Discover Anytone AT-D868UV, what is it really worth? 📶

Interesting features

Highlights

  • Digital monitoring (Digi Mon Menu) single slot, and double slot (called “Promiscious” mode on other stations, allowing to receive one or two timeslots, regardless of the talkgroup) – Timeslot switchable on a programmable key (firmware 2.30)
  • Good audio modulation quality selectable
  • Among other data, Import of code bases by the CPS software
  • Import mask (Menu Tools / Import)
  • Audio recordings (still erratic on my tests)
  • Channel capacity per zone (up to 250 per zone)
  • Simplified zone change, without going through a menu (up/down arrow directly on the keyboard)
  • 5 programmable function keys (i.e. 10 direct commands thanks to short press and long press)
  • 1 Watt speaker, allowing listening in a noisy environment – Excellent audio quality.
  • Automatic switch-off of the talky-walky without activity after a programmable delay.

Things to improve

These points to be improved (or tested again) concern:

  • GPS position transmission in APRS beacon (Brandmeister announces for the moment that the format is not supported – will it be developed?)
  • The transmission of SMS via network, remains to test (and discover the two types of SMS).
  • Analog reception noise with the original antenna. A first impression is that reception is less sensitive than it could be. I didn’t make any measurements about it to be more formal.

Conclusion

Without any alternative firmware to be installed, this A,ytone AT-D868UV is rich in features, very complete. It allows to store all analog FM repeaters and also DMR on both VHF and UHF bands. The ergonomics of the software is well done, copy/paste of channels facilitate their definitions, the import of the worldwide station identifiers is simplistic (A compatible database is available on this site to integrate by the Menu Tools / import).

To conclude, the Anytone AT-868-UV is very well-made, and seems robust. This VHF and UHF Anytone AT-D868UVE handy is very complete, and intrasequentially good quality. Its autonomy is adequate and further improved with the 3100mAh Li-ion battery. Some bugs are still potentially present in the firmware, but the updates are very followed by the manufacturer (currently monthly rhythm). The programming software is also very complete.

In conclusion of its use, I think I can announce that the ATD868UV is fabulous for its quality / price ratio.

You wish to ask me questions about one or the other feature, or to share with the readers of the blog your experiences that you would have realized yourself with the AT-D868UV, the comments of this article are at your disposal.

So good traffic in DMR!

28 thoughts on “Discover Anytone AT-D868UV, what is it really worth? 📶

  1. aprs with anytone AT-D868UV?

    I’m also interesting in your MMDVM with STM32, how to start?
    Is the code opensource? I would adapt to STM32F072 nucleo, if possible?

    (Traduction)
    aprs avec un AT-D868UV ?

    Je suis aussi intéressé par votre MMDVM avec STM32, comment commencer ?
    Le code est-il open source ? Je m’adapterais au nuclĂ©o STM32F072, si possible ?

    1. Erik,

      As written in the review, APRS feature is not for moment supported since the format is not (for moment) supported by the networks. I need to test that in more detail.
      About MMDVM, yes the projects (MMDVM and MMDVMHost) are opensource : https://github.com/g4klx My PCB (with standard size components) is available on shop.f5uii.net, as gerber PCB files here. MMDVM is not design for this nucleo STM32F072 board.

      (Traduction)
      Erik,

      Comme Ă©crit dans l’article, la fonction APRS n’est pas supportĂ©e pour le moment puisque le format n’est pas (pour le moment) supportĂ© par les rĂ©seaux. Je dois tester cela plus en dĂ©tail.
      A propos de MMDVM, oui les projets (MMDVM et MMDVMHost) sont open source : https://github.com/g4klx Mon PCB (avec composants Ă  taille standard) est disponible sur shop.f5uii.net, ou avec les fichiers Gerber ici. MMDVM n’est pas conçu pour cette carte nuclĂ©o STM32F072.

    2. Many thanks for the APRS feature, it works now with release 2.32.
      (FYI:
      firstly I didn’t perform the icon upgrade,
      my calls didn’t showed up on brandmeister and the rig freezed after a while).

      Another pending on my experimental list is the MMDVM with a STM32; is there an how to for amateur?

      (Traduction)
      Merci beaucoup pour la fonctionnalité APRS, elle fonctionne maintenant avec la version 2.32.
      (Pour votre information :
      Dans un premier temps, je n’ai pas effectuĂ© la mise Ă  jour des icĂ´nes,
      mes appels n’apparaissait pas sur Brandmeister et le poste se bloquait au bout d’un moment).

      Une chose sur ma liste expĂ©rimentale est le MMDVM avec un STM32 ; y a-t-il un mode d’emploi pour amateur ?

  2. Bonjour comment supprimer le call end ?

    (Translation)
    Hello how to suppress the call end?

