Open source amateur radio programming software

Posted on Monday, November 4th, 2013 in open source, RF, software by the machinegeek

If you own a modern amateur radio here’s an open source software project you’ll find useful. It’s called CHIRP, and supports programming of a large number of manufacturers and models, and provides a way to interface with multiple data sources and formats. Rigs included are ICOM (including D-Star models), Yaesu, Kenwood, TYT, Alinco, Baofeng and more.

While the software has been around for a few years, it’s it regularly updated to add new radios and features. CHIRP is shareware and is available in Linux, Mac OSX and Windows versions from Source code can be found on

We tried CHIRP programming an ICOM ID-800H, 91AD and 80AD and it worked flawlessly with our stock serial programming cable. Good stuff!

Via Whatcomradio.

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2 Responses to “Open source amateur radio programming software”

  1. mk2soldier says:

    Very good stuff!

  2. Kyle Gordon says:

    Eh? “Shareware”? What is this? The 90s? The homepage for Chirp ( clearly says that it’s open source, and the COPYING file is the GPL3 license.

    Also, the source code repository is at the above URL too – I have no idea how you came across the other random repo.

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