AnyTone 868 / 878 Programming Guide V1.33

AnyTone 868 / 878 Programming Guide V1.33

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AT-D868UV / AT-D878UV Programming Guide V1.33

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1.0 Introduction Page 2 Step 1 Talk Group Set-up

Page 4 Step 2 Digital Contact List

Page 6 Step 3 Radio ID List

Page 8 Step 4 Scan List

Page 8 Step 5 Zone List

Page 10 Step 6 Receive Group Call List

Page 12 Step 7 Channel / Frequency Set-up

Page 13 Step 8 Optional Settings

Page 15 Step 9 Analog Address Book

Page 21 Step 10 Prefabricated SMS Messages

Page 21 Step 11 Encryption Code

Page 22 Step 12 Alarm Settings

Page 22 Step 13 Hot Key Implementation

Page 23 Step 14 Analog Programming

Page 24 2.0 TOOL Pull-down menus

Page 25 2.1 Recording of conversations

Page 25 2.2 Import and Export of data

Page 25 2.3 Mode Selection

Page 25 2.4 Extended Talk Group Function Setting

Page 26 2.5 Firmware Updates

Page 26 2.6 Start-up Screen Options

Page 26 2.7 Default Channel Information

Page 26 2.8 Export Data Conversion (Contact Mgr.)

Page 26 2.9 Model Information

Page 26 2.10 FriendList Edit

Page 27 2.11 Digital APRS Information and Set-up

Page 27 3.0 Radio LCD Display explanation

Page 29 4.0 Firmware Update Procedure

Page 30 4.1 Radio Reset Procedure

Page 31 4.2 Radio Icon Firmware Update Procedure

Page 32 5.0 CPS Programmer (Internet based)