    1. Julien,

      Tous simplement dans les options du CPS : Optional Settings / Onglet Digital Fun / Call End Prompt Box = Off

      (Translation)
      Julien,

      Simply in the CPS options: Optional Settings / Digital Fun / Call End Prompt Box = Off

        1. En effet, l’option a Ă©tĂ© dĂ©placĂ©e. Elle est Ă  prĂ©sent dans l’onglet Display du CPS: Optional Settings / Onglet Display / Call End Prompt Box = Off

          display

          (Translation)
          Indeed, the option has been moved. It is now in the CPS Display tab: Optional Settings / Display Tab / Call End Prompt Box = Off

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  4. Merci je confirme cela va mieux sans le bruit lol.

    Savez vous comment avoir un bip avant de parler ??

    (Translation)
    Thanks I confirm it goes better without the noise (lol).

    Do you know how to get a beep before you talk??

    1. Un bip peu retentir Ă  la fin de la transmission de votre correspondant, permettant ainsi de savoir quand reprendre le microphone. Dans le CPS, ouvrir le panneau Optional Setting / Onglet Alert tone / Digital Call ResetTone = On

      (Translation)
      A beep may sound at the end of your partner’s transmission, allowing you to know when to pick up the microphone. In the CPS, open the Optional Setting / Alert tone tab / Digital Call ResetTone = On tab.

  5. How would you add 1 frequency without a pc that I would like to monitor. It’s a fire department so its just to listen to on DMR. 156.50 mhz CC 8
    TG 14120000 SL 1. Would I use your add a channel or add a talkgroup to keep it stored.
    Then switch on Digi Mon for that frequency.

    (Traduction)
    Comment ajouteriez-vous 1 frĂ©quence que j’aimerais surveiller sans un PC. C’est un service d’incendie, donc c’est juste pour Ă©couter sur DMR. 156.50 mhz CC 8
    TG 14120000 SL 1. J’utiliserais le canal ou d’un groupe de discussion pour le garder en mĂ©moire.
    puis ensuite Digi Mon pour cette fréquence.

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  7. Bonjour les amis,
    Après une manipulation malencontreuse, mon AnyTone AT-D868UV reste verrouillĂ©. J’ai bien fait la manip appuyĂ© sur Ă©toile rien n’y fait, j’ai mĂŞme dĂ©branchĂ© la batterie, remis en route en appuyant sur * toujours la mĂŞme rĂ©ponse Key Locked. Que dois-je faire ?
    Merci pour la réponse. Philippe F6FBD

    (Translation)
    Hello friends,
    After an unfortunate manipulation, my AnyTone AT-D868UV remains locked. I did the manipulation well pressed on star nothing did there, I even disconnected the battery, restarted by pressing * always the same Key Locked answer. What am I supposed to do?
    Thanks for the answer. Philippe F6FBD

    1. Bonjour,

      Je suggère de recharger sur le poste un codeplug dans lequel vous aurez vérifié que la fonction Keyboard Lock est sur Off (Optional Setting, Onglet Key Function).
      Key Lock AT-D868UV
      73 Christian

      (Translation)
      I suggest to reload on the workstation a codeplug in which you will have verified that the Keyboard Lock function is on Off (Optional Setting, Key Function tab).
      Key Lock AT-D868UV
      73 Chris

  8. Hello Chris ,
    As tu tester le at-d878 uv ?
    Ou peux ton trouver la conf du 5 ton sur le 868 ou le 878
    En encore une derniere question
    Quel est l'adresse net ou je peux trouver les cps et le firmware pour ces 2 radio
    ( c'elle du fabricant )
    Merci 73
    Alex

    (Translation)
    Hello Chris,
    Have you tested the at-d878uv?
    Where can you find the 5-tone conf on 868 or 878
    In one last question
    What is the inet address where I can find the cps and firmware for these 2 radios
    (from the manufacturer)
    Thank you 73
    Alex

    1. Bonjour Alex,

      Je n'ai pas testé le AT-D878UV. Les firmwares de ce poste peuvent se trouver ici : http://premier01.com/d878uv_firmware.html
      Et pour le AT-D868UV firmware et CPS : http://www.connectsystems.com/software/software%20D868UV.htm

      Pour régler les 5-tone du 868, ouvrir le CPS, et dans la colonne de gauche, sous Analog, choisir '5-Tone setting'. Configurer une des 100 lignes d'ID disponibles. Sur le canal analogique souhaité, configurer 'Optional Signal = 5Tone'. Puis choisir la ligne correspondante pour le champ '5Tone ID'.

      (Translation)
      Hello Alex,

      I have not tested the AT-D878UV. The firmware for this workstation can be found here: http://premier01.com/d878uv_firmware.html
      And for the AT-D868UV firmware and CPS: http://www.connectsystems.com/software/software%20D868UV.htm

      To set the 5-tone of the 868, open the CPS, and in the left column, under Analog, choose "5-Tone setting". Configure one of the 100 available ID lines. On the desired analog channel, configure "Optional Signal = 5Tone". Then choose the corresponding line for the field'5Tone ID'.

