Feature #8649

Yaesu FT-897: download instructions need to be improved

Added by Bernhard Hailer 10 months ago.

Status:New Start date:01/03/2021
Priority:Normal Due date:
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Target version:chirp-daily
Chirp Version:daily Model affected:Yaesu FT-897

Description

I'm opening this ticket on behalf of David N1EA, who had this original problem:

I can download from my Yaesu FT-897D successfully using CHIRP daily-20201221 on Linux - Debian GNU/Linux 10 (Python 2.7.16) but I cannot upload.

I get the following error message.

  raise errors.RadioError("Failed to communicate with radio: %s" % e)
RadioError: Failed to communicate with radio: Radio did not ack block 0

ERROR: ----------------
ERROR: Clone failed: Failed to communicate with radio: Radio did not ack block 0
ERROR: --- Exception Dialog: Failed to communicate with radio: Radio did not ack block 0 ---
ERROR: None

Actually, David found out what went wrong himself:

I found the problem.

Advice on the screen when uploading says click "OK" then click "send" on the FT-897D screen, then a sending progress bar appears.

However when downloading from CHIRP it doesn't have that instruction.

It just says click "receive" on the FT-897D screen.

I just repeated the first sequence I had done moments ago. That's where it failed.

What I had to do was:

Click "receive" on the FT-897D screen.
Then click the dialog box "OK" on the computer screen.
Then screen changes to a "receiving" progress bar.

It will fail if you click the computer dialogue box "OK" before you click "receive" on the FT-897D screen. 

Maybe improved language would help here.

This feature request is about adding better instructions for this specific radio when preparing for Chirp download.

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