[chirp_users] Carry Comments Column over from .csv file?

Tom Hayward esarfl at gmail.com
Mon Jan 6 10:48:23 PST 2014


On Mon, Jan 6, 2014 at 10:32 AM, John Kellas <sales at mparam.com> wrote:
> Thanks for the head's up. As I cannot upload a .csv file to the radio, I
> have to export it first to a format that can, that's the step I was
> wondering if I could get around: EG: storing metadata in a file format that
> can directly program the radio as well. Sounds like for the time being the
> best method is to work with a native .CSV file for any updates, and then
> export it as a .chirp file for upload to the radio,

The only format that will upload to the radio is that radio's .img
file (they differ for every model). .chirp or .csv must first be
imported into a .img before upload.

Here's how I do it:

I have a master csv file with the set of channels I like to program in
my radios. Actually, I have a few master files. One has ham stuff and
another has commercial channels for SAR. These are CSV files I save in
the stock_config directory in the chirp folder. By doing this, they
are listed in the File > Open Stock Config menu in Chirp.

When I need to program a radio, I "Download from Radio", then "Open
Stock Config". This leaves me with the radio img open in one tab and
my master CSV open in another tab. I copy channels in the CSV tab,
then paste them in the img tab. Then from the img tab, I "Upload from
Radio" and the radio is programmed.

Tom KD7LXL



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