AnyTone AT-D878UV In-Depth Review – DMR HT with APRS!

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  1. VA2PV

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    The AnyTone AT-D878UV is a dual band analog FM and DMR (tier I and II) portable radio, it supports APRS, DMR Roaming and DPRS. This radio is designed for amateur radio. Plus, it has a lot of cool features, it’s easy to program and used via it’s keypad.

    This radio looks similar to the AnyTone AT-D868UV, but with more features and processing power.

    Hope you like the review.

    73 Pascal VA2PV


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  2. KC3HJP

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    Hmm.... programming software looks just like what you get with new Alinco DJ-MD5TGP and the display shows many similarities. I can’t help but think that these two radios are coming out of the same factory. Alinco has GPS but no APRS. Pricepoint is similar. Both have a couple of features that the other does not have.
     
  3. VA2PV

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    Hi Curtis, everyone is wondering about that as well, until somebody got both side by side and proof code plug compatibility it's hard to tell. 73 and thanks for watching, Pascal VA2PV.
     
  4. KE0CRP

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    Hello Pascal,

    Great review of an excellent radio, I have one myself and have been enjoying it. Would you care to go through, or create a short video of how to set up the aprs on this radio? I've been getting caught up somewhere and have not been able to make it work on either digital or analog.

    73,

    Jake
     
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  5. VA2PV

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    Hi Jake, Thank you. You can pause my video when I show the APRS page, enter the same value but with your callsign and it should work, at least for analog APRS. There is a video you can dowload on the manufacturer website in the support page, that's where I found the information. There still a few things that I'm not sure, I used the same destination callsign identical as in the support video, but I think there must be a closer digipeater I could use, a work in progress, at least I was able to make it work for the review. I also still wonder if it can received APRS informations and show it on the display, the option "RX APRS" is only available when in digital mode, but it should be DPRS? I just notice there was a new firmware available, I will try it out. When everything is sorted out I could do a setup video, let me know if it work for you. 73 Pascal VA2PV
     
  6. KE0CRP

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    Thank you sir, I'll give it a shot. Which firmware version do you have? I am showing a version of 1.09 on mine.

    73,

    Jake
     
    Last edited: Jan 3, 2019
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  7. VA2SS

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    Great work Pascal! Alinco and many other HT have their firmware from the same core… I do have an Alinco DJ-MD5GP and it will have APRS soon too. IMHO, Anytone seems to be well seated now in the DMR market…. a nice choice!

    73 de Jeff | VA2SS
     
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  8. KC2FQ

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    Nice job with the review.
     
    Last edited: Jan 3, 2019
  9. K9GLS

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    I'm sure I am completely wrong and the outrage culture will put me in my ignorant place. The first thing I look at on these radios is the transmit frequency range. This one is 136-174 / 400-480 MHz RX/TX. To me that means the FCC doesn't like this radio since it can transmit out of amateur radio frequencies. Again, I am probably wrong in my thinking. But compare these radios to Yaesu, Icom and Kenwood this transmit range is wildly different. Okay outrage in 3...2...1.
     
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  10. KI6PMD

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    Isn't it amazing how far you can talk on the INTERNET !!!!! sorry not real RADIO !
     
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