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KG-UV9PX

Added by Rory Banks 2 months ago. Updated 1 day ago.

Status:
Feedback
Priority:
Normal
Assignee:
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Target version:
-
Start date:
10/04/2022
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Anyone else willing to get this new model ironed out? Just got mine in, so I can do as I’m told as far as testing and feedback goes. Devs, please tell me where to start.


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Wouxun_KG-UV9D Plus_20221004.img (32.2 KB) Wouxun_KG-UV9D Plus_20221004.img Rory Banks, 10/05/2022 02:01 AM
Actions #1

Updated by Rory Banks 2 months ago

To kick things off here, I attempted to download from radio using all Wouxun models, and the only one that successfully downloaded was for the KG-UV9D Plus. CHIRP appears to have downloaded all of the memories correctly, however the Settings tab is blank, and therefore Groups cannot be accessed either. It appears that Settings for the KG-UV9D MATE radio is able to be accessed and programmed by CHIRP, but not the UV9PX.

What would be helpful information in beginning to sort this new radio out? Thanks.

Actions #2

Updated by Jim Unroe 2 months ago

  • Status changed from New to Feedback

Rory Banks wrote:

To kick things off here, I attempted to download from radio using all Wouxun models, and the only one that successfully downloaded was for the KG-UV9D Plus. CHIRP appears to have downloaded all of the memories correctly, however the Settings tab is blank, and therefore Groups cannot be accessed either. It appears that Settings for the KG-UV9D MATE radio is able to be accessed and programmed by CHIRP, but not the UV9PX.

What would be helpful information in beginning to sort this new radio out? Thanks.

Usually when the Settings tabs don't display any settings, there is one or more setting with a value that is out-of-range. If you would save the tab that was created to a native CHIRP Radio Images (*.img) file and attach it to this issue, someone could take a look at it to see which setting(s) it might be.

Jim KC9HI

Actions #3

Updated by Rory Banks 2 months ago

Got it, thanks for the reply. Please see attached *.img.

Not sure if this is relevant or helpful, but Mark from Better Safe Radios (exclusive seller of the KG-UV9PX) mentioned that the addition of a menu item (likely Menu Item 62 - "SCN-MD" - Color Screen Mode), and expanded RX, may be contributing to the issue:

As of this writing, there's no CHIRP module for the UV9GX & UV9PX because of the extra menu item and expanded RX turning range. There are still bugs in the old UV9D (Plus) module also - I wish someone would fix that and work on the GX/PX. In either case, CHIRP can't unlock any of my co-designed radios (916/GX/PX, ?).

https://www.reddit.com/r/gmrs/comments/udkh9k/comment/ikrqpkr/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3

Actions #4

Updated by Mark Lindsey about 1 month ago

Jim Unroe wrote:

Usually when the Settings tabs don't display any settings, there is one or more setting with a value that is out-of-range. If you would save the tab that was created to a native CHIRP Radio Images (*.img) file and attach it to this issue, someone could take a look at it to see which setting(s) it might be.

Jim KC9HI

Thank for jumping in here Jim and thanks Rory for starting this process.

Jim, I'm not sure if you are an active developer here, but I've been in contact with Mel T. (from several Facebook forums), who is a developer, and whom has agreed to work on new CHIRP modules for the Wouxun UV9G PRO, UV9GX and UV9PX. I'm working on sending Mel a list of requested tweaks, fixes and new features for these new models (based on the existing UV9D Plus version) now and will be sending him some radios to test with also. So as to not have any duplicated work, I'd love to have you two coordinate any development work. Hopefully Mel will jump in here soon (after I send the new data over). If there's any way I can help facilitate that coordination, don't hesitate to ask. :)

I think the GMRS and HAM communities would love to finally have working modules for all of these new radios. :)

Cheers and thanks!

-Mark from BetterSafeRadio

Actions #5

Updated by Tony Fuller about 1 month ago

attach it to this issue, someone could take a look at it to see which setting(s) it might be.

There are several out-of-bounds settings in this image.

I'll list them here:

  • Time Out Alarm value is set to "10" which would correspond to 10s but the driver only defines valid values up to 9s

    • see TOA_LIST = ["Off"] + ["%ds" % t for t in range(1, 10)]
  • Brightness level is set to "6" which is invalid as the driver only defines valid values up to 5

    • see LIST_1_5 = ["%s" % x for x in range(1, 6)]
  • PF3 Key function value is set to "6" but valid index values are 0=OFF,1=Call ID,2=R-ALARM,3=SOS,4=SF-TX

    • see PF3KEY_LIST = ["OFF", "Call ID", "R-ALARM", "SOS", "SF-TX"]

Hope that helps,
Tony

Actions #6

Updated by Mel Terechenok about 1 month ago

I have started looking at the 9d plus driver and have fixes for the TOA and ABR_LVL.

I will need to look at the PF3 setting to what is wrong.
I plan to post a beta version of a 9Gx driver and then make updates as needed as I learn more about the 9Gx new features.

Stay tuned.

Actions #7

Updated by Mel Terechenok about 1 month ago

I plan a 9Px Driver release - which should also work for the 9Gx.

Actions #8

Updated by Rory Banks about 1 month ago

Mel Terechenok wrote:

I plan a 9Px Driver release - which should also work for the 9Gx.

Thanks for your work on this Mel. I'm just an enthusiastic user (not a programmer), but I'm happy to do any testing if needed.

Actions #9

Updated by Mel Terechenok 1 day ago

Work has begun on the 9PX driver. It is coming along nicely. Still working a few things out, but it is looking good.

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