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Richmond Amateur
Telecommunications Society

W4RAT ยท Richmond, Virginia
Serving Central Virginia Since 1972



DMR Codeplugs

A DMR codeplug is a complete configuration file for a radio, containing all of the contacts, channels, zones, and other settings required to access DMR talk groups.  Codeplug file formats vary by manufacturer and occasionally by model.  As different radios have various channel selection mechanisms and bank capacities, different RF band support, and other variations in capabilities and programming, proper code plugs are essentially unique to each model of radio.  Many users prefer to start from a pre-built codeplug since it can sometimes eliminate many minutes or hours of tedious programming which may not be fully understood, but even a pre-built codeplug can require considerable customization before it is ready for use.

As of August 2022, DMRVA no longer furnishes pre-built codeplugs for its networkUsers need to understand how to properly program their equipment and there are simply too many different makes and models of radios for DMRVA and RATS to keep up with, each having their own quirks and limitations that can require a custom codeplug.  Users who need help understanding how to program their radios should refer to their owner's manual, the numerous educational resources available on the Internet, and our Get Started with W4RAT DMR guide.

You may be able to source codeplugs from other hams who have the same or similar model of radio.

RATS-provided codeplugs

RATS is furnishing a limited supply of pre-built starter codeplugs.

Our primary codeplugs are built for the popular Connect Systems CS750 and CS800D radios.  These files can be converted to support many other radios using the N0GSG DMR Contact ManagerThese files are a starting point.  You will need to perform some further editing to set your radio ID and any additional repeaters, configure various radio settings, build scan lists to your preferences, etc.

We have also built a handful of files for popular radios which cannot be easily converted from the Connect Systems codeplugs.  These usually contain only the local repeaters (RIC, BEA, NKC, PBG, and POW).

For more information about DMR codeplugs and programming, see our Get Started with W4RAT DMR guide.

To be notified when a new or updated codeplug is published here, scroll down for details on our codeplug announcement e-mail list.

For a history of changes, consult the README file corresponding to the master codeplug in each series.

[Current list of supported hardware | Channel list for RATS codeplugs | HOWTO:  Converting RATS codeplugs with N0GSG]

Filename
Date
Description
RATS official UHF monoband codeplugs (16ch)

CS750-VS4.00.01_DMRVA2.0_Master-20240101.zip
CS750-VS4.00.01_DMRVA2.0_Master_README.txt

1/1/2024

Created for Connect Systems CS750, firmware S4.00.01, CPS R4.01.002
Contains 15 group contacts, 404 channels, 30 zones.

Convertible to the following radios using built-in CPS conversion functions:
Connect Systems CS650
Connect Systems CS700
Connect Systems CS710
Connect Systems CS800
Connect Systems CS810

Convertible to the following radios with the N0GSG Contact Manager:
Alinco DJ-AXD4
Alinco DJ-MD40
Radioddity GD-AT10G (unconfirmed)  [let us know]
Retevis RT3
Tytera MD380
Tytera MD380G
Tytera MD390
Tytera MD390G

RATS official dual-band codeplugs (16ch)
CS800D-V1.0.01_DMRVA2.0_Master_146-440-20240101.zip
CS800D-V1.0.01_DMRVA2.0_Master_146-440_README.txt

1/1/2024

Created for Connect Systems CS800D, firmware V1.0.01, CPS 4.03.04
Contains 15 group contacts, 489 channels, 33 zones.

Convertible to the following radios with the N0GSG Contact Manager:
Anytone AT-D578UV III Plus (unconfirmed)  [let us know]
Anytone AT-D578UV III Pro (unconfirmed)  [let us know]
Anytone AT-D858
Anytone AT-D868UV
Anytone AT-D878 Plus
Anytone AT-D878UV
Anytone AT-D878UV II Plus
Baofeng DM-1701
Baofeng/BTECH DMR-6X2
Baofeng/BTECH DMR-6X2 Pro
Retevis RT90
Tytera MD2017
Tytera MD9600

DJ-MD5T_DMRVA2.0_146-440-20240101.zip
DJ-MD5T_DMRVA2.0_146-440_README.txt
1/1/2024
Converted for Alinco DJ-MD5T, CPS 1.13  [NEW]
Contains 15 group contacts, 489 channels, 33 zones.

Convertible to the following radios with the N0GSG Contact Manager:
Alinco DJ-MD5FXT
Alinco DJ-MD5TGP
Alinco DJ-MD5XLT
Alinco DJ-MD5XT
Alinco DR-MD500 (unconfirmed)
  [let us know]

RATS official limited Codeplugs - CPS limitations make it difficult to maintain a full codeplug for these models.  These may contain only the RIC, BEA, NKC, PBG, and POW sites.
CO04D_DMRVA2.0_Master-LTD-multi-20231224.zip
CO04D_DMRVA2.0_Master-LTD-multi-README.txt
12/24/2023

Created for Cotre CO04D - 4 codeplug files:  RIC-BEA, RIC-NKC, RIC-PBG, RIC-POW
UHF monoband codeplugs.  Each file contains 13 group contacts, 22 to 23 channels, 1 zone.

