I originally owned an Anytone analog HT that was very sweet. Excellent sensitivity and selectivity. So, when they came out with the 868UV I knew it would be a fine radio and it is.
The AT-878UVIIPlus is their latest engineering marvel with product leading DMR specifications. Mine is on its way. So, a full review shall have to wait. Aside from the limited APRS capability in analog mode that others have bemoaned, the only issue I've found with the Anytone direct conversion DSP receiver is a propensity to briefly drop out analog audio from sources such as NWR. Not sure why that happens. I've seen the same issue with other radio brands that are also not superhet in design. I have two reasons for wanting the upgrade to bluetooth connectivity of this latest model. First is better waterproofing when you do not have to open the connector access cover and insert an external wired headset or speaker-mic. Second is becoming hard of hearing and my use of PSAP's (personal hearing devices with BT capability, not necessarily hearing aides) and desiring ability to hear one's surroundings while also having direct audio from the radio. Two wins. The better earbud PSAP's provide voice pickup for cell phone use and in this case substitutes for the HT's own mic..
This is a very well built Hotspot. So easy to set up and use. The huge color screen is easy on the eyes. I really like that it is so portable. I use it at home with my router and at work using my phone. Tried it my my truck and it worked! I highly recommend purchasing this. If I could give it 10 stars I would.
The build gives a solid feel. It is nice that it comes with the programing cable and the software is free. Once you get the hang of the programing process, it is smooth sailing. Plenty of support from Bridgecom and other places around the web.
Receive audio is excelent and the display gives you plenty of easy to read info.
It was so easy to setup and pair with my Anytone AT878UV Plus and the quality of the audio on transmit and receive is fantastic.
I’m still new to dmr and learning the ropes. However, the Brindgecom University Course has helped me get started.
AnyTone Belt Clip for AT-D868UV
I find it extremely frustrating when you get an error like -- ImportFromFileError--0-- (then has the path to the file I'm trying to use) -- and find no place where its explain or what to do to rectify the problem
Takes me back to the days of good/great HF propagation!
Love the quality and feel of the HT. Comparing to other HT, superb. Only thing wish my 578Pro audio control was as good as the 878.
AnyTone AT-D578UVIII PLUS Tri-Band Amateur DMR Mobile Radio
Hi all. I purchased the SkyBridge and boy am I happy I did. It has great range. I live on 5 acres. I put a Nayoya NA701 vertical on it and I can talk all over the world with my Anytone 878uv from almost any point on my land. Wahoo! K5GTE
The short videos walk you thru the programming steps and features to make it simple and easy
AnyTone AT-D578UVPRO Dual-Band Commercial DMR Mobile Radio
Recieved Anytone 878UV 2Plus plug and play package. Took it out of box plugged it in as directed and just as advertised up and running and on the air in less than 5 minutes. With online support and training this is truly the best way to learn DMR. I’m having fun with this. Thank You BridgeCom! Jeff KE8ICG