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Old 11-03-2017, 6:34 AM
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Default Anytone AT-D868

Has anyone had experience with this radio yet? I keep seeing references about it but I cannot even find anyone selling it on the web or eBay. Is it even available yet to buy?
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Old 11-03-2017, 6:53 AM
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Are you talking about the D868UV?

http://www.grapevineamateurradio.com...umber=AT-868UV
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Another supplier with great customer support: Connect Systems
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Yes so I must have had the wrong model number. That looks like the one. Looks like none in stock right now though
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https://powerwerx.com/anytone-atd868...-band-handheld
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Thank You Tom, there it is. I wonder why there isn't many places selling it. Looks like a great radio, except for the fact that it seems that I won't be able to apply my MD-380 codeplug into this radio easily.
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Thank You Tom, there it is. I wonder why there isn't many places selling it. Looks like a great radio, except for the fact that it seems that I won't be able to apply my MD-380 codeplug into this radio easily.


This won’t convert it over?

http://n0gsg.com/contact-manager/
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This won’t convert it over?

N0GSG DMR Contact Manager Support Page
That would be great if it did
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I have the 868UVE. I bought mine from Connect Systems - Great service. That being said, the hardware is great but the firmware and programming software needs a lot of work. I bought it because it has Two-Tone decode. The problem is it encodes up to 24 tone sets but will only decode one which for me was a big disappointment. I'm hoping they make it so you can decode 24 sets as well. The audio is good and so far, the battery life is good too although I have not done any transmitting with it. I have used it to successfully decode some Trbo transmissions and the audio was really good. If they re-wrote the firmware so you could set it up like a talk-back pager and market it as a different model, they could sell a ton of these to FD's.
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Quick question about this radio: The specs indicate 400-480 Mhz coverage. By any chance will it receive up to 484 Mhz ?

Also, can the radio be programmed from the keypad for ham use ?
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You can't program above 480 Mhz.... And yes, with some effort you can program through the keypad....
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Is this radio capable of receiving two signals at the same time? Does it have two real VFOs? Or, is it dual-watch like a baofengs where the radio scans the two channels it displays on the screen? Are any of the other dual-band dmr radios capable of this?
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Is this radio capable of receiving two signals at the same time? Does it have two real VFOs? Or, is it dual-watch like a baofengs where the radio scans the two channels it displays on the screen? Are any of the other dual-band dmr radios capable of this?
Only one at a time. Only other radio that works as you describe would be the Kenwood radios. Very expensive, but can do what you are looking for.
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Thank you!
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I've had my D868 for about a week. The latest FW upgrade (2.17) has vastly improved the usability of this little radio and the manufacturer seems anxious to work out any remaining issues. I also have a TYT MD-380 and I must say that I'm liking the Anytone more and more.

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Thank You Tom, there it is. I wonder why there isn't many places selling it.
Here is another dealer.
Anytone AT-D868UV Dual Band DMR + FM
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Only one at a time. Only other radio that works as you describe would be the Kenwood radios. Very expensive, but can do what you are looking for.
The Wouxun page above shows that is does actually receive two at the same time:

Dual Receive
Allows reception of two channels at the same time (V+V, U+U, V+U)


Digital DMR and Analog
Features both DMR digital and analog FM modes on any channel


Color TFT Display
Large 1.77 inch color TFT screen for great Day or Night operation with Dual or Single Channel display


High Power Output
6.0W, 4.0W, 2.5W, 1.0W selectable TX power output.


2 & 5 Tone Paging
Includes built-in 2 Tone and 5 Tone Paging feature


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The Wouxun page above shows that is does actually receive two at the same time:

Dual Receive
Allows reception of two channels at the same time (V+V, U+U, V+U)


I can confirm that the AnyTone D868uv can NOT receive two frequencies simultaneously. Like many of these radios, it appears to support "dual-watch", where it can monitor two frequencies but the first one to show activity will pass audio. The other will not.

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Please take note that any true "dual receive" radios will always have two volume controls, meaning that there are two physical receivers on the chassis.
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