CHIRP Programming Software for Retevis Two Way Radios

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 Thanks!


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51 thoughts on “CHIRP Programming Software for Retevis Two Way Radios”

  1. david riddell

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

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

  2. Matthew Smith

    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.

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

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

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

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

  5. 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?

  6. Warren Shukis

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


      1. Robert Enedy

        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.

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

    1. Hi
      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

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

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

    correction – spare battery for RT23.

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

  9. 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?

  10. Russell Washam

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

  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?

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

  12. 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?

  13. Theodore Cochran

    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.

  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

    1. 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.

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