Bug #3055

FT2900/FT-1900 Fails to upload when radio is locked, with unhelpful diagnostics.

Added by Richard Cochran about 4 years ago.

Status:New Start date:12/13/2015
Priority:Normal Due date:12/13/2015
Assignee:Richard Cochran % Done:

100%

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Target version:- Estimated time:1.00 hour
Chirp Version:0.4.0 Platform:All
Model affected:FT-2900/FT-1900

Description

The Yaesu FT-2900 radio has the ability to "lock" the configuration, preventing the user from changing anything unless the radio is first unlocked.

If CHIRP tries to upload to a radio that is in a locked state, the upload fails, with an error message that says only "Radio did not ack ID".

I believe there is no way to make the software actually upload to a locked radio, but it is possible to provide some hints in the dialog box to make it easier for the user to figure out what's going on, so he can unlock the radio and try again.

During the upload process, the radio displays "-WAIT-" on its screen when it's ready to receive an upload, but it won't display this when it is locked. The upload instructions can tell the user to check for this "-WAIT-" prompt, and can tell the user what to do if it's not found. Also, the error message when failure happens can have some text added to tell the user to check that the radio isn't locked.

Associated revisions

Revision 2655:1fe0e6277668
Added by Richard Cochran almost 4 years ago

[FT2900] Add msg for attempt to upload to locked radio. Fixes #3055
A user may "lock" an FT-2900/FT-1900, preventing configuration changes.
An upload will fail if this is the case. This patch adds some text to
the upload dialog box to help the user avoid attempting to upload to
a locked radio. It also adds some text to the error message that
appears on upload failure, to suggest the user check to make sure
his radio is not locked.

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