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DMRconfig is a utility for programming digital radios via USB programming cable.

Supported radios:

  • TYT MD-380, Retevis RT3, RT8
  • TYT MD-390
  • TYT MD-2017, Retevis RT82
  • TYT MD-UV380
  • TYT MD-UV390, Retevis RT3S
  • TYT MD-9600
  • Baofeng DM-1701, Retevis RT84
  • Baofeng RD-5R, TD-5R
  • Baofeng DM-1801
  • Radioddity GD-77
  • Anytone AT-D868UV
  • Anytone AT-D878UV
  • BTECH DMR-6x2
  • Zastone D900
  • Zastone DP880
  • Radtel RT-27D

Packaging status


Read codeplug from the radio and save it to file 'device.img', and also save text configuration to 'device.conf':

dmrconfig -r [-t]

Write codeplug to the radio:

dmrconfig -w [-t] file.img

Configure the radio from text file. Previous codeplug is saved to 'backup.img':

dmrconfig -c [-t] file.conf

Show configuration from the codeplug file:

dmrconfig file.img

Apply configuration from text file to the codeplug file:

dmrconfig -c file.img file.conf

Update database of contacts from CSV file:

dmrconfig -u [-t] file.csv

Option -t enables tracing of USB protocol.


Whenever possible use the dmrconfig package provided from by Linux distribution

If you want to compile dmrconfig, follow these instructions:

  • Install dependencies
    • On Ubuntu sudo apt install git build-essential pkg-config libusb-1.0-0-dev libudev-dev
    • On Arch Linux sudo pacman -S git base-devel libusb
    • On Mac OS brew install pkg-config libusb
  • Clone this repository
git clone
  • Compile and install
sudo make install


On Linux, a permission to access USB device is required. It's possible to run dmrconfig as root, like "sudo dmrconfig", but it's safer to enable access for users. Create a file /etc/udev/rules.d/99-dmr.rules with the following contents:

# TYT MD-UV380
SUBSYSTEM=="usb", ATTRS{idVendor}=="0483", ATTRS{idProduct}=="df11", MODE="666"

# Baofeng RD-5R, TD-5R, DM-1801
SUBSYSTEM=="usb", ATTRS{idVendor}=="15a2", ATTRS{idProduct}=="0073", MODE="666"

# Anytone AT-D868UV: ignore this device in Modem Manager
ATTRS{idVendor}=="28e9" ATTRS{idProduct}=="018a", ENV{ID_MM_DEVICE_IGNORE}="1"

To activate it, run:

sudo udevadm control --reload-rules

Then re-attach the USB cable to the radio.


Sources are distributed freely under the terms of BSD 3 license.
For more information see the LICENSE file


DMRconfig was created by Serge Vakulenko KK6ABQ.

It is currently maintained by the OpenRTX developers.