[chirp_users] Lighthouse Radio Network HELP!

Nigel A. Gunn G8IFF/W8IFF nigel at ngunn.net
Tue Jul 13 14:01:37 PDT 2021


That assumes that your spreadsheet has the exact required number of fields in the correct order with the correct names.

Programming from a spreadsheet that wasn't downloaded from Chirp for the appropriate radio  is a recipe for disaster.

DON'T DO IT.

> On 13/07/2021 16:39 K0LNY <glenn at ervin.email> wrote:
> 
>  
> Hi Steve,
> You only need to put the frequencies into a CSV file with Excel or a program 
> like Libra Office.
> I might have a CSV file with what you need, and then you download the file 
> from the radio, then import the CSV file you want, and then upload to the 
> radio.
> Not sure how well a Mac works for this, best done in Linux or Windows.
> Glenn
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Steve Lanwermeyer" <capedecision at gmail.com>
> To: "Discussion of CHIRP" <chirp_users at intrepid.danplanet.com>
> Sent: Tuesday, July 13, 2021 3:31 PM
> Subject: Re: [chirp_users] Lighthouse Radio Network HELP!
> 
> 
> > Thanks so much for the note Nigel.
> > My wife and I will be sharing a license, as will another couple who are 
> > getting a license, and another volunteer member will be getting a license 
> > as well.
> >
> > I’ll be using a Mac to work with Chirp.
> >
> > We’ve ordered three BTech V1s and BTech 50X1, as well as a Retevis RT97 
> > from myGMRS.com and are looking for someone to write the Chirp files that 
> > we can upload into the radios so that they’ll all work together, as 
> > opposed to trying to program them on our own.
> >
> > Is this something that you might be able to help us with?  I can get the 
> > channels programmed into the repeater from myGMR.com or I’ll see them for 
> > myself on Friday!
> > Thanks again, hope to hear back from you!
> > Steve
> >
> >
> >>> On Jul 13, 2021, at 2:05 PM, Nigel A. Gunn G8IFF/W8IFF <nigel at ngunn.net> 
> >>> wrote:
> >> Chirp you download from 
> >> here:https://trac.chirp.danplanet.com/chirp_daily/LATEST/
> >> Can't send you the file as you didn't say which computer OS you were 
> >> using.
> >>
> >> To use GMRS, all of those users NOT in your immediate family (and you) 
> >> will need to apply for a GMRS license from the FCC. GMRS is only for 
> >> non-commercial use. You might be better looking at MURS.
> >>
> >> Whichever, you will need type approved, pre-programmed radios, not 
> >> generic Baofengs or similar.
> >>
> >> The rules seem somewhat undefined on repeater hardware except that you 
> >> are limited to 50 watts.
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>> On 13/07/2021 14:34 Steve Lanwermeyer <capedecision at gmail.com> wrote:
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> Hello there!
> >>> I represent a group that has been restoring the Cape Decision Lighthouse 
> >>> in southeast Alaska for the past twenty years, and one of our projects 
> >>> this summer is to establish a GMRS radio network on our property.
> >>> The radios are all getting shipped to Alaska now, but the person who was 
> >>> going to help us program them is no longer available!  I am writing to 
> >>> see if anyone here might be willing to help us, potentially by writing 
> >>> and sending us the Chirp files needed to get us up and running.  There 
> >>> is no internet or cell coverage where we’re going, but I’ll have a brief 
> >>> opportunity this coming Friday to sit with the radios and a computer and 
> >>> Chirp before we leave for the lighthouse on Saturday.
> >>> The system includes:
> >>> (3) Baofeng handhelds
> >>> (1) Baofeng mobile base
> >>> (1) Retivis repeater
> >>> I can send send more details about makes and models and any other 
> >>> information you may require!  My hope is that someone on this list can 
> >>> can help ensure that the base station and handhelds and repeater can all 
> >>> communicate with each other with Chirp files I can easily upload into 
> >>> each radio.
> >>> Please send word, and thanks so very much!  Happy to make a donation 
> >>> somewhere to get this done in time...
> >>> Thanks for your consideration!
> >>> Steve
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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 
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Amateur Radio G8IFF W8IFF and GMRS WRBV701, e-mail nigel at ngunn.net www http://www.ngunn.net


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