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CHIRP import csv problem

Nov 12th 2018, 04:32

DirckB

Joined: Aug 28th 2018, 23:41
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From an Excel spreadsheet of channel information from the local club I have created a csv file and attempted to import it into CHIRP. The import fails every time with the error message "Unknown file format".

Any help would be appreciated.
Nov 12th 2018, 10:45

W1VT

Joined: Apr 4th 1998, 00:00
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https://chirp.danplanet.com/projects/chirp/wiki/CSV_HowTo
If you create a CSV file without a specific format, CHIRP will not be able to extract the needed data from it
Nov 12th 2018, 17:19

DirckB

Joined: Aug 28th 2018, 23:41
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Thank you. The "Unknown file format" error message made me think it didn't understand csv (as if I had tried to import a pdf or doc file). If the message referred to "field format", I'd have been OK. Turns out one column in the Icom Programmer list I had scanned still had "Mz" as well as the frequency. Once I fixed that, CHIRP guided me through the other changes it wanted.

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