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  10. Bonjour à tous j'ai un problème avec l'anytone AT868UV, il reste bloqué à la fenêtre ANYTONE j'ai fais plusieurs réinitialisations mais toujours pareil, j'ai refais des mises à jour du firmware. Quelqu'un peu m'aider ?

    (Translation)
    Hello everyone I have a problem with the anytone AT868UV, it remains blocked at the ANYTONE window I have done several resets but still the same, I have redone firmware updates. Can someone help me?

  11. Bonjour,
    Est il possible d’ĂŞtre Ă  l’Ă©coute d’une seule frĂ©quence sur 868? Pour le moment je ne peux qu ĂŞtre en double veille sur 2 frĂ©quences.

    Cordialement.

    Damien

    (Translation)
    Hello,
    Is it possible to listen to only one frequency on 868? For the moment I can only be in double standby on 2 frequencies.

    Sincerely.

    Damien

    1. Bonjour,

      Je constate Ă©galement que les 2 VFO sont toujours affectĂ©s. Mais rien n’empĂŞche de placer la mĂŞme frĂ©quence ou le mĂŞme canal DMR aux 2 VFOs.
      Salutations
      Christian F5UII

      (Translation)
      Hello,

      I also note that both VFOs are always affected. But nothing prohibits to set the same frequency or DMR channel to the 2 VFOs.
      Greetings
      Christian F5UII

      1. Merci, je n avais pas pensé à cette astuce. Dommage qu ils n aient pas mis une touche de raccourci pour n écouter qu un vfo.

        (Translation)
        Thank you, I hadn’t thought of that trick. Too bad they didn’t put a shortcut key to listen only to a unique vfo.

  12. comment dĂ©bloquer un clavier d’un anytone

    (Translation)
    how to unlock a keyboard from an anytone

    1. Avec le CPS, menu Optional setting, onglet Key function, changez les propriétés Keyboard Lock à Off et Professional Key lock à Off. Recharger votre CPS.

      (Translation)
      With the CPS, menu Optional setting, tab Key function, change the properties Keyboard Lock to Off and Professional Key lock to Off. Reload your CPS.

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  14. Bonjour,
    Je viens de recevoir mon anytone D868UV j’ai un petit soucis avec. quand j’appuis sur le ptt il m’affiche que la batterie est dĂ©chargĂ©e alors elle est chargĂ©e

    (Translation)
    Hello,
    I just received my anytone D868UV I have a little problem with it. when I press the ptt it shows me that the battery is discharged but in fact it is charged

  15. Bonjour,
    Voila j’ai un message qui s’affiche comme quoi je devrais charger la batterie mais sur l’affichage la batterie est pleine.Pourriez vous me dire c’est dĂą a quoi merci

    Cordialement

    (Translation)
    Hello,
    Here I have a message that says I should charge the battery but on the display the battery is full. Could you tell me where it comes from.

    Sincerely

    1. Bonjour,

      Ce fonctionnement ne semble pas être nominal. Testez cette manipulation lorsque le poste est en charge sur son socle. Si votre matériel est neuf, je vous invite à vous rapprocher de votre revendeur;

      (Translation)
      Hello,

      This behavior does not seem to be nominal. Test this handling when the radio is charging on its base. If your equipment is new, I invite you to contact your dealer;

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  17. Bonjour Ă  tous ,
    Sur l’Anytone AT-D868 connaissez vous le moyen d’extraire les fichiers audio des qso enregistrĂ©s pour pouvoir les Ă©couter sur un ordinateur ? il y a bien dans l’onglet >> tool>>> recordla liste des fichiers audio avec un bouton export mais il n’y a pas de format de lecture ni d’extension attribuer Ă  ce fichier donc illisible.
    Merci d’avance pour votre aide

    (Translation)
    Hello everyone,
    On the Anytone AT-D868 do you know how to extract the audio files from the recorded qso files to be able to listen to them on a computer? there is well in the tab >> tool >>> record the list of audio files with an export button but there is no playback format or extension assigned to this file so unreadable.
    Thank you in advance for your help

    1. Perhaps upload the files somewhere and somebody could download them and check the file format.

      (Translation)
      Peut-ĂŞtre en dĂ©posant les fichiers quelque part et quelqu’un pourrait les tĂ©lĂ©charger et vĂ©rifier le format du fichier.

  18. Bonsoir Ă  tous,
    Sur mon 868 le S-mètre monte en vhf Ă  son niveau max squelch ouvert avec l’antenne fournie, le phĂ©nomène n’existe pas avec une antenne extĂ©rieure ainsi quand uhf ce qui fait penser un brouillage du au poste. Est ce un cas d’espèce ou c’est le cas gĂ©nĂ©ral?

    Merci de vos réponses

    (Translation)
    Good evening, everyone,
    On my 868 with the supplied antenna, the S-meter goes up in vhf at its max squelch level open, the phenomenon does not exist with an external antenna so when uhf what makes think a jamming of the station. Is this a case in point or is it the general case?

    Thank you for your answers

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