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MY OS IS LINUX MINT THE RETROVIS SOFT WARE IS WINDOWS,SO I NEED TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO MAKE CHIRP WORK?????????HELP


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Most Linux distro's have a VM function. If it isn't installed then you can add it. If you don't want to go that route then you can get the VirtualBox add-in for Linux here.

https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Linux_Downloads

Your next stop is to pick up a copy of Windows. An older version will likely work just fine for your needs. Look here.

https://winworldpc.com/product/windows-nt-2000/final

CHIRP will run on Linux. Some instructions are found here.

https://chirp.danplanet.com/projects/chirp/wiki/Running_Under_Linux

Good luck.

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1 hour ago, Lscott said:

CHIRP will run on Linux. Some instructions are found here.

https://chirp.danplanet.com/projects/chirp/wiki/Running_Under_Linux

Good luck.

 No retevis gear here, but other than getting the comm port set, chirp has worked great for me on Linux mint with my baofeng/BTech stuff (the actual Linux version, not via wine).


Have also done some limited testing with wouxun cps in wine, and seems to work fine.

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There are many different versions of Linux Mint, and there are different ways to install and run Chirp depending on the version you're using. On the older versions, you could just add the application from the Software Manager. On newer versions, you need to install it as a "Flatpak."

To install it on the newer versions of Mint, you'll need to use the Software Manager to install the Flatpak application, and if it doesn't also include Flatpak-builder, you might want to install that, too. I'm not sure about the necessity of the second application, but it's installed on my Mint 20 desktop and works well for me.

Lastly, you'll want to download the latest version of Chirp (in Flatpak format) from the download section at chirp.danplanet.com and install it from the command line with the following command:

sudo flatpak install ~/Downloads/chirp-daily-20210930.flatpak

The command assumes your download was saved in the Downloads directory within your Home directory. If not, you'll need to point the installer to the correct path. Finally, replace "chirp-daily-20210930.flatpak" with the name of the file you downloaded.

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2 hours ago, WyoJoe said:

By the way, I'm not sure which model of Retevis radio you're using, but Chirp supports many of them. As a bonus, Chirp is easier to use than many of the manufacturer's programming software.

I just noticed in another post that you have a Retevis RT-76 radio. This is a model that's supported by Chirp, so you should be able to program it with Chirp.

One thing to keep in mind is that you should download from the radio, and save the downloaded file as "RT-76_original" or something similar, then save it again with a different name, and use the second file to change the programming and upload that to the radio.

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