Likely supports the following radios:
Connecom GD800 (unconfirmed)  [let us know]
GOCOM GD800 (unconfirmed)  [let us know]

CS120D-V5.00.01_DMRVA2.0_Master-LTD-20240101.zip
CS120D-V5.00.01_DMRVA2.0_Master-LTD_README.txt
1/1/2024

Created for Connect Systems CS120D, firmware V5.00.01, CPS 2.00.05.06
UHF monoband codeplug.  Contains 14 group contacts, 101 channels, 7 zones.

CS720_DMRVA2.0_Master-LTD-202xxxxx.zip
CS720_DMRVA2.0_Master-LTD_README.txt
Coming soon
Work in progress for Connect Systems CS720, CPS 1.13.009.02  [WIP]
UHF monoband codeplug.
CS760-V5.00.01_DMRVA2.0_Master-LTD-20240101.zip
CS760-V5.00.01_DMRVA2.0_Master-LTD_README.txt
1/1/2024

Created for Connect Systems CS760, firmware V5.00.01, CPS 1.06.001
UHF monoband codeplug.  Contains 14 group contacts, 100 channels, 7 zones.

DB40D_DMRVA2.0_LTD-20231226.zip
DB40D_DMRVA2.0_LTD_README.txt
12/26/2023
Created for Radioddity DB-40D, CPS 9.2.24
UHF monoband codeplug.  Contains 20 group contacts, 66 channels, 7 zones.
GD73_DMRVA2.0_Master-LTD-20231225.zip
GD73_DMRVA2.0_Master-LTD_README.txt
12/25/2023 Created for Radioddity GD-73, CPS 1.05
UHF monoband codeplug.  Contains 14 group contacts, 78 channels, 7 zones.
GD-77_DMRVA2.0_Master-LTD-20231225.zip
GD-77_DMRVA2.0_Master-LTD_README.txt
12/25/2023

Created for Radioddity GD-77, CPS 3.1.9
UHF monoband codeplug.  Contains 14 group contacts, 78 channels, 7 zones.

GD-88_DMRVA2.0_LTD-20231226.zip
GD-88_DMRVA2.0_LTD_README.txt
12/26/2023
Created for Radioddity GD-88, CPS 9.2.6
UHF monoband codeplug.  Contains 20 group contacts, 66 channels, 7 zones.

Likely supports the following radios:
Radioddity DB-25D (unconfirmed)  [let us know]

KG-UVN1_DMRVA2.0_Master-LTD-20231225.zip
KG-UVN1_DMRVA2.0_Master-LTD_README.txt
12/25/2023

Created for Wouxon KG-UVN1, CPS 1.3.4
UHF monoband codeplug.  Contains 21 group contacts, 66 channels, 7 zones.

RT-73_DMRVA2.0_Master-LTD-20231226.zip
RT-73_DMRVA2.0_Master-LTD_README.txt
12/26/2023

Created for Retevis RT-73, CPS V3.3 (9.2.16)
UHF monoband codeplug.  Contains 20 group contacts, 66 channels, 7 zones.

Contact Lists
Contacts_bundle-20231225.zip
12/25/2023

Contact lists in .csv format
Formatted for Connect Systems CS750/CS800D CPS but easily used for many other models.

Contains 8 files:
US Southeast - 30,548 contacts in AL, AR, DC, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN, VA, WV
US Northeast - 18,907 in CT, DE, MD, NJ, PA, RI, MA, ME, NH, NY, VT
US Midwest - 23,071 in IA, IL, IN, KS, MN, ND, NE, MI, MO, OH, SD, WI
US Southwest - 12,967 in AZ, OK, NM, TX
US West - 26,162 in AK, CA, CO, HI, ID, MT, NV, OR, UT, WA, WY
US Mid-Atlantic - 21,137 in DC, DE, MD, NC, NJ, NY, PA, VA, WV (overlaps w/other files)
North America Other - 9,195 contacts
North America All - 120,850 contacts


Please take note of the following important caveats:

  • You will need to set your radio ID in the codeplug before loading to your radio.
  • Unless otherwise noted, codeplugs are designed for use with the manufacturer's official CPS.  Your mileage may vary using third party CPS or conversion tools.
  • Full codeplugs contain all DMRVA and HEARS repeaters.
  • Codeplugs contain a selection of SERA standard simplex frequencies, analog and digital.  "SPX" prefix in the channel name indicates a digital simplex channel, "Spx" indicates analog.
  • No private contacts are included in these codeplugs but these may be manually added by the user.
  • If you are unable to convert the basic codeplugs we provide  you may be able to obtain one from another club member by inquiring at our membership meeting or on the weekly net.
  • These files are dependent on the accuracy and completeness of information furnished by DMRVA and the other repeater operators around the region.  If you find an error or other problem in the RATS codeplugs, please send a note to codeplug-request@rats.net.  We appreciate your feedback!

