Questions tagged [radio-programming]

Loading frequency memories and other settings into radios, typically using a computer and a special programming cable.

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BF-F8HP: "Radio did not respond" when trying to use CHIRP

I'm trying to program my Boafeng bf-f8hp with the chirp software, but as I have to do, "Download From Radio", after I choose the appropriate maker, product and model, all I get is an error message ...
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Why is CHIRP Truncating Names in my .img file?

I have a problem when I am importing a .csv file into an .img file in CHIRP where the memory location names are being truncated in a strange way. In the .csv file, the display properly: And when the ....
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How do I trigger hotkeys on AnyTone 878UV?

I've read the manual twice, and watched programming guide videos on youtube, but while I can program hotkey 1-6 just fine, I can't find how to actually trigger them. I found how to trigger the "Fun ...
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BF-888 radios don't work with UV-5Rs on the same frequency

I play airsoft here in Quebec Canada, and I have 2 Baofeng BF-888s that I got a few years back. Now people are mostly using UV-5Rs. I used CHIRP to program my radio to the same frequency used by the ...
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How can I find the input port for downloading my radio information?

I am trying to download my Baofeng UV-5R into CHIRP for the first time and it is asking what port to pull information from. How can I find what to input here since it isn't automatically updating/ ...
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cant get my bftech radio to program with chirp software

I have a bftech bf-f8rt and they dont show that radio on chirp will they update chirp for that radio? Is there another place like chirp to program it or do i have to do it manual
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Brand new BaoFeng BF-F8HP -- how to save settings in a channel memory?

I just got this new 2m/70cm hand-held, and I'm working through programming the local repeaters into channels. I've been able to set the repeater frequency in VFO mode, then save the settings to ...
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Are there any antenna that can create disk like lobes?

Are there any antenna that have disk like lobes : Or are there any antenna that have very thin directivity, say lobes be no more wide than few mm.
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Pair of Baofeng BF-888s stopped communicating after reprogramming - what to do

I got 2 Baofeng 888s off Amazon and reprogrammed them to the 16 legal channels (for unlicensed use) in Germany, up from 446.00625 MHz in 12.5 kHz steps. I used both CHIRP and a software called ZT-V68 ...
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CHIRP-programmability of the Alinco DR-635T/E

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 ...
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How to program a trunked System into radioshack pro 651?

am new to this forum, so tell me if this question is out of place - as it concerns a scanner. I have an old radioshack pro-651 (same model as pro 106, and whistler 1040) that I am trying to program ...
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What are the columns URCALL, RPT1CALL, and RPT2CALL in CHIRP?

I'm populating a CSV file to import into CHIRP. In the documentation, there's a list of CSV columns. However, that list doesn't cover URCALL, RPT1CALL, and RPT2CALL. Can anyone tell me what those ...
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How can I manually programme these FRS channels onto my Baofeng UV5R?

I've been using Repeater Book to manually programme some repeaters in my area, up to fifteen miles. I later started programming some FRS, GMR, and MURS frequencies based on the CSV file that someone ...
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Baofeng UV-9R Chirp Pinout

I'm searching the pinout of the Baofeng UV-9R to programm it with Chirp.
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Can I use CHIRP for programming a Baofeng DM-5R?

I can't find my Baofeng DM-5R in the CHIRP list of supported radios. I've been told that I should try by telling CHIRP to assume a different radio from the DM-5R - perhaps the UV-5R!? Do you know if ...
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How do I set the "tone" in my new BaoFeng BF-F8HP?

I just got this new 2m/70cm hand-held, my first ham rig. I neglected to order the computer connection cable with the radio (it's on the way, and I've already installed the Chirp software on my Linux ...
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Embedded Message on Zastone ZT-X6 / WLN KD-C1

I recently got a couple of very basic Zastone ZT-X6 2W UHF handheld radios. The actual brand seems to be WLN and the model KD-C1 (because the programming software I downloaded from Zastone is named ...
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Baofeng UV 9R Handheld programming

I have a Baofeng UV 9R Handheld that I just recently bought and received in the mail brand new, however as much as I like this handheld device I am maxed out with frustration as far as manual ...
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How can I tell if someone is mistakenly transmitting on a repeater output frequency, instead of the (offset) input frequency?

I sometimes run a VHF radio net for our club, on a 145.170 MHz channel served by a repeater with a -600 KHz offset. People who program their transceiver with the proper repeater offset mode use it ...
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Can I use the BF-888S programming cable on the UV-5R?

I have a Baofeng UV-5R, but no USB programming cable. I also have a Baofeng BF-888S with a USB cable. Is it safe to use the 888S cable on the UV5R? I was able to find a cable description on the ...
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How to program Kenwood TM-742A 6-meter repeater offsets for 500kHz

All the 6-meter repeaters in my area use a 500kHz offset, but the Kenwood TM-742A defaults to 1MHz offsets. Is there any way to make it easier to program the local repeaters into this radio?
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Yaesu memory programming - skip vs. select vs. off/blank? FTM-100/400 series

I have a Yaesu FTM-400XDR, but this applies equally to at least the FTM-100 series and probably other radios. When you program memory channels/frequencies, you can select one of three options: ...
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Empty Repeater Slots and Percent FM when downloading D-STAR repeater list

When downloading a repeater list from dstarinfo.com as shown in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJCvLsK1cKc, there are two numeric fields: Empty Repeater Slots Percent FM What are they? ...
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Alternative software for Hytera PD785G

I got a brand new Hytera PD785G. When I turn it on, it says that it needs to be programmed. I've got a USB programmer cable and I know that there are official drivers and software for download. Do I ...
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Why do I want an authentic FTDI USB-232 chip? (Shenanigans)

I've been looking at getting a mobile radio recently, and the BTech 25x4 seems interesting. it's at the high end of what I want to pay, and requires a separate purchase of a 20 dollar programming ...
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Motorola Maxtrac Programming with windows 7 and DOSBox

I found an old Motorola Maxtrac in a parts truck I bought. I'd like to program some channels into it with a Windows 7 computer and DOSbox. My first issue, is I'm having trouble identifying the radio ...
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I have a new Kenwood TH-F6A, Mac computer and am new to our hobby. How do I program it?

I would appreciate any help with this. Thanks!
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Is it possible to program the Vertex VX-2200 using the back DB 15-pin connector?

The service schematic of the Vertex Standard VX-2200 VHF radio shows that the ACC5 and ACC6 pins of the back DB 15-pin connector ...
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Boefeng UV-5RE scanning capability

Since the factory manual is simple and basic, is it possible to use the Baofeng UV-5RE to do these things? Listen to FM radio, while scanning 2m and 70cm bands in the background (as in hiking) Set ...
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Baofeng UV5RA Unable to Program anything in 400-480 Bands

I'm running Chirp on Linux Mint 17.2 and for some reason when I try to program anything in 400mhz-480mhz range I get the error. "Error setting memory: Frequency 453.66250 is out of supported range" ...
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Programming VHF To CB

New to this particular site on StackExchange and new to amateur radio period so bear with me: I'm looking into buying a VHF radio for work related purposes. More specifically the Icom IC-2300H. I've ...
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What protocol does the Vertex VX-2200/2100 use for programming?

I have seen a number of programming cable schematics on the internet, but I couldn't understand very much how they worked. From what I picked from all schematics, it appears the protocol uses the <...