As I mentioned on this week’s PA DMR Check-In, the DMR Contact Manager software by N0GSG has advanced it’s capabilities significantly in the last year. At some point most of us end up needing to modify a codeplug for another radio, transfer a codeplug from one radio type to another, add or modify Contacts in a radio…. or many other “maintenance” tasks related to your DMR radio configuration. Contact Manager can be a huge help by saving a lot of keystrokes and frustration. It does direct downloads from RadioID.net making import of Contacts very simple. It’s available at http://n0gsg.com/contact-manager/ and is described as follows:
Updated 11-04-2018 – VERSION 2.61 RELEASED – NOW SUPPORTING DUAL-BAND MD-UV380, EXTENDED DMR DATABASE CAPABILITIES, EXPANDED ZONE WIZARD FUNCTIONALITY
DMR Contact Manager is a custom-designed software package designed for use with Connect Systems CS700/CS701/CS750/CS800/CS801/CS800D radios, as well as the Tytera MD-380/390/390GPS, TYT MD2017/MD9600, AnyTone AT-D868UV and AT-D858, Retevis RT3, and similar radios that use the RDT/RDB file formats. These units are MOTOTRBO-compatible DMR mobile radios suitable for both commercial and amateur radio applications.
Contact Manager makes it easy to maintain channel, zone, contact and call group information in these radios. It is fully compatible with the Ham-Digital and RadioID database systems and allows instant codeplug updates from a wide variety of sources.
The latest Contact Manager release supports channel editing (both individual and mass), importing, and exporting, as well as zone and scan list management for RDT and RDBfiles. It’s now a snap to move channels and zones between codeplugs – – and with Contact Manager’s built-in IntelliPaste functionality, associated contact information is always imported right along with channels whenever it’s needed – – so that your imported channels work right the first time!
Contact Manager also supports direct CSV contact data export to support radios that require a separate CSV file for contacts, such as the MD-9600, MD-2017, MD-UV380, and so forth.