[chirp_users] "offline programming"

Jim Unroe rock.unroe at gmail.com
Tue Sep 3 05:11:06 PDT 2019

On Mon, Sep 2, 2019 at 10:40 PM Michal Smialowski <mooksmd at gmail.com> wrote:
> When using CHIRP on a Yaesu VX-170, is it necessary to have the radio connected to the computer in order to modify the programming? I have a VX-170 that I field programmed. I downloaded the radio to CHIRP> I disconnected the radio then tried to modify the programming. Specifically, tried deleting a channel with the "move memory up" option. When I did that  a message came up "searching for memory"... ( or something close to that). Then the program got hung up.
> Is this true for other radios as well ?
> Tnx
> Mike VE7SML


That would depend on if your radio is programmed in "Clone" mode or "Live" mode.

My Kenwood TH-F6a programs in Live mode. Changes to the memories in
CHIRP are made in real time to the TH-F6a so the radio must remain
connected during the editing process.

All of the rest of my radios are programmed using Clone mode. The
radios only need to be connected during the cloning (download/upload)

Assuming that your VX-170 uses Clone mode, I would suspect that the
problem was with the "move memory up" option. Instead of using it, I
would suggest that you open a second tab for your radio and then copy
and paste the memories from the source tab to the new location in the
destination tab.



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