Digital Mobile Radio - DMR 




OHIO Statewide MD380/390 DMR Code Plug


This includes every known DMR repeater in OHIO that is on the air


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Hello Ohio DMR user:

Attached please find this month's Ohio DMR code plug for your reference and use. There are a few changes/modifications/additions that have been noted in the attached .txt file. 

There has not been much happening with DMR in the state over the summer. That explains why I have not released an update to this plug since 7/27/2017. Interest continues to grow for DMR in the state. There have been new dual band mobiles and handhelds released. I am also hearing that many clubs around the state are looking to add DMR to their repeater line up. 

I get asked a lot if I write code plugs for other radios. Currently I focus on the MD380/390. There are some conversion programs that will take this code plug and format it to the newer radios. Also, this code plug can be used as a baseline with regards to what DMR repeaters are active in the state. Great care is taken to audit databases to ensure activity.

The Ohio ARRL site does have code plugs from others that do support other radios.


Repeater info to take note of:

*NEW* West Chester (North of Cincinnati) 443.7375 +5 W8SDR Brandmeister

Marion has a new frequency: 442.1875 +5 and moved to Brandmeister

North Ridgeville has been removed No longer on the air

I left Atwater in the code plug, but note that it has not reported to the network for a few weeks

Due to size limitations of standard firmware, I was only able to import the most active users info of Ohio 3139.


Updates from 7/27/2017:

Additionally, there is a new emergency DMR repeater available in the state. This is a portable repeater that is available to be deployed at the request of an EMA manager in the county that you serve. This can also be used for special events to provide or supplement DMR coverage in your area. It is fully networked via wireless modem to the Brandmeister network.  Please contact Arlin Bradford for details.

OH DMR 441.000 +5 CC7 KD8EVR Part of the Brandmeister Network


This code plug CAN be directly imported into the new TYT MD-2017 dual band HT. Make sure that you have the latest CPS download and MD-2017 firmware to allow this.


 (Added in code plug dated 2/6/2017)

I also added a new zone called Front Panel Programming (FPP). With the latest versions of software for the MD380/390 you can now program the radio on the fly. The problem is, you had to overwrite an existing channel in a zone. With the FPP zone, you now have 16 channels with no info preloaded. Use this zone to create a channel for local activity when you travel. Or, many are using dongles or OpenSpot's, put that frequency and talk group in there. Some simply want a talk group on a local machine I do not have preloaded in the plug. This zone is for you. What you manually add from the radio menu will become part of the code plug. The best part, when compared to a similar function on Motorola's, this does not reset at radio power cycle. Here is a link to a YouTube video that walks you through the process:


**This program has been updated to make this process very easy. Check it out if you need a code plug created for other radios. **

Many have asked if I can provide a code plug for other radios. At this time, the labor involved just to maintain the MD380/390 code plug is very time consuming when added to my day job. But, I have good news. There is a conversion program that was just released to convert this code plug to the format to support the CS750, CS760, CS800, MD2017 and other radios that use the .RDB extension. I have played with it myself, and it works great! Give it a try.




Thanks for all those who provide feedback to me on new repeaters or updates needed for future releases. Please feel free to share my email with others, I am happy to add them to this distribution list. 

73 de Andrew/K4AWC



**Ohio MD380/390 Code plug Change Log**

Errors or corrections?: Please notify Andrew/K4AWC

Remember to thank your DMR repeater owner.

It is their $$ that is allowing this network to grow and flourish in the state.

New code plug always contains the previous updates noted below.


