[chirp_users] chirp_users Digest, Vol 152, Issue 12

JOHN E BECK Sr kd2wgn at gmail.com
Wed Sep 8 12:23:39 PDT 2021


Basically you’ve said it all - You get what you pay for!
You on the Titanic dodging icebergs in the North Atlantic without a compass.
The tragedy of it all is that you’re wasting time and your own money and producing nothing.

Sent from my iPhone

> On Sep 8, 2021, at 8:51 AM, Scott Lopez <scottjl at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> you do realize that we are end-users like you and not paid technical support that jump at your every request. chirp is an open-source labor-of-love by people who want to contribute their time to the project.
> 
> as someone who has almost 40 years in IT and two degrees it didn't take me very long to figure out how to get chirp working on my macbook. no, it isn't an 'official' mac application, that's because registering as a developer costs money, so you have to jump through a few extra hoops to get the application to work on a mac.
> 
> 2. check your security settings and make sure the application has access to your full disk.
> 3. you're right, it can't import from repeater book desktop. no one wrote code to do so. feel free to take up the cause and write the code yourself.
> 4. don't overwrite channels 1-4 in the chirp grid. start with 5 and go on from there.
> 
> you're right, they were pretty simple answers.
> 
>> On Wed, Sep 8, 2021 at 7:25 AM JOHN E BECK Sr <kd2wgn at gmail.com> wrote:
>> CHIRP IS NOT fully functional on a MacBook Pro Big Sur 11.5.2.  What do I need to do in order to use this product on my MacBook (other than what you outlined below)?
>> 
>> Also, in my original e-mail there were three other issues which were not responded to.  They are:
>> 
>> Issue 2:  When attempting to save the CHIRP grid, I run into all sorts of problems in that it does not recognize the file directory structure on the MacBook, and doesn’t allow me to save change to my desktop or other directory.
>> 
>> Issue 3:  I maintain my ‘channeled repeaters’ from the Repeater Book (export).  CHIRP does not allow me to import changes from my Repeater Book desktop.
>> 
>> Issue 4:  I have the 2M and 70cm calling frequencies programmed into my BF-F8HP channels 1-4 respectively.  The import Function of CHIRP overwrites this data causing me to re-enter them again manually.  Is there any way around this?
>> 
>> 
>> I know very little about  programming my F8HP and the instruction manual is very poor.  To that end I must rely upon CHIRP and I must say that I am very frustrated in trying to get a straight answer to relatively simple questions. 
>> 
>>  I have worked in IT for over 50 years and have an BSE degree.  I do not care for casual responses or assumptions that  your client base is uneducated.  Most of your messages and responses within this group are, at best, cryptic and often make unfounded assumptions but, then again, you ge what you pay for.  I really have difficulty in trying to understand what it is that you are trying to accomplish. 
>> 
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