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Old 07-06-2018, 5:54 AM
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Default Anytone AT-D868UV Clock Ticking Sound

I've got this problem with my Anytone AT-D868UV handheld radio. I didn't notice this issue before, and I have done a few firmware upgrades since I purchased it, so I don't know if the sound was introduced in one of those. I did go back one firmware version (1.29) and the sound is still there.

The sound is a ticking sound that is in relation to the colon in the clock on the lcd screen blinking on, then off, so there are two click sounds for every second. It only makes this sound when the squelch is open, and is most apparent when no one is talking on the frequency, just an open sqelch, like when someone opens the repeater but doesn't talk. It may be there when people are talking but I don't notice it.

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Turn the clock display off. (Really!)
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I've got this problem with my Anytone AT-D868UV handheld radio. I didn't notice this issue before, and I have done a few firmware upgrades since I purchased it, so I don't know if the sound was introduced in one of those. I did go back one firmware version (1.29) and the sound is still there.

The sound is a ticking sound that is in relation to the colon in the clock on the lcd screen blinking on, then off, so there are two click sounds for every second. It only makes this sound when the squelch is open, and is most apparent when no one is talking on the frequency, just an open sqelch, like when someone opens the repeater but doesn't talk. It may be there when people are talking but I don't notice it.

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I can't seem to be able to duplicate your problem on CPS 1.30 & FW 2.30. Just to be clear firmware version 1.29 is for the 1st generation hardware. I'm not sure the results if you cross firmware versions.

Do you have an priority channels turned on. Often ticking or interruptions in the voice heard is the sign of priority channel on. Seeing it synced to the colon I doubt is the source of the problem only a symptom. If it goes away when the clock is off then I am wrong.

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I can't seem to be able to duplicate your problem on CPS 1.30 & FW 2.30. Just to be clear firmware version 1.29 is for the 1st generation hardware. I'm not sure the results if you cross firmware versions.

Do you have an priority channels turned on. Often ticking or interruptions in the voice heard is the sign of priority channel on. Seeing it synced to the colon I doubt is the source of the problem only a symptom. If it goes away when the clock is off then I am wrong.

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I mistook my firmware version, it is 2.29, and was 2.30 before I downgraded. You are correct that it appears to be a symptom, because I now notice that the sound occurs whenever I change the view of the screen while the squelch is open. For instance, if I go to my Menu area and go through the screens while someone is on the repeater, the radio will make a scratching sound each time the screen changes its view.
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When I first received my Anytone D868, I had a similar "ticking" problem. At that time, if I recall correctly, the workaround was to turn off the clock display. Sometime later a firmware update was issued to address the problem but I never turned the clock display back on since.
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Mine has the same issue despite several firmware updates. Now running firmware version 2.30 on latest hardware build. Does not matter whether the clock display is on of off, the issue persists. Could be something beyond a firmware fix but just a guess. Will be nice if it can be addressed with a firmware update.
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Turn the clock display off. (Really!)
I turned the Time Display to off, and the noise is still there.

Thanks for the help anyway.
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Could it be that some low-level signal in the immediate area (computer, router, etc.) is defeating the squelch and enabling the noise? Would adjusting the squelch level help?
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Whatever it is, is generated within the radio its self. It's going to have to be a hardware or firmware fix..
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Whatever it is, is generated within the radio its self. It's going to have to be a hardware or firmware fix..
I agree 100%. The noise generated from this radio's display will even interfere with another radio if you position them close enough. Other than this issue which doesn't bother me much
I think this is the best of the cheap Chinese radios on the market so far. The receive audio from the speaker blows away any Uniden portable scanner I've had and I've had them all.
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I agree 100%. The noise generated from this radio's display will even interfere with another radio if you position them close enough. Other than this issue which doesn't bother me much
I think this is the best of the cheap Chinese radios on the market so far. The receive audio from the speaker blows away any Uniden portable scanner I've had and I've had them all.
It's obvious that I'm not the only one having this issue. It is a good radio, and until someone else comes out with a dual band dmr that performs as well as this one does, I'll probably hang onto it.
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I did reach out to the vendor that I purchased it from through Amazon and they were nice enough to offer for me to send it back to them to take a look at it. I purchased it over 6 months ago. I just received another unit back from them, and this one has the same issue. It isn't new in-box but I don't think it was the same one I sent to them. Oh well.
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