[chirp_users] Lighthouse Radio Network HELP!

Nigel A. Gunn G8IFF/W8IFF nigel at ngunn.net
Tue Jul 13 17:44:10 PDT 2021


It works for your emmcomm because they know what they are doing. 
The original post came from a beginner who doesn't.

Anyway, having programmed one radio, you can import it's .img file into Chirp and program any other model of radio with that one .img file. No need to use CSV files.


> On 13/07/2021 19:23 Bernhard Hailer AE6YN <ham73tux at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> 
> I'm sorry Nigel, but that's utter nonsense. The format for CSVs can be a bit finicky to generate, but our local emcomm group handles several hundred amateur radio channelsexclusivelyusing CSV. The beauty is that there are a multitude of different radios which all can be programmed using the same source. It works beautifully. There are instructions about how to use CSV properly on the wiki.
>  
>  Cheers
>  Bernhard AE6YN
>  
> 
> On 13-Jul-21 14:01, Nigel A. Gunn G8IFF/W8IFF wrote:
> 
> > 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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Amateur Radio G8IFF W8IFF and GMRS WRBV701, e-mail nigel at ngunn.net www http://www.ngunn.net


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