Bug #7625

Yaesu FT-857D An error has occurred

Added by Niamh Holding over 1 year ago. Updated over 1 year ago.

Status:Closed Start date:02/03/2020
Priority:Normal Due date:
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Target version:chirp-daily
Chirp Version:daily Platform:Windows
Model affected:Yaesu FT-857D


Got a dialog box saying the following when trying to download from the radio-

"Failed to communicate with radio: Unable to read block 00 expected 4 got 0"

It could be the aftermarket cable from Amazon, but anyone got any thoughts?


Updated by Bernhard Hailer over 1 year ago

  • Subject changed from FT0857D An error has occurred to Yaesu FT-857D An error has occurred
  • Status changed from New to Feedback
  • Target version set to chirp-daily
  • Model affected changed from FT-857D to Yaesu FT-857D

It looks like a cable issue, indeed. 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.

Let us know once you found the problem. Thank you!

Updated by Niamh Holding over 1 year ago

OK, it was a cable issue, but not the aftermarket cable from Amazon but the USB extension cable I was using.

Balance the rig on a chair so the short programming cable could reach the USB socket on the PC and bingo :)

Updated by Bernhard Hailer over 1 year ago

  • Status changed from Feedback to Closed

Thanks for the feedback!
Resolved by submitter.

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