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<img src="" 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](!
1. Be sure to review the [[FAQ]].
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## In case you run into a problem with CHIRP:
1. Before you open a new ticket, please 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 recurring issues.
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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](
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]]".
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If you are a vendor and want to have your radio supported by CHIRP, please see [[InformationForVendors]]
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