CHIRP Programming Software

  

                   
CHIRP - Getting Started

                    CHIRP Guide

                    CHIRP's Examples

              
     CHIRP's Spreadsheet and Columns
 
              
     CHIRP FAQs
 
 
                    How to:  Create a Bootable CHIRP CD
 

CHIRP Software
 
Load the:  Latest CHIRP Developmental Daily Build and select the appropriate software.    
 
          Win 2K > Win 8 =       installer.exe
          Win 32bit stand alone =     win32.zip
          Apple Mac OS =         app.zip
          Linux =                        tar.gz
 
Loading CHIRP with Windows 8
 
A new Windows 8 feature is "SmartScreen" which may block CHIRP from loading. If this occurs, SmartScreen can be disabled by:
Opening "Windows Action Center" and "Change Windows SmartScreen" settings.
 
CHIRP Desktop Icon
  
 
If CHIRP does not put a desktop icon on your screen, you may need to create one manually. This can be done as follows:

Go to Windows START (in the lower left)
Select:   ALL PROGRAMS.
Open the CHIRP folder to display the contents.
Right click on the CHIRP program
Select:   SEND TO / Create Desktop Shortcut.  
 
CHIRP Features
  
CHIRP software has many features, some of which are not available using the Baofeng factory software, such as:
  • Uses the familiar RX frequency and ± Offset for repeaters
  • Upper & Lower Band Limits for TX on VHF & UHF
  • TX Inhibit for Scanner Only frequencies
  • Remembers the COM port setting between sessions

  • Remembers last folder loaded from or saved to between sessions

  • Supports serial ports up to COM256

CHIRP FAQs
 
1
Q:  How do I create and initial CHIRP image?
A:   Before an image can be uploaded to your radio, you must first create a template.  This is done by selecting the Radio tab in the CHIRP toolbar and 'Download from Radio'. 

This shows CHIRP the existing parameters of your radio as well as what firmware your radio has. This gives CHIRP a starting point. From here you can make your changes and upload them back to your radio.  
 
 
2
Q:  How do I print a copy of the CHIRP frequency list?
A:  With the frequency list displayed on your computer
          Select:  FILE / EXPORT
          Select the Location where file is to be saved
          Select:  .CSV format and SAVE
You can now alter the appearance and print the .CSV file.
 
 
3
Q:  My offsets & tones on the spreadsheet will not save?
A:   If this should occur, delete and re-enter the entire line, then save.
 
 
4
Q: Why does CHIRP only show 21 channels?
A: This is the Default Memory Range for new installations. You will need to change this to reflect the desired range for your radio. This field is at the upper left of the spreadsheet.

This allows you to select a specific range to view when making changes. You can view a pre-determined range without scrolling though your entire spreadsheet.  Your other programmed channels are not lost.
 
 


PESONAL NOTE: There is no charge for CHIRP. However, these guys put in a lot of time as a Labor of Love and a small donation thru PayPal is a great way of showing your appreciation and saying thank you.  

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