[chirp_users] Error importing stock Marine Ch

Frederick R. McDougall frmcdo at gmail.com
Sun Oct 20 15:18:55 PDT 2013


Will or is this procedure documented in the troubleshooting section of
CHIRP?
Fred VA6FRM


On Sun, Oct 20, 2013 at 6:06 AM, Jim Unroe <rock.unroe at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Sat, Oct 19, 2013 at 8:27 AM, Greg Smith <greglsmith66 at gmail.com>wrote:
>
>> I get this error when I try to import the stock Marine channels into my
>> BF UV-5RE+
>> "There was an error during import: list index out of range"
>> Behind that error box is another box that says "Please wait Preparing
>> Memory List...."
>> I open chirp, read from radio, choose Radio, Import from Stock Config,
>> choose Marine VHF Channels and that's when the error occurs.
>>
>> I've used this method to load the NOAA, MURS and FRS/GMRS channels with
>> out issue.
>>
>> I'm running Windows 7 Ultimate, 64-bit.
>>
>>
>> Thx
>>
>> Greg
>>
>
>
> Greg,
>
> Thanks for the CHIRP image file from your radio. That helped solving this
> mystery.
>
> The problem is that memory channel 0 in your radio is corrupt. The first
> byte is 0x04 when normally all 16 bytes should be 0xFF for an empty memory
> channel. CHIRP tries to let you know there is a problem with memory channel
> 0 by greying out Loc 0 and reporting "ERROR" in the Name column.
>
> The NOAA, MURS and FRS/GMRS stock config files all default to importing
> the list into Loc 1 so they don't encounter any problems. The Marine VHF
> Channels stock config file defaults to importing the list into Loc 0, so
> CHIRP crashes when reading the corrupt Loc 0 data because many values of
> Loc 1 are out of range.
>
> This fix is fairly simple. Here is how I did it.
>
> To fix channel 0 from the radio keypad:
> 1. tap the [VFO/MR] until VFO (frequency mode) is selected
> 2. tap the [A/B] key until the top display line is selected
> 3. key in: [MENU][2][7][MENU][0][0][0][MENU][EXIT]
>     ; the above programs the current values of VFO A into channel 0
> 4. key in: [MENU][2][8][MENU][0][0][0][MENU][EXIT]
>     ; the above erases channel 0
> 5. read from the radio and import the Marine VHF Channels
>
> Step 3 above is required because the radio already considers channel 0 as
> being empty. Performing a menu 28 (DEL-CH) on an "empty" channel does
> nothing.
>
>
> To fix Loc 0 from CHIRP:
> 1. read from the radio
> 2. click on Loc 1 with the mouse (the Loc 1 row will become highlighted)
> 3. type [CTRL + C] (copy)
> 4. click on Loc 0 with the mouse (the Loc 0 row will become highlighted)
> 5. type [CTRL + V] (paste)
> 6. press the [Delete] key
> 7. import the Marine VHF Channels
>
>
> Jim KC9HI
>
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