This page is a repository for codeplugs that you can use with amateur radios. These codeplugs are for the Norman, OK area. These are all provided ‘as is,’ and you at your own risk.
Software programs are used to program these radios. Each codeplug title starts with the name of the program that is used to download that plug. Listed below are these programs, with links to that software.
This software is free, and 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. That page lists the radios supported with the current build.
Connect Systems CS-750
This software is free and available from the Jerry and the people at Connect Systems. These radios can be either VHF, or UHF, (remember that Oklahoma DMR is all UHF), and will receive either analog or DMR signals.
Here is the most recent Tytera v1.37 software that can be used to program the MD-390 and MD-380 radios. These radios can be either VHF, or UHF, (remember that Oklahoma DMR is all UHF), and will receive either analog or DMR signals.
Radioddity GD-77 Version 3.1.1
Radioddity has a new version of software and firmware for their GD-77. It appears that this software is working OK to use. The only problem noted so far is that the “Talk Permit Tone” that usually occurs when you key the radio doesn’t seem to work. We’re working with the Radioddity folks to see if there’s an answer to this issue. So, feel free to visit the Radioddity support page and download the 3.1.1 software. You’ll have to run the update program to update the firmware on the radio, AND you’ll need a version 3.1.1 codeplug. You can either download your codeplug from the radio after the upgrade or grab our W5NOR Oklahoma Codeplug for the GD-77 Version 3.1.1. To download this file, you may need to right-click on the link, and select “Save Link/Target As.” You’ll need to rename this file to SCARSGD-77311.dat. Remember that codeplugs are an excellent place to start, and you’ll need to update the Callsign and User ID with your information before you download it to your radio. And, for you Radioddity GD-77 fans, Jason has a page of GD-77 mods for you to view.
Radioddity GD-77 Version 1.1.8
The Radioddity GD-77 VHF / UHF / FM / DMR is the first dual-band – low-cost radio to hit the market. Like all new radios these days, it appears that the version of the codeplug must match the firmware version on the radio. Currently, the Radioddity support forum states that the version 3.0.6 firmware is ‘buggy.’ So, we’ve standardized on the programming software 1.1.8, with the firmware version 2.6.6. Both of these downloads are available on the Radioddity support page. Once you load those two pieces of software and run the UPDATE program to upload the 2.6.6 firmware to the radio, you’ll be ready to upload the W5NOR Oklahoma Codeplug. To download this file, you may need to right-click on the link, and select “Save Link/Target As.” You’ll need to rename this file to SCARSGD-77.dat. This version has been updated to include the OKC North repeater and all of the Oklahoma talk groups. Remember that codeplugs are an excellent place to start, and you’ll need to update the Callsign and User ID with your information before you download it to your radio.
Leixen has some specific software to program their VV 898 radios, and it’s available to create and download their radios.
N0GSG Contact Manager
Tom Wheeler N0GSG has built a contact manager program that allows a person to edit codeplugs for DMR radios. This program will enable you to list and load contacts from Tytera, Any Tone, and CSI 700/701 radios. Inputs and outputs are CSV files. You can also download bulk records from DMR-MARC databases.
DL5MCC has a piece of software called CPSProgrammer that allows a person to edit codeplugs for DMR radios. This software is supposed to currently work with Connect Systems, Hytera, and Tytera radios. This is a pretty technical piece of software and requires some effort to set up, but it may help you set up for multiple radio types.
Tytera: MD 380 & MD 390 a la OKDMR
This code plug is for the UHF radio, updated 04/09/2017, is to be used with the Tytera software. This version adds the Talkaround (Simplex) option for all channels, except Parrot. If you have trouble downloading this file, right click on the link, and select “Save Target As” to save it to you a place you can locate on your computer. It contains the DMR repeaters in the Oklahoma area, as of the Brandmeister conversion. Make sure you put your callsign, and DMR ID into the codeplug before you download it to the radio. Use this codeplug as a ‘good start’ for getting your radio up and running quickly, then take a look at the layout and customize as you see fit. If you see a version error message when you load this codeplug, you’ll need to update your TYT software to at least 1.37 (see above if you need a newer version). Ed Hatch AG5DV updated this codeplug.
Windows 10 Drivers for Boafeng
Some of the newer Windows 10 drivers don’t perform well with some of the Baofeng USB cables. If this is an issue, you’ll not be able to connect to the radio. A known good USB driver is version 3.2.0, and it’s available here for download. Install this, and you should be able to communicate with your radio. Also, make sure you’re using the right cable. TYT and Baofeng cables are not interchangeable.
TYT MD380 Toolz Firmware
There’s an experimental firmware available for the MD380/MD390 radios written by KG5RKI. You can use it to gain additional display functions. Instructions for obtaining the firmware loader and the current version of the firmware are available here. Install this, and you’ll gain some neat features, most notably you’ll be able to select your talkgroup directly from the keypad of your radio. YMMV, but it’s working well for us, and you can reinstall the factory firmware if you’d like to revert to the TYT way.
Connect Systems CS-750
Use this code plug is for the UHF radio with the Connect Systems software. This codeplug is updated for the Brandmeister conversion. It contains the DMR repeaters in the Oklahoma area. Make sure you put your callsign, and DMR ID into the codeplug before you download it to the radio. Use this codeplug as a ‘good start’ for getting your radio up and running quickly, then take a look at the layout and customize as you see fit. Mark Kleine N5HZR, generated this codeplug and it contains the entire database as of November 8, 2016.
More information is available on the Digital Mobile Radio (DMR) systems at the SCARS DMR web page.
CHIRP: Leixen 898S
This code plug is to be used with the CHIRP software and contains about 200 VHF and UHF channels from the central Oklahoma area. There are also many channels from the Tulsa, OK and the Dallas, TX area. Loren White KE5DZE generated this codeplug.
CHIRP: Baofeng SCARS
This code plug is to be used with the CHIRP software and contains all of the SCARS repeaters, and a few of the other repeaters in the local area. This list matches the suggested club radio layout and is what’s supplied on the club provided radios. The SCARS Technical Committee. This codeplug is updated for newer Baofeng firmware as of May 12, 2017.