User Tools

Site Tools


This is an old revision of the document!


Download the Latest Build

RepeaterBook has offered CHIRP support since 2011. RepeaterBook offers importing from within the CHIRP program directly from or by exporting from and manually importing to CHIRP.

Importing from within CHIRP is extremely easy, but the search options are somewhat limited. More customized searches can be completed within and transferred to CHIRP.

Importing from Within CHIRP


  1. Download the latest build from the CHIRP website
  2. Install and launch CHIRP
  3. From the menu at the top of the screen, select Radio » Query data source » RepeaterBook
  4. Select the parameters you would like to download
  5. A list of all the repeaters downloaded will be shown in an edit box where you can select and modify the repeaters you want.

Exporting from

From nearly any search from within, RepeaterBook is an export menu item. You must be logged in to have access to it.

  1. Conduct a repeater search from within
  2. From the export menu, choose CHIRP. A .csv file will open
  3. Choose a location to save it to your computer
  4. Launch CHIRP
  5. Open a previously save memory file from CHIRP or conduct a “Download from Radio” from the Radio menu
  6. Select Import from the File menu (this will be grayed out of you skipped step 5
  7. A list of all the repeaters downloaded will be shown in an edit box where you can select and modify the repeaters you want.

Exporting Web Searches

More customized searches can be produced from the RepeaterBook Website than from within the CHIRP software. Many of these search queries can be exported to a format suitable for importing into the CHIRP software.

Supported Searches

Search Page North America Rest of World
Callsign Operational Testing
Favorites Operational
Feature Operational Testing
Keyword Operational Testing
Location Operational Testing
Multi-County Operational
Multi-State Operational
Proximity Operational Testing
Quick Operational Testing
Nationwide In Development
Special Modes Operational Testing
Travel Operational

Export Notes

Many users have noticed there is sometimes a discrepancy between the number of rows shown on the website versus what is actually exported. This is caused by the export working to remove any repeaters that operate in modes that are not supported by the radio, such as DMR.


  • CHIRP cannot read an open file. CHIRP files exported from RepeaterBook may open on your computer when the download is complete. Take a look at the data and massage it as needed, but be sure to close it before attempting to import it into CHIRP. If not, you will get an error about no memory channels found.

Developer Notes

  • CHIRP will not accept the 1750 Hz tone burst in the PL field.
  • CHIRP is limited to 1000 repeaters on import. All exports from RepeaterBook are thus limited.
  • CHIRP automatically sets all power outputs to a minimum.
chirp.1607295671.txt.gz · Last modified: 2021/02/27 14:07 (external edit)