SOFTWARE AND FIRMWARE FOR CS800D

Before updating your firmware, check your current version

 

With the latest firmware installed, these radios can transmit from at least 136-174 MHz and 400-470 MHz and beyond. If your radio is not FCC Part 90 certified, it is illegal to transmit outside the ham bands. If the radio is FCC Part 90 certified, it is illegal to transmit at frequencies past 470 MHz. If you want to operate outside the ham bands, you must be licensed for those bands.

If your radio is working and not giving you any problems and you do not want or need the latest enhancements, it is recommended you leave your firmware alone. If its not broken don't fix it!

If your radio currently has firmware version MS 20.59 through version MS 30.04 you first have to update your radio to MS 30.05 before you update your radio to MS 30.09 or later.

May 22 , 2020

CSI(CS800D) CPS R4.03.09setup.exe

CSI(CS800D) CPS R4.03.09setup.zip

May 22 , 2020

This version fixed a problem in Version R4.03.07 and R4.03.08 that caused a runtime error if you rearranged zones.

May 18 , 2020

CS800D_Host_MS.30.16_Use_Flashburn3.0_Upgrade20200518.bin

CSI(CS800D) CPS R4.03.08setup.exe

Mobile_GPIO_CS800D Application_Rev 1.doc

May 18 , 2020

This version has a new feature that allows you to attach other hardware to the connector in the back of the radio to implement things we have not even thought about.

February 10 , 2020

CS800D_Unbrick (zip)

February 10 , 2020

This is a comprehensive set of program and instructions to unbrick the radio and bring it up to version 30.14.

January 20 , 2020

CS800D_RCDB_Upgrade (bin)

January 20 , 2020

This is a special program used to initialize the radio when something gets corrupted. This program was tested by Connect Systems and it seems to work. After using it, update to the latest version of firmware.

December 13 , 2019

CPS Version 4.03.07 (zip)

CPS Version 4.03.07 (exe)

December 13 , 2019

This version added a feature that allows you to rearrange zones within the CPS

September 18 , 2019

CPS Version 4.03.04 (zip)

Flash Burn 3.00 (exe)

CS800D Firmware Version MS 30.14 (bin)

Mobile_Bootloader_R2.05D (bin)

Mobile_Bootloader_R2.05D (dfu)

Front Panel Update Tool (exe)

Front Panel Firmware (zip)

September 18 , 2019

This version fixed a problem in version 11 (discontinued) that caused it to fail only on certain hardware versions.

You can only update directly to this version from MS 30.05 or later. If you have something earlier, you must first update to version MS 30.05.

This version correctly implements talker alias (New Feature)

This version looks at both slots at the same time in digital monitor mode (New Feature)

This version improved problems where the Rx Audio occasionaly dropped in the middle of a QSO.

To convert your old code plug using static zones to the new dynamic zone format, use conversion utility in tool pulldown menu of the CPS. (New feature)

August 23 , 2019

CS800D Firmware Version MS 30.09 (bin)

CPS Version 4.03.04 (zip)

Flash Burn 3.00 (exe)

August 23, 2019

You can only update directly to this version from MS 30.05 or later. If you have something earlier, you must first update to version MS 30.05.

This version implements talker alias that has unicode format. Brandmeister uses ISO-8 format.

This version improved problems where the Rx Audio occasionaly dropped in the middle of a QSO.

To convert your old code plug using static zones to the new dynamic zone format, use conversion utility in tool pulldown menu of the CPS. (New feature)

August 5 , 2019

CS800D Firmware Version RCDB MS 30.05 (bin)

CPS Version 4.03.04 (zip)

Flash Burn 3.00 (exe)

CPS Dynamic Zones Guidlines (doc)

August 5, 2019

Updates version MS 20.59 through MS 30.04 to MS 30.05

You can only update directly to this version from MS 20.59 or later. If you have something earlier, you must first update to version MS 20.59 before updating to MS 30.05.

This version implements dynamic zones. This allows up to 999 channels per zone. Must first load and run the RCDB firmware before using the regular version of this firmware.

Must use the new CPS with this verison of firmware.

To convert your old code plug using static zones to the new dynamic zone format, use conversion utility in tool pulldown menu of the CPS. (New feature)

We no longer support version MS.20.XX. We recommend you update your radio to version MS 30.08 or later. If your radio currently has firmware version MS.20.05 through version MS20.58 you first have to update your radio to MS 20.59 which is explained in the instructions right below.

June 14, 2019

Instructions for uploading front Panel

Front Panel Firmware Version 2.00.14 (zip)

Front Panel Update Tool (exe)

CS800D Firmware Version MS 20.59 (bin)

Bootloader Version R2.05D (bin)

Flash Burn 3.00 (exe)

CPS Version 4.02.04 (exe)

Voice Packet 2015-03-23 (zip)

June 14, 2019

Updates version MS 20.05 through MS 20.58 to MS 20.59

You can update directly to this version from MS 20.05 through MS 20.58. Updating from any other version might brick your radio.

Front Panel Firmware Version 2.00.14 is loaded with Front Panel Update Tool. Load the front panel firmware first. Must unzip front panel firmware before using it.

CS800D Firmware Version MS 20.59 and Bootloader Version R2.05D.bin is loaded with Flash Burn 3.00. Load Bootloader before loading CS800D firmware.

Voice packets are loaded through the tools section of the CPS. Updating voice packets should be done last. Must unzip file before using it.

We no longer support version MS.10.XX. We recommend you update your radio to version MS 30.08 or later. If your radio currently has firmware version MS.10.XX you first have to update your radio to MS 20.05 which is explained in the instructions right below.

November 1 , 2017

Instructions for updating radio (pdf)

RCDB_MS_20.05 (bin)

CPS Version 4.02.03 (rar)

LCD Version 2.00.08 (fot)

DM6500 Bootloader R2.04D (bin)

Flash Burn 3.00 (exe)

Front Panel Update Tool (exe)

Voice Packet 2015-03-23 (fv)

November 1 , 2017

Updates version MS 10.00 through MS 10.99 to MS 20.05

 

Additional Topics

August 1 , 2018

Clearing a locked CS800D (zip)

August 1 , 2018

If your CS800D is not responding normally, or turns on with only the mic and display lit and no text in the display, please download this package and follow the instructions included to clear out the memory and reset the radio to factory defaults.

You can only use this program if your radio is already at version MS 20.05 through MS 20.58. Using this version starting from any other version will brick the radio.

Prolific Drivers and Documentation

 

The front panel programming cable uses a Prolific Integrated Circuit. This chip requires you to have a driver in your PC to use that cable. This cable uses a chip that is probably not compatible with the Windows 8 or Windows 10 operating system. The documentation within the ZIP files explains how to determine what version of the Prolific Chip you have and what Microsoft Operating system it is compatible with.

Recovering From a Bricked RadioThis document explains how to recover your CS800D if it gets bricked.
Contact Manager The Contact Manager is a free program written and supported by Tom Wheeler that allows you to move code plugs between different radios. Clicking on this link jumps to Tom Wheeler's web site.