Bug #3589


SainSONIC GT-890 - Radio Identification Failed

Added by Dennis Zabawa about 8 years ago. Updated almost 8 years ago.

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The error message "Radio identification failed" appears when attempting to read from radio. The cable used, supplied with the radio, works successfully with the programming software supplied "UV2BAND_E_CPS.exe". After the error message appears, the radio beeps and resets. This occurs on two different radios.


debug.log (18.3 KB) debug.log Dennis Zabawa, 04/19/2016 12:20 PM
Actions #1

Updated by Pavel Milanes almost 8 years ago

  • Status changed from New to In Progress

Hi Dennis,

All the clues points that you have a unknown (to us) variant of this radios, it has a different ID from what we already have detected, we need a serial capture to process it.

You can find how to do that here:

I need that captures to make the support for this radio into Chirp, since I don't have the radio at hand.

Clue: it may work selecting it as the QYT KT8900, as this appears to be a clone of it, can you confirm this?

73 Pavel CO7WT

Actions #2

Updated by Dennis Zabawa almost 8 years ago

Both radios successfully programs as a QYT KT8900 with WIN7, using two different, 64 bit machines and CHIRP daily-20160504.

They will not program as a QYT KT8900 on an XP Pro, Service Pack 3, machine and CHIRP daily-20160504. The error message is "Invalid header for block0x0000:". If the XP machine is used and the radio is selected as a SainSonic GT890, the "Radio identification failed" error occurs. The same programming cable is used on all computers.

I have no other Windows computers with a 32 bit operating system.

Actions #3

Updated by Pavel Milanes almost 8 years ago

  • Assignee set to Pavel Milanes
  • Chirp Version changed from 0.4.0 to daily

Hi Dennis,

Please try this dev version and report back (see link below)

I don't have the radio so I need you to test is before push it to the tree.



Actions #4

Updated by Pavel Milanes almost 8 years ago

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

As no feedback is given I assume that the problem was solved, if not please report back.

Otherwise this issue will be closed in a few days.

73 Pavel CO7WT.

Actions #5

Updated by Pavel Milanes almost 8 years ago

  • Status changed from Resolved to Closed
  • Estimated time set to 2.00 h

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