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Baofeng using Chirp on older MacBook Pro


Sep 5, 2013
have the Chirp software on my old MacBook Pro (cira 2009) Running version 10.10.5. I can no longer open it on that laptop. I was trying to load each profile to my Baofeg UV-5R to move them to my newer MacBook Pro., but I'm not able to open Chirp on my older model. Am I out of luck or is there some way to open the older chirp version?


Premium Subscriber
Aug 10, 2012
Sounds like something must have changed since you were last able to open CHIRP on that MacBook Pro. Go into applications, right click on your CHIRP app (or “get info”) and see what version you have


Active Member
Jul 3, 2003
Not knowing what version your old Chirp is, this may be a shot in the dark.
Old Macbook running old Chirp, export your Baofeng profiles into Excel.
New Macbook running new Chirp, Import that excel and should be up to snuff.
What I don't know is what it will take to restore your old Chirp.
I am on the other side of the fence, with old Chirp on an old XP machine.
New Chirp won't run on my new win 10 machine.