New firmware 2.32 for Anytone ATD-868UV including APRS feature

 

Firmware evolution at end of august

Here are the new features added to Anytone ATD-868UV (firmware 2.32) and to its CPS software (v1.32), there is now the APRS (Automatic Packet Reporting System) feature included !

  1. All zeros that were displayed in 0 are now crossed out, in Ø, on the Anytone ATD-868UV display.
  2. In the rig menu, Talk Group => TG List => Select => Select Contact, allows you to assign a newTG for the current channel. This is to be used after creating a new channel.
  • (Reminder) Create a new channel:
    • Hold pressing MENU key, until the LCD display “Next Please Press Dial Key”,
    • Press P1 key, the radio will enter into new channel setup.
  • Delete an existing channel:
    • Turn to the channel firstly,
    • hold pressing MENU key, until the LCD display “Next Please Press Dial Key”,
    • press P2 key, the radio will allow deleting the channel.

3. Fixed time error in Call Log => Last Call => Last Call List.

4. Acceleration of the switching time from one zone to another with the up and down keys.

5. In the CPS- software, menu Optional Setting => Display => CH Switching Keeps Last Caller, allows to keep the display of the last heard station when
you change channels.

6. Added feature: APRS GPS position transmission via DMR network. See detailed APRS settings below.

APRS settings

Step 1: Activate APRS on the channel

You must first select one of your channels as the default APRS channel. APRS beacon will be emit on the frequencies, color code, and timeslot corresponding to the repeater or hotspot you are using.

Open the channel settings screen and select :

  • APRS Report on ‘On”
  • APRS Report Channel at 1

Step 2: Set up the APRS data

1. Open from the left menu the “Digital APRS Information” screen

2. In the “Digital APRS Information” screen, enter the beacon transmission period in manual [Manual Tx Intervals].

3. Enter[APRS Auto TX Intervals] (in seconds)

4. Define the power level of the APRS beacon (for hotspots, prefer the low level (Low))

5. Fixed GPS Beacon (This to mean that the beacon is a fixed point or GPS origin)

  • Not Used: APRS beacons are sent from the GPS position. The GPS must first be activated and the GPS position determined (measured) by the Anytone.
  • Used : APRS beacons are sent using the fixed point defined in the “ddd.ddddd” box.

6. Enter your fixed position in decimal format

To determine a fixed location, you can use maps.google.com and click on the map. At the bottom of the screen, the coordinates directly in decimal format can be used.

7. Enter the destination identifier of the APRS beacon and its call type (generally Private). Specify the transmission timeslot (typically the one corresponding to the channel – step 1 – You can then leave the Channel Slot setting)

To find the destination number of the APRS tag, refer to the brandmeister wiki site. You will normally find this information on the country page. Be careful, choose the country according to the Master used by the repeater or hotspot. Here F5ZKS uses the master 2281, which is in Switzerland. In this case the TG Private is 5057. For a repeater on master France, the TG Private is 208999. In US, the APRS TG destination is in private call 310999.

The APRS settings screen under Anytone CPS (Firmware 2.32)

8. Users of repeater or hotspot connected to Brandmeister will define in their SelfCare account the Motorola brand for the Anytone tranceiver.

Motorola brand for APRS

APRS positioning results

Here is a listing of the raw APRS data, via the DMR F5ZKS repeater (MMDVM technology) and the Hotspot F5UII

 

Download firmware 2.32

Follow the update procedure available in the article Discover Anytone AT-D868UV, what is it really worth? 📶 and in particular the step of updating icons (some are added for APRS)

Hardware V1.0 — Please use the firmware V1.32 for updating the radio.
Hardware V1.1 — Please use the firmware V2.32 for updating the radio.

 

France repeater Codeplug

A codeplug is available with 121 french repeater. After open it with the CPS software including APRS beacons on TG208, mind to modify your CSS7 ID

7 thoughts on “New firmware 2.32 for Anytone ATD-868UV including APRS feature

  1. Merci c’est top comme tuto.

    73’s Vincent HB9VCJ – KF6CYU

    (Translation)
    Thanks, it’s a top tutorial.

    73’s Vincent HB9VCJ – KF6CYU

  2. Hello All,
    I believe I have loaded V2.32 FW. When I check the radio under Menu – Settings, it still shows the firmware version as 2.31. Is this correct? I have tried several times to see if I was doing something wrong. I did put the radio in update mode and then reset the microprocessor after the firmware load. Thanks for the help.

    73,
    Don
    N6LHZ

    (Traduction)
    Bonjour à tous,
    Je suis convaincu d’avoir chargé V2.32 FW. Lorsque je vérifie la radio sous Menu – Paramètres, elle affiche toujours la version du micrologiciel 2.31. Est-ce que c’est exact ? J’ai essayé plusieurs fois de voir si je faisais quelque chose de mal. J’ai mis la radio en mode mise à jour puis réinitialisé le microprocesseur après la charge du firmware. Merci pour l’aide.

    73,
    Don
    N6LHHZ

    1. Hello,

      I have no troubles on my side, I practice without doing a final reset, as follows (and explained also here) :
      – prior saving of the configuration (backuping the rdt file)
      – reignition in flash mode (PTT + orange button)
      – send file 868UV_1G_V2.32_2018-08-26.spi.
      – Re-ignition

      I immediately noticed that the 2.32 firmware was in place with the strikethrough zeros displayed on the screen.
      73
      Chris

      (Traduction)
      Bonjour,

      je n’ai pas de soucis de mon coté, j’ai pratiqué sans faire de reset final, comme suit (et également expliqué ici):
      – sauvegarde préalable de la configuration (en fichier rdt)
      – réallumage en mode de flashage (PTT + bouton orange)
      – envoi du fichier 868UV_1G_V2.32_2018-08-26.spi.
      – Réallumage

      J’ai tout de suite constaté que le firmware 2.32 était en place aux zéros barrés affichés sur l’écran
      73
      Christian

  3. Merci Christian pour ce super “tuto”.
    73 de Gérald

    (Translation)
    Thank you Christian for this great “tuto”.
    73 de Gérald

  4. 73s
    pouvez vous m’envoyer un code plug francais pour la version d’anytone de base
    pour me faire la main HI HI HI……
    pour un anytone firm v2.27 hard v 1.10 radio data v1.00
    pour demarrer mon poste

    je pense passer a votre version aprs plus tard

    MERCI

    (Translation)
    73s
    can you send me a french codeplug for the basic version of anytone
    to teach me HI HI HI HI HI………
    for an anytone firm v2.27 hard v 1.10 radio data v1.00
    to start my handy

    I think I’ll move on to your APRS version later.

    THANK YOU

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