[chirp_users] Programing beofeng uv 5x3

Jim Unroe rock.unroe at gmail.com
Tue Sep 6 09:36:20 PDT 2016

On Tue, Sep 6, 2016 at 11:30 AM, Eric Lanzl <elanzl at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> Hello List members,
> This is my first post to the list. I have a couple of questions about the
> use of the chirp software. I just acquired a Beofeng UV 5x3 and am learning
> the Chirp software.
> 1. I notice that the program seems to default to "cross" in the tone mode
> column. I was trying to figure out if one cane change several lines at once
> to "tone". I cannot find if this is possible so I programed each separately.
> 2. In the cross mode column, the program seems to keep defaulting to
> tone->tone despite that I saved it as tone only, Any ideas on why it does
> this? Is there a way to get to tone only? If one has tone selected in the
> tone mode column is it not putting the radio in tone squelch mode even if
> the cross mode column is saying tone->tone? I have not been able to find
> instructions on how this works.
> 3. I attempted to put in some skipped channels for scanning. I cannot get
> the program to show which ones I labeled as the skipped channels. Also when
> I attempted to put in skipped channels the program seems to change the tone
> mode and cross mode w/o my doing anything to those columns. Is there an
> easier way to put in skipped channels rather than each one separately?
> Any help on these issues and if there is a place I can find some
> instructions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks to all.
> Eric WB9JNZ


It appears that you may have disabled "Hide Unused Fields". I would
recommend that new uses leave this setting enabled until they are
familiar with how the columns relate to one another.

When Tone Mode is set to anything but Cross, the Cross Mode column is ignored.

The reason that Tone Mode is being set to Cross is because Smart Tone
Modes is enabled and you are putting a value in both the Tone column
and the ToneSql column.

When Tone Mode is set to Tone, you only enter a value in the Tone
column (the ToneSql column is ignored).
When Tone Mode is set to TSQL, you only enter a value in the ToneSql
column (the Tone column is ignored)

Yes you can edit multiple memories at the same time. Just use the Ctrl
click and/or Shift click to highlight the memory rows that you want to
edit. Then either click the [Properties] button above the main
spreadsheet area or right-click a memory row and choose "Properties"
in the menu that appears.

The following webpage has links to some guides that explain the
collumns of the main spreadsheet style memory editor.


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