TH-D72 and CHIRP for Mac

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio Software' started by AJ6KZ, Oct 12, 2020.

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  1. AJ6KZ

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    Kenwood doesn't offer any support for programming their radio on Mac. Neither does RT Systems for the TH-D72. And CHIRP just plain won't talk to the radio. Has anyone else had any luck with CHIRP and this radio on a Mac?

    OSX: 10.14.6
    radio: Kenwood TH-D72
    driver: SI Labs CP210x Macintosh OSX VCP Driver 5.3.5 - February 25, 2020
     
  2. KC3PBI

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    Do you have any specifics on what does work, so we can backtrack from there?
     
  3. AJ6KZ

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    Nothing works. :)

    There is no Mac support for anything but CHIRP. I don't really have access to older versions of my OS, and older versions of CHIRP have the same problem.

    It's OK. Thanks for your input. I'll probably try to start debugging at much lower levels. For instance, I can tell that CHIRP is at least opening the driver because I can't open a terminal to the same device as it tells me it is already in use. It's just disappointing, is all.
     
  4. KC3PBI

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    Nah, I mean does it work in windows? using what and how?

    Sometimes you can glean bits from that to help get things going on other platforms.
     
  5. AJ6KZ

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    Oh, I have no access to a Windows machine at the moment. But thanks!
     
  6. AJ6KZ

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    Found a workaround.

    1. Plug in radio to computer with USB cable.
    2. Turn on radio.
    3. Open CHIRP.
    4. Attempt to download from radio but choose Kenwood D710. Wait for it to fail.
    5. Download from radio using Kenwood D72 (clone).
    6. Success.
     

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