Page 32 6.0 Contact Manager Program

Page 34 7.0 Digital Contact Wizard Program

Page 35 AT-D868UV/D878UV CodePlug Programming Guide V-1.33/2.33&V1.11 Page 2 of 35 © 2017/8/9 Trygve Svärd KD0PNQ INTRODUCTION Please note that the AT-D868UV/D878UV radios may have a locked key-board upon arrival. The FCC requires per 47CFR90.203 that an unauthorized user shall not be able to enter any frequencies and transmit on a frequency not authorized. Frequencies should only be programmed by service or maintenance personnel. This Guide is primarily provided for such service or maintenance personnel. For such person to open up the keyboard, press the “Menu” key (green bar) and the “*” (star) key together. The software which programs the radio frequencies and all other user defined aspects of the operation is called a “codeplug”. Creating a codeplug is a ‘bottom up’ process where the lowest (common) elements must be created first, then built upon until a fully functional codeplug, that can be loaded into a radio, has been created. The AT-D868UV/D878UV radio has unique software for both creating the codeplug and writing it into the radio for use. When you start creating a new codeplug, many lists and groups are populated with single entries, which may be used as placeholders for initial creation of lists. The programming software (also called CPS) allows “importing” and “exporting” most of the programming parameters for the creation of large amount of input data to the radio – for example large lists of contact names. Duane Reese has done several videos to help a beginner to program the 2 radios. Please do a search for “N0DMR videos” to get to see them. 1.0 GETTING STARTED The programming cable for the AT-D868UV/D878UV radio is typically provided by AnyTone. There are several different types of programming cables available, and the one to use has a very small USB connector. Others use an electronic circuit inside the USB connector, and will not work. Make sure the computer has the correct driver for the cable – see the Device Manager on your PC. If you do not see this USB port driver, you should install the USB driver from the file USB ComPortDriver v2.0.2.4944 folder as an Administrator to your computer. Select the x64 or x86 version depending on the operating system of the computer you use. The AnyTone D868UV and D878UV radio are both VHF and UHF radios with both Digital DMR (Tier I and II) and Analog capabilities. It offers a total of 4,000 channels (Analog and Digital), 10,000 Digital Talk Groups, and up to 160,000 contacts, as well as multiple DMR ID numbers (Radio ID’s) for a single radio. With the enhanced capabilities of the radios, this Programming Guide will help users to understand all aspects of how to program and set up the radio for maximum usability. AT-D868UV/D878UV CodePlug Programming Guide V-1.33/2.33&V1.11 Page 3 of 35 © 2017/8/9 Trygve Svärd KD0PNQ Open the Device Manager, and then double click on the “Ports” to display the driver (GD32 Virtual Com Port) and right click on the driver to open PROPERTIES. This will display the details of the driver, and under Port Settings update the “Bits per second” to 128,000 for faster read and write to the radio. Note: Before you start any programming work read the current file from the radio into your PC so you have a baseline and something to start with. The Computer Programming Software (CPS) for the AT-D868UV/D878UV radio may be updated from time to time to correspond to the firmware version used for the radio, and the AnyTone website (plus many retailer websites) will offer those updates at http://www.qx-tele.com/about/about8.html. So the CPS D868UVE_Setup_1.33.exe should be used for a radio with firmware V1.33 or V2.33 and so on. Do not mix versions of the CPS with non-matching firmware versions. Same for the D878UV where CPS and firmware has to match. Install the CPS Programming software on your computer, and when you read (or write) software to or from the radio, it asks the question if you want to read only the “other data” – which is all programming parameters of the radio, and/or the “Digital Contact List”. The DMR contact list could contain over 120,000 names, and as a result consume up to 5 minutes to read or write to the radio. If you are living in an area where you may be the first to have to generate the codeplug with all your local repeater frequencies, there may be a codeplug for the AnyTone D868UV/D878UV radio from another geographical area which has most of the basic data as a starting point. The Minnesota DMR websites may be a good place to start looking for the codeplug which has all the DMR ID’s already in the codeplug. That would save you a lot of time to use this codeplug as a start, and then update your local frequencies. Also, check if the “Contact Manager” made by N0GSG is available for this radio. If the TOOL menu Mode Select shows up when you open the Programming software, just click “OK” as it is a requested option by a few users in California. If this option is selected you may AT-D868UV/D878UV CodePlug Programming Guide V-1.33/2.33&V1.11 Page 4 of 35 © 2017 AT-D868UV/D878UV CodePlug Programming Guide V-1.33/2.33&V1.11 Page 5 of 35 © 2017/8/9 Trygve Svärd KD0PNQ The Talk Group list can also be generated by exporting the original radio Digital Contacts Talk Groups and then add in to that list in an excel format. In the Programming Software there is import and exports features in the taskbar – open the TOOL menu and do an “export”. This opens up a new screen where you click on “Digital Contact”. A new screen shows up where you define where to save the list on your PC. In the .csv format you can paste all or your required Talk Groups from the DMR-MARC website into the spread sheet. You get the format from the original radio Codeplug you just exported. Once all TG’s are entered, the Contact List should be “imported” back into the Programming Software the same way you exported the file. Click on TOOL menu, and then “import” and in the new window click on Digital Contacts and select the .csv file you want imported. AT-D868UV/D878UV CodePlug Programming Guide V-1.33/2.33&V1.11 Page 6 of 35 © 2017/8/9 Trygve Svärd KD0PNQ NOTE: If you import a Talk Group list with duplicate TG numbers, then the Receive Group Call List set-up will not function correctly, and may shut down the Programming software if you try to set up your Receive Groups. STEP 2 – DIGITAL CONTACT LIST The Contact List is a “look-up” table for the radio to display all the details of the contacted person instead of only the DMR ID number. Individual entries are not allowed. A master list of DMR contacts is available at the new radioid website: https://www.radioid.net/database/dumps#! and select the “users.json” This database of contacts must be converted to .csv to be used for DMR ID’s and imported into the radio as required. Download the list and convert it with a jsontocsv conversion program generated by AnyTone you will find on the internet. There is a video showing how to use this program made by Duane Reese (N6DMR). The AnyTone conversion program will put all the contact data in the order required by the radio CPS