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.


To get started:
  1. Download CHIRP for your platform
  2. Check out the "How_To_Get_Help" page, and the rest of the Documentation.
  3. Join the mailing list!
  4. Be sure to review the FAQ.
In case you ran into a problem with Chirp:
  1. Before you open a new ticket, you might want to consult the documentation. On the right side of this web page, you will find some links to the Wiki. It contains good input for many re-occuring issues.
  2. Also, please perform a search through all open and closed issues. Maybe someone else had the same problem before, and a solution is already available.
  3. If your problem is about how to use Chirp with an already supported radio, then you should ask that question in the mailing list.
  4. Once you have looked through the Wiki and searched all open/closed issues, you can open a new ticket (did you ask on the mailing list?). There, you may file a bug report, request a new feature, or request the implementation of a new radio. Please be detailed and follow the instructions in "How To Report Issues".


If you are a vendor and want to have your radio supported by chirp, please see InformationForVendors

Supported Radio Models


Abbree
  • AR-F3 (use Baofeng UV-82III)
  • AR-F8 (use Wouxun KG-UV8D)
Alinco
  • DJ-175T
  • DJ-596T
  • DJ-G7EG
  • DR-03T
  • DR-06T
  • DR-135T
  • DR-235T
  • DR-435T
Ansoko
  • A-5R
  • A-8S
AnyTone
  • AT-778UV
  • AT-5888UV
  • OBLTR-8R
  • TERMN-8R
Arcshell
  • AR-5
  • AR-6
  • AR-7 (use Radtel T18)
Baiston
  • BST-2100 (use Baofeng BF-888)
Baofeng/Pofung
  • 997-S (Foscam Digital Technologies) (use UV-5R)
  • B-580T (use UV-5R)
  • BF-666S/777S/888S
  • BF-9100 (use BF/T1)
  • BF-A58, BF-A58S
  • BF-C2 (use BF-888S)
  • BF-E500S (use UV-5R)
  • BF-F8, F8+ (use UV-5R)
  • BF-F8+III (use Radioddity UV-5RX3)
  • BF-F8HP (3 power levels)
  • BF-F9 (use UV-5R)
  • BF-F9V2+ (use BF-F8HP)
  • BF-F11 (use UV-5R)
  • BF-R3 (use Radioddity UV-5RX3)
  • BF-T1
  • BF-UV9R+HP (use UV-82WP)
  • BF-UV10R (use BF-F8HP 3 power levels)
  • BF-UVF10 (use BF-A58S)
  • BF-UVB2+ (use UV-5R)
  • BF-V9 (use BF-888)
  • BF-V85 (use UV-B5)
  • F-11 (use UV-B5)
  • FF-12P (use UV-5R)
  • GT-1 (use BF-888S)
  • GT-3, GT-3 MK II (use UV-B5)
  • GT-3TP (use BF-F8HP)
  • GT-3WP
  • GT-5 (use UV-82)
  • GT-5TP (use UV-82HP)
  • Mini (use BF-T1)
  • UV-3R
  • UV-5R and variants (2 power levels)
  • UV-5R V2+, UV-5R2 (use UV-5R)
  • UV-5R+ (use BF-F8HP)
  • UV-5R++ (use UV-5R)
  • UV-5R7W (use BF-F8HP)
