[chirp_users] New blind ham trying to use Chirp

Eric Oyen eric.oyen at gmail.com
Wed Nov 26 15:01:07 PST 2014


Linux is a free download. there is an ubuntu accessibility site that can help you get started: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Accessibility

Hopefully this helps. I run this from a bootable USB stick on my macbook. its a lot easier than trying to boot directly onto a separate partition using the firmware boot screen.

-eric

On Nov 26, 2014, at 3:24 PM, Jason Polansky wrote:

> I have a Wouxun Kg-uvd1p radio. I don't know anything about Linux. Is
> it expensive to install? I might have to try RT Systems software if it
> works with Wouxun radios. Wouxun has its own software, but I had trou
> opening the zipped exe file and heard that Chirp is better.
> 
> On 11/26/14, Eric Oyen <eric.oyen at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Jason,
>> you can run chirp from a USB stick installed Linux (ubuntu is probably the
>> best for this). Just be aware that some of the interface elements for chirp
>> on Linux may not be labeled quite right (or at least logically IMHO).
>> 
>> depending on the radio you have, you might have to check into RT Systems
>> software. they charge $49 and you get the whole package (cable, software).
>> They have also made their software compatible with NVDA (they had some
>> problems with how jaws parses the video buffer).
>> 
>> 
>> -eric
>> .
>> On Nov 26, 2014, at 9:35 AM, Jason Polansky wrote:
>> 
>>> Hello chirp users!
>>> My name is Jason Polansky 'Kc3DYC'. I just received my ham radio
>>> technician class license and learned about Chirp from my instructor. I
>>> am blind and use the JAWS screen reader on a windows 7 computer. After
>>> downloading Chirp and opening it, JAWS was not reading anything.
>>> Pressing the alt key didn't take me to the menus as it does with most
>>> programs. Can anybody help.
>>> Thank you
>>> Jason Polansky
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