program, and will then be ready to import to the CPS under the TOOLS menu. The next step is to fill the radio with all possible contacts you may ever encounter. By doing this, the radio will for each contact you make display the name, DMR ID, Call sign etc. of the individual you are connected with. The DMR-MARK list is steadily growing and you may have to pare it down to your needs. See page 33 for an alternate display emphasizing the Call Sign instead of the name of the caller. Section 5.0 – 7.0 in this Guide provides optional ways to create the c AT-D868UV/D878UV CodePlug Programming Guide V-1.33/2.33&V1.11 Page 7 of 35 © 2017/8/9 Trygve Svärd KD0PNQ In the CPS Programming Software open the TOOL menu and do an “export”. This opens up a new screen where you click on “DMR ID List” and on the second screen select where you want to save it on your PC. This list is divided in sections to accommodate up to 150,000 ID’s. So if your list you work in the .csv format is more than 20,000 names, when loaded into the radio, they will split up and be distributed between the several lists in the radio. So now that you have both the DMR database and the radio original database open, copy the list of DMR ID’s you want from the DMR database into the radio .csv file. Then back to the TOOL menu, and “import” so you can import the entire .csv DMR ID list into the radio. Note: You have to enter “Private Call” in all the CALL TYPE columns of the radio .csv database before loading it into the radio. The No. column can be left blank. This is how it looks before being loaded into the radio – make sure the columns agree with the order of the ones from the radio Programming Software Once loaded into the radio, this is what it looks like After you have created the Contact List in the radio Programming software, please save it on your PC so that you do not have to re-do this step. Depending on the size of the Contact list you decide to use, it may take some time to load and read with your PC – a full world 120,000 contact list may take 5 minutes to load into the radio! Note: Any .cvs file being loaded back into the D868UV radio must be correct and have no stray information in any cell outside the ones being used by the radio. If the “import” seems to not work – check the .cvs for any inconsistency. The Contact database, downloaded from DMR-MARK, is not necessarily correct for each entry and have been found needing cleanup to work with the radio. Note: The CPS has a new feature under “Digital” called Friends List where you can create a list of your special contacts. Search entering a DMR ID and build a Friends AT-D868UV/D878UV CodePlug Programming Guide V-1.33/2.33&V1.11 Page 8 of 35 © 2017/8/9 Trygve Svärd KD0PNQ Member List so that you will hear a tone when those people come on the air. AT-D868UV/D878UV CodePlug Programming Guide V-1.33/2.33&V1.11 Page 9 of 35 © 2017/8/9 Trygve Svärd KD0PNQ STEP 3 - RADIO ID LIST (Multiple Radio ID’s) The AT-D868UV/D878UV radio will allow multiple DMR Radio ID numbers to be used with the radio. This feature will allow one radio to be used for example as a Commercial Radio with its own DMR ID, and at the same time also be used as an Amateur radio with another DMR ID. Double click on a line and enter the data in the separate window. Click “OK” when done to save the data you entered. The multiple DMR ID numbers will later show up when programming the various frequencies used by the radio. So the radio can be used on multiple types of networks and be defined as appropriate for each network – Government, Commercial, and/or Amateur. NOTE: If you download a CodePlug from the Internet for your radio, you must enter your DMR ID as per above before you load this CodePlug into the radio. STEP 4 - SCAN LIST Typically a scan list is created with one ‘channel’ for each repeater on slot 1, and one for the slot 2 channels. Initially just create an ‘empty’ scan list (with a name) to use during the channel creation step. Create the Scan list name that relates to your set of channels. In the Scan List menu, click on line No. 1 and open the Scan Edit window. NOTE: A channel number refer to the Channel Matrix (excel format) number No. to the very left of the matrix – there you can reference the DMR Talk Group for a channel. Please note – when you want to change the scan list using the Menu on the radio, go to Scan List > Scan List > select the TG list you want > then go to bottom of the list and “Select Current List” to make the one you selected become the new scan list. Then go back to Scan List and select “Scan On/Off” and turn the scan on. AT-D868UV/D878UV CodePlug Programming Guide V-1.33/2.33&V1.11 Page 10 of 35 © 2017/8/9 Trygve Svärd KD0PNQ Scan List Name: Name it so it relates to the scan channels Available Channels: Will list the channels you create Scan Channel Memb.: Move over the channels you need scanned to this area Priority Channel select: Select the priority channel or off Priority Channel 1: Sets which channel is priority 1 Priority Channel 2: Sets which channel is priority 2 Revert Channel: During scanning, when there is no call received, press the PTT key to transmit on this channel. Look Back Time A: During scanning, it will scan the priority channel when check the look back time A every time. AT-D868UV/D878UV CodePlug Programming Guide V-1.33/2.33&V1.11 Page 11 of 35 © 2017/8/9 Trygve Svärd KD0PNQ Look Back Time B: Only for analog use. During scanning, when the priority channel has signal but with incorrect CTCSS/DCS, it will scan the priority channel when check the look back time B every time. Dropout Delay Time: Only for analog use. When scanning with a signal and starting a transmit, after release the PTT key, the radio will resume scanning after reaching the Dropout Delay Time. Dwell Time: Only for analog use. When press PTT key to transmit, after release of the PTT key, the radio will resume scanning after reaching the Dwell Time. Once all done, click on “OK” to save this set-up. STEP 5 - ZONE LIST CREATION NOTE: Once you use the radio and with the up/down key switch between zones, holding the key down for up or down rapidly switches the zones instead of repetitively pushing it to switch. Create a ‘Zone’ name (that relates to the name of the scan list in the step above) and leave empty for the time being. Creating a ‘Zone’ allows you to put your configured ‘channels’ into logical groups. You can use the same ‘name’ for these (as your Scan List names) to help you keep things straight in your mind, they are in two different sections, so there is no conflict. You will need to create a zone in order to select the group of channels you will be adding. Naming choice is up to you, and the ‘Zones’ do not have a limit of 16 channels on this radio. You can name each zone by the geographical location or any other name you wish. Add your channels in the order you wish them to be accessed by the channel select knob or menu selection. Please note that you are able to sort the order of the channels or move one up or down to better reflect where you want it when turning the channel knob. You may wish to use a name for your zones that relates to its ‘Scan