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How do I troubleshoot a Baofeng UV-5R that won't receive?

I did a bit more reading, and it seems that the new version of the firmware meant I needed to use a different chirp profile. The solution that worked for me was to find a factory image from a radio ...
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What are the columns URCALL, RPT1CALL, and RPT2CALL in CHIRP?

"MYCALL", "URCALL", "RPT1CALL", and "RPT2CALL" are used to program D-STAR channels in D-STAR-capable radios. Those columns should be left blank for analog FM channels. MYCALL is your own call sign, ...
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Why is CHIRP Truncating Names in my .img file?

The memory name display (and storage) on the FT-60 is only 6 characters. Your names will be truncated to that length no matter what. The names use a limited (LCD-friendly) character set that doesn't ...
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Why does CHIRP report "Frequency not supported"?

That frequency is not within the specified range for this radio, which is documented as 400-520MHz in the UHF band.
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How can I manually programme these FRS channels onto my Baofeng UV5R?

There are online instructions and YouTube videos on how to program a BaoFeng radio -- it's the same for all or almost all of their HT models, so if you find instructions for a BF-F8HP, for instance, ...
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Alinco DR-635 programming software

I can't speak to how it compares to the Alinco software, but I've used the RT software for a few different radios and it's straightforward, if pricey. But $50 for the RT solution is probably cheaper ...
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Baofeng UV-82 and DM-860 drivers Windows 7

You don't mention what programming cable that you're using. The programming cable has a very important job: it interacts with the OS as a USB device, and acts as a "virtual serial port", which means ...
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CHIRP on Mac in 2021

That's ... complicated. You indicated macOS 10.15, which adds a ton of strict security pertaining to just what third-party apps are allowed to do. The download page on the CHIRP website has a link for ...
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How to run chirp with python3-based system (workaround found now)

a quick google of "install python 2.7 on Ubuntu Mate 20.04" gives this article as the top result, How to install Python 2.7 on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Here's an abbreviated list of steps from that ...
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I’m having issues with chirp not uploading the program to my baofeng GT-3WP

Check your cable see if you plugged it all the way in to the side of the radio. Check to see if the radio is on a frequency that's not in use the radio should be on. Turn the volume up. Go in the ...
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BF-888 radios don't work with UV-5Rs on the same frequency

You might try changing the Tone Mode from TSQL to just Tone. TSQL mode does two things: sends a tone on transmit requires a tone on receive to break your radio's squelch Tone mode only does one ...
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CHIRP on Mac in 2021

A friend bought an M1 Mini and is having trouble. Asked me to download Chirp from https://trac.chirp.danplanet.com/chirp_daily/LATEST/ chirp-unified-daily-20210704.app.zip runs on my 2013 MacPro with ...
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Alinco DR-635 programming software

I have a different model Alinco radio. I presume that the "cryptic and hostile user interface" you speak of is not the front panel of the radio, but rather part of Alinco's programming ...
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CHIRP-programmability of the Alinco DR-635T/E

I have not found any of the Alinco models in CHIRP to work with the DR-635T. In an effort to add it none of the methods used by the other models returned any useful data. I tried contacting Alinco ...
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CHIRP-programmability of the Alinco DR-635T/E

Yes, it'll probably work with CHIRP Of course, the first place you'd look would be the CHIRP project page. That doesn't list the DR-635, but it does list the DR-135, DR-235 and DR-435, and that might ...
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