Member Contributed Codeplugs

The Technical Committee welcomes codeplug contributions from members who can invest the time and effort into creating and maintaining a file for one or more radios.

  • Submissions should include the following details:
    • The exact make and model of the radio.
    • The radio's firmware version.
    • The CPS version used.
  • RATS does not inspect or test these files prior to publication.  Use at your own risk and send us your feedback via e-mail.
  • At minimum, codeplugs should contain the standard talkgroups on the central Virginia repeater cluster (Richmond, New Kent, Beaverdam, Powhatan, and Petersburg).  Contact us for more information about our codeplug design standards.
To contribute a codeplug, send the file and the requested information to codeplug-request@rats.net

If you're interested in joining the RATS codeplug maintenance team and you can build/maintain your codeplugs to mirror RATS design standards, contact the Tech Committee chairman to volunteer.

Filename
Date
Description
Member contributed codeplugs - Content, structure, and functionality of these codeplugs may vary.  Contact the member directly for assistance and update requests.
Note that many of the files below have not yet been updated to reflect the talkgroup changes effective 12/23/2023.  Look for "DMRVA2.0" in the name of updated codeplugs.

KI4MCW_MD380-EditCP_DMRVA2.0_contrib-20240106.zip
KI4MCW_MD380-EditCP_DMRVA2.0_contrib_README.txt
1/6/2024
Converted for Tytera MD380 and EditCP CPS by Rob Marshall KI4MCW  [NEW]
Member contributed codeplug.  This file is designed for the EditCP CPS.
Contains 15 group contacts, 404 channels, 30 zones.
KN4VA_DJ-MD5XLT_DMRVA1.0_contrib-20231226.zip
KN4VA_DJ-MD5XLT_DMRVA1.0_contrib_README.txt

9/29/2023

Created for Alinco DJ-MD5XLT by Michael Miller KN4VA  [NEW]
Member contributed codeplug.

KN4VA_DM1701-openGD77_DMRVA1.0_contrib-....zip
KN4VA_DM1701-openGD77_DMRVA1.0_contrib_....txt
10/1/2023

Created for Baofeng DM-1701 and openGD77 CPS by Michael Miller KN4VA  [NEW]
Member contributed codeplug.  This file requires openGD77.

KN4VA_GD-AT10G_DMRVA1.0_contrib-20231226.zip
KN4VA_GD-AT10G_DMRVA1.0_contrib_README.txt
9/18/2023
Created for Radioddity GD-AT10G by Michael Miller KN4VA  [NEW]
Member contributed codeplug.
KN4VA_GD77-CPEditor_DMRVAx.0_contrib-202xxxxx.zip
KN4VA_GD77-CPEditor_DMRVAx.0_contrib_README.txt
Coming soon

Work in progress for Radioddity GD-77 and CPEditor CPS by Michael Miller KN4VA  [WIP]
Member contributed codeplug.  This file requires CPEditor.

KN4VA_GD88-CPEditor_DMRVA1.0_contrib-20231226.zip
KN4VA_GD88-CPEditor_DMRVA1.0_contrib_README.txt
9/21/2023

Created for Radioddity GD-88 and CPEditor CPS by Michael Miller KN4VA  [NEW]
Member contributed codeplug.  This file requires CPEditor.

KN4VA_RT3S-openGD77_DMRVA1.0_contrib-20231226.zip
KN4VA_RT3S-openGD77_DMRVA1.0_contrib_README.txt
10/1/2023
Created for Retevis RT-3S and openGD77 CPS by Michael Miller KN4VA  [NEW]
Member contributed codeplug.  This file requires openGD77.







Add-Ons and Specialty Codeplugs

Links to specialized codeplugs are below.  Not all codeplugs are accessible to the general public.

To use add-on codeplugs, first open your main, working codeplug in the N0GSG Contact Manager software.  Then, go to the Structural Import tab and import the contents of the desired add-on(s).  Re-order your zones as needed.