Lists’. In the Zone menu, double-click on Line No.1 to open the Zone Edit window. The green up and green down arrow in the picture below allow re-sorting the Zone list names to achieve a different order. The below sample for MN State allows scanning the same channel but from several different repeaters so that when driving around the city there is always an available connection. Other set-ups for scanning uses one repeater and scans all programmed Talk Groups on that repeater. AT-D868UV/D878UV CodePlug Programming Guide V-1.33/2.33&V1.11 Page 12 of 35 © 2017/8/9 Trygve Svärd KD0PNQ A Channel: The channel the radio starts up with for channel A B Channel: The channel the radio starts up with for channel B A typical display when the radio is in dual receive mode and you listen to two channels (A plus B). The upper A channel with the larger text is the TX channel. You can on the display see what channel number you listen to (CH-83 and CH- 19), what Talk Group T2 and an Repeater with a different frequency. On the top bar the ColorCode C11 is also displayed. The date line may from time to time change and show sequentiall AT-D868UV/D878UV CodePlug Programming Guide V-1.33/2.33&V1.11 Page 13 of 35 © 2017/8/9 Trygve Svärd KD0PNQ STEP 6 – RECEIVE GROUP CALL LIST SET-UP You can leave this blank if all you want to do is to listen to the same channel as you transmit on. Then under Channel set-up in the section below you select “NONE” for the Receive Group List. If you want to listen to more TG’s besides the TG set up in the Channel set-up, add the TG in the Receive Group Call list, then under Channel set-up in the section below you select the list number. You can program up to 64 TG’s per receive group. Note: If the Talk Group List contains a TG with the same number as another one, then this Receive Group List will not work. AT-D868UV/D878UV CodePlug Programming Guide V-1.33/2.33&V1.11 Page 14 of 35 © 2017/8/9 Trygve Svärd KD0PNQ STEP 7 - CHANNEL – FREQUENCY SET-UP The AT-D868UV offers programming of 4,000 channels for UHF and VHF. To start double click on the first line No.1 to open the Channel Information programming window for that channel: The Channel Information Edit window contains several options which will be explained below: Channel Name: the name of the channel (typically name of repeater and TG) Receive Freq.: the VHF or UHF frequency Transmit Freq.: the VHF or UHF frequency Channel Type: Select Analog, Digital, Mixed Analog or Mixed Digital Transmit Power: Select one of four levels 6W/2.5W/1W/0.5W Wide Narrow: Select the bandwidth of transmit TX Permit: Selects PTT transmit criteria – typically Same ColorCode Scan List: Select which Scan List to start scanning from TX Prohibit: Check if the frequency is a listening channel only Alone: Check if the “alone” emergency function should be allowed Talk Around : Check for RX freq. the same as the TX freq. (Simplex). AT-D868UV/D878UV CodePlug Programming Guide V-1.33/2.33&V1.11 Page 15 of 35 © 2017/8/9 Trygve Svärd KD0PNQ Digital Contact: Select the Talk Group you want for this frequency DMR/Radio ID: Select which of the DMR ID’s to use for this channel Color Code: Select which ColorCode is related with this channel Slot: Select which slot (1 or 2) applies to this “Channel” Receive Group List: If programmed select which Talk Groups you want to listen to, or select NONE to listen to only the programmed Talk Group for the transmission (TX and RX TG the same) Digital Encryption: Select Off or which of 32 numbers to use for encryption Encryption Type: Select which types to use (Normal or Enhanced). TX Prohibit: Check if no transmit on this frequency / TG Work Alone: Check if you want the radio to make an emergency call if you do not do it within a set time. Talk Around: Check if you are not using a repeater and want simplex Through Mode: Check if TX and RX use different frequencies w/o repeater Simplex TDMA: Check if working without repeater and using 2 slots TDMA Adaptive: Check if for adaptive slot selection between slot 1 and 2 Call Confirmation: Check if the receiver has to transmit before accepting private calls. Ranging: Check if you want to allow 2 radios to check distance between them. Analog CTCSS/DCS Decode Select Off or CTCSS or DCS and tone frequency CTCSS/DCS Encode Select Off or CTCSS or DCS and tone frequency Squelch Mode: Select how to use the squelch Optional Signal: Select Off, DTFM, 2Tone or 5Tone DTFM ID: Select DTFM ID 2Tone ID: Select 2 Tone ID 5Tone ID: Select 5 Tone ID PTT ID: Select off, at start, at end or both 2Tone Decode: Write how to decode Custom CTCSS: Enter value when requiring a custom CTCSS tone Once completely filled in, click OK to save this Channel. There is also an option to first “export” the channel data into a .csv file, and then work the entry of most data in the excel format. Then save it and “import” back into the codeplug. For large channel data entries, this may be the easiest method where copy and paste function will allow easier generation of a lot of channels. The channel set-up can also be created by first exporting the original channel set-up in the radio, and then as a .csv excel file edit, copy and paste as many channels and frequencies you need. As each repeater being programmed may have the same Talk Groups, working all of this in a excel format and then importing it all back into the radio is the most efficient method of building a large channel database for the radio. AT-D868UV/D878UV CodePlug Programming Guide V-1.33/2.33&V1.11 Page 16 of 35 © 2017/8/9 Trygve Svärd KD0PNQ Note: working the .csv file for channels, the No. column either should be empty, or show sequential numbers starting with 1 for channel 1, 2 for channel 2 etc. STEP 8 - OPTIONAL SETTING The AT-D868UV radio basic configuration set-up is done in the Optional Setting window. This page contains a lot of important information for the radio operation. A new lay-out was implemented with update 1.29 and on. Once the Optional Setting window is open, there are several sub-sections to program. The above window shows all the 16 sub menus available in the Optional Settings. Work Mode Display Mode: Defines what the radio display will show when in receive mode – frequency or channel name VFO/MEM A: Select VFO or MEM for the “A” upper channel MEM Zone A: Selects any of the programmed Zones to start on power up. VFO/MEM B: Select VFO or MEM for the “B” lower channel MEM Zone B: Selects any of the programmed Zones AT-D868UV/D878UV CodePlug Programming Guide V-1.33/2.33&V1.11 Page 17 of 35 © 2017/8/9 Trygve Svärd KD0PNQ Main Channel Set: Select the “A” or “B” channel to become the main channel Sub-Channel Mode:Select Off if only the “A” channel will be used; On for both A and B VOX VOX Level: Select Off or 1 to 3 VOX Delay: Select how many seconds of delay VOX Detection: Select built-in mic or external mic or both Squelch Tail Eliminate (STE) for simplex radio to radio only STE Type CTCSS: Select Off, Silent or a selected tone phase shift STE When No Signal: Select Off or 55.2 Hz or 259.2 Hz FM FM VFO/MEM: Select VFO or Memory FM Work Channel: Select the FM channel to listen to (after set-up done) FM Monitor: