Trying to get Windows 10 Home to recognize Xiegu X108 on USB. Have down loaded/installed the driver but Windows 10 complains that "The last USB device you connected to this computer has malfunctioned and Windows does not recognize it." The installation instructions say after installing the driver "Then make the program location to file x108_cdc_virualcom". I am thinking that they are referring to the associated .INF file that came with the download, but I'm not clear on what to do with it. Any ideas? Thanks, Henry
Hi Henry,Thanks for the quick reply Ed. I uninstalled the 64 bit version of the VCP_V1.3.1 Setup file and tried to install the 32 bit version, but got a message from the installer saying that I needed to install the 64 bit version. So I re-installed the 64 bit version. It installs successfully, but when the USB cable from the Xiegu X108 is connected to the PC, Windows says unrecognized device. In the device manager under USB controller the device is shown with a yellow triangle and the message Unknown USB Device (Device Descriptor Request Failed). I tried different USB cables but no success so far.
Sorry Henry, I think I pointed you at the wrong driver pack - the one paut up by the administrator here: X-108 - X108 series driver (include X108G) 64 bit - V-1.3.1 | Xiegu X-108 - QRP Transceiver - HamRadio - QRP Forum is what you need. OR this one if you run 32bit Windows: X-108 - X108 series driver (include X108G) 32 bit - V-1.3.1 | Xiegu X-108 - QRP Transceiver - HamRadio - QRP ForumHi Henry,
That IS a driver install problem - the "Unknown USB Device (Device Descriptor Request Failed)" message is exactly what I got. If you have anopther cable, by all means try that however something else to try is at this point: I have attached a zipped ciopy of the required INF file that should have been used - unzip this to a temporary directory on your PC.
Go into device manager (right click "This PC" then select "manage" and when the console loads, click on device manager). Go to the faulty entry in Device Manager and do an update driver option - search my PC, and give the location of where the "x108_cdc_virualcom.inf" is and let it install / update using that inf file. reboot the PC and see if the yellow triangle has gone under the USB devices section in device manager and a new (without error) entry has appeared under the COM and LPT port section.
Thanks Ed. I finally got it to work. I must have installed/uninstalled the 64 bit driver a dozen times with no success. The thing that got it to work was that I connected a 4 port USB 2.0 hub to one of the USB ports on the laptop, and the Xiegu into the hub. As soon as I turned on the Xiegu the COM and LPT ports showed up in the device manager with the STMicroelectronics virtual COM port driver as COM5.
I started the WSJT-X program and was able to communicate with the Xiegu. Yeah!!!
Thanks for your help with this.
73 Henry WJ1S
Hi Ed. So far I am receive only using FT-8.
WSJT-X has an entry for the Xiegu X108G in the drop-down box in the settings menu Radio tab. Clicking the "Test CAT" button returns a good status. When I change frequency using the Xiegu it is reflected in WSJT-X, so it seems to be working. The baud rate is set to 4800 with 8 data bits and 2 stop bits, and VOX is selected as the PTT method. But I have not tried transmitting, so that remains to be tested.
I bought a pre-made interface cableYou must be registered for see linksfor the connections from the laptop to the Xiegu. There's no documentation with it, but I think it just provides the audio in/out connections between the PC and the Xiegu. Audio to the Xiegu via the mini-DIN accessories connector.
Next step for me is to get a transmitting antenna up. I live in a condo so the antenna has to be stealthy.
I will keep you updated.
73 -Henry WJ1S
Yes I made my first FT8 contact with the X108G two days ago.FT8 seems to work.. took a bit of tinkering.
Hi Robb,I just got in my USB Digimode cable that was suggested on this thread and it doesn't work. HRD doesn't even connect and shows errors. The only way I can get CAT and PTT to work is using a regular USB cable. So I use the USB to get the CAT and PTT to work with WSJT-X by selecting HRD as the radio but when I use the Digmode cable for the audio I am not getting audio signal back into the radio which is why I mainly needed and bought this Digimode cable. It's not showing signal output even when cranking up the audio out volume in windows or the FT8 power slider.
Side note....another odd thing I see is that when the using FT8 on 20m, it's set on 14.074 but then when the PTT transmits it changes it to something like 14.735 then back to 14.074 on receive. This does not happen with the same setup (HRD > WSJT-X) using my IC-7300.
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