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Author Topic: FT-2900R & Valley enterprises programming cable  (Read 1673 times)
KK6RPX
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« on: May 19, 2017, 04:06:32 PM »

Hi All,

I'm trying to program a Yaesu 2900R with CHIRP and a Valley Enterprises programming cable, model RPC-YM6-UF. All I can get so far is failed to read header. Do I need to be in VFO mode or anything else in order to program? I installed drivers per instructions, checked the com port, changed the come port.

Any ideas?
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KG5AHC
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« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2017, 04:22:36 AM »

It is most likely a problem with the cable.. USB devices (cables) have header data in them that CHIRP is unable to read.  I googled for the RPC-YM6-UF and found a similar problem reported  http://chirp.danplanet.com/issues/3567

you might try getting the cable from RT Systems   https://www.rtsystemsinc.com/USB-29F-Programming-cable-p/usb-29f.htm

good luck
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Jeff KG5AHC
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KK6RPX
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« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2017, 10:03:00 AM »

Jeff,

Yeah, may well be the case. I just tried it on another machine, same thing. I saw the post you linked but there were several reviews that claimed success with the 2900R and this cable. Drat. I'm going to try it on a 2800 later today.

Thanks!
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KG5AHC
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« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2017, 09:17:27 PM »

...several reviews that claimed success with the 2900R and this cable.

ooops i did not intend to cast doubt on the source of the cable and its compatibility.  But if they have your money they should be happy to make it work or return your money. 

it could be you simply got a defective cable...
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KK6RPX
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« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2017, 07:06:38 AM »

Ah yes, the ol' operator error.  Roll Eyes  I wasn't doing the Yaesu funky key press boogie correctly. Once in cloning mode it takes a BRIEF but not too short key press to get in the right mode.

Sigh.

Thanks though!
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