[chirp_users] Leixen VV-898S
Nigel A. Gunn G8IFF/W8IFF
nigel at ngunn.net
Wed Sep 18 18:45:26 PDT 2019
If you're going to import from another radio, import the .img file and not a .csv file.
> On 18 September 2019 at 19:59 Dennis Wage <dwage at dwage.com> wrote:
> Don't import files from a different radio. They might import but might be the wrong format. I am thinking about the sorting thing could be as simple as 01 instead 1 or 001. With radio software like Chirp and especially Chirp, because it works with so many different radios, the formats of everything needs to be EXACT!!
> Reset your radio to factory defaults. I always then program one frequency manually so that when I download from the radio to Chirp I can see the format the data is in.
> Download the now defaulted radio to a file. Edit this file to upload back to the radio.
> Dennis M. Wage (W9BOQ)
> 245 Corum Hill Road
> Castalian Springs, TN 37031
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> On Wed, Sep 18, 2019 at 6:40 PM Dave C < cavanadd at gmail.com mailto:cavanadd at gmail.com > wrote:
> > > I just received the above radio and am having a bit of trouble with the
> > way CHIRP (or the radio) is handling the channels after programming.
> > The radio seems to work fine, the programming cable connected right away
> > without any driver drama, and the factory software even loaded up and
> > will upload and download to and from the radio, but it's otherwise
> > mostly useless**. Chirp seems to work fine as well as far as reading
> > and writing to the radio, and I was able to import UV-5R files without
> > any problem. The problem I'm having is the order of the channels is
> > scrambled when uploading or downloading. I THINK it has something to do
> > with the separate A and B memory banks. I made sure I selected the "A"
> > bank on the Settings screen, but it still seems to scramble the
> > channels. Earlier today I manually entered twelve local repeaters and
> > numbered them channels 1 through 12, all in Bank A, but when I
> > downloaded the radio to CHIRP, the #1 channel was now #4. I also
> > deliberately didn't give any of the manually entered channels names, but
> > there were channels with names scattered in with the other unnamed
> > channels, apparently from Bank B.
> > If anyone has any ideas I'd like to hear them.
> > ** The factory software has two separate screens for Bank A and B, and
> > seems to work fine moving files to and from the radio. The problem is I
> > can't see any way to enter repeater offset frequencies or -/+ values;
> > apparently it's necessary to calculate and enter offsets manually.
> > thanks
> > Dave
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