[chirp_users] Only 99 channels with Kenwood TM-281A

Tony Fuller
Fri May 1 17:27:15 PDT 2020

If you don't mind downloading a lot of unnecessary compiling tools, Microsoft has pre built image for virtual box, VMware and more at https://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/downloads/virtual-machines/

The VM is license free but only good for 30/60 days, I can't remember which.

I haven't dual booted windows in about 2 years for the exact reason Nigel mentioned -- it will remove grub and install its own bootloader (which doesn't normally see Linux last I checked)

From: chirp_users-bounces at intrepid.danplanet.com <chirp_users-bounces at intrepid.danplanet.com> on behalf of Nigel A. Gunn G8IFF/W8IFF <nigel at ngunn.net>
Sent: Friday, May 1, 2020 7:18:13 PM
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Subject: Re: [chirp_users] Only 99 channels with Kenwood TM-281A

I've got a copy of Win10 that came with this laptop but not sure which is the easiest sandbox to use. I was dual booting but Windows updates seem to destroy GRUB too easily.

On 01 May 2020 at 19:18 benton at siletzbay.com wrote:

>> On 01 May 2020 at 18:44 Jardy Dawson via chirp_users <chirp_users at intrepid.danplanet.com> wrote:
>> Have you tried factory software?

On 2020-05-01 15:54, Nigel A. Gunn G8IFF/W8IFF wrote:

No. Don't have a Windows computer.

If you're willing to install, you can get the free (non-commercial use) VM from VmWare, and a Win-10 Pro disk off eBay for ~ $25.

And if you later realize you made the initial Win partition to small, like me, EaseUS has a free partition management tool that was fairly intuitive.

I went this route so I could run the OEM, Win-only SW for my DMR HT and updating my Garmin GPS.

Benton 1may20
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