[chirp_users] Mass update of D710

Sander Pool
Sun Jul 1 13:13:26 PDT 2012

On 7/1/2012 3:59 PM, Dan Smith wrote:
>> Forgetting for a moment about the apparently illegal repeater data
>> that breaks the upload to the D710,
> Please open an issue on the website and attach your debug log.

I know you already saw the bug but I'm reporting it here in case others 
want to comment:


>> is there a better way to upload a csv file? It seems a bit cumbersome
>> to first have to load the entire memory contents, then remove all
>> memories and then paste over.
> Yes, there's a better way. There's no need to delete everything first.

I first tried to paste over the existing data and it asked me 'do you 
want to overwrite' for each entry. That wasn't really workable so I 
first deleted everything. Does that sound like what I should have seen? 
Sorry for not including that part originally. I forgot till you wrote this.

> Please keep in mind that the Kenwood ham rigs behave differently than
> almost every other radio CHIRP supports. Thus, the workflow(s) are tuned
> for a different memory model. If there are specific additional sequences
> that would help Kenwood users work more efficiently, without penalizing
> users of other radios and without turning CHIRP into an MCP clone, feel
> free to file those in the issue tracker.

Yes, it would be great to have a non-live mode ala what MCP-2A does. I 
would like to be able to write a file to the radio without first having 
to read/clear all existing entries. I see the benefits of being able to 
change a few entries without writing all of them.

> You might note that you can hit escape while chirp is attempting to load
> all the memories from the radio, and that you can make individual
> changes to memories while it's loading and it will prioritize those
> writes over the background reads. However, exporting to CSV will cause
> it to read any memories it has not yet red, for obvious reasons.

Ok, I did not know to hit ESC, will remember that, thanks.

>> - connect D710 to computer - load memories using CHIRP - delete all
>> memories using CHIRP (pasting over existing memories doesn't appear
>> possible)
> It's certainly possible. If something is failing, please open a bug and
> attach your debug log.

Will wait you reply on the dialog. If it could be suppressed (simply 
flag an entry as illegal and move on) that would be great. Will open an RFE.

>> - copy all memories from .csv file - paste all memories onto empty
>> D710 document
> Just go to file->import and choose your CSV file. The import dialog will
> show you the contents of the file to be imported and then let you import
> them en masse. It does read the entire radio first to look for potential
> collisions, which makes sense in every case other than importing a file
> to replace the entire radio.

That makes sense, not sure why I didn't try that, sorry. Will try to soon.

> Perhaps adding a "replace entire radio's memory with the contents of a
> file" function would help here? That way, instead of downloading the
> entire radio and then uploading all the changes, CHIRP could just step
> through the current file and blindly blow the memories into the radio?

That would be really nice.

Many thanks,

     Sander W1SOP

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