New Model #893

Yaesu VX-150

Added by Brent Jensen about 9 years ago. Updated 9 months ago.

Status:Feedback Start date:11/24/2012
Priority:Normal Due date:
Assignee:Bernhard Hailer % Done:


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


Have radio and USB but no software to loan.

debug.log (28.1 kB) Thomas P, 04/30/2021 01:09 pm

Related issues

duplicates New Model #355: Yaesu VX-150 Rejected 11/24/2012


Updated by Tom Hayward about 9 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Rejected

Closing because another issue has an equipment loan offer.

Updated by Tom Hayward about 9 years ago

Oops, meant to close the other one...whatever.

Updated by Tom Hayward about 9 years ago

Oh, now I understand. Redmine automatically closed both of them at the same time because they're linked. Dan, please help.

Updated by Dan Smith about 9 years ago

  • Status changed from Rejected to New

Updated by Bill Phillips over 8 years ago

I have a vx-150, serial cable, and ADMS-1F software I can loan out.

Updated by CJ Luck almost 3 years ago

I have a VX-150 I can loan out for testing.

I tried downloading from the radio using the VX-170 driver, and it gets to about 90%, and then throws this error message: " ord() expected a character, but string of length 0 found."

Not sure if that is helpful, but it seems to me that the vx-150 and the vx-170 are similar enough that it wouldn't take much to make it work for the vx-150.

Updated by Bernhard Hailer over 2 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Feedback
  • Assignee set to Bernhard Hailer

Could you please provide a debug log as described in the Wiki: "How To Report Issues"? Thanks!
Use a recent version of Chirp. With that log, it might be easy to get things going.

Updated by Thomas P over 1 year ago

I tried my vx-150 with the existing vx-170 profile and experienced the same results as CJ Luck.

TypeError: ord() expected a character, but string of length 0 found

Attaching the debug log. I hope this helps because I love this radio. Let me know if I can help with more info or tests.

Updated by Hardy Pottinger 10 months ago

I acquired 2 VX-150s and have access to 2 RTS cables and ADMS software that works with the radios. I've started looking into using Chirp and experienced the same result as Thomas P. I also tried running a port monitor while using Chirp and have a trace up to the point of getting the TypeError msg. Chirp is happily reading data in 32 byte chunks but I can't make heads or tails of the data. I tried added a memory tag to one of the channels, expecting to find the clear text somewhere, but didn't. The trace starts out with 4 chunks of more or less random looking bytes, then 4 blocks of a funky looking count sequence: FF 01 02 ... 0D 0E, repeated. Then comes a large number of chunks with all FFs (empty memory?), then many repetitions of " 06 00 01 00 44 00 00 60 00 0c 00 00 00 aa 00 02". I can try attaching the trace file if that would be useful. In the meantime I'll continue trying to bring up a decent debugging environment.
And, yes, I like these 2 radios. Only 2 meters but they are built like battleships.

Updated by Hardy Pottinger 9 months ago

A quick update - after almost a month I'm starting to make a bit of progress with a new driver. Using win10 and python2 for the development environment. mmap is slowly starting to come into focus and the chirp editor window is gradually getting populated with data. Yay!

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