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CHIRP Programming Software for Retevis Two Way Radios

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1, Description of CHIRP

Retevis programming software only work with windows operating system, some customers feedback it is not convenient, Well, Good news for you, Retevis works with CHIRP  now, you could download CHIRP programming software for retevis two way radios, such as RT5R, H777, RT-B6, RT6, RT21 and RT22. The CHIRP programming software for other retevis models will be update one by one in the near future, people shouldn’t worry about the programming problems.
As we all Known, CHIRP is a free, open-source tool for programming your amateur radio. It supports a large number of manufacturers and models, as well as provides a way to interface with multiple data sources and formats. As a beginner of using CHIRP software, here are some information to study to know more about CHIRP;

A, CHIRP Terms and Column Definitions

B, CHIRP Beginner’s Guide

C, CHIRP Software Homepage


2, How to download CHIRP programming software


Enter Retevis support–Software, you could download CHIRP software directly. No matter you  are Windows system, Linux system, or Mac OS, CHIRP software compatible with your computers. It is convenience and convenience. here is the link to download the CHIRP programming software ;


3, How to use CHIRP programming software to program radios


Install the CHIRP programming software after you download it. then you will get a file named CHIRP in your computer.

Then let’s take RT6 as an example to show you the steps;

Connect your RT6 radio to the computer by compatible programming cable, keep the radio power on,

open the file, running Chirp application, chirp



Download from Radiodownload-from-radio

Check the communication port & choose your radio modelchoose-radio-model

Proceed with the experimental driver–Yesproceed-with-experimental-driver

instructionsClone progresscloning-from-radio

Then you could program the data in the programming softwareprogramming-frequency


Update to Radio



CHIRP programming software not only work with Retevis,  He support free programming software for many other brand two way radios, such as Kenwood, Baofeng, Yaesu, Icom, and so on. 

If you have any questions and suggestions, please email to support@retevis.com. Thanks!


Leave a Comment


david riddell 29/04/2017 - 23:46

cant see retevis rt23 listed in drop down menu in software to download from radio which do i use

Ailunce 02/05/2017 - 10:04

The RT23 programming software is under writting by chirp now. When it is ok, i will inform you. thanks

luke 06/08/2017 - 23:57

CHIRP does not have a RT3 in the drop down box. Why is that?

Ailunce 07/03/2018 - 10:43

Chirp dont support RT3 programm.

dan wayne 06/10/2017 - 00:29

does Chirp work with Retevis RT23?

dan wayne 06/10/2017 - 00:30

does Chirp work with Retevis RT-23 ?

Ailunce 09/10/2017 - 10:04

Yes, it supports Retevis Rt23

Matthew Smith 24/02/2018 - 03:30

Hoping to see something for the Retrevis RT95/ Anytone 778UV soon. This is the only radio I have that does not have Chirp support and of course it is the one I need to program the most channels into.

Ailunce 06/03/2018 - 16:21

We will contact Chirp support for RT95 asap. You can pay more attention on Chirp. Thanks!

Eric Reed 04/08/2019 - 08:48

It’s been over a year. Please give the RT-95 CHIRP support.

Danny Kirk 04/03/2018 - 05:50

Using chirp I can download for my RT23 but I can not write to it? Any help would be appreciated.

Ailunce 07/03/2018 - 10:41

Email sent you, please check. Thanks!

M Mann 31/10/2019 - 23:51

I seen where RT3 is not supported by Chirp. Is this permanent or will it be a future supported radio?

Cherry 11/11/2019 - 11:47

sorry, as I know, Chirp now only support the analog mode radio, and I can’t sure if RT3 will be supported by chirp.

Chris Bell 02/11/2019 - 23:46

Hi, Any news on Chirp support for Retevis RT50?

Cherry 04/11/2019 - 09:05

Chirp now only support the analog mode radio, but our RT50 is the digital model radio.

Gene K 10/11/2019 - 07:25

Ok I am totally new to this. I have a h777 and I need it to work with a r23 for school. can someone dumb it down for me?

Cherry 11/11/2019 - 08:52

hi, please program your RT23 same with the H777. then they can talk with each other.
You can read this blog: https://www.twowayradiocommunity.com/how-to-programme-h777/
and the RT23 is the same way as this, just need download the RT23 software.
If you still have problem, you can contact with us on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/retevis

Warren Shukis 20/03/2020 - 12:17

Is there a version of Chirp for model RT29? I can use Windows 10 or Mac Catalina.