Code Plug Dated 10/17/2017

1. Removed North Ridgeville repeater. It has been decomisioned.

2. Change Springfield DWTN to Sprigfield North - Repeater has moved to a new location

3. Changed Marion to Brandmeister Talk Group layout - Moved from K4USD

4. Change TG9 to TS1 on Mt. Gilead machine at request of trustee

5. Changed Marion to new frequency 442.1875 +5

6. Added TG's 31390 (Ohio TAC), 31391 (NorthEast), 313976 (W8SDR Cluster-SW Ohio) - Brandmeister TG's

7. Added West Chester new repeater 443.7375 +5 CC1 W8SDR - Member Brandmeister

8. Added Ohio TAC to repeaters on Brandmeister (if they had room)

9. Imported top users of Ohio (3139) talk group in to contact database


Code Plug dated 7/27/2017

1. Bainbridge repeater removed. Tower site was in poor condition. Trustee moving to new site in coming months.

2. Added North Ridgeville new repeater 443.125 +5 CC1 N8LXM - Member K4USD

3. Added Mt. Gilead new repeater 444.9125 +5 CC7 WN7C - Member Brandmeister

4. Added Tiffin new repeater 444.825 +5 CC1 KD8QDL - Member Brandmeister

5. Added Stoutsville new repeater 442.200 +5 CC7 W8JDA - Member Brandmeister

6. Added Ohio DMR portable repeater 441.000 +5 CC7 KD8EVR - Member Brandmeister


Code Plug dated 6/8/2017

1. Added TG 313966 to Marysville zone for local communication

2. Added TG 313920 and 313952 to Ashland zone for local communication

3. Added Copley new repeater 444.5125 +5 WB8AVD - Member Brandmeister

4. Added Gallipolis new repeater 444.1125 +5 KD8SPV - Member Brandmeister (some talkgroups)

5. Added Bowling Green new repeater 443.9125 +5 WD8LEI - Member Brandmeister

6. Deleated contacts with no 3139 QSO's in April, May, June 2017


Code Plug dated 5/17/2017

1. Corrected output frequency for the new Marion repeater

2. Added almost every NA talk group to contact list. This should help make it easier for those using FPP for
dongles or when they travel to other areas of US.

3. Renamed channels in the HAMVENTION zone to callsign of repeater. K4USD (Thanks to W2XAB) and N9DMR (Thanks to Tony and Hoosier DMR)

4. Removed the 443.225 analog machine from the Mansfield zone - Repeater has been decommissioned

5. Removed TAC 1 from Brandmeister machines. TAC 1 DOES NOT bridge with CBridge machines as originaly thought. TAC 1 still
works on CBridge connecected machines.

6. Added Marysville new repeater (not yet on air) 443.4500 +5 CC7 K8JWL - Member Brandmeister

7. Added a new Zone called Hamvention-BM. This zone has a Brandmesiter repeater slated to be onsite at Hamvention-
440.800 +5 CC1


Code Plug dated 4/11/2017

1. TG 8 (Local 8) for DMR MARC machines was left out of Zone list in last update - Corrected

2. TG 8 (Local 8) for DMR MARC machines was left out of scan list in last update - Corrected

3. Removed random TG's that were added by mistake to DMR MARC ZONES (Cincinnati S, Dayton, Kettering, Piqua)

5. Added Marion new repeater 442.0125 +5 KC8BPE - Member K4USD


Code Plug 4/6/2017

1. Fixed Wellston TG ID 313958 to the correct 313953 in the channel name. Correct TG was always there; just wrong name.

2. Fixed receive group 312. Did not have that TG in the receive group. This would have prevented you from being able to hear
any traffic on TG312. Fixed now.

3. Fixed - Mantua had the wrong output frequency. Changed to +5

4. Added Huber Heights new repeater 443.2625 +5 K1CCN - Member of Brandmeister

5. Added Scioto Valley TG (313953) to Hillsboro TS2

6. DMR MARC Repeaters (Cinci S, Dayton, Kettering, Piqua) support reflector linking on TG 9. Added this TG to TS 2.
How to? Located here:

7. Added Minford (Scioto County) new repeater 443.1125 +5 KD8SPV - Member of Brandmeister

8. DMR MARC has removed the following TG's from their machines: TAC 310, UA113, and MIDWEST. This affects Cincinnati South, Dayton, Kettering, and Piqua

9. DMR MARC has removed support TG2 TS2 from thier machines. I have retained that TG on TS2 for LOCAL only communication. This resolves some TS
conflict the locals were having with TG8 on TS1. Traffic on Ohio statewide is preventing local communication. This is for Cincinnati South, Dayton, Kettering, and Piqua

10 Users added are from a data dump of TG3139 as of 4/7/2017


Code Plug dated 3/5/2017

1. Fixed - Medina had the wrong frequency. Changed to correct 443.325 +5

2. Chilicothe - Made changes to talk group assigments assigned to what time slots based on trustee feedback

3. Added TG9 TS2 to somem Brandmeister repeaters. This is for Reflector linking. I will expand to more repeaters
during next update.

4. Added Mout Vernon new repeater442.100 +5 KD8EVR - Member of Brandmeister

5. Ohio (3139) has returned to the DMR MARC CBridge. Affected machines (Piqua, Kettering, Dayton, Cincinnati South)

have had this TG added back in to the plug for use.

