Why do i get an error window when i press read on the program for the radio????
If the interface cable has a serial port connector, and you need to use a USB --> Serial Port adapter to connect to your computer; it may be the source of the problem. The cheaper USB --> Serial adapters have issues with timings that the serial port protocols rely on. You may have luck by reducing the speed of the serial port to something like 19200, 14400, 9600, 4800 or even as low as 2400 baud. Make sure that the adapter name (COM1, AUX1, COM2, AUX2 , etc.) is the SAME one you're telling the program to use to access the radio's memory and the port's parity, number of stop bits and error checking type match the program.
Additionally, different radio manufacturers use different methods to set the radio's memory up to be read and / or written. Make sure the radio is ready to be read and the program is trying to read - not write (and vice versa).
If you're still having issues, please reply and provide the radio brand and model, interface cables and adapters, and program software and computer Operating System.
Jan 21, 2012 |