Is The AnyTone 878 PLUS a Good First Radio? By Ham Radio Crash Course
Without further ado, let's get into it.
The AnyTone AT-878UV PLUS. One of the questions was, would I pick this for a new technician? Possibly a first radio. Normally I would say no, I wouldn't recommend this for a new technician. I don't think DMR is the place for a brand new radio technician. Right? Our first radio. This is the fence rider. This is the radio that would be the fence rider for me. With the ability to program on the keypad, which this does have, and the ability for a less convoluted programming software solution, I find that this could be a first time radio. Now, of course that individual should just have a desire to get into DMR, so this would probably be more for the newer technician, but he's still a tech-y kind of person.
But yeah, this is a fence rider. This is the first time I can say that I'm unsure on whether I would say, "Yes, new technician, go try this." Which speaks volumes about this radio. You guys know I'm fairly hard on DMR for its programming. Not the radios necessarily, but the programming and when the features all come together and the software works out well, I don't have a problem supporting it.
And this is an example of that confluence.