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

Jardy jardy72 at yahoo.com
Fri Dec 14 15:37:55 PST 2018


You could make up a couple of files that you could load to your radio before traveling, then switch back when you get home. 

Jardy Dawson WA7JRD
Message sent through sub space hailing frequencies using the Universal Translator. 


> On Dec 14, 2018, at 14:51, Sam Wilfond <swilfond at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> 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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