Bug #2303


Yaesu FT-2800M can't read header.

Added by Steven Osborne about 8 years ago. Updated almost 3 years ago.

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Yaesu FT-2800M
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I have read and tried the solutions found here by reading through some threads. Nothing I have tried has had any success. Here's what I've got:
Programming cable from Valley Enterprises. Additional cable from no-name Chinese manufacturer. Both of these cables successfully read from my radio using G4HFQ software. So I know I am putting the radio in Clone mode correctly and that cable is not the issue. Each and every time I use Chirp, I get the following message: Failed to communicate with radio: Failed to read header
This is the port that shows up in Chirp when I connect my cable: /dev/cu.usbserial-AH02TVBM. I am wondering if I should see "/dev/tty.usbserial-AH02TVBM". I can see this in Terminal, but it does not appear when connecting the cable in Chirp
I am using OSX but have the identical problem in Windows 7. I correctly select the correct COM port, but the error message and symptoms are the same.

Related issues

Has duplicate Bug #2477: Error when reading Yaesu FT-2800MClosed03/31/2015

Has duplicate Bug #3335: Yaesu FT-2800 can't read headerClosed02/13/2016

Is duplicate of Bug #3919: Yaesu FT-2800M can't read headerFeedback08/13/2016

Actions #1

Updated by Trevor Jacobs almost 4 years ago

Seeing the same problems here. If you wait for like 1 second between hitting OK in chirp and pressing MHz to start the CP download, it sometimes halfway works, but always ends in an error message on the radio.

Actions #2

Updated by Bernhard Hailer about 3 years ago

  • Subject changed from Problem programming Yaesu FT-2800M. Two different cables work with software from another vendor to Yaesu FT-2800M can't read header.
  • Status changed from New to Feedback
  • Target version set to chirp-legacy
  • Chirp Version changed from 0.4.0 to daily
  • Model affected changed from FT-2800M to Yaesu FT-2800M
  • Platform changed from MacOS to All

Has this been resolved by one of the recent daily builds?
(Newer posts suggest that the problem is gone with recent daily builds. Please try again and let us know.)

Actions #3

Updated by Bernhard Hailer almost 3 years ago

  • Status changed from Feedback to Closed

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