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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Baofeng UV-5R ~ 800MHz transmission enabled

Today I got to mess around my Baofeng UV 5R 5W (as stated on back of the radio) which works perfectly fine during the past year of use. In my area, there are some private repeaters which receive on ...
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Why does CHIRP report "Frequency not supported"?

I have been trying to enter a frequency in CHIRP but every time I do it clears the frequency and issues the message "frequency not supported". I'm trying to program a Boafeng BF-F8HP with ...
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Vertex Standard VZ-28 - Unable to import settings into software due to password

I had been trying to program my Vertex Standard VZ-28 radio on my Windows-7 Machine using the VZ-28 V2.0.2 software. I had entered the password under "General" menu for the radio and now ...
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Radio Service Software Motorola Syntor x9000

My name is Roger, I live in Sweden, have bought some old motorola synths x9000 transceivers that I need to reprogram, but have great difficulty finding the Rvn 4007E software as it should be. Have ...
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Help setting up my uv-5r radio [closed]

I am a disabled person and need help programming my uv-5r with all the pertinent emergency frequencies that apply to my area. Aurora, colorado. I'm not licensed ham and want to stay within the legal ...
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Motorola Radius GM300 programming help

What CPS (Customer Programming Software) do I use for the Motorola Radius GM300 radio. Also, how does one add channels to it?
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Programming receive tone on Kenwood V71A

Is it possible to program a receive tone on a Kenwood TM-V71A, and if so, how is it done? I initially thought I had my answer when I came across Kenwood TH-D72A: what's the difference between Tone ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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BF-F8HP: "Radio did not respond" when trying to use CHIRP

I'm trying to program my Baofeng 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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 <...
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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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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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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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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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