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General Category => Questions => Topic started by: N9LOO on May 28, 2013, 09:15:28 PM

Title: Programming software
Post by: N9LOO on May 28, 2013, 09:15:28 PM
Has anyone used the free program software called CHIRP (http://chirp.danplanet.com/projects/chirp/wiki/Home)?  It supports numerous radios on multiple computer platforms but I don't have a supported radio to test it out.  Any advice and/or comments?
Title: Re: Programming software
Post by: KC9ONY on May 28, 2013, 10:20:13 PM
I had tried it a year or more ago with the Icom IC-92AD and had trouble getting it to see
both sides of the radio.   It could have been my error, but I also think there was a bug.
It's probably been fixed, as there is a way to report problems.

I should try it out again, as the Icom software for the IC-92AD is different than the Icom IC-2820H.
So, using the Icom software, one can't program the same frequencies in the HT as the mobile.
Supposedly, using CHIRP, some of that problem is overcome.   Some Icom radios had free
software and some you had to pay for.   I also bought an RT Systems software at a discount,
but haven't tried that out as yet.

You also have to note that CHIRP will not do all the same things that the Icom software will do,
but in most cases that is not a problem.   I've read on some other forums that others like CHIRP
and usually recommend it, especially because it is free.   ;D