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Dan Smith, 12/07/2022 05:42 PM
<img src="https://trac.chirp.danplanet.com/.site/screenshot1.png" width="300" style="float:right;margin:0 0 0 2em;"/><div style="font-size: 125%">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.
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## To get started:
1. [[Download]] CHIRP for your platform
1. Check out the "[[How_To_Get_Help]]" page, and the rest of the [[Documentation]].
1. Join the [mailing list](http://intrepid.danplanet.com/mailman/listinfo/chirp_users)!
1. 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.
1. 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.
1. If your problem is about how to use CHIRP with an already supported radio, then you should ask that question in the [mailing list](http://intrepid.danplanet.com/mailman/listinfo/chirp_users).
1. 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]]