Technical Help

This page is intended to be a resouce for technical help.

Programming Radios using CHIRP

CHIRP is a free, open-source tool for programming your amateur radio. It supports a large number of manufacturers and models, as well as provides a way to interface with multiple data sources and formats.

CHIRP Web Site

CHIRP Training Presentation

Download here the Mercury Northwest Training presentation in Adobe .PDF format. This training was developed and presented by Creede Lambard, WA7KPK, at the monthly Mercury Northwest Meeting on 12 Feb 2014. Thank you Creede for a wonderful presentation.

CHIRP Configuration Files

Listed here are CHIRP configuration files as contributed by Mercury Northwest Members. These files are in .CSV (common separated values) format. These files can be imported to a spreadsheet (or even a text editor such as Notepad) for easy editing, and directly imported to the CHIRP program.

Download here This file is a list of common repeaters. Created by Creede, WA7KPK.

Download here This file is a list of common Western Washington commercial broadcast radio stations that would be broadcasting emergency information, news, weather, and public announcements. The file also contains the NOAA Weather Frequencies. Created by Creede, WA7KPK.

Download here This file is a list of common High Frequency parameters. Created by Creede, WA7KPK.


Last Updated: 18 Feb 2014