[chirp_users] Using premade cvs or execl spreadsheet

Nigel A. Gunn G8IFF/W8IFF nigel at ngunn.net
Fri Dec 25 11:58:28 PST 2020


Several have reported that Excel can insert extra random characters into empty cells which Chirp then rejectd.
I use Libre Office which seems OK.
The other problem is people having difficulty getting the columns and their labels in the right order.

Safer to stick to the Chirp editor. 

>     On 25/12/2020 14:10 Martin Cooper <mfncooper at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> 
>     I'm not sure which issue you're referring to, but there are many alternatives to Excel, whether you're using Windows, Mac or Linux. It seems unlikely that all of them have the same problem.
> 
>     Martin.
>     KD6YAM
> 
>     On Fri, Dec 25, 2020 at 11:02 AM Nigel A. Gunn G8IFF/W8IFF <nigel at ngunn.net mailto:nigel at ngunn.net > wrote:
> 
>         > > Because of a known issue with MS Excel, I never recomment the use of spreadsheets with Chirp.
> > 
> > 
> >         > On 25/12/2020 13:48 Jim Unroe <rock.unroe at gmail.com mailto:rock.unroe at gmail.com > wrote:
> >         >
> >         > 
> >         > Hi Glen,
> >         >
> >         > On Fri, Dec 25, 2020 at 12:27 PM Glen Terry <ACETECH1 at cox.net mailto:ACETECH1 at cox.net > wrote:
> >         > >
> >         > > Good morning, MERRY CHRISTMAS.  In programming my Baofengs, I'm wondering how to convert pre done lists into the chirp to download to the radios.
> >         > >
> >         >
> >         > To expand on Nigel's advice, enter a few known to be working channels
> >         > into the CHIRP spreadsheet style memory editor. Export these channels
> >         > to a CSV file. The CSV file saved from CHIRP is now your template for
> >         > how a CSV file must be formatted to be compatible with CHIRP.
> >         >
> >         > Jim KC9HI
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Nigel A. Gunn, ///shoulders.outwards.resolutions   tel +1-937-971-0366
Amateur Radio G8IFF W8IFF and GMRS WRBV701, e-mail nigel at ngunn.net www http://www.ngunn.net
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