When in FM mode select On if the radio shall receive calls Power Save Auto Shutdown: Select Off or minutes before auto shut-down Power Save: Select Off or 1:1 or 2:1 for saving power Key Function Key Lock: Select Manual or Auto key lock function PF1 Short Key: Select from several functions for the radio key below PTT PF2 Short Key: Select from several functions for the radio key 2 below PTT PF3 Short Key: Select from several functions for the orange radio key P1 Short Key: Select from several functions for the P1 radio key P2 Short Key: Select from several functions for the P2 radio key PF1 Long Key: Select from several functions for the radio key below PTT PF2 Long Key: Select from several functions for the radio key 2 below PTT PF3 Long Key: Select from several functions for the orange radio key P1 Long Key: Select from several functions for the P1 radio key P2 Long Key: Select from several functions for the P2 radio key Long Key Time: Select how many seconds to hold the key for Long duration Knob Lock: Select Off or On to lock the knobs function Keyboard Lock: Select Off or On to lock the keyboard Side Key Lock: Select Off or On to lock the side keys (PF1 – P2) Profession. Lock Key: Select Off or On when all others are locket to prevent unlock. AT-D868UV/D878UV CodePlug Programming Guide V-1.33/2.33&V1.11 Page 18 of 35 © 2017/8/9 Trygve Svärd KD0PNQ Other TOT: Max Total Time of Transmit or Off (no limit) Frequency Step: In VFO mode, selects the frequency steps Language: Select language for the programming software SQL Level A: Set the squelch level for the “upper” channel – set at 1 SQL Level B: Set the squelch level for the “down” channel – set at 1 TBST: Tone Pulse Freq. Selection to open certain repeaters – to initiate this tone push the PTT + PF1 key below the PTT together to send tone! Analog Call Hold Time: Select how long a call is held for Analog reception. Call Channel maintained: Set to Off or On allows a transmit on the sub-channel B if done within 5 seconds after the call carrier was dropped Address Book…. Code: Select On or Off to disable Analog Echo Link self ID trailing characters Priority Zone A: Select Off or which zone should become priority Priority Zone B: Select Off or which zone should become priority Digital Function Group Call Hold Time: Select hang time for a Group Call Person Call Hold Time: Select hang time for a Private Call Prewave Time: Select the time to wake-up the radio from a power save Wake Head Period: Select the time for the preamble – 100 mS recommended Filter own ID in miss call: Select Off or On then the radio will AT-D868UV/D878UV CodePlug Programming Guide V-1.33/2.33&V1.11 Page 19 of 35 © 2017/8/9 Trygve Svärd KD0PNQ Power On Power-on Interface: Select Default, Custom Char. or Custom Picture at start-up Power-on Display Char.: Enter your unique characters for the start-up display Power-on Password: Select On or Off Power-on Password Ch.: Write in keyboard characters to unlock the radio Default Startup Chan.: Select Off or On Startup Zone A: Select which Zone A you want the radio to power on with Startup Channel A: Select which Channel in the above Zone you want Startup Zone B: Select which Zone B you want the radio to power on with Startup Channel B: Select which Channel in the above Zone you want Alert Tone SMS Alert: Select which notification you want when receiving an SMS Call Alert: Select which notification you want when getting a digital call Dig Call Reset Tone: Select Off or On, Digital call has a group call hold time and a private call hold time to prevent voice missing after the call. When set Digi Call Reset Tone is On, it will beep when the hold time terminates. Talk Permit: Select Off or Analog, Digital or combined Digital & Analog Key Tone: Select Off or On if you want a tone for pressing a key Idle Channel Tone: Select Off or On if you want a tone when a channel is idle Startup Sound: Select Off or On if you want a tone when powering on Volume Change Prompt: Select Off or On to show a volume screen when changed Key Tone Vol. Level: Select Adjustable (volume knob) or a level from 1 - 15 The programming also allows you to program the tone frequency for the Idle Channel Tone, the Call Tone and the Call Reset Tone as well as the duration of those tones. Display Brightness: Sets the display brightness – 5 is the brightest Auto Backlight Duration: Sets the time the display is on or “Always” for always on Menu exit time: Set the time the Menu selection is left on - minimum 5 sec Time Display: Select Off or On to show current time at top of LCD screen Last Caller: Select Off or what to display on the screen Call Display Mode: Select Name or Call Sign as primary display Call Sign Display Color: Select Red or Black for how to display the call sign Call End Prompt Box: Select Off or On to add a display box indicating end of call Show Zone Name + TG: Select Off or On to display zone name and talk group Show Last Heard Name: Select Off or On to show last heard name while in PTT Ch Switching Last Caller: Select Off or On to show last caller name keep last caller GPS/Ranging GPS: Set On or Off (can also be changed under Menu) Get GPS Positioning: Select Off or On to allow other radio to check this radio AT-D868UV/D878UV CodePlug Programming Guide V-1.33/2.33&V1.11 Page 20 of 35 © 2017/8/9 Trygve Svärd KD0PNQ Time Zone: Set the GMT time zone for the radio Ranging Interval: Select from 5 to 255 sec for checking received GPS position Ranging Display: Select meters or feet for the ranging display GPS Template Inform.: Select Off or On to include a GPS message (written below) to be part of the GPS TX data – typically your call sign! VFO Scan VFO Scan Type: Select TO – 5 sec stop, CO – 2 sec stop or SE stops scan VFO Scan Start UHF: Set start frequency for a UHF Analog scan VFO Scan End UHF: Set stop frequency for a UHF Analog scan VFO Scan Start VHF: Set start frequency for a VHF Analog scan VFO Scan End VHF: Set stop frequency for a VHF Analog scan Auto Repeater Auto Repeater A and B: When On, changing the TX frequency via keyboard, will also change RX with correct offset. Auto Repeater UHF: Set to Off or set the offset for the RX frequency for UHF Auto Repeater VHF: Set to Off or set the offset for the RX frequency for VHF Record Record Function: Select Off or On to record each TX and RX internally Record Delay: Select 0 to 5 sec to eliminate a short TX being recorded Volume/Audio Maximum Volume: Select 1 > 8 for higher max volume – 8 is max Max Headset Volume: Select Indoor, or 1 > 8 for max volume for a headphone Mic Gain: Allows increasing the mic sensitivity from 1 to 5 times Enhanced Audio: Set to On for increased high pitch voice or Off for normal. Once all the parameters have been programmed, click on “OK” to save what you have programmed. POPULATE YOUR SCAN LIST Go back to your Scan List, add the ‘ON’ channels for slot 1 and 2 to this list from the just created group of channels. You may also implement the alternative method, understanding the limitations. POPULATE THE ZONE LIST WITH CHANNELS Go back to the Zone List you previously created and add in the first 16 channels of the most recent group