Nice review. I already own the radio, so I’ll add my 2 cents worth. First, I have been looking for a radio with tri band capablity for a long time. My main reason for purchasing it was to get a radio I could use as a tri band base radio. DMR was just a cherry on top! I wanted to get into DMR at some point, so this was a good deal. Now the comments.
It seems like different runs of this radio have different power levels. 222 has 8 watts out on this one. High power was about 40 watts on both 144 and 440. “Turbo” power makes the radio put out about 70 watts on 2 meters, no change on the others. I’m not using that as it is really overkill. Getting into DMR has been interesting. All I’ll say is there is a fairly steep learning curve for DMR if you are just starting. Lots of stuff on the internet including good videos on the BridgeCom site to help. If you are near a major city, there is lots of stuff on 222. Out in the boondocks, not so much. Check out Condor Connection in California (google it). Part two, this is my first AnyTone radio, so here are some comments on the AnyTone: No metering! I suspect this is because it was born into the commercial world, not the ham world. The radio is clean. Not all Chinese radios are. The cheapies are not type accepted because they often don’t meet spectral purity rules. Buyer beware! A recent article in QST documented this isssue over all the radios they had tested. AnyTone was always 100 percent compliant on purity. Kudos! Software provided is not real user-friendly, but it does work well. Oh, one thing you missed in the video. The programmable buttons all can have two functions: one for a short push and one for a long push(2sec). So I give the radio a big thumbs up. Even though its price is a little on the high side, given three bands, DMR, GPS, and bluetooth, it really gives you good bang for your buck!