New Model #4263

VGC VR-6600PRO and BTech UV-50X3 the same radio

Added by Piotr Piotrowski 12 months ago. Updated 12 months ago.

Status:In Progress Start date:11/25/2016
Priority:Normal Due date:11/26/2016
Assignee:Jim Unroe % Done:

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Category:-
Target version:0.5.0
Chirp Version:daily Equipment Loan Offered:No

Description

HI, I have a few pieces vgc vr - 6600pro, our original program for the programming of this radio is disastrous, I tried to read it using the radio profile BTech UV-50X3, to a certain point everything goes successfully,then pops up a window indicating an error. is there a possibility to add this radio to base operated radios ?? all users of radio VGC would certainly pleased, really do not need big changes to this radio was on the list of supported radios. Thank you for yours interest in my request.

CHIRP LOGS.zip (17.8 kB) Piotr Piotrowski, 11/26/2016 05:16 am

vgc_sleep.py - some added delay between downloaded blocks (48.5 kB) Jim Unroe, 11/26/2016 06:37 am

Serial Port Monitor Orginal Program VR-6600PRO.zip (3.7 MB) Piotr Piotrowski, 11/26/2016 07:06 am

CHIRP LOGS AFTER UPDATE (vgc_sleep.py).zip (19.2 kB) Piotr Piotrowski, 11/26/2016 07:22 am

Serial Port Monitor CHIRP after update (vgc_sleep.py).zip (96.6 kB) Piotr Piotrowski, 11/26/2016 07:46 am

vgc_ww.py (48.6 kB) Jim Unroe, 11/27/2016 11:48 am

BTECH_UV-50X3_20161127.img (32 kB) Piotr Piotrowski, 11/27/2016 12:00 pm

Upload.zip (325.4 kB) Piotr Piotrowski, 11/27/2016 12:40 pm

SERIAL PORT MONITOR UPLOAD ORGINAL PROGRAM.zip (22 Bytes) Piotr Piotrowski, 11/27/2016 12:58 pm

SERIAL PORT MONITOR UPLOAD ORGINAL PROGRAM.zip (271 kB) Piotr Piotrowski, 11/27/2016 12:59 pm

vgc_vr6600_test1.py - proof of concept for download from both radios and image detecton (49.1 kB) Jim Unroe, 11/27/2016 03:03 pm

VGC_VR-6600PRO_20161128.img (32 kB) Piotr Piotrowski, 11/27/2016 03:26 pm

IMG_20161128_020717.jpg (406.7 kB) Piotr Piotrowski, 11/27/2016 04:13 pm

IMG_20161128_020827.jpg (567.4 kB) Piotr Piotrowski, 11/27/2016 04:15 pm

UPLOAD WITH VGC TEST 1.zip (121.2 kB) Piotr Piotrowski, 11/27/2016 04:41 pm

vgc_vr6600_test2.py - tweaks to fix upload issue (49.2 kB) Jim Unroe, 11/27/2016 06:54 pm

UPLOAD WITH VGC TEST 2.zip (37.6 kB) Piotr Piotrowski, 11/28/2016 01:54 am

vgc_vr6600_test3.py - more delay between uploaded blocks (49.2 kB) Jim Unroe, 11/28/2016 02:32 am

vgc_vr6600_test3.py download upload debug.log (361.5 kB) Piotr Piotrowski, 11/28/2016 05:44 am

History

Updated by Jim Unroe 12 months ago

Is there a possibility that you could use Portmon or some similar software to capture a download using the factory software? At the very least, would you attach a CHIRP debug.log containing the error?

Jim KC9HI

Updated by Piotr Piotrowski 12 months ago

CHIRP LOGS

Updated by Jim Unroe 12 months ago

  • File vgc_sleep.py added
  • Status changed from New to Feedback

Piotr,

Thanks for the logs. It seems that the radio is identified OK and the download begins without a problem, but eventually it gets to a point where the radio does not reply with the requested block. It did not happen at the same point of both logs. I'm thinking the radio is barely ready to receive the next block request after sending the previous one and after awhile a request is eventually missed.

