What it is, what it does
CHIRP is a free, open-source tool for programming
your amateur radios. It supports a large number of manufacturers and
models, as well as providing a way to interface with multiple data sources and
formats. Please visit the
CHIRP website for a full list of supported products.
CHIRP provides a "Comma Separated Value" (csv) file that can be programmed with
the various frequencies you desire in your radio and then downloaded into your
CSV files are created using spreadsheet programs such as Microsoft Excel®
or LibreOffice Calc®.
Below is a downloadable CHIRP file containing frequencies used for ARES across
Connecticut's five Regions.
CT ARES Top10 CHIRP ver. 1.0