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Baofeng Non-Chirp Baofeng software

scanmanmi

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My old computer had the original software. I tried Chirp but it is horrible. There is no grid, I can't add rows, I can't change the Loc number. I am having difficulty finding the factory program.
 

SteveSimpkin

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I believe there are different software packages for different model Baofeng radios and possibly for different firmware versions within a model.
Go to the following site, scroll down, click on your radio model and see what software they have available.
 

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What kind of grid?
You can easily add rows, delete rows, move them up and down, and cut & paste them. You can do that with a single row or group select them.
You can't change the Loc column because those are the memory channel numbers. They aren't changeable.
You can move the rows around to put them on whatever Loc/channel number you want. You can rearrange the columns in whatever order you want.
 

scanmanmi

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We're both right. You cannot add or delete any rows. Not until you click the Show Empty button. I don't see how to move rows. I imported data so my channel numbers are like 8,9,22,45, 59,76 ,etc.
 

nd5y

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I don't see how to move rows.
Chirp has the same keyboard/mouse functions as a lot of other software that allows text editing.
Left click on a row to select it.
Shift+left click or Ctrl+left click to select more than one row.
Right click a single row or selected rows for a function menu.
Ctrl+Up/Down Arrows to move it up or down.
Ctrl+X, Ctrl+C, Ctrl+V on selected rows to cut/copy/paste.
 

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We're both right. You cannot add or delete any rows. Not until you click the Show Empty button. I don't see how to move rows. I imported data so my channel numbers are like 8,9,22,45, 59,76 ,etc.
Yes, you have to be familiar with the software. I do that all the time...even with imported data.

Here's what I do to move things around:

Chirp has the same keyboard/mouse functions as a lot of other software that allows text editing.
Left click on a row to select it.
Shift+left click or Ctrl+left click to select more than one row.
Right click a single row or selected rows for a function menu.
Ctrl+Up/Down Arrows to move it up or down.
Ctrl+X, Ctrl+C, Ctrl+V on selected rows to cut/copy/paste.
 

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I have software for over ten different models and types of radio, including digital, analog, and scanners. Every one has differences, and Chirp is not the worst by far. The DMR and professional radio software are far more complex. Back up your important files and you won't have this problem in the future. An USB drive costs $10 or less and can save hours of frustration.
 

cmdrwill

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Back up your important files and you won't have this problem in the future

First Rule for 'programming' a radio.
FIRST READ the radio and save that file in a safe archive. That way you have something to go back to.
Even when making changes, updates, SAVE what is in the radio FIRST to a safe place before making any changes.
 
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