I received my first DMR radio from BridgeCom. It is the anytone at-d868uv. I had trouble getting the radio to take the complete code plug. The technical assistance that I received from Chuck was way above my expectations! He got things corrected and the radio is working as it should. I would not hesitate to buy anything that I needed from BridgeCom because of their technical assistance.
Overall, this is the best handheld transceiver I've used. Features and functions are great - this radio has plenty of flexibility. My only issue has been the steep learning curve for the programming software. It would be nice to have a well written manual on setting up channels, zones, etc. It took me several hours to figure out how to add some analog channels and set them up so that I could select them (assigning the channels to zones. Most of the time it took me is related to not having used a DMR radio before. Thanks to BYRG for having set up the initial code plugs - that saved me a huge amount of time and got me on the air within a day.
I purchased this to use as a backup pager for a public safety application. Once I received the radio and programmed it I found it had so much more to offer. For the money, you probably can not find a more robust radio. Other members of the fire department liked mine so much that they have ordered them as well.
Having been out of VHF/UHF for several years I decided to buy this radio. The programming was challenging at first but pretty intuitive after you understand the terms. I made a couple of calls to Tech Support and spoke to Chuck who was a great help and very friendly as well. I'm still working on my DRM skills and understanding but the radio is great.
I am very satisfied with my Anytone AT-D868UV. The sound quality in reception is very good and in tx too. The programming software is well done and the radio is handled well. In addition, the sale price is really good because the radio has excellent value for money. Packaging and delivery time by USPS is ok for Quebec City, Canada (8 days). 5 stars of satisfaction.
This is my first venture into DMR. I can say that I'm very pleased with my choice to make this the first radio. The build quality is solid, has a very clear display, and audio reports are good. I would highly recommend this product to anybody.
Started with tyt 390, moved on to TYT 2017. It will take a lot to move on from this radio. A little tough to program, but radio has fantastic audio and a hard to describe rugged feel in your hand. Could not believe the service from Bridgecom systems, ordered late on a Friday and had it in my hands halfway across the country on Tuesday…