[chirp_users] How to use the software

David weather at lightingunlimited.com
Wed May 13 17:53:47 PDT 2015


Yes I understand this user group is about Chirp. And my questions 
pertain to CHIRP. I don't understand the alphabet soup for each column.

I want to listen to some channels and set up to talk on other channels.
Thanks

On 5/13/2015 6:49 PM, Tom Balaban wrote:
> Hi David,
>
> While this list service is about Chirp and not a radio user support forum,
> and since I'm not much use for the proper questions,  I can tell you that
> if all you want to do is listen,  you can ignore all these settings. They
> should be off.
>
> Learning about the radio operational features is available from a variety
> of sources though many of the user manuals don't as good a job of
> explaining as we'd like.
>
> Best wishes,
> Tom
>
>
> On May 13, 2015 7:07:47 PM David <weather at lightingunlimited.com> wrote:
>
>> Hello,
>> I downloaded and installed the software. I am able to access the radio
>> but I need help with all the column  headings.
>> What is
>> Tone mode, TSQL, DTCS, none and cross?
>> Tone
>> ToneSqu
>> DTCS Code
>> DTCS RX Code
>> DTCS Pol MN, RR, RN, NR
>> Cross Mode, tone->Tone, Tone->DTCS, DTCS->Tone, ->Tone, DTCS->, DTCS->DTCS
>> Duplex none, -, +, split, off
>> Offset
>> Mode FM, NFM
>> Skip
>>
>> If I just want to listen to a channel and not talk on it want should the
>> above setting be set to?
>> If I want to use it for my RR job what do I set the above too? I know
>> the frequencys. What is type "BM" and mode "FMN" on radio reference mean?
>>
>> Thanks for your help.
>> David
>>
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