[chirp_users] OK, I have a Chirp question/comment

Jim Unroe rock.unroe at gmail.com
Sat Dec 14 10:43:40 PST 2013

On Sat, Dec 14, 2013 at 1:17 PM, Dave C <cavanadd at frontier.com> wrote:

> A friend and I have Baofeng H/Ts that we have been using for the past
> couple of weeks.  They are all programmed with a Chirp file he put
> together with all of the local repeaters, plus a couple of simplex
> channels he uses for his church security.  The security channels are on
> channel 0, 1 and 2.  When I copied the Chirp file into my Anytone
> mobile, I couldn't hit the repeaters until I figured out all the channel
> numbers were offset by +1 number on the Anytone.  Apparently the Anytone
> doesn't want to have a channel #0. Once I understood what happened it
> was easy enough to offset the channel numbers in the Anytone file to get
> them where they were supposed to be.   I was wondering if this was
> normal for some radio memory registers to start with "0" and some with "1".
> Also my Anytone Chirp file sometimes hangs up or freezes, while I
> haven't had any problems with the Baofeng Chirp files.  It usually
> freezes during a cut and paste operation or during an import or
> operation.  Not a huge problem but sometimes annoying.  Should I be
> downloading new daily Chirp builds?
> Thanks
> Dave

Of the 5 radios that I program with CHIRP, 3 start the channel numbers with
"0" and 2 start the channel numbers with "1". So, yes, this is normal. So
don't program channel "0" with anything that you would want to be common
amongst all radios.

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