Bug #5543

Error when Uploading to VX-6 on macOS 10.13.3

Added by Jason Reina over 4 years ago. Updated over 1 year ago.

Status:Feedback Start date:02/02/2018
Priority:Normal Due date:
Assignee:- % Done:


Target version:chirp-daily
Chirp Version:daily Platform:MacOS
Model affected:Yaesu VX-6


I can download from the radio with no problem. However, when I take that same dataset and try to upload it to the radio, I get an error. I am running macOS High Sierra 10.13.3. I have uploaded a video to YouTube that may help you visualize the series of events. SHould you require more information, please don't hesitate to reach out.

Video: https://youtu.be/PbflBiXl-1I

debug.log (325.5 kB) Jason Reina, 02/02/2018 02:24 am

debug1.log - debug 1 (25.3 kB) Giulio Marchi, 11/09/2020 01:06 pm

debug2.log - debug 2 (75 kB) Giulio Marchi, 11/09/2020 01:06 pm

Related issues

duplicated by Bug #3073: Upload Vx-6r error Mac OS X Closed 12/17/2015
duplicated by Bug #6319: Unable to complete upload to VX-6R Closed 12/22/2018


Updated by Robert Morris about 4 years ago

I'm having the exact same problem on Mac OS X 10.10.5 Yosemite.

Updated by Bernhard Hailer almost 2 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Closed
  • Target version set to chirp-daily
  • Chirp Version changed from 0.4.0 to daily
  • Model affected changed from VX-6 to Yaesu VX-6

Interesting debug log. It always fails at 16-bit block number 10496. A developer needs to check this.

Updated by Bernhard Hailer almost 2 years ago

  • Status changed from Closed to Feedback

Accidentally closed. Reopened: this is still active!

Updated by Giulio Marchi over 1 year ago

Hi all, same story here with VX-6 and OS X 10.13.6 on a MBP 17" 2011 so I need to revert to a PC...

Downloading from the radio is just fine. When trying to upload even the very same img I downloaded, I get the following:
- "Cloning to radio" dialog window stops around one fifth
- the VX-6 shows "Error"
- even the force quit of the app seems hard to do
- when restarting the Mac, a message like “Forced closure of Python” appears
- OS X hangs on shut down with the grey spinning wheel on black screen
- the only way out is to press and hold the power button until the system restarts warning that it was force closed

Attaching a couple of debug logs. Available for further testing.



Updated by Giulio Marchi over 1 year ago

As suggested on the mailing list, I went with the "PL-2303 Driver (legacy)" from https://www.mac-usb-serial.com ("Driver_PL2303_OS_X_10.13-3.1.5.pkg") and it works just fine. Thanks.

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