  • UV-5RA, UV-5RA+, UV-5RAX, UV-5RAX+ (use UV-5R)
  • UV-5RB (use UV-5R)
  • UV-5RC, UV-5RC, UV-5RCX+ (use UV-5R)
  • UV-5RD (use UV-5R)
  • UV-5RE, UV-5RE+ (use UV-5R)
  • UV-5RG, RK, RQ, RS, RT, RU (use UV-5R)
  • UV-5RHP (use BF-F8HP)
  • UV-5RIII (use Radioddity UV-5RX3)
  • UV-5RTP (use BF-F8HP)
  • UV-5RWP (use UV-82WP)
  • UV-5RX3 (use Radioddity UV-5RX3)
  • UV-5S, 5X (use UV-5R)
  • UV-5XP
  • UV-6
  • UV-6R
  • UV-8R (use UV-82HP)
  • UV-9R/9R PLUS/9R ERA
  • UV-9S (use Radioddity UV-5RX3)
  • UV-9X+ (use UV-82HP)
  • UV-59T (use Radioddity UV-5RX3)
  • UV-82/82C/82L/82X
  • UV-82HP/82DX/82HX (3 power levels)
  • UV-82III
  • UV-82T (use Radioddity UV-82X3)
  • UV-82WP
  • UV-82X3 (use Radioddity UV-82X3)
  • UV-920 (use UV-5R)
  • UV-B2 (use UV-82)
  • UV-B2+, B3+ (use UV-5R)
  • UV-B5, B6
  • UV-S9/S9T (use Radioddity UV-5RX3)
  • UV-X9 (use UV-82HP)
Baojie
  • BJ-218 (Variant of Luiton LT-725uv)
  • BJ-9900
  • BJ-UV55
Boblov
  • X3+
BTech
  • GMRS-50X1
  • GMRS-V1
  • MURS-V1
  • UV-2501
  • UV-2501+220
  • UV-25X2
  • UV-25X4
  • UV-5001
  • UV-50X2
  • UV-50X3
  • UV-5X3
CRT
  • Micron UV (Variant of Anytone AT-778UV)
eSYNiC
  • ESY-88 (Variant of Baofeng BF-888s)
Feidaxin
  • FD-150A
  • FD-160A
  • FD-268A, B
  • FD-288A, B
  • FD-450A
  • FD-460A, UH
Greaval
  • GV-8S
  • GV-9S
Hesenate
  • BJ-218 (Variant of Luiton LT-725uv)
  • HT-5RX3 (use Radioddity UV-5RX3)
  • HT-U222 (use Retevis RT22)
HobbyPCB
  • RS-UV3
Icom
  • IC-80AD
  • IC-91, IC-92AD
  • IC-208H
  • IC-746
  • IC-910H
  • IC-2100H
  • IC-2200H
  • IC-2300H
  • IC-2720H
  • IC-2730A
  • IC-2820H
  • IC-7000
  • IC-7100
  • IC-7200
  • IC-E90
  • IC-P7
  • IC-Q7A
  • IC-T70
  • IC-T7H
  • IC-T8A
  • IC-T90
  • IC-V82, IC-U82
  • IC-V86
  • IC-W32A, E
  • ID-31A
  • ID-51, ID-51+
  • ID-80H
  • ID-800H
  • ID-880H
  • ID-RPx000V/RP2x
Intek
  • HR-2040 (use Anytone AT-5888UB)
  • KT-980HP (Variant of Baofeng UV-5R)
Jetstream
  • JT220M
  • JT270M, MH
  • JT2705M (Variant of Waccom Mini 8900)
Juentai
  • JT-6188 Mini (Variant of QYT KT8900)
  • JT-6188 Plus (Variant of Waccom Mini 8900)
Kenwood
  • TH-D7, TH-D7G
  • TH-D72
  • TH-F6
  • TH-F7
  • TH-G71
  • TH-K2
  • TK-260/270/272/278
  • TK-260G/270G/272G/278G
  • TK-360/370/372/378
  • TK-360G/370G/372G/378G/388G
  • TK-760/762/768
  • TK-760G/762G/768G
  • TK-860/862/868
  • TK-860G/862G/868G
  • TK-7102/8102/7108/8108
  • TK-2180/3180/7180/8180
  • TM-271
  • TM-281
  • TM-471
  • TM-D700
  • TM-D710, TM-D710G
  • TM-G707
  • TM-V7
  • TM-V71
  • TS-480HX/SAT
  • TS-590S/SG
  • TS-850
  • TS-2000

