Chirp

Since this website originates in Decatur, Indiana, primarily those repeaters within range of this station that can be confirmed were included, with some exceptions. If you have a confirmed listing of a repeater out of this area and not just a listing from Repeaterbook, it would be great to include them. We're especially looking for repeaters from Marion County (Indianapolis) and that area. If you find any repeaters that don't work for an extended time or know any that are permanently down (or just came up!), just shoot an email to us at w9jcarc@gmail.com and let us know. It's appreciated by all of the local ham community.

If you've created IMG files from Chirp that you happen to favor and would like share, just send it to us at the email address above and a note to let us know what you have. Meanwhile, these could help you put together a great set of frequencies for any Chirp compatible radio if you live or operate from east central indiana or west central Ohio.

We've included FRS, GMRS, and MURS frequencies in some of these images, but your ham radio is not FCC type accepted to transmit on those frequencies. Though you can listen to them on many radios, we do not condone transmitting. We've also included all of the weather frequencies (transmit locked out). However, if you're going to transmit on these frequencies anyway, they are set to as close to the proper power and bandwidth that the radios can deliver so you don't cause interference to "legal" devices.

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For radios with 2 meter and 70 cm

Baofeng_UV-5R_20210104.csv

For radios that also include the 1.25 meter band

Radioddity_UV-5RX3_20210105.csv

The above lists were compiled on January 5, 2021. Click on the "flyout" buttons to see a larger version of the lists. The download links to the current Chirp files are below.

Let's Get Started

First, we'll download an image file for your radio below. Make sure you have the latest Chirp program (or one reasonably recent. If you don't alreay have it, click here: Click Here

Now, with your radio turned off, connect your computer to your radio using the programming cable. Don't have one? They're easy to find on eBay or Amazon. Turn your radio on and up to nearly full volume. Next, open Chirp, select your radio model, and have it read your radio's data Go to Radio | Download from radio. From here, you'll select your radio model and com port number. This will make certain you have a connection and have selected the correct make and model of your equipment. Instructions to do this are available online. After your radio's info is downloaded to Chirp, save the file as-is. You're now ready to delete those entries. Edit | Select All | Edit| Delete.

Next, go to File and open the image file that you've previously downloaded from w9jca.com below. Make sure that both your radio's tab and the new image file tab are both showing at the top of the page. Select the tab that has the new image file. Click on Edit | Select All. Click on Edit | Copy. All of the entries should be lit in blue at this point.

Now go back to the programming tab of your radio and select the cell at the top left. You can use the arrow keys to make sure you're not clicking in the wrong place. Under Edit | Select All then Edit | Delete. Make sure again that you've selected the top left cell (the entire row numbered 1 or 0 will be blue). Now select Edit | Paste. Chirp will ask you if you'd like to overwrite entries. Select "All" and save the file. You can now do a "Save as..." to custom name it or simply "Save" to either not change the default file name or to have Chirp name the file for you. Now, upload the new frequencies to your radio using the Radio menu at the top, and in a few seconds, if all goes well, it's done. As a note, on some radios, the programming window's numbering will start at 0 and others will start as 1. It makes no difference as long as you put the cursor on the topmost left column. If you fail to do that, you will get an error message stating that you don't have enough memories to load all of the frequencies, at least in the Chinese radios that have 128 memories.

If you have image files you'd like to share that have frequencies we might find interesting for our area, please feel free to let us know!

The version 1-5-2021 has a few updates. If you look down the list, note that there are a few "SURVIVL" and "...PREP" frequencies. These are survivalist and prepper frequencies. They have either been added or relabeled. Be aware also that there are two identical frequencies for the Coldwater and Celina repeaters but with a different PL tone. The first listing has the repeater's receiver in Fort Recovery, Ohio and the second listing (CWT-CEL) the receiver is in Celina. We hope you find the files useful.

Frequencies/image for UV5R and other dual band radios updated on January 5, 2021

Baofeng_UV-5R_20210104.img

Frequencies/image for tri-band radios (2m, 220, 440) UV5RX3. Updated January 5, 2021

Baofeng_UV-6R_20210105.img