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Dan Smith, 03/08/2023 04:31 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 radio. It supports a large number of manufacturers and models, as well as provides a way to interface with multiple data sources and formats.
<a href="/projects/chirp/wiki/Download"><img src="https://trac.chirp.danplanet.com/.site/download-button.png"/><span style="white-space:nowrap;"><img src="https://trac.chirp.danplanet.com/.site/linux.png"/><img src="https://trac.chirp.danplanet.com/.site/macos.jpg"/><img src="https://trac.chirp.danplanet.com/.site/win.jpg"/></span></a>
## To get started:
1. [[Download]] CHIRP for your platform
1. Check out the "[[How_To_Get_Help|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 run into a problem with CHIRP:
1. Before you open a new ticket, please consult the [[Documentation]].
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]]