Bob, K6UDA unboxes the AnyTone AT-D578UVIII PRO

Bob, K6UDA unboxes the AnyTone AT-D578UVIII PRO

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"Thumbs up. 100 thumbs up. There we go. It is time. It's time to throw this on the desk. Are you live?

I am alive. I was going to do this on a regular video but, screw it, man. Let's just have fun. See what we have. Boom. Let's see. I'm still pulling stuff out. It's like a mobile antenna. Thanks for buying your radio from us. We want you to have success. Here's something if you guys are getting into DMR. This BridgeCom University, if you buy your radio from them, they include BridgeCom University. Basically, that is how to do this from ground zero.

Open all this up. AnyTone sticker, AnyTone Bluetooth user guide, operating manual. Is it written in Chinglish? Don't know. I can't tell if it's Chinglish or not yet. Here is the radio. So a mounting bracket, the 878. So it kind of has that same feel that I had with the Retevis. But here's the thing, this is a tri-band radio. So this has two meters, a 440, and a 220, the 220 band. This is the GPS antenna, little plugin to the back. Look at that mic. Wow, that mic is something. Good, it feels really, really solid. Very positive feel on these buttons. Very impressed. This looks like a good radio. This is going to be really, really nice. I'm going to do a full review on this.

The power cable. Here's the parts, miscellaneous part bracket. The PTT was included with the 878. Can this do satellites? Yes, this should be able to do satellites. I don't know if it has a dual band display and I don't know if it's full duplex, but I'll find out as we get into that. That's a good question because that might be a decent little satellite rig. Five watts. This is a 50 watt radio. 2 meter and 440. Yes, 5 watts on 220. But 5 watts is still good power on 220. For everybody that has given me a thumbs up, 107 of you. There's still 131 of you live. So 20 of you should be hitting that thumbs up."

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Tom R. - June 29, 2020

It really needs to do 10-20 watts on 220 before I would consider buying one.

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