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CHIRP in the UK

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rjsetford

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Hi all,

First post here so please be gentle. New to amateur radio too so please be even more gentle :)

I'm in the UK and have just taken out a subscription to Radio Reference. I'm trying to configure CHIRP to query the RR data source but I'm hitting a brick wall when it comes to the ZIP code and it throws an error saying Invalid Country ID. How do I make that work? I'm sure I'm not the first to encounter this.

Thanks,

Rich
 

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Keep in mind that CHIRP is written by a third party, not by anyone at RadioReference. CHIRP has provided features in their software for downloading data from RadioReference using tools that RR makes available to software developers. Your question is probably best asked directly of the CHIRP people.
 

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Chirp will pull all frequencies in that zip code in the US from the database which is effectively useless for you in the UK. What specific radio are you trying to program?
 
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