New Model #9661

Retevis RA685

Added by Glynne Hather 9 months ago. Updated 7 months ago.

Status:Resolved Start date:12/28/2021
Priority:Normal Due date:
Assignee:Jim Unroe % Done:

100%

Category:-
Target version:chirp-daily
Chirp Version:daily Equipment Loan Offered:No

Description

Hi

Would it be possible to add support for the Retevis RA685 please.
https://www.retevis.com/ra685-5w-dual-band-two-way-radios-amateur-radios

Regards
Glynne

ra85-ra685_rough_draft_#1.py (27.5 kB) Jim Unroe, 03/04/2022 09:59 pm

Associated revisions

Revision 3664:f2d5c348224d
Added by Jim Unroe 7 months ago

Driver Maintenance: ga510.py

This patch prepares the driver for adding support for the
Retevis RA685 and RA85 radio models. There are no features
or settings added or removed.

related to #9661

Revision 3665:473c7a09fd87
Added by Jim Unroe 7 months ago

[RA685] Add Retevis RA685

This patch adds support for the Retevis RA685 (Amateur Radio version for EU)

addresses #9661

History

Updated by Jim Unroe 7 months ago

  • Status changed from New to In Progress
  • Assignee set to Jim Unroe
  • Target version set to chirp-daily

Retevis just donated an RA685 and an RA85 so I will be looking into adding CHIRP support for these models.

Jim KC9HI

Updated by Rayane S 7 months ago

Jim Unroe wrote:

Retevis just donated an RA685 and an RA85 so I will be looking into adding CHIRP support for these models.

Jim KC9HI

Hi Jim,

Do you have an ETA for support of RA685? I used the official software of Retevis (RA685 V1.1.1 exe) but it really unstable. Impossible to add new frequency, i can only edit name, and now can't read my radio memory after edit it on this one

Thanks you

Updated by Jim Unroe 7 months ago

Rayane S wrote:

Jim Unroe wrote:

Retevis just donated an RA685 and an RA85 so I will be looking into adding CHIRP support for these models.

Jim KC9HI

Hi Jim,

Do you have an ETA for support of RA685? I used the official software of Retevis (RA685 V1.1.1 exe) but it really unstable. Impossible to add new frequency, i can only edit name, and now can't read my radio memory after edit it on this one

Thanks you

No. I have to constantly use the "official software" over and over to reverse engineer the cloning process and settings. ;-)

Jim KC9HI

Updated by Jim Unroe 7 months ago

OK. I got a chance to work on this some more. I think I have progressed to the point where I can provide my rough draft for testing. For those that need instructions, here is how you would download and use the test driver module within your CHIRP installation.

1. save the attached test driver module to a convenient location (where you keep your *.img files for example).

Note: Do not right-click the link to download. Click the "link", wait for the next page to load. Finally click the download link near the top of the page.

2. click Help in the menu bar
3. enable Enable Developer Functions
4. click File in the menu bar
5. click Load Module in the list that appeared
6. locate and load the test driver module that was saved in step 1

The CHIRP background will now be red. You should now be able to select Vendor: Retevis and have Model: selections for RA685 and RA85 to access your radio. Don't forget to save your first successful download, unedited, to a CHIRP Radio Images (*.img) file to be kept as a backup.

Note: This does not permanently change your CHIRP installation in any way. If you close CHIRP, the next time you open CHIRP you will have to load the driver module again to have RA685/RA85 (test) support.

Report bugs and and/or feedback to this ticket/issue.

Jim KC9HI

Updated by Jim Unroe 7 months ago

  • Status changed from In Progress to Resolved
  • % Done changed from 0 to 100

Patch submitted and approved. Support for the RA685 will be in tomorrow's CHIRP daily build.

Jim KC9HI

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