[chirp_users] Elementary help for novice requested!

David davidp.jackson at hotmail.co.uk
Wed Jun 5 02:05:03 PDT 2019


Just to close this thread, I'd like to thank all most sincerely for your welcoming, help and encouragement.

After reading the responses I had a more clear idea of what was required.  I started by downloading the latest version of CHIRP and have now successfully uploaded my chosen frequencies to the UV-5R.

Kind regards

David

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Subject: Re: [chirp_users] Elementary help for novice requested!


I find the easiest way to create a new file for a new radio is to simply highlight a previously successful file, right-click and hit "Copy", then place the cursor in the upper left-hand corner of the new blank file and hit the right-click and "Paste" button.  Synching all of your HT's makes them interchangeable.  If they have different capabilities, those should be managed separately.  Chris Knowles, N1CAK

On 5/31/2019 2:55 PM, Dan Clemmensen wrote:
Hi, David. The CHIRP community sometimes makes assumptions about what you already know, and we are sometimes wrong. I think you need to adjust your mental model of what is happening.  (If this is all obvious, I apologize.) Here's a way to think about it.

CHIRP can handle many types of radio, and it also handles abstract "csv" data files. Each type of radio has a unique type of "image" file that is unique to that radio. The only type of file that you can upload to your radio is an image file of your radio's type.

Each tab on the top of the CHIRP window is file of a specific type. You can only upload to your radio if you are currently in a tab that matches your radio's type.

Your current goal is to upload data from a particular abstract CSV file. You cannot do this directly. Instead, you must start with an image file of your radio's type. We recommend that you download from your radio to create this file. Next, you can read in the abstract CSV file with the data you want into another tab. Now, you can "import" the data you want from the CSV file into the radio image file by any of several methods: see
    https://chirp.danplanet.com/projects/chirp/wiki/CSV_HowTo
Now you have an image file of the type your radio is happy with and you can upload it. You do this while you have your radio's image file tab selected, not the CSV tab.



On Fri, May 31, 2019 at 11:32 AM Dennis Wage <dwage at dwage.com<mailto:dwage at dwage.com>> wrote:
Take screen shots of errors. Hit Print Screen. If you use Chrome and gmail you can paste the screen shot right into an email

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On Fri, May 31, 2019 at 1:27 PM Dennis Wage <dwage at dwage.com<mailto:dwage at dwage.com>> wrote:
You can't paste it into a new file. It has to be the one you downloaded from the radio. You just delete all the frequencies and add new ones. Then upload that.

Dennis M. Wage (W9BOQ)

245 Corum Hill Road
Castalian Springs, TN 37031
(615) 310-4242 Cell
(615) 562-5128 Home
http://hammondb3organ.net<http://hammondb3organ.net/>
http://overdubs.net


On Fri, May 31, 2019 at 10:42 AM David <davidp.jackson at hotmail.co.uk<mailto:davidp.jackson at hotmail.co.uk>> wrote:
Jim and Tom,

Thank you for your helpful, informative and welcoming responses.

I’m pretty sure that I understand everything you’ve written.

I’m using an HP laptop running W7. I have a second HP laptop running W10 but I prefer the other machine.

I’ve already tried to copy and paste the marine vhf stock configuration but I highlighted all rows, select all, copy, paste into a file, new. It didn’t work but I’ll try again one row at a time.

I’m still having issues with file/save and file/save as. As I click on either action, the screen simply reverts to the open page. Sounds pretty simple but I haven’t yet found a way to save/change name as save!

Hopefully. The YouTube video will help. I’m now away from home for the weekend but based upon your feedback I’ll be enthusiastically trying again on Monday!

Kind regards

David



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On 31 May 2019, at 12:48, Tom Henderson <Tom at henderson4.us<mailto:Tom at henderson4.us>> wrote:


Look at the tab for the file you have open that you're trying to write to the radio. If it says something like "Generic CSV" a the beginning, you can't write that to a radio.

The problem is that you're opening a new file, or at least that's what you said you were doing in your original email. The only files you can write to a radio are files that were created by reading from a radio. The name on the tab should be the model of the radio you pulled it from. Save an unmodified version, then import the stock config into the file you got from the radio, save it again with a new name, then write it to the radio.

If "Upload to radio" is blank, it's most likely the tab you have open didn't come from a radio.

Check out this youtube video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0l_kdktZAkI

At 4:40, he has just pulled the config from the radio.

At 7:00, he starts importing VHF channels

At 11:00, he uploads the file he just finished downloading and modifying back to the radio.

Tom Henderson

On 5/31/19 6:08 AM, David wrote:
Thanks for the response, Tom, much appreciated.

Your description is pretty much what I’m trying, unsuccessfully, to achieve.

I don’t seem able to either “file, save” or “file, save as”. Clicking on either doesn’t appear to work. When I’m on the page with “stock configuration” the “send to radio” option is greyed out.

I’ve tried a few times but always the same result. My next step is probably to download the chirp software and try again. Otherwise, I’m stuck!

Regards

David

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On 31 May 2019, at 11:52, Tom Henderson <Tom at henderson4.us<mailto:Tom at henderson4.us>> wrote:


Sounds like you're missing a step. Once you've downloaded successfully from the radio, save that file and keep it in case you ever want to go back to the settings it came out of the box with. Next, with that file still open, select "radio" from the top menu, "Import from stock config," and then select the UHF channels you need. Now save the modofied file under a new name, and with that file still open, try writingback to the radio.


Hope that helps!


KW4TOM

Tom Henderson

On 5/31/19 2:16 AM, David wrote:
I've just bought a Baofeng UV-5R III and I'd like to use it for marine vhf and 2m and 70cm amateur bands. I've held a ham license since the 1980s but have been inactive for many years.

I've succeeded with "Download from radio".  I've also opened a new page to "Import from stock config" to open FR marine vhf.

I can't seem to be able to "File; save" or "File; save as"?

When I'm on the marine vhf page, I can not "upload to radio" The text is greyed out?

All help gratefully received!

Many thanks

David, G4PYH
Cheshire, UK



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