[chirp_users] Dumb Newbie Question -- How To Start CHIRP

Jim Unroe rock.unroe at gmail.com
Sun Jun 29 03:56:55 PDT 2014

On Sun, Jun 29, 2014 at 12:06 AM, Christian Peeples <chris_peeples at yahoo.com
> wrote:

> Dear All:
>      CHIRP downloaded and unzipped 55 files to my computer.  None of them
> are CHIRP.exe or anything that is obvious.  I clicked on a number of them
> and CHIRP did not start.  How does one start CHIRP?
> -- Chris Peeples -- KE6MQW --


You didn't mention which CHIRP download you downloaded or which operating
system you are trying to run CHIRP under. I am going to guess that your OS
is some version of Microsoft Windows.

If you downloaded the Windows Installer version (this is the version that I
would recommend that most Windows users install and use), double clicking
it would install CHIRP under the appropriate "Program Files" folder and
create a CHIRP shortcut in the Start Menu. You would then just browse to
this shortcut in the Start Menu, click it, and CHIRP would launch.

If you downloaded the Windows Standalone version (my guess is this is what
you have), you will unZIP the file in a suitable location that you yourself
choose. The file that launches CHIRP is the same one referenced in the
CHIRP shortcut mentioned above, "chirpw.exe". However, if your Folder
Options has "Hide extensions for known file types" enabled (the default
setting), then the file will only show up as "chirpw" in Windows Explorer.

Browsing to the CHIRP folder of either installation and double-clicking the
"chirpw" executable file will launch CHIRP.

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