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Bug #8563

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BTech UV-5X3 please advise to correct not working issue

Added by Mark Fernandez about 2 years ago. Updated about 2 years ago.

Status:
Closed
Priority:
Normal
Assignee:
-
Target version:
-
Start date:
12/18/2020
Due date:
% Done:

0%

Estimated time:
Chirp Version:
daily
Model affected:
BTECH UV-5X3
Platform:
MacOS

Description

[Errno 2] could not open port /dev/cu.PL2303-004012FA:
[Errno 2] No such file or directory: '/dev/cu.PL2303-004012FA'

Installed: FTDIUSBSerialDriver_v2_4_4.dmg

I plugged in the proper FTDI Cable from BTECH to both the radio and the computer.


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Actions #1

Updated by Jim Unroe about 2 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Feedback
  • Platform changed from Windows to MacOS

It appears that you are not selecting the correct port. The "PL2303" would indicate the port being choosen is attached to a device containing a Prolific chip, not an FTDI FT232 chip.

You shouldn't need to install a driver for an FTDI chip based programming cable. The native Apple FTDI driver should work and is recommended. The port for an FTDI FT232 chip would look something like the following (the suffix will change).

/dev/cu.usbserial-A6020QSO
/dev/cu.usbserial-AH03HQ2G
/dev/cu.usbserial-DN00RXF8
/dev/cu.usbserial-DN00V4ZI

If you are actually using a programming cable with a Prolific PL2303 chip, then it is almost 100% likely to be counterfeit. To work with that type of chip, you must purchase a driver from a 3rd party for it to be compatible.

Repleo - 3rd party source for high-end macOS drivers for your PL-2303, CH341 and CP2102 USB to Serial devices
https://www.mac-usb-serial.com/

See this "issue":https://chirp.danplanet.com/issues/8559#note-9 from the day before where a similar problem with a Prolific type chip was resolved by using this 3rd party driver.

Jim KC9HI

Actions #2

Updated by Mark Fernandez about 2 years ago

Hi, I tried to use their Serial Detect program to see what I need. It could not see my UV-5X3 either. Could it be that the drivers don't work with macOS 11.1.x?

Actions #3

Updated by Jim Unroe about 2 years ago

Serial Detect doesn't "see" radios, they "see" programming cables. No programming software can work until there is a complete and working connection between the radio and computer.

Like I explained above, you should use the native Apple FTDI driver for FTDI chip based programming cables. For Prolific chip based programming cables you must purchase a 3rd party driver. The Prolific written driver is intentionally crippled when used with a counterfeit Prolific chip.

Jim KC9HI

Actions #4

Updated by Bernhard Hailer about 2 years ago

Mark, have you been able to resolve your issue?
If there's still a problem, then you might get additional pointers on the "mailing list":http://intrepid.danplanet.com/mailman/listinfo/chirp_users.

Actions #5

Updated by Bernhard Hailer about 2 years ago

  • Status changed from Feedback to Closed

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