[chirp_users] chirp_users Digest, Vol 151, Issue 8

J. David Aten jdavida10 at gmail.com
Wed Jul 14 16:06:19 PDT 2021

On Tue, Jul 13, 2021 at 5:35 PM J. David Aten <jdavida10 at gmail.com> wrote:

> I would expect the radios to already be programmed to have all of the GMRS
> frequencies already in them.  but, if you want to set them up, to only have
> some of the frequencies/ctc codes. then you should be able to use Chirp.
> You can put in Chirp into a computer, then, when you first start, you
> download an image file of the existing radio's program, modify that to how
> you want it, and, then upload it back into the radio.  You will need to do
> this procedure for the base unit, repeater, and the portable radios.  But,
> you should only need one  image file for the portables, and can use the
> same programming for all of them, so that they are identical.  If you
> haven't looked at a video, or, read the procedures to use Chirp, you
> definitely need to.  And, of course, you will need to have a programming
> cable.  If your cable is made with a fake prolific chip, which most are,
> then, you will need to use the   v3.3.2.105 driver.  Miklor.com, has this
> information.
> On Tue, Jul 13, 2021 at 12:01 PM <
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>>    1. Lighthouse Radio Network HELP! (Steve Lanwermeyer)
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>> Date: Tue, 13 Jul 2021 12:34:35 -0600
>> From: Steve Lanwermeyer <capedecision at gmail.com>
>> Subject: [chirp_users] Lighthouse Radio Network HELP!
>> To: chirp_users at intrepid.danplanet.com
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>> 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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