[chirp_users] UV-5R / BF-F8+

Jim Unroe rock.unroe at gmail.com
Sun Aug 2 05:04:22 PDT 2015

On Sat, Aug 1, 2015 at 11:10 PM, Bob Burkett <r.l.burkett at gmail.com> wrote:
> Jim
> I am still having issues with programming my BF-F8+.
> I am having trouble getting CTCSS to program and stay properly. Settings are
> not staying as I program them.
> I am trying to set the following:
> Tone Mode = Tone
> Tone = 141.3
> Offset = 6.0000
> Duplex = +
> Any suggestions? Is there a special sequence in Chirp?
> Thanks again!
> ~Bob


Yes... there is sort of a special sequence.

For example, when you click on 141.3 to choose it, it is not selected
yet. You must either press the [Enter] key or click onto another cell
to make the selection "stick". Until you do this, you can press the
[Esc] key to abort the selection and it will revert back to the
original value.

A quick way to make sure that you have fully selected everything is to
click on the [Refresh] button at the top of the spreadsheet style
Memory Editor. If after you click this button, the value reverts back
to its original value, it wasn't fully selected.

Another way to change the settings of a memory row so that you will
know the changes will be 100% selected when you are done editing is to
use the Memory Properties editor. To use this editor, click on a
memory row to highlight that row (clicking on the leftmost Loc number
works best). Then click the [Properties] button at the top of the
spreadsheet style Memory Editor. This will bring up the Memory
Properties editor for that row. Note: An alternative way to select the
Memory Properties editor is to Right-click the desired memory row and
then choose "Properties" from the pop-up dialog box.

Make all of the desired changes in the Memory Properties editor. When
done, click the [Ok] button and all of the changes will be made

A nice feature of the Memory Properties editor is that you can use it
to edit multiple memories at the same time. To do this you would use
Ctrl-Click and Shift-Click to highlight multiple memory rows. When the
[Properties] button is pressed while multiple rows are selected, the
Memory Properties editor will change the properties of all of the
selected memories at the same time.

For example, lets say the 7 NOAA Weather Alert frequencies were
imported from the CHIRP stock config file. You would highlight these 7
memories and then bring up the Memory Properties editor. In the Memory
Properties you would "tick" the box to the left of Duplex to open it
for editing and then set Duplex = "off" (to inhibit TX on these
memories). Then you would "tick" the box to the left of Skip and set
Skip = "S" (to skip these memories when scanning). Then click the [Ok]
button to make these changes permanent.


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