[chirp_users] Question About Chirp and Baofeng

Jim Unroe
Tue Jul 11 10:26:15 PDT 2023

On Tue, Jul 11, 2023 at 12:39 PM Michael A Prater
<maprater at austin.rr.com> wrote:
> Hi
> I am trying to figure out how to configure the Baofeng using Chirp. I see that the preloaded lists have a Tuning Step, but I do not see this column in the image for the Baofeng.

The preloaded list (Stock Config file) are all CSV files. They are not
for any particular radio so they are generic.

When programming a Baofeng radio (and many others, as well) the Tuning
Step is handled internally within CHIRP. There is no need for the user
to set this value so it doesn't appear in the tab specific for your

The STEP setting the radio's menu is only needed when entering
frequencies into the raido's VFOs. The frequency being entered must be
compatible with the currently selected STEP value or the frequency
will either be rounded to the down to the next compatible frequency or
rejected depending on the model being programmed.

> I programed a lot of channels, but I still am not sure how to get this to scan all the frequencies, or if I am missing a config, or checking for an accurate config.

If the Skip field is blank, the memory will be scanned. If the Skip
field contains an "S", the memory will be skipped when scanning.

> Any help would be appreciated.
> Thanks
> Michael


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