Announcing www.opengd77.com a forum for OpenGD77 users
With the large number of operators installing the OpenGD77 firmware, managing feedback from everyone has become difficult so I’ve decided to create a dedicate forum for the OpenGD77 project.
My hosting package allows for multiple separate domains, so I just had to buy the opengd77.com domain name and install the PHPBB forum system on the new domain.
I actually started setting up the site during the week, however I didn’t have time to configure it until today.
I’ll probably continue to make some announcements via my blog when there is a major release to the OpenGD77 firmware and I will be blogging about other topics, but information about more minor releases will be via the forum
Some people have reported not receiving the activation emails from the forum.
This is likely to be because your email client or even possibly your ISP has blocked the email as Spam
If you register with your callsign as your username, I’ll check the list of unactivated accounts and I will manually activate any which have a callsign and hence are not likely to be a spambot
joining as i type
Hi VK3KYY, can’t reply in pm to opengd77.com
OK I will ask someone else to test
there is no button to answer
You need to post at least one in order to activate the private message system
I am sorry, I can’t access the forum anymore.
Even with all sort of adblock deactivated, this is the display I have when I try to log in
“Cookie Acceptance Required
I tried with Chrome Firefox and Brave
I wanted to comment https://www.opengd77.com/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=170 and show you this picture
where I compare the ID display with an old version of the firmware (not very important though)
I have a little bug with the lastest version for the firmware, the display light is always on
Thanks a lot
Hi again Roger
Concerning my last message here: the screen was always on because of the setting in “Display options”… Not a bug
(This is a very good idea to be able to set the value to “0”)
Don’t validate my msg here, there is no interest of course. Sorry to disturb you
I try to investigate why I can’t login the forum because of this matter of cookie
New to GD77. Is there a website/utube showing how to load firmware? I have firmware V3.2.2 and software 3.1.1….20190425 but extras don’t show anything on Firmware. Interested in firmware to use gd77 as RPi hotspot modem. de k5oke gerald
and the update which has the link to download the original firmware shown in that video
Or take a look on the OpenGD77 forum
There are 2 distinct versions of firmware.
The old “Tier 1” version which has the more stable Hotspot functionality
Or the newer “Tier 2” version which supports DMR Tier 2 , but where the Hotspot is less stable
I have not received the activation email. Callsign is not on the userid, but on the email itself. Could you pls release it? Thanks .
I think you may have tried with 2 different usernames.
Try logging in now was w1cy
Gary Bonnor 5054228
Sorry for the O/T.. I have just resurected my GD-77 from the top of a cupboard because it never reached any DMR repeaters. Turns out it only has 2 programmed and not in my area. I am confused as to what software I ned to upgrade. Radio reports CPS V 1.1.8, Software 3.00.06. I can ind no correlation in either Radioddity or your site with these. Can you point me in the right direction to be able to use your CPS or the radioddity cps so I can use this radio, Regards
Your radio is running the official firmware from over a year ago. There were some codeplug changes in the official firmware in later releases v 3.1 onwards
I no longer use the official firmware as IMHO the OpenGD77 firmware is now generally better than the official firmware, unless you need to send and receive text messages (which are not currently supported in the OpenGD77 firmware)
I’m also no longer updating my version of the CPS which supports the official firmware.
If you’ve not used your radio for a long time, I’d recommend you download the OpenGD77 CPS and the latest OpenGD77 firmware and have a go at installing it.
With the codeplug, in theory you could use the version 3.1 of my Community CPS, to open and update the codeplug to version 3.1 of the codeplug format, and then save and open it in the OpenGD77 CPS which would update it to the 80 channels per zone format used by the OpenGD77 firmware, but you would probably be better off just modifying someone elses up to date codeplug, e.g. VK2KVP has a whole of AU codeplug on GitHub
If you do choose to install the OpenGD77 firmware, I’d advise you to register on http://www.opengd77.com so other members can help you and perhaps supply a local codeplug for VK4
My name is Nelson Saraiva PY2HO Brazilian amateur radio. I want to congratulate you on OPENGD77
and in this suggest the inclusion of new options!!!
1) LEDs option: ON/ OFF For the two LED colors (TX red and RX Green)
i.e. for the TX/RX LEDs and if it succeeds, being possible you can have the option of LED ON
75%, 50% 25% luminousness and the famous : OFF How the options were made for
2) Baterry POWER SAVER: OFF/ON option on ON 1:1 1:2 1:3 1:4 1:5 seconds.
These two options would be added to those created by you in the focus of
saving battery life. What do you think??
Sorry for writing errors. I’m using a translator to converrter my text.
My local privacy laws require this, because its a forum, and hence its treated like social media
Some requests and questions.
I am visally impaired and I like to have a sound from the gd-77 when battery is becomming low. I have also read somewere about speach that i would like to use on my radio. And i have also read that someone working on Swedish on the radio and that would be nice. I follow the work on github. Can I make feature requests in github?
Kind regards Stefan / SM7TIX
I am having a problem with the default channel roaming to a different channel; IE I default channel one and within a few hours it’ll default to channel 4. how do I fix this?
I tried Open GD-77 on my DM-860 and am impressed. Using the Baofeng cCPS could not separate calls into zones. MAin Zone filled up 32 channels and the spilled into second Zone. Assume the original software was defective. OpenGD-77 works well and no problems so far. Thank you. Ron
Use the OpenGD77CPS
See the firmware guide