you added. Most radios can only have 16 channels in a Zone, so AT-D868UV/D878UV CodePlug Programming Guide V-1.33/2.33&V1.11 Page 21 of 35 © 2017/8/9 Trygve Svärd KD0PNQ pick the ones you want. If you need more, then you create another Zone List and add the ones missing. If the Talk Group is in the less used second zone, you will need to change zones and channel to reply (unless you set a sufficient delay in scanning). With this method, your scan list will scan all active talk groups on any channel, then you rotate the channel selector to that talk group to respond. OTHER SET-UP OPTIONS ALARM SETTING Analog and Digital alarm settings can be programmed via above set-up. LOCAL INFORMATION With the radio attached to the USB port on your computer, you can access Embedded Message information about the radio. To change or add any of the information it requires a separate software package from AnyTone only provided to dealers. AT-D868UV/D878UV CodePlug Programming Guide V-1.33/2.33&V1.11 Page 22 of 35 © 2017/8/9 Trygve Svärd KD0PNQ CREATE ANALOG ZONE AND CHANNELS Add a zone for your analog channels, and then add each repeater as a channel. Name your zone by its function or geography (choice is yours). Optionally you can also create scan lists for your analog channels and assign a scan list to a group of channels or an entire zone. STEP 9 - ANALOG ADDRESS BOOK The radio allows a set of addresses for the Analog mode. Open the Analog Address Book and click on the first line to open the Analog Address Book Edit window. The Call ID reference the DTMF or 5Tone number programmed under its menu STEP 10 - PREFABRICATED SMS The radio has a function to send SMS messages from your radio to other Digital Contacts. There is an opportunity to create advanced SMS messages and have them stored in the radio. Open the Prefabricated SMS window, and click on the first line to open the Prefabricated SMS Edit window. Here you can program SMS messages and store in the radio – see below. AT-D868UV/D878UV CodePlug Programming Guide V-1.33/2.33&V1.11 Page 23 of 35 © 2017/8/9 Trygve Svärd KD0PNQ STEP 11 – ENCRYPTION CODE You can edit the Encryption code as desired but this should not be used in the USA. STEP 12 - ALARM SETTING The radio offers a comprehensive alarm system to protect the user of the radio under several conditions. Open the Alarm Setting to gain access to the Emergency Information Edit window. Analog Alarm Emergency Alarm: Select from Alarm, Transpond + Background, Transpond + Alarm, or Both ENI Type Selected: Select from None, DTMF or 5Tone Emergency ID: When ENI Type choose DTMF or 5Tone, you should edit the DTMF or 5Tone firstly, then choose the required number in this column Alarm Times: Select after what time the alarm should be initiated Duration of TX: Select the duration of the Alarm transmission Duration of RX: Select the duration of listening mode after an alarm reset Emergency ENI: Select which channel the Alarm should be sent out on Emergency Ch.: Select which channel to use Emergency Cycle: Select Continuous or a time NOTE: A channel is the No. on the Channel Menu line for the selected frequency. AT-D868UV/D878UV CodePlug Programming Guide V-1.33/2.33&V1.11 Page 24 of 35 © 2017/8/9 Trygve Svärd KD0PNQ Work Alone Response Time: Select the time for the radio to respond to an Alarm trigger Warning Time: Select the duration if a warning transmission Response: Select Key or Voice for a response to reset Digital Alarm Emergency Alarm: Select one of 4 options for how to initiate an Alarm Alarm Time: Select after what time to initiate the Alarm Duration of TX: Select the duration of the Alarm transmission Duration of RX: Select the duration of listening mode after an alarm reset Emergency ENI: Select which channel the Alarm should be sent out on Emergency Ch.: Select which channel to use Emergency Cycle: Select Continuous or a time Number: Channel number from the Channel Menu No. line Name: Enter the name and license number you want transmitted. City: Enter the location of your position to be transmitted Call Type: Select the type of call you need for an Alarm Call Tips: Select how you want the alarm to respond. Enter OK to save. LOCAL INFORMATION Displays the USB COM port information STEP 13 - HOT KEY The Hot Key programming offers 3 sub-windows within the Hot Key Edit window. Analog Quick Call The Call ID refer to the DTMF, 2Tone or 5 Tone set up under separate menu AT-D868UV/D878UV CodePlug Programming Guide V-1.33/2.33&V1.11 Page 25 of 35 © 2017/8/9 Trygve Svärd KD0PNQ State Information Allows text messages to be entered and made available for digital calls and can be selected when using Hot Key’s functions Hot Key The Hot Key window allows set-up of a keyboard key to access a function. See page 12 in your AT-D868UV Operating Manual for more details. STEP 14 - ANALOG PROGRAMMING The programming of Analog channels are done the same way as for the digital channels. Analog and digital channels can be mixed, but will be easier to find if programmed as a separate group at the end of all digital DMR channels. Exporting and working all this in the .csv format will allow to sort the channels before loading into the radio, so that the digital channels appear first, and the analog following rather than intermixed. If you by means of this Guide feel confident to program digital channels, entering your analog channels should be very easy. FINAL STEP - WRITE YOUR CODEPLUG TO YOUR RADIO The AT-D868UV radio comes with a special programming cable. This cable requires the computer to find a driver so that it will work correctly – most computers will find this AT-D868UV/D878UV CodePlug Programming Guide V-1.33/2.33&V1.11 Page 26 of 35 © 2017/8/9 Trygve Svärd KD0PNQ driver automatically when inserted into the USB connector and radio for the first time. Per note on page 1 please update the read and write speed of the driver. Select if you want to write just the “Other Data” (all radio parameters) and/or Digital Contact List when loading the CodePlug into the radio. Write the file to your radio. Save the file to your PC with a name that you will remember. You may wish to use version numbers in your file naming to help y AT-D868UV/D878UV CodePlug Programming Guide V-1.33/2.33&V1.11 Page 27 of 35 © 2017/8/9 Trygve Svärd KD0PNQ 2.4 EXTENDED TG FUNCTION SETTING 2.5 FIRMWARE UPDATES If you have the Firmware Update Software (described in section 4.0 below) installed on your computer, this is a direct way to access this firmware. 2.6 START-UP SCREEN STARTUP PICTURE CHANGE The TOOL menu in the CPS has an option to replace the Startup Picture to something you desire. Here are the options: 2.7 DEFAULT CHANNEL INFORMATION This TOOL Menu accesses the first channel of your list of channels. 