BTECH recently released version 2.0 firmware for the DMR-6X2 handheld, and the most exciting new feature is analog APRS support. Previously, the DMR-6X2 could send APRS packets via DMR, but now it can also do analog APRS, making it more versatile than ever. Here’s how to set up analog APRS on your DMR-6X2.
First, you’ll have to upgrade the firmware. Go to the DMR-6X2 Software and Firmware Repository and download CPS & Firmware 2.01. This package contains new firmware for the radio, new icons, and new customer programming software (CPS). Once you’ve unzipped the download file, open README FIRST.pdf for instructions on how to install everything. Don’t forget to update the icons and do a full MCU reset before proceeding.
Now, you’re ready to set up the analog APRS. Open up the CPS programming software and click “APRS.” This will take you to the setup screen shown below.