To do this record the port numbers associated with the radio, you can find this in Windows device manager with View-Show Hidden devices. Ensure the USB cable is unplugged and right click on the radio device and uninstall the device. Once the device uninstall is complete, reinsert the radio USB cable and Windows should find the Yaesu driver. The Snapshot device has a lot of electronics packed in its 2” X 3” size. It has a memory chip, cellular radio and a GPS radio that communicates with satellites for location tracking. You can inspect the patent to see what it has under the hood. The Snapshot device continuously streams your vehicle’s data to Progressive’s servers while. If there is a yellow warning triangle under 'Ports' or 'Other Devices', you have an incompatible driver and need to continue. If there is no yellow warning triangle, you have the correct driver and are ready to load your programming software. Recent PCs have a USB port instead of an RS-232C port. To allow an easier connection and mutual communication, a USB port is also built into the transceiver. With using an RS-232C communication port, signal lines such as RTS and DTR are needed to exchange data between the PC and the transceiver. Set devmgrshownonpresentdevices=1. 3.) Type the following command a command prompt, and then press ENTER: start devmgmt.msc. Troubleshoot the devices and drivers in Device Manager. 4.) Click Show hidden devices on the View menu in Device Manager before you can see all devices associated with the computer.
I have lost track of how many updates Microsoft has released since I first penned this article a few years ago. Working to troubleshoot an issue in an online forum I was pleased to find Silicon Labs has continued to release updated drivers.
Reviewing the release notes also available at the link below the latest drivers are certified with later versions of Windows 10.
The version on the Yaesu website is several years old.
Current version available from Silicon Labs
DriverVer = 05/23/2018,10.1.3.2130
Install was easy it updated the existing driver install.
I am running Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit and am able to run the latest version of PCC downloaded from the Yaesu website without any special settings. Ham Radio Deluxe also works just fine with the updated driver.
With all of the security issues folks are having with Windows as Microsoft hardens the operating system. I would recommend following the Microsoft broad recommendation of keeping drivers updated.
Original Jan 2016 Posting
I received an email from Ed Ve7ED raising awareness to a new USB serial driver from Silicon Labs, this is the chip which Yaesu uses in the FTDX3000 and I suspect other serial to USB radios and cables. Note if you are using Linux or OSX drivers for those platforms are also available. I have installed the 64Bit driver on my Windows 10 system and no runs, drips or errors.
Radio Data Port Devices Drivers
Also worth noting drivers are available for OSX, Linux and Android if you are for example using FLDigi on those platforms.
“A lot of people have had issues with the Yaesu USB Driver
FYI, Silicon Labs just released a new driver Jan 26, 2016
Radio Data Port Devices Driver
Thanks, Ed for sharing.
73 Until next time, Jay