2.8 EXPORT DATA CONVERSION FILE This function is used to export the codeplug to a format .dcf which can be read by the Contact Manager described in section 6.0 below where it then can be fully manipulated. The CPS can import the .dcf file just as it can a .csv file. 2.9 MODEL INFO The Model pull-down menu allows checking which of the 10 frequency bands the radio is programmed for. To check – read in the current codeplug with the CPS, and open the  Open Image – accepts JPG images from your photos or files (size not critical as software will re-size)  Open Bin – opens a .bin image file instead of a .jpg file (gives you an option)  Save Bin – saves the image you opened to a .bin file  Read – read your loaded image file from the radio (if you loaded one)  Write – write your new image file to the radio This menu is available under the TOOL pull-down as “eXtended”, and define which parts of the Talk Group information in Step 1 above will be displayed on the LCD display screen during reception of a call. If nothing is selected, then the Name of the TG is displayed at the bottom of the screen, and if any of the items in this menu is selected those will be displayed at the bottom of the display. AT-D868UV/D878UV CodePlug Programming Guide V-1.33/2.33&V1.11 Page 28 of 35 © 2017/8/9 Trygve Svärd KD0PNQ Model > Model Information to see what Band the radio is set for. Changes can only be done by the manufacturer or an authorized retailer. 2.10 FRIEND LIST EDIT The CPS will allow you to create a list of your close friends (their DMR ID number must be included in the Digital Contact List) by entering the DMR ID in the search field and then moving those names over to the Friend Member side of the set-up panel. Once those persons are sending a call, your radio will beep to identify you that your friend is on line. 2.11 DIGITAL APRS INFORMATION The D868UV radio now allow the Brandmeister network to forward the GPS information to the APRS.fi website to show the physical location of the radio on the map. The radio has limited CPU memory so that set-up of APRS can only be done via the CPS software and then loaded in to the radio. No Menu set-ups are available by the radio. The set-up is done as shown below: Manual TX Intervals: Set interval time for GPS APRS TX to avoid TX at every PTT APRS Auto TX Interv.: Set interval for auto TX at select Report Channel Transmit Power: Set power level for the APRS GPS data TX Fixed Location Beacon: Set to Off for GPS reporting or On for below position reporting. The GPS symbol must be “red” to allow reporting in Off select Report Channel: Select DMR channel where the GPS data shall be reported on AT-D868UV/D878UV CodePlug Programming Guide V-1.33/2.33&V1.11 Page 29 of 35 © 2017/8/9 Trygve Svärd KD0PNQ (also set APRS to On and APRS Report Channel in channel set-up for the channel you will be using for APRS data TX) APRS Talk Group: Enter country Brandmeister TG for APRS – USA = 310999 Call Type: Brandmeister US Talk Group is “Private Call” Channel Slot: Select Channel Slot or if required a different slot. The Report Channel should be selected from the programmed list of channels or the same channel you use for the voice transmission. The sample above shows a dedicated APRS channel being used. Please note that you also have to set up the Brandmeister SelfCare Settings in order for the APRS to work. Check your own set-up at https://brandmeister.network/index.php?page=selfcare A typical APRS.fi display looks like below. You may have to do a Track Callsign as it was set up at the Brandmeister SelfCare site – in example it is KD0PNQ-2 AT-D868UV/D878UV CodePlug Programming Guide V-1.33/2.33&V1.11 Page 30 of 35 © 2017/8/9 Trygve Svärd KD0PNQ 3.0 RADIO LCD DISPLAY On the top row of the LED display the following indications can appear:  Reception bars left side is showing signal strength  Within a square “L/M/H/T” transmit power levels showing from Low to Turbo  Speaker = Digital Monitor is turned on for 1 or 2 slots (promiscuous mode)  Microphone = You have turned On the recording feature of the radio (3 hours)  GPS symbol gray = no GPS signal received, red = GPS signal received  “A” indicates a set-up for Automatic Power Off  CC11 for Digital reception shows the ColorCode for the primary channel  DCS or CTC for Analog reception indicates a tone signaling squelch  The date line changes and shows sequentially date/last heard/current TG  DIG/ANA CH-796 – shows the channel type and number of the channel.  T1 or T2 time slot shown for the digital channel used as “A” and/or “B”  R next to a digital channel = repeater with different RX and TX frequency. A red R indicates reversed RX and TX frequencies. 4.0 AT-D868UV RADIO FIRMWARE UPDATE NOTE: Please follow procedures very carefully and make sure you use correct version of firmware – check radio DEVICE INFO for your version (1 or 2)! The AT-D868UV radio is a newly designed DMR radio, and AnyTone may from time to time issue updates to the operating system (firmware) for the radio. The firmware update is done in a similar manner as loading a codeplug into the radio – it requires the programming cable. AT-D868UV/D878UV CodePlug Programming Guide V-1.33/2.33&V1.11 Page 31 of 35 © 2017/8/9 Trygve Svärd KD0PNQ Obtain the firmware updating software from AnyTone: QXCodePro_Update_dpinst_Setup_1.02.exe Run this program to install a small program to allow the download of the firmware into the radio. It will install QXCodePro_Update_dpinst 1.02 on your computer. Open this program and you will see the following window. This could also be accessed via the TOOL menu if you have the above program installed on your computer. NOTE: The AT-D868UV radio may from time to time be significantly updated with features which may require a different firmware compared to earlier manufactured radios. A recent update now offers an optional memory chip inside the radio for up to 300 hours of voice recording. This model goes under Version 2 (Hdw V.1.10) compared to the original radio being Version 1 (Hdw V. 1.00). The firmware for those different radios is also identified with V1.19 or V2.19 for example and will be supported forever. Please check your radio’s Menu under Settings and Device Info for version number before loading any firmware into the radio. Also – save your CodePlug before you do a Firmware update! Make sure that Com Speed is set to 921600, and place a checkmark in the Duplex box. Click on “Open Update File”, and open the “D868UV_xxxxx.spi” file and you should see Connect the radio (powered of) to the programming cable and connect it to the computer USB port. Power on the radio while holding the top orange, and the PTT button pushed in – the red LED on the top of the radio should start blinking. Download your 3 firmware files from http://www.qx-tele.com/about/about8.html and note that you need to determine what version of the radio you own so you select the 3 correct files: V1.xx, or V2.xx and place the correct files in the same folder as the above program. AT-D868UV/D878UV CodePlug Programming Guide V-1.33/2.33&V1.11 Page 32 of 35 © 2017/8/9 Trygve Svärd KD0PNQ Click “Write” and the firmware should load into the radio. You will see the progress on a separate display on your computer. The radio will re-start after the firmware has been updated. Most firmware updates may specify that a Radio System Reset must be done before continuing – see below for how to do this. 4.1 AT-D868UV RADIO TOTAL SYSTEM RESET NOTE: Do not do this without having your codeplug saved on your computer! If the AT D868UV radio becomes un-operative, there