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Dan Smith, 12/20/2020 02:21 pm



Development of CHIRP is an all-volunteer effort and is offered as open-source software, free of charge. If you like CHIRP, please consider contributing a small donation to help support the costs of development and hardware:





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CHIRP downloads

CHIRP is distributed as a series of automatically-generated builds. Any time we make a change to CHIRP, a build is created for it the next day. Thus, CHIRP is versioned by the date on which it was created, which makes it easy to determine if you have an older build. We don't put experimental things into CHIRP before they are ready, except where specifically called out with a warning. Thus, you do not need to worry about finding a stable version to run. You should always be on the latest build available.

Upgrading: You do NOT need to uninstall an existing version of CHIRP before installing a newer one. Just install the new one and it will replace the existing copy!

You can find a complete test report of the current build here and a matrix of supported models and features here

Windows Users

Click here to download the latest Windows version

  • CHIRP runs on Windows 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8, and 10. Older versions of Windows are not supported
  • Most users will want to download the installer.exe file, which installs CHIRP like a normal application
  • The win32.zip file is for advanced users wishing to run CHIRP without installing

MacOS Users

Click here to download the latest Mac OS X version

  • New Mac OS X must install the runtime once before running CHIRP. After it is installed, the runtime does not need to be downloaded or installed each time. Download the KK7DS Python runtime for Mac OSX.
  • OS X support is limited to Intel architecture. PowerPC is not supported.
  • Chirp.app is unsigned. With default security settings, you will need a special procedure to run it: Application Security in 10.9.

Homebrew users can install Chirp without the KK7DS runtime by running brew install tdsmith/ham/chirp and then running chirp from the terminal.
However, running CHIRP using Homebrew is obsolete. MacOS Unified Application build is now the recommended way.

More useful tidbits can be found at MacOS Tips.

Linux Users

Click here to download the latest version

Most Linux users will want the flatpak executable, which has the entire runtime integrated and should "just work." If you are running an old or weird distro and want the source distribution, grab the tarball from the above link.

Translators and Developers

There is extensive documentation about the development and contribution process located at http://chirp.danplanet.com/projects/chirp/wiki/Developers

Old Versions

You can access older versions of chirp here: