I am a beginner in ham radio and am trying to program repeater data into my Alinco DR-635T/E VHF/UHF mobile radio. The manual that came with the radio is so poorly written that I could not successfully enter data using the steps in the manual and had to experiment around until I found the missing step by random chance which caused the radio to accept it. This is very discouraging.
I use CHIRP to program my Baofeng/B-Tech 2m handheld and thereby get around the similarly sucky manual, so I wind up using the B-Tech with CHIRP and ignoring the Alinco.
The Alinco has a "clone" cable which allows two DR-635's to be connected together and the programming in one to be downloaded into the other- but the manual makes no mention of downloading from a computer running CHIRP.
Does anyone know if this is possible? I'd like to put the Alinco into service and using CHIRP would be infinitely better than struggling with the user interface and the manual.