Bug #5325

SURECOM KT-8900D extra ID wrong ?

Added by giuseppe bonaccorso 20 days ago. Updated 17 days ago.

Status:In Progress Start date:07/09/2017
Priority:Normal Due date:
Assignee:Jim Unroe % Done:


Target version:0.5.0
Chirp Version:daily Platform:All
Model affected:SURECOM KT-8900D


Hi all,
I have an SURECOM KT8900D and me too don't communicate with CHIRP (last version CHIRP daily-20171104).
With the original software there is not problem to connect to the radio.

MTU-Version VC4284

What can I do?
thank in advance

btech_vc4284.py - test driver to support MCU version: VC4284 (128.9 kB) Jim Unroe, 11/05/2017 06:36 pm

Associated revisions

Revision 2932:fd6871c5064f
Added by Jim Unroe 19 days ago

[kt8900d] Add MCU Version for Surecom KT8900D

This patch adds an additional MCU version to support the
Surecom KT8900D dual-band mobile radio.



Updated by Jim Unroe 19 days ago

  • File btech_vc4284.py added
  • Status changed from New to In Progress
  • Assignee changed from giuseppe bonaccorso to Jim Unroe

Hi Giuseppe,

CHIRP just needs to have the new MCU version added to the driver so it can recognize your radio. Please load this test module into CHIRP and try it out. If it works, then I can submit a patch to add permanent support for this MCU version to CHIRP.

Here is how you try it out...
1 save the attached test driver to where you normally save your CHIRP Radio Images (*.img) files
2 load CHIRP
3 click "Help" in the menu bar
4 enable "Enable Developer Functions"
5 click "File" in the menu bar
6 click "Load Module"
7 locate and load the test driver that was saved in step 1

Now you can try to download from your radio. Note that this test driver does not alter your CHIRP installation in any way. It will have to be loaded every time CHIRP is loaded.

Please let me know if this works for you or not.

When you are finished testing, don't forget to click "Help" and disable "Enable Developer Functions".


Updated by giuseppe bonaccorso 18 days ago

Hi Jim,
I followed what you wrote me and now CHIRP are working propertly, read and write on the radio !
Tnks Jim.
good job!!


Updated by giuseppe bonaccorso 18 days ago

now you must submit a new version of CHIRP or only a patch?


Updated by Jim Unroe 17 days ago

giuseppe bonaccorso wrote:

now you must submit a new version of CHIRP or only a patch?



Yes. Now that you have confirmed that my proposed changes work, I will create a patch and submit it to be included in CHIRP. Then once it is accepted, the following CHIRP daily will support this new MCU version.


Updated by giuseppe bonaccorso 17 days ago

OK I understand and wait.
tnks Jim!

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