• To anyone looking to acquire commercial radio programming software:

    Please do not make requests for copies of radio programming software which is sold (or was sold) by the manufacturer for any monetary value. All requests will be deleted and a forum infraction issued. Making a request such as this is attempting to engage in software piracy and this forum cannot be involved or associated with this activity. The same goes for any private transaction via Private Message. Even if you attempt to engage in this activity in PM's we will still enforce the forum rules. Your PM's are not private and the administration has the right to read them if there's a hint to criminal activity.

    If you are having trouble legally obtaining software please state so. We do not want any hurt feelings when your vague post is mistaken for a free request. It is YOUR responsibility to properly word your request.

    To obtain Motorola software see the Sticky in the Motorola forum.

    The various other vendors often permit their dealers to sell the software online (i.e., Kenwood). Please use Google or some other search engine to find a dealer that sells the software. Typically each series or individual radio requires its own software package. Often the Kenwood software is less than $100 so don't be a cheapskate; just purchase it.

    For M/A Com/Harris/GE, etc: there are two software packages that program all current and past radios. One package is for conventional programming and the other for trunked programming. The trunked package is in upwards of $2,500. The conventional package is more reasonable though is still several hundred dollars. The benefit is you do not need multiple versions for each radio (unlike Motorola).

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And I thought navigating the Obamacare website was a challenge. Oy, I couldn't have been more wrong. Let me explain....

I've just finished up a move, and have yet to find where I put all my radio accessories, especially the cables. I wanted to program a couple new repeater freqs into my UV-5R (2mtr/220mhz model), but couldn't find the box the cable was in, so I decided to try programming it by hand. Hadn't done it before (have always used software), so I went in search of manual programming instructions. Finally found instructions I could actually understand on the Miklor site (what a great resource that site is) so I got down to it.

Even though the instructions were "easy" to understand, it was still a PITA to enter in two simple frequencies. When I got done, it felt like I had gone a few rounds with Mike Tyson LOL. Hopefully I'll never have to do that again, although it will be good knowledge to have for out in the field (unless I forget everything I just did LOL).

Anyway, I thought it'd be interesting to hear other folk's experiences with manual programming of a Baofeng or a Wouxun radio.

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There are many threads on this thread discussing CHIRP, software, cables and manual programming of just about every CCR available. I'm sure if you read some of these it will answer your question.
 

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There are many threads on this thread discussing CHIRP, software, cables and manual programming of just about every CCR available. I'm sure if you read some of these it will answer your question.
Yeah, I saw a couple of those threads, but I thought it would be nice to get some fresh responses. Maybe from folks who just recently purchased a radio.


Sent wirelessly from somewhere behind the Iron Curtain.
 
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