@Capheind i struggled for a bit with chirp. Eventually I was able to force the python gtk to install so that I could install chirp, which depended on it.
There also appeared to be done alternative install methods which bundled the whole program and all of its dependencies together, but I couldn't get that to work.
I just did a tiny bit of checking, and this totally looks doable via bhyve. Only tricky bit seems to be isolating the relevant controller, and some specific (though easy) hardware req's.
Working from absolute newb knowledge here, mind you.
Also, weird to see you show up in my BSD feeds, kat. :)
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