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

Sam Wilfond swilfond at gmail.com
Fri Dec 14 14:51:43 PST 2018


Thank you all for the help. The information has been very useful.  Now my biggest problem is deciding which 127 repeater to include for all the area that I travel to in the state.  I also found a feature in repeaterbook that export the search into a chirp cvs file.  I was manually enter in the information from the search screen. It much easier to export for chirp.  See I am learning new stuff each day.  Thank you one and all

Sent from my mobile device - Sam Wilfond 

> On Dec 14, 2018, at 5:34 PM, Jim Unroe <rock.unroe at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> Hi Sam,
> 
>> My CSV is layout as:
>> 
>> Column A is Location which is the channel number for the memory
> 
> And should be only 0 through 127 for your radio
> 
> 
>> 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.
> 
> Correct. It will be truncated to 7 characters.
> 
>> Column C is frequency. I understand this, this information is pulled from repeaterbook.com
> 
> Not just the frequency. It is the receive frequency. CHIRP also
> exports it to 6 decimal places.
> 
>> Column D is duplex, this is either a “+” sign or “-“ sign or blank,  this information is pulled from repeaterbook.com
> 
> This indicates if the transmit frequency is to be higher (+), lower
> (-) or the same ( ) as the receive frequency. On radios that support
> it (yours does), (off) is used to disable transmit when this memory is
> selected. You would want to use this on your NOAA frequency to prevent
> this memory from transmitting.
> 
>> Column E is offset,  is mainly a 5 or 0.6 base on the offset, this information is pulled from repeaterbook.com
> 
> This value is used with the value in the Duplex column to determine
> what the transmit frequency is. CHIRP also exports this value padded
> out to 6 decimal places. A "+5.000000" value would have the transmit
> frequency 5 MHz higher than the receive frequency. When Duplex is " "
> (blank), any frequency in the Offset column is ignored and the
> transmit frequency will be equal to the receive frequency.
> 
>> Column  F is Tone, I do not understand, but it always seems to be “Tone” or blank
> 
> Tone is the same as the Tone Mode column in CHIRP. Its setting
> determines which of the columns affecting the selective squelch are
> used and which ones are ignored.
> 
>> Column G is rToneFreq, I do not understand, but I pull this from repeaterbook.com
> 
> The rToneFreq column corresponds to the Tone column in CHIRP. When
> Tone Mode is set to Tone, this column sets the TX CTCSS tone to this
> value.
> 
>> Column H is cTomeFreq, I do not understand, but I pull this from repeaterbook.com
> 
> The rTone Freq column corresponds to the ToneSql column in CHIRP. When
> Tone Mode is set to TSQL, this column sets the TX and RX CTCSS tone to
> this value.
> 
>> 
>> Column I is DtscCode, I do not understand,  but it always seems to 23
> 
> The DtscCode column corresponds to the DTCS Code column in CHIRP. Its
> default value is 023. Like all the columns relating to the selective
> squelch tone/code, the value is usually set to the default value when
> it is not being used based on the current Tone Mode setting.
> 
>> 
>> Column J is DtscPolarity, I do not understand, but it always seems to be NN
> 
> The DtscPolarity column corresponds to the DTCS Pol column in CHIRP.
> Its default value is NN and ignored when Tone Mode is set to Tone and
> TSQL.
> 
>> 
>> Column K is Mode,  I do not understand, but it always seems to be FM
> 
> The Mode column corresponds to the Mode column in CHIRP. On your radio
> you have 2 choices FM (wide FM) and NFM (narrow FM). When 2 stations
> are communicating together, they should both use the same mode. Most
> ham use FM would be the correct setting. But some areas may use NFM.
> Your local hams should be able to help you.
> 
>> 
>> Column L is TStep, I do not understand, but is always seems to be 5
> 
> Just leave TStep set to 5. This value in this column is not used by your radio.
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 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
>> 
> 
> If you have View -> Hide Unused Fields enabled (the default for new
> CHIRP installations) you will be able to clearly see which columns are
> not being used with a particular Tone Mode setting because the unused
> fields with be blank. Disabling this setting will let you see what the
> default values are when they are not being use (like 88.5, 023, NN,
> etc.).
> 
> The page linked to below has links to (column) guides and other CHIRP
> examples that might help you.
> 
> http://www.miklor.com/COM/UV_CHIRP.php#guides
> 
> Jim KC9HI
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