If you're not already familiar with DMR radios, programming an 878 from scratch can be a bear. There are so many settings and it doesn't take much to render one useless.I'm either doing something wrong or I have the deadest radio I have ever used. I can barely get my local noaa weather station, which is a constant feed. Any ideas?
That's up to you. It's not that hard. Start with basic analog repeaters and make sure everything is working there. Then move on to video. There are so many Youtube videos and websites out there related to programming for DMR, specifically this radio, it's not even funny.I figured out what I'm going to do: right now I'm talking to Bridgecomsystems (the retailer I bought it from) to see if I can return it. If I can't, I'm gonna sell it at a loss and try to get back some of what I paid. After that, I'm gonna leave the hobby completely and move on with my life. I've now put approximately 18 hours more/less straight into trying to get this to work and I have officially had it. Thank you to everyone who responded!
Definitely should not be getting static on a local NOAA broadcast. If that's the case, something is likely broken, either the antenna or the radio.I've tried videos. I took a class on this thing- retailer included one in the box. I've tried even entering in my local noaa freq (which is is a constant stream and I know works). If I could get my local analog repeater to work I won't be so frustrated but all I get is nothing but static.