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Baofeng Programming Baofeng with Chirp

KO4IPV

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When programming with CHIRP what mode should the radio be in Frequency mode or Channel mode ?
 

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When programming with CHIRP what mode should the radio be in Frequency mode or Channel mode ?
Frequency mode will display the frequency, Channel mode will display channel name you have assigned it when programming. It is whatever you want to see when using the radio.
 

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Frequency mode will display the frequency, Channel mode will display channel name you have assigned it when programming. It is whatever you want to see when using the radio.
So either frequency mode or channel more you will hear audio or just frequency ?
 

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So either frequency mode or channel more you will hear audio or just frequency ?
@Canelo56, not sure if you are joking with us or you really don't know. But if you really don't know, don't be embarrassed. And most of all, don't hesitate to ask questions. There are no stupid questions! That is what we are here for.

But please be aware of one thing. That radio has the capability, if programmed incorrectly by perhaps just one minor parameter that you are not sure of, to disrupt communications of a critical communications system involving public safety which could result in the unintended death of one or more human lives. And since radio transmissions of interfering transmitters like yours can be easily located by today's sophisticated equipment available to various enforcement agencies, you really don't want to be the cause of such an incident.

So please, treat that radio as you would a loaded gun. If you really don't know how to load the gun / program the radio, as well as shoot the gun legally / use the radio for legal purposes, then by all means seek out the right person or persons to help you. A lost life is too great of a price to pay for a mistake that could have been avoided.

Thank you for listening to an important caution. I wish you nothing but a good experience with your radio. The communications hobby as well as a career in communications can be a lot of fun and very rewarding.
 

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@Canelo56, not sure if you are joking with us or you really don't know. But if you really don't know, don't be embarrassed. And most of all, don't hesitate to ask questions. There are no stupid questions! That is what we are here for.

But please be aware of one thing. That radio has the capability, if programmed incorrectly by perhaps just one minor parameter that you are not sure of, to disrupt communications of a critical communications system involving public safety which could result in the unintended death of one or more human lives. And since radio transmissions of interfering transmitters like yours can be easily located by today's sophisticated equipment available to various enforcement agencies, you really don't want to be the cause of such an incident.

So please, treat that radio as you would a loaded gun. If you really don't know how to load the gun / program the radio, as well as shoot the gun legally / use the radio for legal purposes, then by all means seek out the right person or persons to help you. A lost life is too great of a price to pay for a mistake that could have been avoided.

Thank you for listening to an important caution. I wish you nothing but a good experience with your radio. The communications hobby as well as a career in communications can be a lot of fun and very rewarding.
I am fully aware of the laws put forward by the FCC , with new equipment I am always asking questions to be on safe side, that this programming is done correctly, no kidding over here.
 
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