Feature #1163

Simple instructions for setting rig for communication

Added by Predrag Supurovic over 7 years ago. Updated about 1 year ago.

Status:Closed Start date:10/08/2013
Priority:Normal Due date:
Assignee:- % Done:

90%

Category:-
Target version:-
Chirp Version:daily Model affected:(All models)

Description

Some rigs do have quite cumbersome procedure to turn cloning on which are hard to remember especially if not frequently used.

It would be very useful if user can get simple textual instructions how to set up rig to send or receive data with Chirp.

Instructions may show up when user starts option for download or upload data.


Related issues

related to Bug #1319: Yeasu FT-8900 Vs. CHIRP is not working Rejected 12/27/2013

Associated revisions

Revision 2076:4f5c50bf0325
Added by Tom Hayward over 7 years ago

Add RadioPrompts class for storing prompt strings. #1163

Revision 2077:17aa6b70b1b3
Added by Tom Hayward over 7 years ago

Add instructions for clone mode radios. #1163

Revision 2079:ff60a793da38
Added by Tom Hayward over 7 years ago

[uv5r] Update experimental warning to use RadioPrompts. #1163

Revision 2078:5f777ca94a65
Added by Tom Hayward over 7 years ago

[anytone] Update experimental warning to use RadioPrompts. #1163

Revision 2080:a313bc7f4770
Added by Tom Hayward over 7 years ago

[wouxun] Update experimental warning to use RadioPrompts. #1163

Revision 2081:edf5aabd7910
Added by Tom Hayward over 7 years ago

[ft1802] Add instructions for clone mode. #1163

Revision 2083:63479e6b5df0
Added by Filippi Marco over 7 years ago

[ui] set ok button the default with focus on instructions dialog
related to #1163

Revision 2084:375474f5e2a1
Added by Filippi Marco over 7 years ago

[ft60] Add instructions for clone mode
part of feature #1163

Revision 2087:50f44c5b8ddd
Added by Filippi Marco over 7 years ago

[ft817] Add instructions for clone mode
part of feature #1163

Revision 2090:c866543e046b
Added by Filippi Marco over 7 years ago

[vx7] Add instructions for clone mode
part of feature #1163

Revision 2086:1328025e06da
Added by Filippi Marco over 7 years ago

[ft857] Add instructions for clone mode
part of feature #1163

Revision 2085:462f07f25bb4
Added by Filippi Marco over 7 years ago

[vx8] Add instructions for clone mode
part of feature #1163

Revision 2082:b026816de411
Added by Filippi Marco over 7 years ago

[vx3] Add instructions for clone mode
part of feature #1163

Revision 2089:acc4834028db
Added by Filippi Marco over 7 years ago

[vx6] Add instructions for clone mode
part of feature #1163

Revision 2091:206e8b42d47b
Added by Filippi Marco over 7 years ago

[yaesu_clone] Add generic instructions for clone mode
part of feature #1163

Revision 2088:b4932de313a8
Added by Filippi Marco over 7 years ago

[ftx800/ftx900] Add instructions for clone mode
part of feature #1163

Revision 2092:b989118832cb
Added by Dan Smith over 7 years ago

[anytone] Fix experimental warning

Related to #1163

Revision 2098:72de80dd3e6b
Added by Filippi Marco over 7 years ago

[uv-b5] Add instructions for clone mode
part of feature #1163

Revision 2099:8add65c09a72
Added by Jim Unroe over 7 years ago

[uv-5r] Add instructions for clone mode
part of feature #1163

Revision 2100:acc927f7d34d
Added by Jim Unroe over 7 years ago

[wouxun] Add instructions for clone mode
part of feature #1163

Revision 2104:649e1d06c942
Added by Jens Jensen over 7 years ago

[ft-90] simplify cloning procedure, use standard cloning instructions #1163

History

Updated by Filippi Marco over 7 years ago

  • Status changed from New to In Progress

I started implementing this for some of the radios and I already sent a few patches to developers list.
Affected radios are vx7, ft60, ft817 and ft857/897
We can expect to have them in upcoming daily but the implementation for all other supported radio will take some longer.

Updated by Predrag Supurovic over 7 years ago

That is great!
My compliments!

Updated by Filippi Marco over 7 years ago

  • Status changed from In Progress to Feedback
  • % Done changed from 0 to 90

Today daily build includes instructions for a number of radio thanks to a 6 hand work with Tom and Dan.
I'll leave this issue in feedback status for a while for users to point out radios which still need instructions.

Updated by Predrag Supurovic over 7 years ago

Wow! That was quick! :) Nice work!

How can we help sending instructions for rigs?

Updated by Tom Hayward over 7 years ago

Predrag Supurovic wrote:

How can we help sending instructions for rigs?

If you are set up with a development environment, you can submit a patch.

If you are not a developer, just post the instructions to this page and we'll get it included.

Updated by Predrag Supurovic over 7 years ago

Baofeng UV-B5/UV-B6 Instructions

Download

1. Turn radio off
2. Connect cable to mic/spkr connector
3. Make sure connector is firmly connected.
4. Turn radio on
5. Make sure CTCSS in current channel is turned off or move to other channel with CTCS turned off
6. Make sure there is no receiving signal on current channel
7. Click OK to download image from device

Upload

1. Turn radio off
2. Connect cable to mic/spkr connector
3. Make sure connector is firmly connected.
4. Turn radio on
5. Make sure CTCSS in current channel is turned off or move to other channel with CTCS turned off
6. Make sure there is no receiving signal on current channel
7. Click OK to upload image to device

I believe this also counts for all other Baofeng radios.

Updated by Filippi Marco over 7 years ago

Hi Predrag
are you sure the step 5 "CTCSS turned off" is necessary?

Tnx
73 de IZ3GME Marco

Updated by Predrag Supurovic over 7 years ago

Filippi Marco wrote:

are you sure the step 5 "CTCSS turned off" is necessary?

Yes I am.

Updated by Filippi Marco over 7 years ago

New patch for uv-b5 have been sent, will be in upcoming daily build.

Tnx

Updated by Jim Unroe over 7 years ago

Marco,

The UV-B5/UV-B6 radios, depending on certain configuration settings, change the 'ack' value returned during the read/write process. This was an issue because when an unexpected 'ack' was received, CHIRP would abort the transfer with a "Radio not supported" error. CHIRP now recognizes something like 3 different 'ack' values and I have not heard about anyone having a "Radio not supported" error for quite some time.

This may have been the reason for the need to set CTCSS to off on the past, but I don't think it is necessary any longer. I certainly do not worry if my UV-B5 is set to a channel with (or without) CTCSS and never have any issues when it come to reading from or writing to my UV-B5.

Jim KC9HI

Updated by Jim Unroe over 7 years ago

Actually the error was "Unexpected response" for the changing 'ack'. The radio also changes its 'ident' based on certain settings and that error was "Unsupported model". The current driver works around both issues.
Jim

Updated by Filippi Marco over 7 years ago

After discussing in list I sent a new patch for UV-B5 with a cosmetic change in message and with out the CTCSS line.

Updated by Bernhard Hailer about 1 year ago

  • Status changed from Feedback to Closed

This appears to be complete.

Also available in: Atom PDF