[chirp_users] importing data files

KenB km4kkm at gmail.com
Wed Oct 21 10:28:21 PDT 2015

Thank you very much for your input. I have adjusted my file as per your 
suggestions.  Some of the frequencies that I need have the tone set to 
"TSQL" in the radio.  When I load the radio into my computer Chirp will 
display "TSQL" with out any problem, but when I export the file to the 
spread sheet and edit it before importing it back to Chirp we have a 
problem.  The values that the FT-2900R may have in the tone field are 
"tone, tsql, dcs, rv tn, off".  Do you know what values Chirp allows in 
the tone field? Could this be a bug, the not accepting "tsql" from the 
spread sheet?


On 10/15/2015 08:55 PM, Jim Unroe wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 15, 2015 at 7:31 PM, KenB <km4kkm at gmail.com> wrote:
>> When I export from chirp some of the headers are rearranged and some header
>> names are changed. I rearranged my data file to match what chirp was sending
>> to my spread sheet and then copied into "chirp's" version on my spread
>> sheet. Then saved it for importing into chirp. See files attached. The 2
>> meter... file reflects what the radio sends to chirp.
>> Thanks,
>> KenB
> Ken,
> You can't invent our own CSV format. You can't add columns or change
> the field types. You have to keep it in the format that CHIRP expects.
> Location,Name,Frequency,Duplex,Offset,Tone,rToneFreq,cToneFreq,DtcsCode,DtcsPolarity,Mode,Power,TStep,Skip,Comment,URCALL,RPT1CALL,RPT2CALL
> 0, <- Location OK
> , <- Name OK
> 146.46, <- Frequency OK
> , <- Duplex OK
> , <- Offset OK
> None, <- Tone - this might need to be blank
> 100.0 Hz, <- rToneFreq - you can't add " Hz" to this field
> 100.0 Hz, <- cToneFreq - you can't add " Hz" to this field
> 23, <- DtcsCode OK
> NN, <- DtcsPolarity OK
> FM, <- Mode OK
> 5, <- this is TStep but you added a "Power" column. CHIRP CSV file
> don't support power.
> Hi, <- this must have been meant to be power. It is where TStep should be.
> , <- Skip OK
> , <- Comment OK
> , <- URCALL OK
> , <- RPT1CALL OK
>    <- RPT2 CALL OK
> You can't use Plus for +
> You can't use Minus for -
> If you want to know what the correct value is, program a channel
> normally and export it to see what it should look like. Don't guess or
> make up your own.
> I don't think the columns have to be in a specific order. But if you
> change the headers around, you have to move the data to match.
> If you don't want to use a column, I believe you can leave it out. For
> example, most Baofeng owners won't be using
> ",URCALL,RPT1CALL,RPT2CALL" so you can leave them off and remove the
> correct number of commas in the rows below.
> Jim KC9HI
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