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

Alan Hayes arhayes999 at gmail.com
Sat Dec 15 07:36:44 PST 2018


What Jardy said. We are full-time RVers in retirement and I build files of
repeaters in advance of our travels, then load my radios from my laptop as
we move. Once they’re built! It only takes a few minutes to load.
Repeaterbook.com makes it pretty easy.

73 de NE5AH

On Fri, Dec 14, 2018 at 16:59 Jardy via chirp_users <
chirp_users at intrepid.danplanet.com> wrote:

> 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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Alan
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