[chirp_users] CHIRP and Icom T70A

David Ranch chirp at trinnet.net
Wed Apr 1 18:21:52 PDT 2015


Hello Bry,

> This radio programmning crap is keeping so many hams off the air. I miss the days when you
> didn't need to program radios. They just worked, OR they were far simpler to set up
> memories.

No one said you had to program your radio via a computer.  You can just 
use the keypad to get the same thing done.  It's just usually a LOT harder.

Alternatively, if you want known quality, you can buy solutions from say 
RT Systems which include cables (those also occasionally go bad) and 
software but if you want to take your saved settings to a new radio, you 
have to buy THAT radio's software package.  If you have 5 different 
radios.. that can get quite expensive in a hurry.  Chirp doesn't follow 
that approach and one program attempts to program ALL radios but with a 
community based effort, you must temper your complaints with how much 
you paid for the software.  $0 = a few complaints  ;-)

--David



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