[chirp_users] chirp_users Digest, Vol 111, Issue 14

John Kemker kemkerj3 at gmail.com
Thu Mar 22 17:34:19 PDT 2018

Umm...I second what Aubrey said.  I was using CSV files on TRS-80s back in
the day.

On Thu, Mar 22, 2018 at 8:30 PM, Aubrey Turner <aubrey.c.turner at gmail.com>

> Not to be overly pedantic, but CSV is not a Microsoft-specific format.
> CSV stands for "Comma Separated Value" and it's a very simple format.  Lots
> of software can handle it on all platforms.  I can view them even on my
> Android phone.
> That said, most Windows systems are set up by default to open a CSV file
> in Excel, but that doesn't really have bearing on the format itself.
> On 03/22/2018 07:26 PM, Nigel A. Gunn G8IFF/W8IFF wrote:
> But a csv file is proprietary Microsoft format so can't use that. Many of
> us are not on Microsoft operating systems. And if you make it just like a
> cellphone, then you're at the mercy of the radio manufacturer to provide
> the programming.
> On 22 March 2018 at 17:28 Brandon Clark <kl7bsc at gmail.com>
> <kl7bsc at gmail.com> wrote:
> Radios needs to behave like phones, plug them into the computer with a USB
> cable and then simply drag and drop your CSV file into the right folder for
> the radio to read it.
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