• To anyone looking to acquire commercial radio programming software:

    Please do not make requests for copies of radio programming software which is sold (or was sold) by the manufacturer for any monetary value. All requests will be deleted and a forum infraction issued. Making a request such as this is attempting to engage in software piracy and this forum cannot be involved or associated with this activity. The same goes for any private transaction via Private Message. Even if you attempt to engage in this activity in PM's we will still enforce the forum rules. Your PM's are not private and the administration has the right to read them if there's a hint to criminal activity.

    If you are having trouble legally obtaining software please state so. We do not want any hurt feelings when your vague post is mistaken for a free request. It is YOUR responsibility to properly word your request.

    To obtain Motorola software see the Sticky in the Motorola forum.

    The various other vendors often permit their dealers to sell the software online (i.e., Kenwood). Please use Google or some other search engine to find a dealer that sells the software. Typically each series or individual radio requires its own software package. Often the Kenwood software is less than $100 so don't be a cheapskate; just purchase it.

    For M/A Com/Harris/GE, etc: there are two software packages that program all current and past radios. One package is for conventional programming and the other for trunked programming. The trunked package is in upwards of $2,500. The conventional package is more reasonable though is still several hundred dollars. The benefit is you do not need multiple versions for each radio (unlike Motorola).

    This is a large and very visible forum. We cannot jeopardize the ability to provide the RadioReference services by allowing this activity to occur. Please respect this.

Anytone Anytone AT-8888UV Scanning


Nov 19, 2014
litchfield, ct
Has anyone experienced the anytone AT-8888-uv fail to stop scanning when transmission is received? I find that this radio will not stop scanning for any channel. I had an Ed Fong dual band antenna tuned to 155.1075/463.1075. The radio will only stop scanning for our dispatch channel 155.1075. I assumed the issue was the antenna so I purchased an HYS multi band antenna and had no changes. I understand that this is not an amateur radio frequency and I am not a licensed ham. I do know that someone in this group knows what I am doing wrong or what radio I should use.
I am not certain anyone will be able or willing to address this question, but with my local radio shop closed, I am at a loss for where to get advice. Background: I am not licensed as a ham...never took the test. I am a service chief for a volunteer ambulance company and have been using the emergency service bands since I was 14. Years ago I purchased a "modified" Icom dual band radio from a shop in my area. I used it as a scanner and base radio. After almost a decade of service, the transmit functions failed. My beloved wife bought me an anytone 8888 for my birthday to replace it. While I wanted to return to the ham shop and get a quality radio that would rx/tx on our dispatch frequencies and work with the uhf ham repeaters in my area. Someday I will take the test. So now I have the anytone 8888 and given the state of our economy and my bank account, do not want to buy another radio unless I have no alternative. I also no longer have Lentini communications available to get guidance in CT. I know I can just get a scanner and use my portable to sign on at home, still the base station is something I have grown accustom to. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.