[chirp_users] Rig Settings

Alan Hayes arhayes999 at gmail.com
Wed Feb 21 06:31:42 PST 2018

Thanks, Jim. That's what I was looking for! Appreciate the reply!
Alan -NE5AH

On Wed, Feb 21, 2018 at 03:46 Jim Unroe <rock.unroe at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Tue, Feb 20, 2018 at 10:23 PM, Alan Hayes <arhayes999 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > The left side "box" for both of my radios only shows the "banks" options.
> >
> > I have, and have used, the VX7 Commander software for years, and also
> have
> > the Icom software for my 2 2720's, so I can do what I need for my radios.
> > However, I'm trying to help others in our Club who do not have these
> brands
> > and am trying to figure this all out. I recently did a presentation for
> our
> > club on Chirp, and the rig settings question came up there. Since the
> basics
> > are already set anyway it is not a necessity, but I was interested.
> Chirp in
> > conjunction with Repeater Book is pretty powerful stuff and I'm enjoying
> > playing with it.
> >
> > I gather that for some newer brands the rig settings option IS available?
> > Thanks!
> The "rig settings" that are support by CHIRP varies by what setting
> the radio has available and by what the developer(s) for that radio
> decided to implement. It seems that the developer(s) for the radios
> you have only chose to support the most basic per-channel settings
> plus the bank settings.
> The CHIRP repository has CHIRP Radio Images (*.img) files saved there
> for many of the CHIRP supported radios models. All you have to do is
> download a few of the many images (106) for the most popular radio
> models. Loading any of them into your copy of CHIRP will allow you to
> see the "rig settings" that are supported by each image.
> Loading the image for the BTech UV-5X3 would demonstrate CHIRP's
> support for this radio by displaying 6 tabs of settings (nearly every
> feature that can be manipulated using software).
> https://chirp.danplanet.com/projects/chirp/repository/show/tests/images
> Jim KC9HI
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Best Regards,
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