I’ve added a feature to import the ‘user.csv’ file into the DMR ID system
With the recent changes to licensing in Australia foundation level operators are now allowed to use digital modes, but the DMR ID download system has not been including the new DMR ID operators because their callsigns are 7 characters long, and the data from hamdigital.org does not seem to include these new callsigns.
I suspect that the hamdigital database can’t handle 7 character callsigns, but whatever the reason, I’ve had to add a new feature so that Australian users can import the full user database from www.radioid.net, filtered by region code e.g. 505.
The entire radioid users database is currently around 145,000 stations, and the limited memory in the GD-77 can only store between 10,000 and 20,000 ID’s depending on how many characters are allocated per ID.
It should be noted that the RadioId database contains a large number of inactive or duplicate DMR ID’s with many stations, me included having more than one DMR ID.
I have one ID for my UK callsign G4KYF and one for my Australian callsign VK3KYY, but often people have multiple ID’s for the same callsign.
Hamdigital.org tracks the number of active DMR ID’s and its much less, with only 30,000 being active in the last month and around 68,000 active in the last year.
Anyway. To resolve this issue, I’ve added a CSV import feature into the DMR ID screen in the CPS CE, which filters the ID’s added to the list by the specified region code; in my case this is 505
After downloading the “user” database file https://www.radioid.net/static/user.csv
Open the DMR ID window and select “Import CSV – filtered by region”
Select the CSV file you downloaded, and the list will be populated with the DMR ID’s callsign and name
As with the DMR ID Download, its possible to import the same CSV file multiple times, specifying a different region code each time.
Its also possible to Download some ID’s from HamDigital and append some ID’s imported from CSV.
This version along with the previous addition of the Firmware loader is now available on Github
If your antivirus reports a problem with this file, I also created an alternative installer , which uses a different installer engine and also does not include the OpenGD77 comm port driver installer