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How To Import the Digital Contact List

How To Import the Digital Contact List

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Hi everyone, this is Cody from BridgeCom Systems. In this video, I'm going to be showing you how to update the digital contact list in your AnyTone. There's a variety of reasons you might want to do this. If you have a DV Mega plug-and-play package, you might want to update to the latest contact list. If you're creating your own hotspot and radio combination, you might want the latest contact list, or if you just want it for your DMR repeaters, any number of reasons why you'd want it.

  But we're going to show you how to put in the latest contact list. First up, open up a web browser. We're going to go to Then you're going to go up here and click on the database. Then up at the top here in blue, where it says database dump files, go ahead and click on that. Then down here, we want the user CSV.

  Save that to a safe place where you're going to know what it is. I'm going to put the database and then today's date just so we know what it is. Here we go. So if we go back into our CPS, what we want to do now is go over to tool, import, and then click on the digital contact list.

  Now from here, we can select our database dump file. Click open, and then import. Now, this process could take a few minutes. It's going to import that entire contact list into our codeplug, and then we'll be ready to write the codeplug to the radio.

  There we go, import complete. So the entire database has been imported to our codeplug, and now it's as simple as just writing to the radio like normal. Be sure to check the digital contact list and there you go. It's that simple. That's it for now. Hope you enjoyed this video. Hope it helps you. If you know anyone else who was having this issue or wants to know how to do this, share this video with them. Be sure to like us on Facebook, subscribe to our YouTube Channel. Don't forget to hit that notification bell. We're always producing more content and we don't want you to miss out on anything.

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Charles - April 15, 2022

Now that the user database size exceeds the capacity of my UV-878 and UV-868, how do I reduce the size to fit on the radio?

John - September 30, 2020

Nice try but if you directly import the DB it does not work the DB has 2 fields for name first and last and the 578 has just name so when you import it the first cane goes into name and last name goes into city and it pushes all columns to the left by 1

Richard Paret - July 20, 2020

Please respond privately if you can and do not post.
I downloaded to user.csv file from and it had 167890 entries
after importing to the radio software it showed 163626 entries.
Do you know what and why the difference?
Thank you.

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Angel - April 7, 2020

I have the contacts in the program and wrote it to the radio but I dont see where in the radio are the contacts, no contacts button or anything, how I can get to the contacts in the radio? is an 878

Brian - October 22, 2019

Pedro Saenz jr – You don’t need the contact list. However, if you have no contact list, all you will see is the other station’s DMR ID number on the screen of your radio. If you have the digital contact list installed, you will see the name, callsign, and location of everyone you talk to. A very handy feature indeed!

Pedro Saenz jr - October 7, 2019

I have one question I have looked all over the Internet and looked in books for this why would you need to install the digital contact list And what do you use it forit.

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