Turn your ATD-868UV into an ATD-878UV including analog APRS


Important note – Warning

AttentionThis tutorial is proposed for educational purposes. It details technical steps to reconfigure equipment labelled Anytone ATD-868UV V2 GPS to an equivalent Anytone ATD-878UV GPS equipment.  This requires precise handling of the hardware and software. Be very careful and rigorous. Apply this tutorial only if you have the necessary technical knowledge. After this modification has been applied, the manufacturer will certainly lift any warranty on your equipment. The author of this article cannot under any circumstances be held responsible for any malfunction of the equipment, loss of data, or any consequence of the implementation of all or part of the information made accessible by this Internet blog.


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After its ATD868UV version, Anytone released its ATD878UV version in mid-2018. The main evolution of this latest version of the DMR walkie-talkie is its APRS function for analog channels, in addition to the APRS on DMR channels. After analysis, we realize that the two electronic platforms are identical. In any case, the V2 version of the ATD868UV is the same as the ATD878UV.

It should also be noted that the BTECH DMR-6X2 model, which is the equivalent of the AnyTone AT-D868UV, can also be modified under the same conditions.


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One thought on “Turn your ATD-868UV into an ATD-878UV including analog APRS

  1. How do I restore “Local Information” ?

    Is it normal that now after the upgrade to D878UV the device always restarts when I READ from or WRITE to the radio?

    Comment restaurer les informations de “Local Information” ?

    Est-il normal qu’après la mise à niveau vers D878UV, l’appareil redémarre toujours quand je lis ou écris à la radio ?

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