3 years ago

Jim KC9HI:

Cable and driver works with TDXone and OEM software as well as TYT, Baofeng and Wouxun.

Do you have OEM software for this radio?

yes,

it can be downloaded here:

http://www.radioinc.com/TDXone/TDX-Q8A-EN-V6.0-setup.exe

--Ben

Updated by Jim Unroe almost 3 years ago

Ben,
Thanks. I'll take a look at it.
Jim KC9HI

Updated by Jim Unroe almost 3 years ago

Ben,

I just noticed that you are using v0.4.1 stable. This is currently not recommend for use with radios that are variants of the UV-5R because of remapping of the memory. The latest daily builds have been updated to work with these new memory layouts. The latest daily builds also recognize more firmware versions. Please upgrade to the latest daily build.

Also the Q8A uses a different text string to initiate the clone process. I emailed you a modified driver module to try. Did you get it?

Jim KC9HI

Updated by Ben Huset over 2 years ago

Jim KC9HI:

Yes I got the file.

Using CHIRP daily-20141220 and the uv5r.py load module that you sent and selecting Baofeng / UV-5R I still get An err has occurred Radio did not respond [OK]

:(

--Ben
KA0PSQ

Updated by Ben Huset over 2 years ago

I did notice that when trying to read from the radio it does turn on the keyboard lock icon on the Q8A radio.

for what its worth.

--Ben

Updated by Ben Huset over 2 years ago

Jim KC9HI:

any progress on TDXone Q8A???

--Ben
KA0PSQ

Updated by Ben Huset about 2 years ago

Jim KC9HI:

any progress on TDXone Q8A???
Haven't heard anything for 6+ months

--Ben
KA0PSQ

Updated by Jim Unroe about 2 years ago

Ben,
There will probably not be any development on this unless a developer is interested on working on it and either purchases a radio or accepts the equipment loan.
Jim

Updated by Dale Miller over 1 year ago

I have a local ham that has this radio.
If this person was to upload logs of portmon would it not help in adding this radio?

Updated by Jesse Tane over 1 year ago

Ben, is there still any interest in this? I own this radio and although I have learned the physical controls thoroughly, I would also like to have a programmatic interface for it - I am an experienced programmer and although new to CHIRP (and amateur radio!), definitely willing to put some time into giving this a go. The only thing I am missing is a programming cable which it sounded like you might be willing to provide?

Jesse
KD2KTS

Updated by Ben Huset over 1 year ago

Jess:

Sure we are still interested.
Where do we send the cable?
feel free to e-mail or call the store during normal business hrs and let me know.

--Ben

1-800-426-2891

Updated by Joe Comer 9 months ago

Just curious, any progress with this? I just bought a tdxone, and would very much like to use chirp.

Updated by Jim Unroe 9 months ago

I could probably work on it now if I had a radio.

Jim KC9HI

Updated by Ben Huset 9 months ago

Jim KC9HI:

Tell me your QTH (Address) and I'll see about getting a radio to you.

--Ben
Radio City
1-800-426-2891

Updated by Jim Unroe 9 months ago

Ben,

I replied directly to your email address.

Jim KC9HI

Updated by Jim Unroe 9 months ago

  • Status changed from Feedback to In Progress
  • Assignee set to Jim Unroe

I received a TDXone TD-Q8A from Ben at Radio City last Thursday. I spent Thursday evening and Friday evening getting CHIRP to read from and write to the radio. I spent most of today Saturday working at reverse engineering the settings.

I'll be taking a short holiday break. Hopefully I will be in a position to attach a beta concept driver to this issue early next week for testing.

Jim KC9HI

Updated by Jim Unroe 9 months ago

Here is the first test driver. It has all of the per channel settings except support for DTCS codes. I've not been able to figure them out so they might have to be figured out by someone else if they are needed.

The only settings implemented on factory software's "<frequency mode>" menu tab are the "Channel Show Way" and "Squelch Level". I believe all of the other factory software settings are implemented.

Please test and provide feedback. Here is how to use this driver:

1. Save the test driver to where you keep your CHIRP images.
2. Access the Help menu and enable "Enable Developer Functions".
3. Load the driver using the "File" -> "Load Module" feature.

This driver does not permanently change your CHIRP. You will have to load this driver every time you load CHIRP.

Jim KC9HI

Updated by Jim Unroe 9 months ago

  • Priority changed from High to Normal
  • Target version changed from 0.4.1 to 0.5.0

Has anyone tested this yet?

Jim

Updated by Tim Smith 7 months ago

  • Subject changed from Add TDXone Q8A VHF/UHF HT radio to TDXone Q8A VHF/UHF HT radio

Updated by Ben Huset 7 months ago

after downloading .py file correctly,
it looks good,
Still doing some more testing.

Updated by Jim Unroe 7 months ago

Ben,

Thanks for testing. Looking forward to your feedback.

Jim

Updated by Jim Unroe 7 months ago

  • % Done changed from 70 to 90

This tests OK for me, so I went ahead and submitted it. It will be available to more users this way and I can deal with any bugs as they are reported.

Jim KC9HI

Updated by Ben Huset 7 months ago

Thanks for your efforts Jim KC9HI.

still testing good here.

eta as to when it will be added to the daily build ??

--Ben

Updated by Jim Unroe 7 months ago

There is no ETA. Once it gets accepted, it will be in the next daily build. But some times I get feedback requesting to make a change here or there. If that happens, I will make the changes as quickly as possible and resubmit.

Jim

Updated by Jim Unroe 7 months ago

  • % Done changed from 90 to 100

Today's CHIRP daily build should have TDXone TD-Q8A support.

Jim

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