Bridgecom batteries are durable and last the longest of any of my HT batteries.
I still don't have it!!!
I got this radio as a give away, as soon it arrived, loaded my codeplug and in minutes I was doing my first QSO with it. Excellent battery life, nice radio, with all the same functionality (apps, gps,etc) of the big brother , the uv878pluss ii. Just a little less contact capacity. I'm very happy with it.
Its very cool how you can actually open the box, get the the radio running, and hotspot on power.Then start making QSOs almost any where...Great package,and I will definitely recommend it to anyone getting into or looking into DMR. Also the videos are very good and well explained. very satisfied. KO4OTH Justus Dalton
AnyTone AT-D578UVIIIPRO DMR Mobile BridgeCom University Training Course
I’m very happy with the product. It performed right out of the box. I have a lot to learn and enjoying the videos. I’ve had one contact with support and they answered my questions professionally. Thank you for your support and products!
AnyTone Tri-band(144/220/440) Antenna for AT-D578UV Tri Band DMR Mobile
AnyTone AT-D578UVIIIPRO Tri-Band Amateur DMR Mobile Radio
Needed tech support twice and these guys came through with flying colors.
The people make the company and this is an excellent example of a great company!
I received my new AT-D878UVII Plus today via Bridgecom/Amazon and before dealing with converting CP's from my other Anytone radios to this model I wanted to see if it would pair successfully with my PSAP earbuds. And yes it does with both my Olive Pro and IQ Buds Max. But getting them to pair with the radio can be tricky. For the radio to see the earbud you have to put the bud into pairing mode. For the IQ Buds you have to touch both of them for five seconds and then click on BT Pairing menu option Seek BT. And vola, the IQ Bud name will show up as paired. I could not locate any information about the way to get the Olive Pro buds into pairing mode, but I did accidently find the way. You keep the buds in their charger but flip the flip cover open and the charging bar-graph should show a chase pattern. Then pressing the Seek BT option and the radio will find and pair it. My next review will be after I load a CP and test the BT audio and earbud mics with DMR Parrot.
As any multi-featured radio it's not quite "plug and play" for us older folks...but I'm learning the ins and outs as I go...
I'm just getting into the hobby and haven't passed the test yet. I'm really enjoy learning the radio and aspects of DMR.
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..