[chirp_users] Lighthouse Radio Network HELP!

Ken Hansen ken at n2vip.org
Wed Jul 14 15:39:14 PDT 2021


This link will show you simple it is to set a tone on these radios:

GMRS-V1:
https://www.miklor.com/BTGMRS/BTGMRS-ProgMem.php

FAQ: https://www.miklor.com/BTGMRS/BTGMRS-FAQ.php 

The GMRS-50x1:

https://www.miklor.com/COM/Review_GMRS-50X1.php 

Programming should be VERY similar to the HT.

Good Luck,

Ken

> On Jul 14, 2021, at 17:11, Steve Lanwermeyer <capedecision at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> Understood!  The repeater arrived in AK today and I expect to learn the repeater channels this evening!
> I also realize how easy this will be once I get some practice.  We were going to get training on all of this prior to going into the field but unfortunately that can’t happen anymore and we want to make 100% sure everything is going to work well together.
> 
> 
>> On Jul 14, 2021, at 4:00 PM, Ken Hansen <ken at n2vip.org> wrote:
>> The issue you have is what channel/frequency and tone your repeater is set for. Once you know that, setting the mobile and HTs to use the right tone is a trivial matter, able to be set on the keypad.
>> 
>> Reminder, the radios are all pre-programmed for every frequency, it is the repeater that is the wild-card.
>> 
>> Ken
>> 
>>> On Jul 14, 2021, at 16:53, Steve Lanwermeyer <capedecision at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> 
>>> I suppose was I’m specifically looking for is assistance with programming the repeater tones into the radios and renaming them using Chirp.  Thanks for the links!
>>> 
>>>> On Jul 13, 2021, at 7:32 PM, Ken Hansen <ken at n2vip.org> wrote:
>>>> As noted elsewhere, the radios are pre-programmed for all channels.
>>>> 
>>>> The 50X1 mobile:
>>>> 
>>>> https://baofengtech.com/product/gmrs-50x1/
>>>> 
>>>> Look a bit down the page, there's an overview section that describes the pre-programmed channels.
>>>> 
>>>> The V1 HT:
>>>> 
>>>> https://baofengtech.com/product/gmrs-v1/
>>>> 
>>>> Look a bit down the page, there's an overview section that describes the pre-programmed channels.
>>>> 
>>>> Ken
>>>> 
>>>>> On Jul 13, 2021, at 15:58, Nigel A. Gunn G8IFF/W8IFF <nigel at ngunn.net> wrote:
>>>>> The radios should come ready programmed from the dealer.
>>>>> 
>>>>> 
>>>>>> On 13/07/2021 16:31 Steve Lanwermeyer <capedecision at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> 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 http://www.ngunn.net
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