[chirp_users] Help needed resolving Errors opening CVS file in Chirp

Alan Hayes arhayes999 at gmail.com
Fri Dec 14 13:14:01 PST 2018


I don't have a Baofeng, but pulled the image file from a friend's radio who
I'd helped previously program via Chirp. In my experience, you are much
better off working and editing with Chirp's image file, THEN you can
successfully export and import back using a csv if you so choose.

Anyway, from exporting his image to a csv, the "duplex" field for a simplex
station is blank, but the offset for a simplex station is 0 (zero). The
"Tone" selection column is blank for no tone. The "rTone" and "cTone"
columns default to 88.5 which is the lowest CTCS frequency. Likewise the
"dtcs" column defaults to 23 which is the lowest digital code slot. The
radio does only have 128 memory locations, so 150 would probably generate
errors.
Alan


On Fri, Dec 14, 2018 at 10:30 AM Dennis Wage <dwage at dwage.com> wrote:

> I am not 100% sure of the following.
>
> I don't have time to look into this more, but some of these errors, if you
> proceed anyhow will correct or default the field when you import. It
> doesn't necessarily mean it won't import.
>
> I am fairly sure Chirp does not allow blank fields. They must contain some
> valid entry. However, sometimes it will still import and Chirp will fill in
> the blank field with a default entry.
>
>
>
>
> Dennis M. Wage (W9BOQ)
>
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>
> On Fri, Dec 14, 2018 at 9:36 AM Chance Fulton <chance.fulton at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
>> After looking at the CSV, I'd change the ,, that is reserved for offset
>> direction to + or - when offset = 0. Might help.
>>
>> -Chance
>>
>> On Fri, Dec 14, 2018 at 10:21 AM Sam the Computer Man <swilfond at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> Hi,
>>>
>>> I am a relatively a new HAM.  I need some assistance getting over the
>>> learning curve in programming my radio.  I am using chirp-daily 20181205.
>>> I have created a CSV file with repeater information that I pulled from
>>> repeaterbook.com.  When opening the CSV file in chirp several errors
>>> during open occurs.  I know these errors are due to my lack of knowledge
>>> and understanding what all the columns information that are required.
>>>   While the total error number is 36, there are basically 4 errors. I have
>>> attached my CSV file for review.
>>>
>>>    1. Line [#] [rtone] could not convert sting to float: D265
>>>    2. Line [#] [tuning_step] could not convert string to float:
>>>    3. Line [#] [ctone] could not convert sting to float:
>>>    4. Line [#] [tmode] ‘TONE’ is not a valid list;
>>>    [,’Tone’,’TSQL’,DTCS’,’DTSC-R’,TSQL-R’,’Cross’]
>>>
>>> I would like to learn how to interrupt these errors so I can fix them.
>>> What is rtone? What is tuning step? What is ctone? What is tmode?  To fix
>>> these errors I go to the line number (row) and then to the column label to
>>> the corresponding error type.  I just don’t know the correct information
>>> that is required to fix each cell.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Little back ground. My radio is a Baofang GT3 (Baofang UV5).  The first
>>> step I did in programming my radio was to download the radio image and save
>>> it as a CSV file so I would know what format and type of information that
>>> is needed to program my radio. I added the information for NOAA Weather
>>> into the CSV file and uploaded the CSV file to my radio this went great.  I
>>> then added about 5 more local repeaters to the CSV file and upload to my
>>> radio. This went well too.  I repeated this process to program of program
>>> my radio and successfully upload about 30 repeater into my radio.  So I
>>> decided to take the big leap and added another 100 repeater on my state.
>>> It at this point of open the CSV file with about 150 repeater that the
>>> error message start to display.  I have attached the CSV file for your
>>> review as it might help in trouble shooting.  I would also like to add more
>>> repeater in the Orlando area. My goal is to program as many repeaters my
>>> state as possible and to have my radio organize the frequency by
>>> geographical area with my home area repeaters listed as the lower channel
>>> numbers.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> My CSV is layout as:
>>>
>>> Column A is Location which is the channel number for the memory
>>>
>>> Column B is the name for the channel number, while my radio display only
>>> seven character, I know only the first seven character are display.  I been
>>> using location of the repeater as the name.
>>>
>>> Column C is frequency. I understand this, this information is pulled
>>> from repeaterbook.com
>>>
>>> Column D is duplex, this is either a “+” sign or “-“ sign or blank,
>>>  this information is pulled from repeaterbook.com
>>>
>>> Column E is offset,  is mainly a 5 or 0.6 base on the offset, this
>>> information is pulled from repeaterbook.com
>>>
>>> Column  F is Tone, I do not understand, but it always seems to be “Tone”
>>> or blank
>>>
>>> Column G is rToneFreq, I do not understand, but I pull this from
>>> repeaterbook.com
>>>
>>> Column H is cTomeFreq, I do not understand, but I pull this from
>>> repeaterbook.com
>>>
>>> Column I is DtscCode, I do not understand,  but it always seems to 23
>>>
>>> Column J is DtscPolarity, I do not understand, but it always seems to be
>>> NN
>>>
>>> Column K is Mode,  I do not understand, but it always seems to be FM
>>>
>>> Column L is TStep, I do not understand, but is always seems to be 5
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Thank You in advance for your help with in getting my radio program by
>>> correcting these error so I can upload this file into my radio.
>>>
>>> Sam Wilfond – KM4GOI
>>>
>>> Lake Worth Florida
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>>
>>
>> --
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