Bug #6033

"Failed to communicate with radio: Unable to read block 00 expected 4 got 0" FT-817ND (US)

Added by Dennis Jones about 4 years ago. Updated about 2 years ago.

Status:Closed Start date:08/16/2018
Priority:Normal Due date:
Assignee:- % Done:


Target version:chirp-daily
Chirp Version:daily Platform:Windows
Model affected:Yaesu FT-817ND


Chirp Version: daily-20180815
Windows Version: Home V10.0.17134.228
Rig: Yaesu FT-817ND
Port Settings: 38400/8/None/1/None
1. Open Chirp
2. Select "Radio" pull down => Download from Radio
3. Set Port to COM10
4. Set Vendor to Yaesu
5. Set Model to FT-817ND (US)
6. Turn on 817 with both mode buttons depressed
7. 817 in Clone Mode
8. Select "OK" on "Radio" dialog
9. Press "A" on keyboard
10. several minutes pass then error shown in subject appears.

I could not find the log file(s) for Chirp to send. If someone could help me with where they're located as well?

New to Chirp... confirmed noob!



Updated by Bernhard Hailer over 2 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Feedback
  • Target version set to chirp-daily
  • Model affected changed from (All models) to Yaesu FT-817ND

Have you been able to resolve this on your own since you submitted this?
This could be a cable issue. Please refer to these Wiki articles:
CableGuide FTDI OEM Cables
RTSystemsCablesAndMavericks (if you're running MacOS)
If there's no solution to be found in any of them, please read: How To Report Issues and provide a debug log. Thank you!

Windows: If you are using a generic cable with a Prolific chip, you will very likely need to downgrade your driver to version
It can be found at http://www.miklor.com/COM/UV_Drivers.php

Updated by Bernhard Hailer about 2 years ago

  • Status changed from Feedback to Closed

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