Editcp

Codeplug editor for the MD-380/MD-390/MD40/MD-UV380/MD-UV390 DMR radios

Introduction

This program is similar in purpose to the Tytera MD380 CPS program. It provides several features that the CPS lacks.

This codeplug editor supports the Tytera MD-380, MD-390, MD-2017, MD-UV380, MD-UV390, and MD-2017, the Alinco DJ-MD40, the Retevis RT3, RT3-G, RT3S, and RT82 radios. Support for additional radio models is likely, but is not scheduled at this time.

Features

Installing Pre-built Windows Binaries

I have tested Editcp on 64-bit Windows 7 and Windows 10. It should also work on 32-bit systems, but I don't have a 32-bit windows system to test with.

It will not work on windows XP.

To install Editcp:

  1. Download the latest installer file from https://www.farnsworth.org/dale/codeplug/editcp/downloads/windows.

  2. Run the installer file (Click on the filename)

    Note: on Windows 10, you will see a popup screen, "Windows protected your PC". Click on "More info" and then click on "Run anyway". I won't pay the several hundred dollars a year to become a "known publisher" to avoid this step.

    Respond to the installer's prompts and editcp.exe will be installed.

Installing Pre-built 64-bit Linux Binaries

I have tested Editcp on Ubuntu (versions 14.04, 16.04, and17.04) and Fedora version 26. It only works on 64-bit distributions.

It will likely work on most relatively recent desktop distributions. I would love to hear success or failure reports for other distributions.

To install the pre-built binaries:

  1. Download the latest tar file from https://www.farnsworth.org/dale/codeplug/editcp/downloads/linux.

  2. Extract the binary file, replacing:

    • Destdir with the name of the directory where Editcp and its libraries should be placed.
    • PathToTarFile with the path of the compressed tar file downloaded in the previous step.

      $ tar -C DestDir -xJf PathOfTarFile

  3. Install the executable, replacing:

    • installdir with a directory in your $path. If you run ./install without arguments, it will present you with a menu of directories to select from.

      $ ./install installdir

  4. Editcp depends on the libusb-1.0-0 package. It is probably already installed, but if not, you will need to install it. On debian-derived systems this can be done by

    $ sudo apt-get install libusb-1.0-0

  5. By default, access to usb devices requires root user access. If you would like to enable non-root-user access, cd to the directory where you extracted the tar archive, and run the command:

    $ sudo cp 99-md380.rules /etc/udev/rules.d/

    This only needs to be done once, not on each install of editcp.

  6. Run editcp, optionally passing the name of a codeplug file:

    $ editcp
    

    or

    $ editcp file.rdt
    

Note: If you get the error message

    editcp: cannot execute binary file: Exec format error

it means your system is 32-bit only. The Go QT GUI framework I use to develop editcp only works on 64-bit systems.

Building from Source

Source code is available at https://github.com/DaleFarnsworth/codeplug/blob/master/editcp.

Disclaimer

Editcp has only been used by a small number of people at present. While no problems have been observed in radios after loading codeplugs edited by Editcp, I can't guarantee that such will never occur. Use Editcp at your own risk.

Author

Dale Farnsworth

dale@farnsworth.org

IRC: freenode channel: #md380, user: dfarnsworth