April 2024 – DMR-6X2 & DMR-6X2 PRO Firmware Updates

DMR-6X2 Firmware Update April 2024

April 2024 – DMR-6X2 & DMR-6X2 PRO Firmware Updates

🚀 Big News on for DMR-6X2 Series Owners! 🚀

We’re beyond thrilled to announce the latest and greatest firmware updates for the DMR-6X2 Series! Introducing Firmware 2.10 for DMR-6X2 and Firmware 1.10 for DMR-6X2 PRO – this isn’t just an update…

Why This Update is a Big Deal

BTECH is all about innovation and longevity, and with these firmware updates, we’re setting new benchmarks. Gone are the days of “use and replace” – we’re here for the “use and improve” journey! 🌟 Seven years into its lifecycle, and the DMR-6X2 series is still making waves with fresh features and robust improvements.

V2.10 and V1.10 Firmware Update Highlights

This firmware release comes loaded with enhancements:

  1. Enhanced Scan Speed: We have optimized the scan function to swiftly skip noise bursts signals, ensuring faster and more efficient channel scanning.
  2. Text Capture Support in SMS: SMS functionality has been expanded to support Text Capture on the BrandMeister network, making message handling more versatile.
  3.  ‘Dim Shut’ Key Function: A new key function, ‘Dim Shut,’ has been added under CPS->Optional setting->Key function. This allows users to completely turn off the radio’s backlight and LED with a single key press, conserving battery life and reducing light emission in dark environments.
  4. Voice Header Repetitions Adjustment: Users can now set the voice header transmit times under CPS->Optional Setting->Digital->Voice Header Repetitions. This adjustment helps in syncing with the receiving radio and enhances the communication success rate.
  5. TX Preamble Customization: The TX preamble duration can now be customized under CPS->Optional Setting->Digital, improving data transfer synchronization. This feature is particularly useful for non-audio call functionalities.
  6. SMS Confirmation Mode Enhancements: The SMS confirmation mode has been refined for better compatibility with various devices, ensuring reliable message delivery acknowledgments.
  7. Call Alert Standard Compliance: The Call Alert feature has been updated to fully comply with the ETSI recommendation, ensuring interoperability and standardization.
  8. Unified 5Tone ID Standards: The 5Tone ID decoding standard in the current channel has been aligned with the encoding standard, simplifying tone operations under Channel->Analog.
  9. ‘None’ Selection for RX Group Lists: A ‘None’ option has been added to the RX Group List settings, allowing users to opt out of group lists for individual channels.
  10. Selective Online Alert for Talk Groups: Users can now set online alerts for individual Talk Groups, receiving a beep notification at the start of each transmission from the selected Talk Group.
  11. Introduce a Global parameters for setting when the Idle state of digital channel will be played: 0 -> Beep off 1-> Beep on led transition from blue to off (end of slot digital communication) 2-> Beep on led transition from green to off 3-> Beep on led transition from blue or green to off.
  12. Sub Band Default OFF with GPS Roaming: When GPS roaming is activated, the sub-band default will now be set to OFF to prevent unintended VFO channel jumps.
  13. APRS PASS ALL Functionality: The APRS->Analog->PASS ALL setting has been added, enabling the reception of more APRS messages, including those with corrupted data. This feature is off by default to ensure only CRC-verified packets are displayed.
  14. DMR and Analog Channel Combinations: Users can now configure channels to support both DMR and Analog modes, enhancing the versatility of the radio.
  15. Encryption Vulnerability Patch: A potential backdoor vulnerability associated with AES256 and ARC4* (*DMR-6X2 PRO Only) encryption has been addressed and patched, reinforcing the security of your communications.
  16. Front Panel TG and Digital Contact Removal: The ability to remove Talk Groups or Digital Contacts directly from the front panel has been added, providing more convenience and flexibility in managing your contacts.
  17. Message Format Enhancement: A new format specifier, “{1”, has been introduced at the end of messages to align to DMR texting standards.

How to Update Your BTECH DMR-6X2 Series Radios

To update your DMR-6X2 Series Radios, follow the instructions provided in the “STOP and README FIRST.pdf” file. This file is included with the Firmware package download. To access the update, visit our firmware update manager at: BTECH DMR-6X2 Series Firmware Updates. The PDF guide will take you through the steps to perform the update smoothly. Please ensure that your radio’s battery is adequately charged before you begin the update process.

Conclusion and Bug Bounty Program

We hope you will enjoy the updated experience with your DMR-6X2 radios. Please feel free to reach out to our Technical Support team if you encounter any questions or issues during the process. Also, do not hesitate to let us know if you find any issues with the new firmware – you might even earn a reward through our new “bug bounty” program!

Thank you for being a part of the BTECH community. We look forward to your continued support and feedback.


Comments (3)

  • Eric Podany Reply

    Please! Can you add ctcss and dcs scan so we can find the tone used on a signal?

    April 12, 2024 at 8:16 pm
    • S. Briggs Reply

      Eric, I was thinking the same thing just this week!

      April 26, 2024 at 9:26 pm
  • Eddie Carroll Reply

    Could you also add the feature to allow the monitoring of NOAA weather channels and be alerted if the weather alert tone is sounded for weather.

    April 26, 2024 at 4:46 pm

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