[chirp_users] MDF-A and B

Christopher Knowles cknowles at tiac.net
Mon Apr 1 07:09:45 PDT 2019


You say, "don't use both a and b to monitor 1 channel".  I assume that 
means that if I display the name on the top line (a) and the frequency 
on the bottom line (b), I can only listen to one channel.  How about 
this.  Lets say lines 1 and 2 on CHIRP are set to monitor repeaters x 
and y in Falmouth.  It is possible to program CHIRP to scan only certain 
of the potential 128 channels.  If I set up the CHIRP spreadsheet so 
that the scan only looks at lines 1 and 2, it should simply alternate 
between the two repeaters.  And the two-line display would simply bounce 
back and forth between repeater x and repeater y.  Would that work?  
Chris Knowles

On 4/1/2019 9:41 AM, Jardy via chirp_users wrote:
> Use 2 radios, or don’t use both a and b to monitor 1 channel. After a 
> while, you should be able to memorize which is which. On channels I 
> use quite frequently, I name it the frequency. On less used channels, 
> I name it either the call sign of the owner or the location of the 
> repeater. After a while, you won’t need to use both.
>
> Jardy Dawson WA7JRD
> Message sent through sub space hailing frequencies using the Universal 
> Translator.
>
>
> On Apr 1, 2019, at 04:17, Christopher Knowles <cknowles at tiac.net 
> <mailto:cknowles at tiac.net>> wrote:
>
>> I've been using Baofengs for a year now.  I have a UV-5RD+, a BF-F9 
>> V2+, and a UV-XR. Since I live on an island in the Atlantic, and my 
>> contact with North America is through two repeaters on Cape Cod, I 
>> love the dual watch feature.  If I program the radio to display the 
>> name on the first line and the frequency on the second line, how 
>> would I monitor two repeaters and exactly what buttons would I have 
>> to push to make that happen?  Chris Knowles
>>
>>>  When I want names, I do go to 21, not 22. Hit menu again, that 
>>> allows for adjustment from freq, channel, name. I then select which 
>>> of the three I want, then hit menu again to confirm, done. If you’ve 
>>> installed names for all your frequencies, that process should do it 
>>> for you.
>>>
>>> Second, I don’t know if you are aware of this tid-bit of info or not 
>>> but, if you do the process I just outlined and, you actually get 
>>> names, there’s a simple way to also provide the frequency for that 
>>> name, on the screen too.
>>>
>>> First, make sure your up arrow is on the top row. Then, select menu 
>>> & 21 “names”. Then press menu again to confirm. Done.
>>>
>>> Now, push your “A-B” button. Now the arrow is on the bottom row. If 
>>> you look to the right of the upper row, you’ll see what channel 
>>> number you have selected while you selected “names”.
>>>
>>> Your arrow is presently on the bottom so, press the VFO button to 
>>> select “channel mode”. Now, using the key board, press in the three 
>>> numbers that you see to the right of the name you selected. When 
>>> that comes up, you’ll see what’s selected, either the channel or the 
>>> frequency for the numbers to match the ones above. Now you have the 
>>> name, and the frequency of one particular channel, on the screen at 
>>> the same time.
>>> Scott
>>>
>>> Sent from Windows Mail
>>>
>>> *From:* D.J.J. Ring, Jr. <mailto:n1ea at arrl.net>
>>> *Sent:* ‎Sunday‎, ‎March‎ ‎31‎, ‎2019 ‎9‎:‎47‎ ‎PM
>>> *To:* chirp_users at intrepid.danplanet.com 
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>>> *Cc:* Jardy Dawson <mailto:jardy72 at yahoo.com>
>>>
>>> It sounds like you have done your work with CHIRP fine.
>>>
>>> Consult your owner's manual and find the section about displaying 
>>> either 1)channel number,  2) frequency, or 3) channel name.
>>>
>>> If you download from radio to CHIRP and see the names, they are there.
>>>
>>> Just find the owner's manual. It will tell you,
>>>
>>> 73
>>>
>>> David
>>> N1EA
>>>
>>> On Sun, Mar 31, 2019, 23:28 James Corbin <jamescorbinsd at gmail.com 
>>> <mailto:jamescorbinsd at gmail.com>> wrote:
>>>
>>>     I do. When I clone to my computer all of the names are shown.
>>>     For some reason when I import back to the radio, only the
>>>     frequency shows. No name. Not sure what step I am missing.
>>>
>>>     On Sun, Mar 31, 2019 at 20:25 Jardy via chirp_users
>>>     <chirp_users at intrepid.danplanet.com
>>>     <mailto:chirp_users at intrepid.danplanet.com>> wrote:
>>>
>>>         Do you have names entered for those channels?
>>>
>>>         Jardy Dawson WA7JRD
>>>         Message sent through sub space hailing frequencies using the
>>>         Universal Translator.
>>>
>>>
>>>         On Mar 31, 2019, at 20:17, James Corbin
>>>         <jamescorbinsd at gmail.com <mailto:jamescorbinsd at gmail.com>>
>>>         wrote:
>>>
>>>             How do I switch my Baofeng PC03 from frequency to name?
>>>             When I go to 21 and 22 for the name, it still only shows
>>>             frequencies.
>>>             -- 
>>>             James Corbin
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