KYD
  • IP-620
  • NC-630A
Leadzm
  • LE-C2 (Variant of Baofeng BF-C2)
Leixen
  • VV-898, VV-898S, VV-898E
Luiton
  • LT-316 (Variant of Retevis RT22)
  • LT-580 VHF, UHF
  • LT-588UV (Variant of QYT KT8900)
  • LT-725UV
  • LT-898UV (Variant of Leixen VV-898)
Midland
  • DBR2500 (Variant of Anytone AT-778UV)
MTC
  • UV-5R-3
NKTech
  • UV-7RX (use Retevis RT6)
Plant-Tours
  • MT-700
Pofung
  • (see Baofeng)
Polmar
  • DB-50M (use Anytone AT-5888UV)
Powerwerx
  • DB-750X (use Anytone AT-5888UV)
Puxing
  • PX-2R (UHF)
  • PX-777
  • PX-888K
QYT
  • KT980+ (same as KT-8900D)
  • KT7900D
  • KT8900 (same as KT-8900)
  • KT8900R
  • KT8900D
  • KT-UV980 (Variant of Waccom Mini 8900)
R&L Electronics
  • UV-5R 3 band (use Radioddity UV-5RX3)
Radioddity
  • DB25 (Variant of QYT KT8900D)
  • GA-2S
  • GA-5S
  • GA-510
  • QB25
  • R2
  • UV-5R EX
  • UV-5RX3
  • UV-82X3
Radtel
  • RT-10 (use Retevis RT22)
  • T18
Retevis
  • H-777 (use Baofeng BF-888)
  • RT1
  • RT5 with 2 power levels (use Baofeng UV-5R)
  • RT5 with 3 power levels (variant of Baofeng BF-F8HP)
  • RT-5R, RT-5RV (Variants of Baofeng UV-5R)
  • RT6
  • RT21
  • RT22
  • RT23
  • RT24
  • RT26
  • RT95 (Variant of Anytone AT-778UV)
  • RT-B6 (use Baofeng UV-B5)
Rugged Radios
  • RH5R, RH5R-V2 (use Baofeng UV-5R)
  • RH5X (Variant of Baofeng BF-A58)
Sainsonic
  • GT-890 (Variant of QYT KT8900)
Standard Horizon
  • (see Yaesu)
Surecom
  • KT8900D (Variant of QYT KT7900D)
Tacklife
  • MTR01 (use Radioddity R2)
TIDRADIO
  • BF-F8TD (use BF-F8HP)
TDXone
  • TD-Q8A
Tenway
  • TW-325
  • UV-5R Pro
TID
  • TD-M8
Tonfa
  • UV-985 (use Baofeng UV-5R)
TYT
  • TH-350
  • TH-7800
  • TH-9000 (each 144, 220, 440)
  • TH-9800
  • TH-UV3R, TH-UV3R-25
  • TH-UV8000D/E
  • TH-UVF1
  • TH-UVF8D
Vero
  • UV-E5, UV-E5 MK II (use UV-5R)
Vertex Standard
  • (see Yaesu)
Waccom
  • MINI-8900
WLN
  • KD-C1 (Variant of Retevis RT22)
Wouxun
  • KG-816/818
  • KG-UVD1P/UV2D/UV3D
  • KG-UV6D/UV6X
  • KG-UV7D (use KG-UV6)
  • KG-UV8D
  • KG-UV8D Plus
  • KG-UV8E
  • KG-UV8T
  • KG-UV9D Plus
  • KG-UVD1P
Yaesu
  • FT-1D
  • FT-2D
  • FT-3D
  • FT-4VR
  • FT-4XE, R
  • FT-25R
  • FT-50R
  • FT-60R
  • FT-65E, R
  • FT-70D
  • FT-90R
  • FT-450D
  • FT-817/ND
  • FT-818/ND
  • FT-857/D
  • FT-897
  • FT-1500M
  • FT-1802M
  • FT-2800M
  • FT-1900R/2900M
  • FT-7100M
  • FT-7800/7900
  • FT-8100
  • FT-8800
  • FT-8900
  • FTM-350
  • FTM-3200D
  • VX-2R
  • VX-3R
  • VX-5R
  • VX-6, 6R
  • VX-7R
  • VX-8, 8R, 8D, 8G
  • VX-170
  • VXA-700
Zastone
  • BJ-218 (Variant of Luiton LT-725uv)
  • MP-300 (Variant of QYT KT8900)
  • MP-380 (use QYT KT8900D)
  • MP-800 (use TYT TH-9800)
  • ZT-V8, V8A, V8A+ (use Baofeng UV-R5)
  • ZT-X6 (Variant of Retevis RT22)

Note that not all functionality is supported on all radio models. Not all models and variants are listed here. For a more complete view of everything supported, as well as which features are supported for which model, take a look at overview of supported features for the latest build.

Note that radios marked as "variant" are supported via a Aliasing_for_radio_clones feature.

Other Data Sources

File Formats
  • Comma Separated Values (.csv)
  • Comma Separated Values generated by RT Systems (.csv)
  • EVE for Yaesu VX-5 (.eve)
  • Kenwood HMK format (.hmk)
  • Kenwood commercial ITM format (.itm)
  • Icom Data Files (.icf)
  • ARRL TravelPlus (.tpe)
  • VX5 Commander Files (.vx5)
  • VX7 Commander Files (.vx7)
Internet