Cherry 20/03/2020 - 15:35

sorry, now the chirp software don’t support the model RT29,if you use the Window10 computer, you can download the software from our webiste: https://www.retevis.com/resources-center/

Robert Enedy 20/05/2020 - 05:15

When I try to find the software to communicate with a RT29 radio ( Chirp does not work ) I can not find it. Very frustrating all i can get from Reteivs is a link to the home page for software support that does not support the RT29 Radio. Please send me a link for the RT29 radio software, not a generic link to a home page with no software on it.

Cherry 21/05/2020 - 08:36

Hi, we are so sorry for this, now we have solved this question, you can download again here: https://www.retevis.com/resources-center/

Abdullah 09/05/2020 - 13:46

Hi, I can download RT23 but I can not write to it using chirp? can you help me please.

Cherry 12/05/2020 - 15:58

We are so sorry for the delay reply!
May I know if you have solved the question or not, and if not, please tell me what’s your problem when using the chirp to program your RT23.

Best regards

Abdullah 09/05/2020 - 13:53

and where and how can i buy a spare battery for the RT3? Thanks.

Cherry 12/05/2020 - 15:59

Hi, We are so sorry, there is no spare battery for rt3, because Pure battery is prohibited in logistics.
Thanks for understand!

Abdullah 09/05/2020 - 13:54

“and where and how can i buy a spare battery for the RT3? Thanks.”

correction – spare battery for RT23.

David 24/05/2020 - 08:03

Where is the programming software download for the RT40?

Cherry 25/05/2020 - 10:20 Reply
Roger Morgan 02/06/2020 - 03:49

Hi, does Chirp support the Retevis RT-98 (Dual band)?


Cherry 02/06/2020 - 08:32

hi, sorry, the chirp doesn’t support the model RT98.
and Retevis RT98 is the single band mini mobile radio.

Mick Wood 03/06/2020 - 00:38

I need to reprogram RETEVIS RT622 – nothing online includes the “6”?
Where do I download the programme including the specific driver for the RT622 model?

Roberto 19/07/2020 - 05:18

Is there a Mac version of this software? Thank you

Russell Washam 23/06/2020 - 05:04

I am looking for the programming software for the RT 87 Radios, Can you help me out?

Cherry 23/06/2020 - 15:06 Reply
Gary R 05/07/2020 - 23:48

The squelch is set to tight on my RT27v. How do I adjust it?

James 07/07/2020 - 08:39

HELLO! YOU CAN change the squelch level on your computer with programming cable! Here is the software link, you can download the software from the “support”.https://www.retevis.com/RT27-MURS-License-free-Portable-Walkie-Talkies/

Sam 09/09/2020 - 06:11

I do not see any radio import listing for the RT-27V in the chirp software for MAC OSX. I see some people have been able to program their 27V radios, how do I do it?

James 09/09/2020 - 17:27

hello! CAN we know the reason why you want to change the frequency, for further research of our radio?

Sam 10/09/2020 - 00:54

Thanks. I don’t care to change the station frequencies, but I’d like to see what the transmit power is set to by default. I’ve read conflicting reports that some or all channels are set at 1W vs. the full 2W on the RT-27V Is that true?

Kevin 18/10/2020 - 15:59

I am try to download rt46, does this work

James 19/10/2020 - 15:27

Hi, dear, RT46 has not a chirp software, here are some models on chirp, please have a look:https://chirp.danplanet.com/projects/chirp/wiki/Home

Theodore Cochran 22/12/2020 - 02:30

would like to see the RT76 programming in the Retevis list. software from MFGR had the Channel Info disabled after 6 month of operational programming.

Cherry 23/12/2020 - 10:04

Hi,you can download the RT76 software from our website, click https://www.retevis.com/handheld-gmrs-two-way-radio-rt76/
Click support-firmware/software to download

jo illuzzi 26/12/2021 - 05:14

Hi, could you send me the old h777 software as i have to change a few frequencies and the newer one will not write to the radio and will only change PL-tones

Roy P. 14/12/2022 - 05:00

I am unable to find RT622P in the list. I need to change the frequencies.

Cara 15/12/2022 - 13:54

Here is the link to download our official programming software. But I am sorry that RT622P is a PMR446 radio, so the frequency band is fixed, it cannot change in the software.

Jesse 07/03/2023 - 02:54

Does this programming work with kenwood NX-1000 series ?

Alex 18/04/2023 - 02:09

Is there a way to reprogram the Retevis RT28?

Cara 18/04/2023 - 17:50

Have sent the files to you email, please check.


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