CHIRP - programming your amateur radio (open-source)

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CHIRP - programming your amateur radio (open-source)

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CHIRP is a free, open-source tool for programming your amateur radio. It supports a large number of manufacturers and models, as well as provides a way to interface with multiple data sources and formats.

A trap for young players with the 817 and chirp. You need to do two steps to get the radio to talk to the computer

Note: Power on the radio while holding down both MODE < > buttons, The radio will beep three times and show “CLONE MODE” on the display. Then press the „A Button“

Set CHIRP up to download the radio image form the menu, then on the radio, press button “A” and the radio will start TX’ing data, and you have a copy of the radio memories. Program up the radio in chirp with your repeaters and other parameter settings and save a copy. To load the new memories/file into the radio, power on the radio as per above and enter “CLONE MODE” again, Set CHIRP to upload to radio and then press the “C” button on the Radio, the device will change to RX mode and receive the new configuration. The instructions are on page 69 of the 817nd (2011) manual under Cloning.

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