Showing posts with label CHIRP. Show all posts
Showing posts with label CHIRP. Show all posts

Tuesday, September 27, 2016


ARRL to Host CHIRP Radio Programming Webinar:
ARRL will host a CHIRP Radio Programming webinar on Wednesday, October 19, at 8 PM ET (0000 UTC on Thursday, October 20, in US time zones). This presentation will offer a brief overview of the free, open-source CHIRP software, which can be used to program most radios. 
Attendees will learn: What CHIRP is, which radios are supported, how to get CHIRP, and how to troubleshoot CHIRP. Presenter James Lee, N1DDK, became active in CHIRP development for the initial TYT9800 driver. He is a hardware development engineer for Qualcomm.

Monday, August 8, 2016

Baofeng Tech UV-50X3 and CHIRP

This is pretty cool when you think about it...

MILESTONE: CHIRP's First OEM Partnership
The BTECH UV-50X3 became the very first radio to be exclusively supported by CHIRP programming software. CHIRP is a volunteer based effort to cohesively program radios from all vendors on Windows, Linux and OSX. fully supports CHIRP and the efforts that CHIRP volunteers make to provide you the easiest programming solution between your radios. Download, support, and learn more about CHIRP at:

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Baofeng Tech Mobiles: CHIRP Support

The latest version of CHIRP now supports the Baofeng Tech mobiles (UV-2501+220UV-2501, and UV-5001). I got to try out a beta version and had no problems with the basic functions.

Via Miklor on the BAOFENG AMATEUR RADIO NETWORK (B.A.R.N.) Facebook page

Monday, April 6, 2015

CHIRP: TERMN-8R and OBLTR-8R Support

Per the AnyTone Tech web page, CHIRP now has basic channel editing support for both the TERMN-8R and OBLTR-8R. I'm sure there will be more to come.

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Tiny 2M Receiver

I was running the other day while listening to my iPod and was wishing I had a 2M receiver in that form factor. I thought it would be nice to listen to have the option of listening to the repeaters. (Even a UV-3R would be too big for my ideal running companion.) My 6th generation iPod Nano uses the headphone wire as the antenna, but I prefer the physical buttons of my 2nd generation iPod Shuffle. Being able to easily start or stop a scan while on the move would be great. And while I am dreaming, I want to use CHIRP to load the repeater frequencies.

Anybody seen anything close to what I'm talking about? Am I the only one that would be interested in this sort of device?

(This reddit post got me thinking about this again. I think about lots of things while I run, but that's not the best time for me to record them for later.)

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Baofeng UV-B5: The Best Kept Secret's Secret

Amazing... I had noticed a bunch of traffic on the Yahoo Group, but I had not made time to read through it. John sums up that the dual-band (2M/440) UV-B5 can do about 2 Watts out on 220. You can access the additional band frequencies by using Chirp to program the radio.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Baofeng UV-82: CHIRP Support

John (K3NXU - and let us know that the UV-82 now has CHIRP support. I don't see it in the list, but I suspect it is in the latest builds.

Monday, August 20, 2012

KG-UV920R: Programming from your PC

So the programming software for the KG-UV920R was uploaded to the Wouxun Yahoo Group. And it turns out that Wouxun has called the software: KG_UV920R Commander V0.1.0. Beta - Programming Software by Wouxun. Ed notes that Wouxun is aware they have appropriated the name "commander" that has been used by Jim for his popular KG-UV Commander software for quite some time.

I guess we should just be happy they didn't call it the Commander CHIRP programming software.

I also see you can get the USB programming cable on eBay now.

Updated after posting: VA3ISP has a fix for an import error when trying to use the software with an Excel file.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Baofeng UV-5R: CHIRP Bug

I have been kinda busy the last few days, so I missed a little tempest in a teapot when a new release of CHIRP started bricking UV-5R radios. There was a flurry of messages regarding squelches that would not close, no transmit/receive, no FM, etc. The problem was reported as bug #210 to Dan. The good news is that he was extremely responsive, found the problem, and got a new release out, and posted instructions for fixing the problem are here.

Thursday, May 31, 2012

RT Systems Advanced Radio Programming Software

I know it comes with a cable, but $50 is expensive when you could just use CHIRP to cover the basic programming functions.
Powerwerx New Item: RT Systems Advanced Radio Programming Software for KG-UV3D. Many improvements over the factory software! Fri, May 25 17:22:20 from web
Powerwerx New Item: RT Systems Advanced Radio Programming Software for KG-UV6X. Many improvements over the factory software! Sun, May 27 17:50:05 from web

Monday, May 21, 2012

Quansheng TG-UV2: CHIRP Support

Looks like CHIRP support for the TG-UV2 may not happen in the immediate future:
"Dan replied to my inquiry with the following: " It depends on the radio, of course, but if it is going to happen, it would take less than a week of development time. "

He didn't venture when that week might occur. And that tiny word "if" looms large.

I didn't see a way to vote/show support for a particular radio on Dan's site. He's doing this for free, so whatever he decides to do next is clearly up to him. As a quick data point, the relative Yahoo Group memberships are:

TG-UV2 - 431
UV-5R - 1,126
UV-3R - 3,118

[Updated June 29, 2012 - I meant Quansheng not TYT.]

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Baofeng UV-5R: Alphatags 7 Characters via CHIRP

Timing is everything... Last night, I finally got around to updating the 7 Character Hack post with a Google Cache link to the missing instructions. So, what do I read this morning?

CHIRP will now do the heavy lifting for you and update the radio with 7 character alphatags. Daily builds are here.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Baofeng UV-5R: CHIRP Support

Ed (Import Communications) sent a UV-5R to Dan, so that he could add it to the list of radios supported by CHIRP*. That was three days ago and Dan has already added support for the UV-5R in his daily builds!

*"CHIRP is a FREE cross-platform, cross-radio programming tool. It works on Windows and Linux (and MacOSX with a little work). It supports a growing list of radios across several manufacturers and allows transferring of memory contents between them."

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Baofeng UV-3R: CHIRP Now Available for Testing

You've got to love software with frequent builds...
Support is added in today's build:

This is a first stab and only represents a couple hours of work, but it
seems to work for me. Feedback is appreciated, although I'd prefer it go
to the chirp_users list if possible. Future fixes and enhancement
announcements go to that list.


Dan Smith
Via the UV-3R Yahoo Group

Baofeng UV-3R: CHIRP

Now that the UV-3R is Type 90 Accepted, it has been added to the queue to get support in the CHIRP software.
#127: Add support for Baofeng UV-3R
Reporter: tsr@… | Owner: kk7ds
Type: Feature | Status: accepted
Priority: Would be nice | Milestone:
Component: Memory Editor | Version:
Resolution: | Keywords:
Platform: Windows |
Changes (by kk7ds):

* owner: => kk7ds
* status: new => accepted
Via the UV-3R Yahoo Group.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Universal Radio Programming Software - CHIRP

Instead of having a program to update the UV-3R and a program (or two!) to update the KG-UVD1P, how about a "one size fits most" application for programming radios. CHIRP will update, as of this writing, three Alinco, seventeen Icom, one Jetstream, seven Kenwood, nine Yaesu, and three Wouxun models. It will not do everything the radio specific software will do, but will update the basic memories for your favorite frequencies. You will still need the appropriate cable for your radio.