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Dan Smith, 03/15/2016 03:17 pm



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


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)
AnyTone
  • AT-5888UV
Alinco
  • DR-03T
  • DR-06T
  • DR135T
  • DR235T
  • DR435T
  • DJ596T
  • DJ175T
  • DJ-G7EG
Ansoko
  • A-5R
  • A-8S
Arcshell
  • AR-5
  • AR-6
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-UV10R (use BF-F8HP 3 power levels)
  • 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-5RTP (use BF-F8HP)
  • UV-5RWP (use UV-82WP)
  • UV-5RX3 (use Radioddity UV-5RX3)
  • UV-5S, 5X (use UV-5R)
  • UV-6
  • UV-6R
  • UV-8R (use UV-82HP)
  • UV-9R/9R PLUS/9R ERA
  • UV-9S (use Radioddity UV-5RX3)
  • UV-82/82C/82L/82X
  • UV-82HP/82DX/82HX (3 power levels)
  • UV-82III
  • 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 (use Radioddity UV-5RX3)
  • UV-X9 (use UV-82HP)
Baojie
  • BJ-218 (Variant of Luiton LT-725uv)
  • BJ-9900
  • BJ-UV55
BTech
  • GMRS-50X1
  • GMRS-V1
  • MURS-V1
  • UV-2501
  • UV-2501+220
  • UV-25X2
  • UV-25X4
  • UV-5001
  • UV-50X2
  • UV-50X3
  • UV-5X3
eSYNiC
  • ESY-88 (Variant of Baofeng BF-888s)
Feidaxin
  • FD-150A
  • FD-160A
  • FD-268A
  • FD-268B
  • FD-288A
  • FD-288B
  • FD-450A
  • FD-460A
Greaval
  • GV-8S
  • GV-9S
Hesenate
  • BJ-218 (Variant of Luiton LT-725uv)
HobbyPCB
  • RS-UV3
Icom
  • IC-80AD
  • IC-91, IC-92AD
  • IC-208H
  • IC-746
  • IC-2100H
  • IC-2200H
  • IC-2300H
  • IC-2720H
  • IC-2730A
  • IC-2820H
  • IC-7000
  • IC-7100
  • IC-7200
  • IC-P7
  • IC-Q7A
  • IC-T70
  • IC-T7H
  • IC-T8A
  • IC-V82, IC-U82
  • IC-W32A
  • ID-31A
  • ID-51A
  • ID-800H
  • ID-880H
  • ID-RPx000V/RP2x
Intek
  • HR-2040 (use Anytone AT-5888UB)
  • KT-980HP (Variant of Baofeng UV-5R)
Jetstream
  • JT220M
  • JT270M
  • JT2705M (Variant of Waccom Mini 8900)
Juentai
  • JT-6188 Mini (Variant of QYT KT8900)
  • JT-6188 Plus (Variant of Waccom Mini 8900)
Kenwood
  • TH-D7A/G
  • TH-D72
  • TH-F6A
  • TH-F7E
  • TH-G71A
  • 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-271A
  • TM-281A
  • TM-D700
  • TM-D710
  • TM-G707
  • TM-V7A
  • TM-V71A
  • TS-480HX/SAT
  • TS-590S/SG
  • TS-2000

KYD
  • NC-630A
Leadzm
  • LE-C2 (Variant of Baofeng BF-C2)
Leixen
  • VV-898
  • VV-898S/898E
Luiton
  • LT-316 (Variant of Retevis RT22)
  • LT-580
  • LT-588UV (Variant of QYT KT8900)
  • LT-725UV
  • LT-898UV (Variant of Leixen VV-898)
MTC
  • UV-5R-3
NKTech
  • UV-7RX (use Retevis RT6)
Polmar
  • DB-50M (use Anytone AT-5888UV)
Powerwerx
  • DB-750 (use Anytone AT-5888UV)
Puxing
  • PX-2R (UHF)
  • PX-777
  • PX-888K
QYT
  • KT980+ (same as KT-8900D)
  • KT8900 (same as KT-8900)
  • KT8900R
  • KT7900D
  • KT8900D
  • KT-UV980 (Variant of Waccom Mini 8900)
Radioddity
  • DB25 (Variant of QYT KT8900D)
  • GA-2S
  • GA-5S
  • R2
  • UV-5R EX
  • UV-5RX3
  • UV-82X3
Radtel
  • 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)
  • RT21
  • RT22
  • RT23
  • RT24
  • RT26
  • RT-B6 (use Baofeng UV-B5)
Rugged Radios
  • RH5R (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)
TDXone
  • TD-Q8A
Tenway
  • TW-325
  • UV-5R Pro
Tonfa
  • UV-985 (use Baofeng UV-5R)
TYT
  • TH-7800
  • TH-9000
  • TH-9800
  • TH-UV3R
  • TH-UV8000D/E
  • TH-UVF1
Vero
  • UV-E5, UV-E5 MK II (use UV-5R)
Vertex
  • (see Yaesu)
Waccom
  • MINI-8900
WLN
  • KD-C1 (Variant of Retevis RT22)
Wouxun
  • KG-816/818
  • KG-UVD1P/UV2D/UV3D
  • KG-UV6D/UV6X
  • KG-UV8D
  • KG-UV8D Plus
  • KG-UV8E
  • KG-UV8T
  • KG-UV9D Plus
Yaesu
  • FT1D
  • FT2D
  • FT3D
  • 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-1802M
  • FT-2800M
  • FT-1900R/2900M
  • FT-7100
  • FT-7800R/7900R
  • FT-8800R
  • FT-8900R
  • FTM-350R
  • VX-2R
  • VX-3R
  • VX-5R
  • VX-6R
  • VX-7R
  • VX-8R
  • VX-170
Zastone
  • BJ-218 (Variant of Luiton LT-725uv)
  • MP-300 (Variant of QYT KT8900)
  • MP-380 (use QYT KT8900D)
  • 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