NO interest in digital operation. Will stick with analog for near future. Regret purchasing code plugs which I will not use.
Seems like a good radio. I am new to Ham radio in the past year. And DMR is not why I got into Hame radio, but it does have my curiosity up. So I thought I would see how I like it. So far I have been just learning the programming and some of the nuances of DMR radio. I'm sure I will like it once I get a little more experience and a little more invested in it. Like all hobbies you can chase yourself into that gear rabbit hole. I like that this is a portable communications that can be used to go around the world with if you so desire to. I still love HF but this is an alternative that has its place in communications too. It would be nice if it were able to directly link to Wifi or a phone hotspot without the added expense of a Skybridge. Right now I'm limited to using a DMR repeater. But am fine with that for now.
Using the 578 as a 2 meter, 440, DMR base station. The CPS and included programming cable make it easy to set up and get on the air quickly. Still learning about all the features and DMR. BridgeCom was fast to respond to my initial inquiry and answered all my questions before I even ordered. Delivery was quick and on time.
Some people like to build things from the ground up. I like to reverse engineer it. It's great to see the finished product then be able to tweak and fiddle and reconstruct it. Everything worked, plug and play (no pun intended) right out of the box. Plugged it in, turned it all on, and started hearing voices immediately after changing to an active talk group (already programmed into my code plug and my phone). If interested in playing in the world of DMR, this is a great buy. The 878 also makes a great UHF/VHF radio. I get a much better signal with it than I do with my other HTs.
I absolutely love my Plug and Play Package Its Great to be able to talk all over the world Thanks BridgeCom and To Lucas for setting my Radio Up
The process could not have been easier unless they showed up at my door and plugged it in. Seriously, I had more issues with a fire stick than I had getting this up and running. I could not be happier with the professionalism extended to this novice by the people at BridgeCom.
I have not used it much yet due to medical problems but so far I can say it is great to have all those spots available on my handheld . I have not merged it with my other sites already programmed but seems it can be done with some effort. Hope to do that soon.
Awesome price fast shipping.
Nagoya NA-771 15.6-Inch Whip VHF/UHF (144/430Mhz) Female Antenna
Very happy and completely satisfied with the price and quality of this product.
I recommend it.
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The AnyTone line of radios sold by BridgeCom are great radios. I was brand new into Amateur Radio when I bought my first DMR radio from BridgeCom, the 878UV Plus followed by my first 578UV 3 Pro and today, I'm ordering my second 578 UV 3 Pro. I highly recommend these radios.
Outstanding performance I enjoy not only having all 50 state talk groups but the international talk groups as well. Support from BrdgeCom is the best I have ever seen from a ham radio company. Keep up the good work and the products coming. 73 WB4MYO
I am very pleased with the new handheld! I am able to hit our local repeater and have made some interesting DMR contacts. The Super Codeplug works well and I am exploring many of the Talk Groups as I go along. Your videos and very helpful and I want to thank your staff for helping each time I have called.
Doug Herman, KD0TG
With the plug and play option I plugged it in and once it booted up I made my first ever DMR contact, it's that easy.