Enable "Enable developer functions" in the Help menu and then use the "Load Module" function in the File menu to load the attached driver file and then try a download.

If successful, attach your CHIRP Radio Images (*.img) file.

If it fails, attach another set of debug.log file.

Jim KC9HI

Updated by Piotr Piotrowski 12 months ago

Serial Port Monitor Orginal Program VR-6600PRO

Updated by Piotr Piotrowski 12 months ago

CHIRP LOGS AFTER UPDATE (vgc_sleep.py)

Updated by Piotr Piotrowski 12 months ago

Serial Port Monitor CHIRP after update (vgc_sleep.py)

Updated by Jim Unroe 12 months ago

Thank you for the CHIRP serial port logs. I was just requesting that you send CHIRP serial port logs when they appeared from you. I will study them.

Jim KC9HI

Updated by Piotr Piotrowski 12 months ago

Jim,
Thank you for your interest in this topic

Piotr,SV3RNJ

Updated by Piotr Piotrowski 12 months ago

Jim,
Thank you for your interest in this topic

Piotr,SV3RNJ

Updated by Jim Unroe 12 months ago

  • File vgc_ww.py added

I think I understand what the problem is (the VGC radio has the same "double command" bug as the the BTech radio, the effect of the bug is different). I don't know how to work around this difference yet.

If I am correct, the attached concept driver should download from the VGC radio. Test it and report back.

Jim KC9HI

Updated by Piotr Piotrowski 12 months ago

Good Morning Jim, you have a message on e-mail. Thank you.

Updated by Jim Unroe 12 months ago

I've been out of town.

I see I forgot to remark out a section of code that is needed for the UV50X3 but is not compatible with the VF-6600 Pro.

Try this.

Jim

Updated by Jim Unroe 12 months ago

  • File deleted (vgc_ww.py)

Updated by Piotr Piotrowski 12 months ago

Upload CHIRP log & COM Monitor logs.

Updated by Piotr Piotrowski 12 months ago

SERIAL PORT MONITOR UPLOAD ORGINAL PROGRAM

Updated by Piotr Piotrowski 12 months ago

SERIAL PORT MONITOR UPLOAD ORGINAL PROGRAM

Updated by Jim Unroe 12 months ago

  • Status changed from Feedback to In Progress
  • Assignee set to Jim Unroe
  • Target version set to 0.5.0
  • Chirp Version changed from 0.4.0 to daily

I assume you are telling me the upload failed. I'll look into it.

Updated by Jim Unroe 12 months ago

If the upload failed, I will need a serial capture of the failed CHIRP upload. A debug.log file would also be useful.

I am attaching a rough concept of the code that should download successfully from both the BTech and VGC radios. It does work with my UV-50X3.

Also, I need to know if the VR-6600PRO has the 220 MHz band or not. I'm thinking it is a dual-band radio.

Jim KC9HI

Updated by Piotr Piotrowski 12 months ago

in European version is the possibility to unlock 220MHz

after unlocking in "tune mode"is additional menu item name "220 TX TUNE"

despite unlock tx does not work

my radios have locked 220MHz,I use only the V and U

Updated by Piotr Piotrowski 12 months ago

the "TUNE MODE" with locked 220MHz TX

Updated by Piotr Piotrowski 12 months ago

the "TUNE MODE" with unlocked 220MHz TX

Updated by Piotr Piotrowski 12 months ago

can be assumed that the European version does not have 220MHz

Updated by Piotr Piotrowski 12 months ago

UPLOAD WITH VGC TEST 1

Updated by Jim Unroe 12 months ago

OK. I believe I have resolved the upload issue. Please test uploading. Download should still work but it continues to be a work in progress.

Jim KC9HI

Updated by Piotr Piotrowski 12 months ago

UPLOAD WITH VGC TEST 2

Updated by Piotr Piotrowski 12 months ago

HI Jim, download works correctly every time.

Updated by Jim Unroe 12 months ago

The upload goes along fine then all of the sudden your radio returns a bad ACK. Here is a little more delay added between blocks.

Jim KC9HI

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