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  1. PbdBlue

    Programming Radios

    It may not be the case any longer with RT. Let us know what you find.
  2. PbdBlue

    Programming Radios

    I can vouch that Chirp works for the Yaesu VX-170 and the FT-270 handhelds. Did both of mine without issue. Nothing special about the cable other than with the older legacy cables you need to load a driver for Win 7/10. With any of the Genuine FTDI cables (link provided in earlier post) you do not need to load a driver for Win 7/10. I do not have any experiience programming with a Mac so I can't comment on that. As for the RT cables it used to be that they only would work with RT software which in my past experience I did not find as feature rich as Chirp. I do not know if that's still the case. The Rugged Radio deal is interesting. They way overcharge for that radio and then lock you out??? Personally I would never buy any radio from Rugged but I get there's a niche that just wants a pre-programmed turnkey radio for the masses. So be it.
  3. PbdBlue

    Static

    RT systems cable may only work with RT software. I seem to recall that being the case but not 100% sure. Basically when shopping for a cable you want one that has a genuine FTDI chip in it like this one: https://www.amazon.com/Amcrest-Baofeng-Programing-Radios-Authentic/dp/B015YEM5C2/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=baofeng+ftdi&qid=1554933149&s=gateway&sr=8-2). The knockoffs will work with Win 7/10 but it requires some fiddling around with legacy drivers. FTDI chip is supported by Win 7/10.
  4. PbdBlue

    Static

    A csv file added to the stock configurations folder will work with the VX170. I did my FT-270 & VX-170 as well as the Baufengs using it. If you guys need any help give me a shout.
  5. PbdBlue

    Baja no pinch

    I have one I keep on the trailer and use when out camping. It works well. I find at home where I have a changing stand I prefer to just use a couple of good spoons. Just for fun I did drag it out the other day when I was mounting a Shinko 505 Cheater. Found that it didn't work well with a soft compound tire (505 has a durometer of 50). The bead is just too soft for it to get a good grip and wants to roll the bead. In my previous experiences with harder compound tires it worked well.
  6. PbdBlue

    Static

    For repeaters Tone instead TSQL is the safe bet. Also I would add 147.120 (Black Mtn) into the list. As I mentioned earlier it's linked to 147.240 but over on the east side of Glamis and even some areas of Ocotillo Wells\Borrego Springs it's got better reception than 147.240.
  7. PbdBlue

    Static

    Yeah you need SDART to be TSQL. As for the repeater noise you need to increase the squelch level. You may have to change the squelch level table if you can't get it to squelch properly. http://www.miklor.com/COM/UV_Squelch.php
  8. PbdBlue

    Static

    Here's some info on stock configurations. May be of help to the Mac guys. What are "stock configurations"?ΒΆ These are canned frequency plans, some of which are built into chirp. These include standard US calling frequencies, the channelized 60m frequencies, etc. They can easily be opened or imported into your radio from the File and Radio menus. Can I add new stock configurations? Yes! Adding your group's frequency plan to the stock configurations can make it very quick and easy to program new radios. Further, putting various configurations into the stock list can make switching your radio between multiple functions or geographical regions easy. Simply save a CSV file into the stock configurations directory and restart CHIRP to have it show up in the list. On windows, go to Start -> Run and type: APPDATA\CHIRP\stock_configs On MacOS or Linux, the path is: ~/.chirp/stock_configs
  9. PbdBlue

    Static

    yep
  10. PbdBlue

    Static

    One more refinement. The squelch type for the repeaters should be Tone and not TSQL. I fixed the CSV file. New one is attached. SDAR Frequencies.csv
  11. PbdBlue

    Static

    Okay guys I got this figured out. I created an CSV file with the frequencies. Here's how to use it. 1) Download the csv file 2) copy it to C:\Program Files (x86)\Chirp\stock_configs 3) Start Chirp 4) Download from your radio the existing programming. 5) Form the Radio Tab at the top of the screen select "Import from stock config" 6) A menu will appear and select SDAR Frequencies from the list. 7) A dialogue window will pop up guiding you through the process of importing the frequencies. This will work with any radio Chirp supports (Baufeng, Yaesu, etc.) and not just the Baufeng. This procedure is for Windows. The SDAR Frequencies will be listed in the stock config list for future sessions once you have copied it to the stock config folder. I assume a Mac will be similar but I don't speak Mac so can't help you there. Not sure if the site will let you download a csv so somebody give it a try and feedback. SDAR Frequencies.csv
  12. PbdBlue

    Static

    Yeah open the file in Chirp. Then import your current programming from the radio (FP8HP). Chirp will open another tab with the FP8HP programming. Copy and paste the entries from the tab with Amgens file into the FP8HP tab. Then write the edited tab back to the radio. At least that's the way it works in the Windows version.
  13. PbdBlue

    Static

    No worky for me. Says the img file you pm'd me is corrupted. Try saving it as a csv file and sending that.
  14. PbdBlue

    Static

    I don't think the attachment is working. Looks like the site is blocking it. Try changing the file extension to txt instead of img. Then when the user downloads it rename the extension back to img. Don't know if the site will allow but worth a shot.
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