Saturday, March 2, 2013

Radio programming software - check it out!

I have purchased several different software packages for programming my various radios. Each one is just a little bit different and has the data formatted in different ways. Managing and updating all the different radios has not been easy. I finally stumbled across a software program called CHIRP that can share data files across several manufacturers and models. 

Need software to program your radio? Here's the place to go:

CHIRP is a free, open-source tool for programming your amateur radio. It supports a large number of manufacturers and models, as well as provides a way to interface with multiple data sources and formats. CHIRP was developed by Dan Smith; KK7DS and runs on Windows, Linux and Mac operating systems.

To get started:

   - Download CHIRP for your platform
   - Check out the Documentation
   - Join the mailing list!
CHIRP Supported Radio Manufacturers:

Alinco -7 models
Baofeng -3 models
Icom -21 models
Jetstream - 1 model
Kenwood -15 models
Puxing -2 models
TYT - 2 models
Yaesu - 16 models
Wouxun - 2 models