is a solution to reset the entire radio. This is not recommended if the radio operates ok, but can become a final solution for a major problem. Also – after some firmware updates this may be a required operation. To reset the radio, power it on while holding the PTT and the PF1 button below the PTT at the same time. The radio may ask you to confirm that you want to perform a full reset – reply Confirm. The radio will start up with a note on the display stating MCU Reset, Please Wait – and do not turn the radio off while it restarts. After a re-start the radio will display the setting for time zone, the date and the time. Use the up-down key to set the current time zone. Move to the year by pushing the P1 key. Set the year, and use the P1 key to move forward each step. Once done, click the Menu key to save the time zone, date and time. You may now see the Chinese language. If it starts with Chinese, click Menu, scroll down to the grey cogwheel globe and click Menu, click Menu 1 more time (Radio Set) and scroll down to item #11 (Language) and click Menu and select English. The codeplug has also been replaced as part of the system re-set, so you need to reload your codeplug into the radio to make it work the way it should. Please remember to update your DMR ID number and the start-up display if you use a codeplug from the Internet. 4.2 AT-D868UV RADIO ICON SOFTWARE UPDATE NOTE: This is a very rare update but may be require to be done! Download 3 firmware files from AnyTone: AT-D868UV/D878UV CodePlug Programming Guide V-1.33/2.33&V1.11 Page 33 of 35 © 2017/8/9 Trygve Svärd KD0PNQ With a different QX Code Update software V1.02, “Open Update File” and open the D868_1G_ICON_Vx.x.spi file Connect the radio (powered off) to the programming cable and then to the computer USB port. Power on the radio while holding the PTT and the button with the two lines below the PTT. The radio should display UPDATE MODE on the front display. Make sure you have selected the correct COM PORT as it may be a different one from the one used above. Click “Write” and the firmware should load into the radio showing the progress. Turn off the radio, and power it back on to restart it. 5.0 CPS Programmer – Programming Software Helper for AT D868UV A German Amateur Klaus DL5MCC has developed a comprehensive software program to help with coduplug programming for several types of DMR radios, now also the D868UV radio. His software can be downloaded from: http://dl5mcc.de/cpsprogrammer/ Download the two software files and open the CPSProgramer_xxxxxx.exe This small program first of all will allow you to convert the DMR-MARK contact list to the format needed by the D868UV radio. Download the database from: http://www.dmr-marc.net/cgi-bin/trbo-database/datadump.cgi?table=users&format=csv&header=1 Then in the CPSProgrammer use the pull-down menu Convert CSV and select Convert Contacts CSV – once opened you see a new window where you under “Select Contacts CSV” open the downloaded contacts database which may be in a .cgi format, but that is ok. Make sure the “Target” displays AT-D868UV. Then at the bottom of the open window, click Convert CSV, and you will see the program operate for a while converting all the contacts to the D868UV format. AT-D868UV/D878UV CodePlug Programming Guide V-1.33/2.33&V1.11 Page 34 of 35 © 2017/8/9 Trygve Svärd KD0PNQ After the conversion, Save the file in a place so you can open it under the D868UV Programming Software as a file to Import for all the Contacts. This makes updates of the Contact List very easy and quick. Please note that this program changes the position of the “name” and the “call sign” in the excel .csv program so that the display on the radio will emphasize the Call Sing instead of the Name as follows: CPS Programmer display Normal D-868UV display AT-D868UV/D878UV CodePlug Programming Guide V-1.33/2.33&V1.11 Page 35 of 35 © 2017/8/9 Trygve Svärd KD0PNQ The 1.23 version of the CPS allow selection which format as shown above you like: Open the Optional Settings > Digital Function > Call Display Mode to set the radio display to either of above formats. 6.0 Contact Manager - CodePlug Converter Help for the AT-D868UV A US Amateur Tom N0GSG has created a Contact Manager piece of software which can convert an .rdt codeplug software from several different radios to the D868UV specific format. This software can also update the contact list with all the 100,000+ DMR names and help to input this into the radio. This software is available at his web site http://n0gsg.com/contact-manager/ The best feature of the Contact Manager is the conversion of for example the TYT MD2017 codeplug (or any other similar dual band codeplug ending in .rdt) to the AnyTone D868UV format. Here is what you do:  Open the Contact Manager 2,50 or later.  In AnyTone CPS program save the original “blank” codeplug from the radio.  Now open the “blank” AT D-868UV codeplug you just saved in Contact Mgr.  You may see some errors, but ignore them for the moment  Then click the Structural Imports  Select all checkmarks and click Import Selected Structures…  Select the TYT MD-2017 codeplug you want to use for the conversion  You will see a window telling what you have imported for the D868UV codeplug  To add any missing DMR ID’s click Import Contacts from DMR-MARK Database  Click Entire Database (WW) and the program loads 90,000+ names  Or type a country in the search area and click “search” if you do not want all.  Click Add All Records and you will add any missing DMR contact Please note that saved .rdt codeplug files saved directly from the CPS software may not work correctly with the Contact Manager. The CPS version 1.26 or later offers under TOOLS > Export Data Conversion File the option to export the codeplug into a .dcf file which the Contact Manager can open and work correctly with. This process is required for all of the D868UV codeplug programs generated after CPS version 2.21. AT-D868UV/D878UV CodePlug Programming Guide V-1.33/2.33&V1.11 Page 36 of 35 © 2017/8/9 Trygve Svärd KD0PNQ  Click Done Searching to complete the addition into the codeplug  Update the Radio DMR-MARK ID Number on the top right with your number  Save the new D868UV codeplug so you can open it with the CPS program You need to review the Optional Settings in the CPS to make it unique for your needs. Then load it into the D868UV radio and you have a new codeplug originally made for another radio! 7.0 Custom Digital Contact Wizard Marshall Dias W0OTM is offering a Contact Wizard on-line program which can download contact names for the AnyTone D868UV radio sorted from the entire list, by country only, or even by State alone and then it will generate a .csv file you can load into the AnyTone Programming Software (CPS) via the TOOL submenu > Import > Contacts. The on-line help can be found at: http://www.amateurradio.digital/wizard.php Select the radio, then click on Step 2 and then Step 3 to create your .csv file

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Jeff - June 15, 2019

Wondering when the mobile version of 878uv will make it to market

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