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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 with the firmware version I have (which Chirp reported), then import my channels via csv, and clone that resulting image onto the radio.


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"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, eight characters maximum; "/" and suffixes are allowed, as long as everything fits in eight characters. URCALL is ostensibly for the call sign of the station ...


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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 include any lowercase letters. The Chirp driver for the FT-60 replaces any out-of-charset characters with spaces. Probably it would be better if it turned ...


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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, they'll work for the UV-5R. The radio, however, doesn't really support half-kilohertz precision in frequency entry from the keypad, so you'd be ahead to spend ...


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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 than a new mobile/base rig, and if I were in your shoes it's the route I'd take. As for CHIRP compatibility for Yaesu radios, check out the project's ...


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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 that the radio talks to the chip in the cable using a serial communications protocol. The problem is that many inexpensive programming cables contain a USB-to-...


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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 macOS downloads. The download list highlights the recommended download in green (the "unified daily app" build). Just beneath that, the "...


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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 article; if it isn't verbose enough for you, I encourage visiting the source article: Add Universe repo sudo apt-add-repository universe ; sudo apt update ...


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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 thing: send a tone on transmit.


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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 11.4. Or at least "it looks to me like it runs" as I haven't tried to run it through its paces. To override the lack of a developer signing key open ...


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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 software. I didn't want to pay for RT-Systems' expensive software and cable, so I persevered and figured out Alinco's software. What helped a lot was programming a ...


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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 for information but was ignored.


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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 be a good sign (but clearly not a guarantee, since the hardware might simply be different). In fact, CHIRP's alinco driver has a common DR-x35 base class, ...


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