Upload 120,000 DMR contacts on Retevis RT84

Recently, we improve RT84 the latest firmware support to upload 120,000 DMR contacts. Today let’s learn how to operate it.

What do you need?

  1. Download RT84 latest software V1.03.
  2. Download RT84 latest firmware D02.01
  3. All the recourses download from https://www.retevis.com/resources-center 

How to do?

  1. Firstly, Upgrade your RT84 firmware to D02.01.
  • Unzip the RT84 “RT84_Firmware_D02.01” file.
  • Install the “DMR Firmware DownLoad(User English) Setup v3.06.exe” and then Open.
  • Open the “RT84 (CSV)-V02.01.bin”. 
  • Now, Press PTT+Top sidekey” together to enter Radio DFU mode.
  • Connect your radio to PC.
  • Begin download the upgrade file to your radio.
  • Check your RT84 radio version.


2. Update your software version to V1.03.

  • Find Writ contacts under “Program” menu list. Then import DMR contacts database. ( You can download RT83/RT3S DMR contacts database from amateurradio.digital website. Until today, there are currently 118,411 DMR-IDs available for download.
  • After import successfully, then write to the radio.
  • it will take around 10-15 mins to upload all 12,0000 DMR contacts to RT84 radio.

3. Turn on your radio to view Contacts csv.

  • First, you need to go to radio setting turn on “ContactsCSV”.
  • Then, go to CONTACTS view Contacts csv.
  • When there is signals from your radio, it will display the DMR contacts as below picture show.







Future question about Retevis RT84, email to info@ailunce.com.


18 thoughts on “Upload 120,000 DMR contacts on Retevis RT84

  1. This is a nice update, however when transmitting, no matter what talk group, it says ‘Unknown ID’. I tried adding the TG ID to the CSV and still have same issue. TX on PARROT talk group, for example, with PARROT 9998 in both contacts and contactsCSV (with contactsCSV enabled) will say UNKNOWN ID during transmit.

    1. I have the same issue after upload the csv userdatabase file. The userdatabase is in the unit, enabled it but still UNKNOWN ID
      Dit you solve the problem?

  2. saludos amigos yonhice experimentacion con el radio Retrevis RT84 si desean mas información escribanme voy a subir un video en español en pocos dias. Para whatsapp +593996187408 soy radio aficionado de Ecuador.
    greetings friends i make experimentation with the radio Retrevis RT84 if you want more information write me I will upload a video in Spanish in a few days. For whatsapp +593996187408 I am amateur radio of Ecuador

  3. I have done this, I can view the Contacts, but the Radio displays “Unknown ID” next to the ID Numbers.
    Is there a specific Format for the CSV File from amateurradio.digital ?

    There are a few options: No header, alternate view, etc.

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  8. He instalado la base de datos que indican de amateur radio digital y no aparecen en pantalla. Al abrir esa base de datos (formato csv) resulta que los datos que contiene no están en el orden que precisa el RT84.
    Donde se puede conseguir una base de datos pero que sirva para el RT84?

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