Synchronizing the DMR Amateur Digital Contact Lists in the DMR-6X2 Radio Series
There seems to be a LOT of discussion on how to manipulate the DMR digital contact lists for use in the DMR-6X2 Series (DMR-6X2, DMR-6X2 PRO) of radios.
Let’s start off by stating — the contact lists are out in the wild, and FREE. Granted radioid.net costs money to operate (as all websites do) and Glenn does have a subscription option to help maintain the site, but other sites are just out to generate pocket change and you will be paying for free information. That is up to the users.
Obtaining the up-to-date list is easy. One way is go to either of the pages at BTECH.
Both sites download the same file for your use.
At, you want to download user.csv (2nd from the bottom)
Firefox, Chrome, and other browsers will say this file is a virus. It is NOT, allow the download to continue.
Once you are there, click to download the file. You will import that properly configured file into the CPS. You MUST import using the CPS. There is only one option that is different, and that is NØGSG Contact Manager software. We will cover that in another blog post. It can be found here:
Open the software. And connect your radio. READ the radio and save the codeplug before performing anything else. The comport is ALWAYS the last one on the list in the select comport window The middle icon is the comport select option and will open another window when clicked.
Let’s look at the formatting for the list that the CPS needs to see to successfully import the data.
The column headers will determine what is required in each column. Data is downloaded in CSV format which can be opened by Microsoft Excel, Open Office, or Libre Office spreadsheet programs.
When you look at the data in Excel, it will look like this:
This is the format from the radioid.net user.csv