Bug #6057

Won't Open COM Port

Added by Larry Abramson over 4 years ago. Updated over 2 years ago.

Status:Closed Start date:08/27/2018
Priority:Normal Due date:
Assignee:- % Done:


Target version:chirp-daily
Chirp Version:daily Platform:Windows
Model affected:Kenwood TM-V17A


I am trying to download the data from my Kenwood TM-V17A but when I start up CHIRP and click on the download from radio, it doesn't see any of the ports. I have the cable hooked to COM3 on Windows 10 but there are no ports listed in the drop down on the program. If I open the device manager, it sees the radio on COM3


Updated by Bernhard Hailer over 2 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Feedback
  • Target version set to chirp-daily
  • Chirp Version changed from 0.4.0 to daily
  • Model affected changed from (All models) to Kenwood TM-V17A

Have you been able to resolve this on your own since you submitted this?
Have you tried with a recent version since you submitted this?

This looks like 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 over 2 years ago

  • Status changed from Feedback to Closed

I've received email notification from the submitter that he was able to resolve this on his own.

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