[chirp_users] more help

Daniel Nelson
Mon May 27 14:50:16 PDT 2013

I was told that .chirp is not really supported anymore and that I should use CSV. Make sure you are using the latest nightly build just in case you're running into a bug that has been fixed. 

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On May 27, 2013, at 12:57 PM, dave <k7da at comcast.net> wrote:

> more help.
> i gave up with the csv.   seems to be too much work.
> i made a file and saved it as a .chirp file.
> but now i am not able to load it to the radio.  why?  what did i do 
> wrong this time?
> dave
> On 5/27/2013 12:33 PM, Tom Hayward wrote:
>> On Mon, May 27, 2013 at 12:20 PM, dave <k7da at comcast.net> wrote:
>>> hum
>>> that seems to work. but it appeared not to when i first tried.
>>> is the radio name important.  if so how is it changed?
>> CSV format is radio agnostic, so the radio name doesn't matter.
>> I don't have Excel, so I'm not sure what it is doing to your CSV
>> files. Probably changing the comma format or maybe you removed/changed
>> the column labels or entered a value that Chirp didn't understand
>> (e.g. "100.0 Hz" instead of "100.0"). You can try opening the Excel
>> CSV and Chirp CSV both in Notepad and comparing them to see what
>> changed.
>> The recommended way to manage your memories is to save a master CSV
>> file with all your channels in the stock_configs folder. Every time
>> you want to program a radio, copy/paste or import from this master
>> CSV. If you need to add a new repeater to the CSV, in Chirp select
>> File > Open stock config and choose your master CSV. Use Chirp to type
>> in the new repeater information (or import from a data source like
>> Repeater Book) then save the CSV.
>> Tom KD7LXL
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