[chirp_users] Recommended radio for adding to chirp

Nigel A. Gunn G8IFF/W8IFF nigel at ngunn.net
Sun Feb 21 05:53:58 PST 2021


If Chirp is properly screen reader complient on Linux but not on Windows or MACOS then I suggest you contact Microsoft and Apple and ask them to make their screen readers more complient with the open standard used by your Linux screen reader.
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> On 21/02/2021 03:54 Eric Oyen via chirp_users <chirp_users at intrepid.danplanet.com> wrote:
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> Hello users and devs.
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> I recently acquired some new radios. These are definitely for the prepper set (as I am one besides being a ham).
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> The radio is the Retevus H-777 and it’s little brother, the H-777s. Both are programmable using a standard 2 pin kenwood style programming cable. I recently asked for assistance from that company because their in house software had some issues that prevented it working with my screen reader (much like your package which has the same issues btw). However, with a bit of visual assistance, I was able to reprogram these radios for the 70cm ham band. Now, I gave that company the primary web site and asked if they would send over the data and let you guys have a whack at it. Maybe they will and maybe they won’t. If they do, then you know who to thank for it.
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> On another matter, I am going to ask this again, are you guys ever going to make your package properly screen reader accessible on either the windows or OS X platforms? I know it is on Linux, but then, I am a techie. However, there are many blind or visually impaired hams out there (as well as others in the GMRS, FRS and other communities) that aren’t and have to depend on outside people to program their equipment. Now, I know all the excuses, including complexity of coding, etc. However, there are code snippets and libraries available that can be incorprated into the primary CHIRP program without too much difficulty. Lord knows, I’ve done enough reading on it. However, I have no experience in coding, so it would be inappropriate to ask me to fork the project just to add this functionality. Now, I will probably hear from more than a few of you stating that I represent a “niche market”. That may have been true 20 years ago, but not anymore. Our numbers are growing and we are appearing in more communities. Now, far be it for me to point this out, but seriously, wouldn’t you want to be on board with the Woke Train here, touting your software package as diversity and inclusive compliant? It would certainly make your package more appealing than it already is. Of course, if you don’t want to be inclusive or exercise some action toward diversity, that is your decision. In any case, I thought I would point this out.
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> Anyway, I hope that company I wrote to sends you the data to add the H777 and it’s cousin the H777s to you to add it to the supported radios matrix.
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> Oh, and if you want to experiment with a set, they can be had for cheap on amazon (about $35 for a pair of the H-777s radios).
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> Thank you,
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> DE n7zzt Eric
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