Re: What do you think of this radio?


I just bought one last week. So, I am NOT an expert in this, but I did find the learning curve to be a little steep, even for Analog frequencies. Be sure to go through their courses online (I am about half way done). You will need the software on a PC to program the radio, and once you get the feel for a "CodePlug", you are also there. I haven't done much DMR yet, but I have done a bunch of analog QSOs (simple and repeater) and it seems to work fine, AFTER you figure out how to program it. Spend a few hours running through there courses to understand the CodePlug concepts. All the information is there, but there is so much I had gone back and rewatched several videos.

One tip. Once I got some of the basics down about the codeplug, I started plugging all my freqs in there. Got things all messed up. Start with a couple of analog repeaters and a couple of analog simplex freqs. Load them in the channels then create two zones, "Analog Repeaters", and "Analog SImplex" and learn how to setup up and configure each zone. Download to the radio and try it out. I played with it a couple of times and things started to be more understandable. Then start adding more.

Remember, you can always start over with a blank CodePlug. But be sure to save each of them separately.

At least this has worked for me so far. Still got a lot to learn. 

73s, Bob, N6VZO

On Fri, 2022-01-14 at 17:09 -0800, silveyd@... wrote:

The AnyTone AT-D878UVII Plus DMR Handheld Radio

Would get it from Bridgecomm in KC.  $299.00 with software, on-line training, etc.  I would want to use for DMR I assume to talk around the world but also just plain old analogue mode when in the mountains with other other Land Cruiser club members.  Car to car. No external antenna.

I have a 10W TYT which is not user friendly but easy to get on the one channel I need.  And 4 Baofeng units which are also not super easy to program even with laptop software. Also easy to get to one channel but lots of steps to program for much more.  I Can use Chirp to load 2 of them and 2 won't work with chirp. 

My only real experience is off-roading, vehicle to vehicle and used to do the local call around on Wed nights. 

Will the AnyTone make my overall experience easier and will it do for cross country travel easily.  Anyone have one?  You can email me directly or reply to group.  Thanks! David.

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