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Programming the Leixen VV-898 with CHIRP

Previously I posted about manually programming the new Leixen VV-898 from Radioddity, and tonight had the opportunity to program the radio using CHIRP and the programming cable Radioddity just sent me. I downloaded CHIRP, plugged in the cable, and downloaded the settings from my radio. I made a couple of changes, and uploaded the changes back to the radio. What follows are the steps I took, and a video of my setup. Enjoy!

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  • Install the CHIRP software
  • If you get a message that the software may not have installed properly, just override and click the button to tell it that it did.
  • Plug in usb cable into the computer, wait for prolific driver to install (can take a few minutes). then plug the other end into the radio (microphone jack)
  • Now run the chirp program (it will be on your programs menu)
  • Click “Radio” on the menu, and choose “Download from radio”
  • You will be asked for the port number, vendor (Leixen), and the model (VV-898). click ok.
  • A “cloning from radio” progress bar pops up.
  • When it’s done, the radio will play a  tune, and a spreadsheet of your settings will show.
  • Make changes per your repeater requirements.
  • Click radio on the menu, and upload your changes back to the radio.

Official CHIRP Documentation –


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rodney pickering
rodney pickering
6 months ago

i get a message from chirp on 2 leiven vv898 radios that says the radio refuses to download. what am I doing wrong? how do i program from the front panel? rodneypickering7@gmail.con ty

Robert (KN4LRC)
Robert (KN4LRC)
1 year ago

Is it possible to remove a saved channel from the memory via the front panel, or do I need to use the CHIRP program ?


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