[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)
> 
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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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Nigel A. Gunn, 1865 El Camino Drive, Xenia, OH 45385-1115, USA. tel +1 937 825 5032
Amateur Radio G8IFF W8IFF and GMRS WRBV701, e-mail nigel at ngunn.net www http://www.ngunn.net
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