Chirp

Brandon Rozek

September 27, 2019

In the land of Ham Radio, you can program your radio with a very popular open source software called chirp. For Ubuntu users to install it, it is recommended you use the PPA to keep up to date with radio software…

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:dansmith/chirp-snapshots
sudo apt update && sudo apt install chirp-daily

Once you’re in, it is recommended that you download the configuration currently set on your radio and store it somewhere safe. You never know when you’ll want the Stock configuration again…

The way the Software works is that you can store a certain amount of channels into your radio. For the Baofeng F8-HP, 128 channels can be stored. The software gives you a table to manage them. The software is nice since you can cut and paste entries around.

When you’re importing frequencies from various sources, pay attention to what entry numbers you’re importing to. Otherwise you might overwrite another import you’ve made. I recommend adding the following types of frequencies to your radio…