The Anytone AT-D878UV PLUS is a portable radio for DMR digital radio transmissions (compatible with MOTOTRBO Tier 1 and 2); traditional FM is also supported. Unlike many other DMR devices, the AT-D878UV offers true VFO operations . Here, a radio operator can set the frequency and transmission parameters as usual, instead of accessing only the pre-programmed memory channels. Obviously, the Anytone D878UV also comes with memory channels , 4000 to be precise; but you don't just have to depend on the preprogrammed channels. Another difference with other DMR devices is the possibility to change most (not all) of the parameters on the device. So you don't have to rely on computer programming for every little change. However, settings for all parameters (such as the DMR ID) are only possible with dedicated (free) PC software.
New The AT-D878UV is the successor to the immensely popular D868UV. New to this radio is - among other things - the APRS / FM. The '878' has more internal program memory which allows the manufacturer to incorporate more features into the software. For example it is now possible to set all APRS parameters through the menu, there is no need to reprogram the codeplug for such changes. Another new feature is "roaming", ie the function in which a repeater is automatically selected by checking the repeatability of repeaters from a list of predefined repeaters.
The feature set of the AT-D878UV is very broad. 4000 different channels can be stored (in digital and analog, mixed operations also possible); 10000 talk groups are configurable and the memory can hold up to 150,000 contacts . In analog operation, functions such as DTMF, CTCSS and DCS are supported, in addition to encoding with two-tone and five-tone signals. A 1750 Hz tone burst is also available. Five of the radio buttons can be individually assigned functions, so that each user can adjust the radio to suit their personal preferences. The large 1.77 "color display can be illuminated with varying degrees of brightness and is easy to read even in sunlight. To save energy, the display turns off after an adjustable period of time.
Another feature to highlight is the option to store multiple DMR IDs . Then it is possible to use the device either in a professional corporate radio group, or, with another ID, in the amateur radio band. Or more family members could share the same device. The Anytone AT-D878UV is equipped with a GPS receiver , position data can be transmitted via radio. The D878UV is a Dualband device for 2 m (VHF) and 70 cm (UHF), on both bands it is possible to work in analogue mode in FM or digital in DMR. In addition, a receiver for the broadcast WFM band is also available. The transmission power can be set to 4 levels from a minimum of 1 to a maximum of 6 watts (UHF) or 7 watts (VHF). The headphone / microphone jack is compatible with Kenwood or Wouxun. The antenna connection is a recessed SMA connector, so you can use Diamond's optional antennas, such as those ending in "J" in the product designation. The programming cable is included in the supply, the programming software must be downloaded (free of charge) from the manufacturer's website.
Scope of delivery Characteristics of the Anytone AT-D878UV
1.77 "color LCD display
10-key keyboard, 5 freely programmable function keys
Dualband 2 m / 70 cm (V / U, V / V, U / U)
Selectable channel width 12.5 / 25 kHz (analog) or fixed at 12.5 kHz (DMR)
Digital: DMR (Tier I / II) and analogue FM
WFM receiver 87.5 - 108 MHz
Up to 5 configurable DMR IDs
4000 Memories, 10,000 Talkgroups, contact list up to 150,000 entries
250 usable zones (memory banks)
Display of the caller's ID (Call sign)
Two programmable timeslots, all settable color codes
Output power of 1, 2.5, 5, 6 (UHF) / 7 (VHF) Watts
Automatic recognition of Analog / Digital mode
Tone at 1750 Hz
Tone squelch CTCSS, DCS
Tone call: DTMF, 2 tones, 5 tones
New APRS on FM or DMR
New APRS settings for menu
Recording and retransmission of received signals (DMR only)
New Roaming (selection of a reachable repeater from a pre-defined list)
New Ready for the Bluetooth option (see note).
Compatible accessories Kenwood / Wouxun
Table charger with 12V power supply, it can be easily used in the station or in the car