6. Added Ray, Ohio (Jackson County) new repeater 442.225 +5 KD8SPV - Member of Brandmeister

7. Added Wellston, Ohio new repeater 443.250 +5 N8OJ - Member of Brandmeister

8. Added Bainbridge, Ohio (Ross County) new repeater 443.5875 +5 KD8SPV - Member of Brandmeister

9. Marietta: Changed the time slot configuration for many TG's to align with keeping only local traffic on TS 2

10: User database pulled from activitiy to TG 3139 as of 3/6/2017


Code Plug dated 2/06/2017

1. Fixed TG 9 info for Akron

2.Fixed - Had the repeater split wrong for Atwater. Fixed to +5

3. Fixed - Norton MW zone had the wrong receive group selected

4. Due to space limitations, I had to make some changes to what contacts I import. This is the function
that allows your call sign and name to appear on others radios. I now scrape data for those that use
the Ohio Talk Group (3139). Only those that have been heard on that Talk Group will be imported. So if
you have a buddy that is not showing up on your radio, have them go to the 3139 Talk Group for a brief
QSO. I will see their activity at the next update.

5. Discovered an error with Cincinnati South - Had 3169 Midwest on TS 1. Changed to TS 2

6. Discovered an error with Cincinnati North - Had wrong TG for TAC 1 Group List changed to 8951

7. Added Sandusky new repeater 444.7375 +5 KD8AVO - Member of Brandmeister

8. Add Chillicothe new repeater 444.350 +5 KD8SPV - Member of Brandmeister

9. Added a new zone called FPP (Front Panel Programming). With the most recent version of the MD380 software, you have the ability to program
the device in the field. This zone has five channels that can be used as a memory type "VFO". Chose what those channels are, based on what
you program in them from the settings menu. Great if you travel and dont want to write a full code plug.

10. Renamed the channel named the "Bridge" to "3100" in all zones. This naming better represents what this TG is called by many.


Code Plug dated 1/06/2017

1. Added TAC 310 TS2 to the DMR MARC C-Bridge machines in Cincinnati S, Kettering, Piqua, and Dayton

2. Changed the repeater frequency for the Mentor machine to 443.475 +5

3. Changed the offset on Euclid to a +5 rather than the -5 in past plugs


Code Plug dated: 12/31/2016

1.Changed private call hang time to 7000ms (radio max) to facilitate easier direct call situations

2. Renamed "Springfield N" to "Springfield SW"

3. Renamed "Springfield S" to Springfield Dwtn"

4. Removed analog repeaters out of all scan lists

5. Added Analog repeater 444.200/pl 151.4 to Columbus zone

6. Columbus Zone added the following TG's: TAC 1, UA 113, COMM 2

7. Renamed Painsville to Mentor (based on feedback from repeater trustee)

8. Renamed the Medina 442.475 machine to "Medina BM" - Due to new Medina machine that is on the K4USD C-Bridge

9. Added Medina new repeater 443.475 N8OND - Member of K4USD C-Bridge

10.Added Akron new repeater 443.1125 W8UPD - Member of K4USD C-Bridge (very low profile as of this date. Moving to permanent site soon)

11. Added Ashland new repeater 444.0375 K8IHI - Member of Brandmeister Network (Slated to come online the week of 1/2/17)

12. Mansfield Zone: Dropped "KY" and added "313920" to TS 1 - TG used for local/regional comms

13. Marietta Zone: Added "313938" to TS 2 - TG used for local/regional comms

14. Added "UA 113" talk group to all K4USD C-Bridge repeaters to have a common TG with a DMR MARC C-Bridge repeater (PTT activated)

15. Add "TAC 1" talk group to all C-Bridge & Brandmeister repeaters to have another common TG with repeaters around the state no matter of network connection type.

16. Created a "Ohio Scan List" Zone. This brings a very crude "roaming" like ability to the MD380/390.If you go to this zone while traveling in OHIO, it will scan for OHIO TG activity on all repeaters in the state.
The last repeater that it hears activity on, the radio will allow you to talk on that repeater while still scanning. There are some limitations to this 1) Scanning will wear your battery down quicker than normal 2) You can not transmit
on the OHIO TG till the radio is able to lock on to activity from a repeater.This scan list will help you locate what the closest repeater is to your location. Then you can change to that zone to conserve battery or use other TG's.
This has been tested with mixed results.

17. Removed the Fusion talk group due to lack of activity.

18. Had to remove the North America Brandmesiter emergency (9911) TG from some repeaters due to limited space

19. Ohio has over 1000 digtal user ID's that have been isued by the DMR MARC team. New users will now be issued user ID's that begin wtih "1139" for Ohio.
The MD380 only holds 1000 contacts for both Private Call ID's and Group Call ID's. Some users were not able to be
uploaded to the radio. Please modify this with users you talk to often if you want.