New Model #7387

Yaesu FT-4VR

Added by Matt Atwood about 1 year ago. Updated 12 months ago.

Status:Closed Start date:12/01/2019
Priority:Normal Due date:
Assignee:Bernhard Hailer % Done:


Target version:chirp-daily
Chirp Version:daily Equipment Loan Offered:Yes


Have radio and USB

debug(Clone Mode).log - radio in just CLONE mode (24.9 kB) Matt Atwood, 01/25/2020 05:18 pm

debug(TX Mode).log - radio in CLONE / TX mod (25.1 kB) Matt Atwood, 01/25/2020 05:18 pm - Yaesu FT-4X / FT-4V / FT-65 / FT-25 driver (52.3 kB) Bernhard Hailer, 01/26/2020 04:26 pm

Yaesu_FT-4VR_Factory_Reset.img (8.5 kB) Matt Atwood, 01/27/2020 01:16 am

Associated revisions

Revision 3298:d841aaba1977
Added by Bernhard Hailer 12 months ago

[ft4] driver restructure (#7615)

While implementing two more radios of the Yaesu FT-4 family (the FT-25, see #7543, and the FT-4V, see #7387), I found that with some moderate reorganization, implementation of new radios will become easier. The proposed reorganization implements one more interstitial layer of inheritance to support the sub families of FT-4 (containing the FT-4X and FT-4V) and FT-65 (containing FT-65 and FT-25). Also, some variable assignments have been moved from the individual radio classes to the SCU-35 base class and to the interstitial classes named above.

This change also adds the infrastructure for adding European or Asian models, and as such prepare for addressing a number of currently open issues (6.25kHz tune step issues on EU models, frequency limitations; see #6619, #6651, #6677, #6761, #6869). It will also make it easier for a few additional fixes for issues which were found during my work on this driver (#7601, #7603, #7605). I will submit these fixes in additional patches.

Fixes: #7615

Revision 3309:5a1de50496e1
Added by Bernhard Hailer 12 months ago

[ft4] Add Yaesu FT-4VR (and infrastructure for Yaesu FT-4VE). Fixes: #7387
This patch adds support for the Yaesu FT-4V to Chirp. The European version is commented out; we can activate as soon as we obtain an image (it can be downloaded using FT-25R as selected radio).

Revision 3311:394e5664ab91
Added by Dan Smith 12 months ago

Add test images for FT-25R, FT-4VR, FT-4XE, FT-65E

Related to #7189, #6619, #7387, #7543


Updated by Bernhard Hailer about 1 year ago

  • Status changed from New to Feedback

Did you try the FT-4 selection in Chirp? It needs to be a recent version of Chirp. If you did try, what happened, and can you provide a log?

Updated by Matt Atwood 12 months ago

Thanks for the recommendation Bernhard. I did select FT-4XR in CHIRP - it is the only FT-4 selection available. Upon initiating transfer (Download from radio) I received an error message from CHIRP "Failed to communicate with radio: Incorrect ID read from radio". I assume I need to enter "CLONE" mode on the XCVR, which I did, in both TX and RX mode, as well as just turning the HT on and attempting to query the radio. I have tried several permutations of the process to get the radio to clone and it fails every time. I am using CHIRP version 20200107.

Where do I find the log that you asked about? I am unable to locate a log file of any kind for CHIRP.

Updated by Bernhard Hailer 12 months ago

For how to retrieve the log, please refer to the Wiki: How To Report Issues. The log will definitely tell us more.

Updated by Matt Atwood 12 months ago

Thank Bernhard. Attached are the logs. The first (TX Mode) had the radio in CLONE / TX mode. The second, (CLONE Mode) had the radio in just CLONE mode.

Updated by Bernhard Hailer 12 months ago

  • Assignee set to Bernhard Hailer

Ah - it is a new model! This radio identifies as "IFT-15R", while the FT-4R is "IFT-35R".
I can add this radio, but I would be flying blind. Let me dive into the manual for the FT-4V. I hope I can say a little more soon...

Updated by Matt Atwood 12 months ago

Thanks Bernhard! If a radio is needed, I have a unit to test with.

Updated by Bernhard Hailer 12 months ago

  • File added
  • Target version set to chirp-daily
  • % Done changed from 0 to 90

Hi Matt, I did a "blind flight", and it might just work.

To help me test this, please download the attached and launch chirp.
1. enable developer mode: help -> check enable developer functions
2. load this module: file -> load module, point to the you downloaded
3. open radio communication as usual but select FT-4V as radio model from list
4. perform any testing, download/upload, modifications etc.

In case you have to restart chirp, you will have to repeat step 2 again to use this modified candidate.

Please let me know how it goes, and I'll submit a patch to chirp. To enable me to do that, I need to ask you for an image from your radio; when you prepare one for me, please ensure that there's no private information in it you don't want to share: an image right after a factory reset is fine. That image is needed for testing before I'm allowed to submit.

Updated by Matt Atwood 12 months ago

It works perfectly! I was able to download from the radio, as well as upload to it. I will reset the radio tomorrow AM and send the img file to you. Thank you so much!

Updated by Bernhard Hailer 12 months ago

Excellent, glad to hear! Please don't forget that image; without it I can't submit it.

Updated by Bernhard Hailer 12 months ago

  • % Done changed from 90 to 100

Updated by Bernhard Hailer 12 months ago

  • Status changed from Feedback to In Progress

Updated by Matt Atwood 12 months ago

Here is the factory reset image. Thanks gain for your help!

- Matt

Updated by Bernhard Hailer 12 months ago

Sorry, there's some delay; I need to restructure the base driver ( first. That's essentially complete, but that patch needs to be accepted first. See #7615.

Updated by Anonymous 12 months ago

  • Status changed from In Progress to Closed

Applied in changeset 5a1de50496e1.

Updated by Bernhard Hailer 12 months ago

Image of an FT-4VE. If you have one, please send it to me!
The image can be downloaded using "FT-4VR" as radio in Chirp. Once I have the image, I'll add the FT-4VE to Chirp.

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