Just got chirp up and running on my Linux laptop, and it could not have been easier. Here are a few notes to help you along – or perhaps more like to help me remember, sometime in the distant future:
- here's the how-to-download page: http://chirp.danplanet.com/projects/chirp/wiki/Download Yeah, just follow the instructions there, it's all automagic.
- I didn't need the "sudo addgroup "$USERNAME" dialout" from the subsequent troubleshooting link, which is fortunate because my machine griped at me when I tried it anyway.
- The USB device chirp wants in the pop-up menu is /dev/ttyUSB0 which was the last one on the list, as it happens.
After all that, it was just the usual radio-specific Vulcan neck-pinchery, as spelled out in two posts last week, here for FT-60 instructions and here for everything else. And remember kids, get the cable with the FTDI chip (costs more, but it's worth the hassle-free operation), and
if when you get stuck, youtube is your friend.
Guess I'll have something to talk about at the next SMLUG meeting.