Filename
Date
Description
Specialty codeplugs - Content, structure, and functionality of these codeplugs may vary.  Access to some codeplugs may be limited.
CS750-VS4.00.01_757_Brandmeister_add-on-v1.1.zip
CS750-VS4.00.01_757_Brandmeister_add-on_README.txt
CS750-VS4.00.01_757_Brandmeister_add-..._CHANLIST.pdf
2/26/2024
Codeplug add-on for Hampton Roads Brandmeister systems  [NEW]
Adds HPUB, POXH, and VABB Brandmeister zones to CS750 and converted codeplugs using N0GSG Contact Manager.  Includes talkgroups shared with DMRVA, VA 3151, VA TAC
Contains 11 contacts, 30 channels, 3 zones
CS750-VS4.00.01_DMRVA2.0_RATS_Control_Ops_...-v1.2.zip
CS750-VS4.00.01_DMRVA2.0_RATS_Control_...README.txt

1/12/2024

Codeplug add-on for RATS Technical Committee
Adds RAT zone to CS750, CS800D and converted codeplugs using N0GSG Contact Manager.
Contains 13 contacts, 15 channels, 1 zone

CS800D-V1.0.01_757_Brandmeister_add-on-v1.1.zip
CS800D-V1.0.01_757_Brandmeister_add-on_README.txt
CS800D-V1.0.01_757_Brandmeister_add-on_CHANLIST.pdf
2/26/2024
Codeplug add-on for Hampton Roads Brandmeister systems  [NEW]
Adds HPUB, HPVB, POXH, and VABB BM zones to CS800D and converted codeplugs using N0GSG Contact Manager.  Includes talkgroups shared with DMRVA, VA 3151, VA TAC
Contains 11 contacts, 40 channels, 4 zones
CS800D-V1.0.01_DMRVA2.0_AKQ_SKYWARN_...-v1.0.zip
CS800D-V1.0.01_DMRVA2.0_AKQ_SKYWARN_...README.txt
CS800D-V1.0.01_DMRVA2.0_AKQ_SKYWAR...CHANLIST.pdf
1/7/2024
Codeplug add-on for Wakefield SKYWARN frequencies
Adds SKYWARN zones to CS800D and converted codeplugs using N0GSG Contact Manager.
Contains 1 contact, 29 channels, 6 zones
CS800D-V1.0.01_DMRVA2.0_WINTERHEAT...-v1.0.zip
CS800D-V1.0.01_DMRVA2.0_WINTERHEAT...README.txt
CS800D-V1.0.01_DMRVA2.0_WINTERHEAT...CHANLIST.pdf
1/22/2024
Codeplug add-on for WINTERHEAT frequencies  [NEW]
Adds WINTERHEAT zone to CS800D, converted codeplugs using N0GSG Contact Manager.
Contains 1 contact, 6 channels, 1 zone
GD-77_DMRVA2.0_RATS_Control_Ops-v1.0.zip 1/6/2024
RATS Tech Committee codeplug.
Designed for Radioddity GD-77.
Based on our GD-77_DMRVA2.0_Master-LTD;  adds RAT zone.
MD380_DMRVA2.0_RATS_Control_Ops-v1.0.zip 1/6/2024
RATS Tech Committee codeplug.
Designed for Tytera MD-380.
Converted from CS750-VS4.00.01_DMRVA2.0_Master
Includes CS750-VS4.00.01_DMRVA2.0_RATS_Control_Ops_add-on
RVA_MURS_Fleet_MU-5_Standard_Programming-v1.0.zip
1/7/2024
RVA MURS Equipment Cache codeplug.  Standard programming.
Designed for Radioddity MU-5, CPS v1.0







Codeplug Announcement E-mail List

We have established an announcement-only e-mail list for notifications of new or updated codeplugs.  This list is open to the public.

  1. Send a blank e-mail to rats-codeplug-announce+subscribe@listserv.rats.net.
  2. You'll receive an automated message asking you to reply or click a link to join the group.
  3. Reply to that e-mail -- don't click the link, it doesn't seem to work reliably at the moment.

This is a low-traffic e-mail list that carries only announcements from the RATS Technical Committee regarding the DMR codeplug collection and any changes to talkgroups or repeater configuration that may impact existing codeplugs.

No subscription is required to view the message history.

Custom codeplug troubleshooting assistance

Active RATS members needing assistance getting their codeplug working are welcome to e-mail their complete codeplug file to codeplug-request@rats.net.  Include in your request:
  1. the make and model of your radio
  2. firmware and CPS versions (if known)
  3. a brief description of your issue
  4. the call sign associated with your RATS membership.
Provided we have access to the required CPS, we may be able to help you troubleshoot.

The Technical Committee is not Technical Support.  This service is provided on a best-effort, time-available basis by volunteers who stay busy with other club projects.

If you have experience producing codeplugs for the out-of-scope commercial/public safety equipment just mentioned, and you can commit to long-term maintenance of codeplugs built to align with the channel and talkgroup configuration in our main offering, contact codeplug-request@rats.net to potentially have your codeplugs added to our library.

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