[chirp_users] Tuning step roadblock

amnon.zohar at gmail.com amnon.zohar at gmail.com
Sun Dec 8 12:48:54 PST 2013

can chirp program a mptorola naxtrac radio??

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מאת: Jim Unroe
נשלח: ‏יום ראשון‏ ‏08‏ ‏דצמבר‏ ‏2013 ‎22‎:‎33
אל: chirp_users at intrepid.danplanet.com

On Sun, Dec 8, 2013 at 3:05 PM, ddubois <woody2 at questiongravity.com> wrote:

Thanks Jim, that did the trick. I did figure out what "tuning step" meant around 3am, but didn't want to write back and admit that I was still up and obsessing over it :)  I'm glad I went to bed.

I have all my channels configured now, except for the "page" channel on the Icom that I wish to emulate in the Baofeng. In the Icom, the channel is muted until it receives a 2-tone page signal. I can see how it is set up in the Icom CS-F14 program, but I'm not finding any functionality like that in CHIRP. When I click on "Settings" in CHIRP, I only get a blank field. Can I do this in CHIRP? I see nothing in the wiki about functions like this.

And, perhaps similarly, in CS-F14 under Common>Set Mode there is a squelch value variable that has been set to 125. Is that something I need to set in the UV-B5?

Thanks much! Doug


CHIRP will program a great number of brands and models of radios. Each type or radio (or family of radios) needs a specific driver that matches up to that radio's capabilities. CHIRP cannot make a radio do something that is isn't capable of doing. In this case, the UV-B5 (or any of the Chinese radios that I am familiar with) are not capable of decoding a 2-tone page signal. So you won't see that functionality for the UV-B5 in CHIRP.

You will only be able to use a CTCSS tone or a DTCS code for selective squelch operations. But be careful setting up a receive tone or code. If you don't know how to do it properly, your settings could wind up programming a channel that will never hear anything. Having no Rx CTCSS tone or Rx DTCS code always work (but you may hear other station on the channel that you may not want to).

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