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.

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Chirp Image Files

Chirp Image File for areas around Jay County, Indiana updated on December 19, 2018. Includes the cities of Portland, Muncie, Marion, Berne, Decatur, and Fort Wayne. Includes areas in Ohio, but not limited to: Fort Recovery, Celina, Van Wert, Dayton, Sidney, and Piqua. Also includes current talk-in freqs for the Hamvention that's held in May as well as pre-programmed simplex freqs. All 5 MURS frequencies (low power) FM by default) and the 7 National Weather Service frequencies (non-transmittable) are now included, as well.

Not responsible for non-operational repeaters or errors in the file. As a note, "No preview available" doesn't mean the file isn't there, just click on "Download" to get it.

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Above: Chirp File updated 1-2-2019 for BaoFeng UV-5R 2 band, 2m and 70cm, but likely will not be directly compatible with your version. Otherwise, either click on Edit and Select All or position the cursor at row 0, hold shift, press and hold the down arrow until all locations are highlighted. Now either go to Edit | Copy or use the keyboard shortcut <CTRL-C>. Go to your programming window and position the cursor at the top (0 or 1) and either Edit | Paste or keyboard shortcut <CTRL-V>. Further details to the right in a larger screen or below on a cellphone.

Note: For those radios with a dual display, if you'd like to see the channel name on the one line and the freq on the other, go to Menu and use either Menu #21 (top line) or Menu #22 (bottom line) and use your choice of Name, Freq, or Number.

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Above: The latest Chirp image file dated 1-2-2019 from the BaoFeng UV-5RX3, 3 band handheld. It's similar to the V/U Chirp image except for the 220MHz frequencies interspersed in the lineup and the channel numbers. To use the image file on the BaoFeng UV-5Rx3, use the manufacturer "Radioddity" and select the UV-5Rx3 for programming.

Baofeng_UV-5R 1-2-2019.csv

The above is current as of 1-2-2019 for the 2 meter and 70 centimeter band version of the Chirp image file in the XLS format.

First, download an image file for your radio from this site.

Connect your radio to your computer and turn it on, open Chirp and have it read your radio's information. 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 shows up in 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. Make sure that both your radio's tab and the new image file tab are both at the top of the page. Select the tab that has the new image file. Click on Edit | Select All. Click on Edit again and select 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) and 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 freqs to your radio 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!

Below is the current XLS file dated 12-19-2018 for the tri-band radios such as the Baofeng UV5RX3 (use the Radioddity version of this radio to program the Baofeng).

The version 1-2-2019 now includes the a second repeater receiver in the Coldwater/Celina area. The first listing has the repeater's receiver in Fort Recovery, Ohio and the second listing (CWT-CEL) the receiver is in Celina.

Radioddity_UV-5RX3 1-2-2019.csv