AnyTone AT-D878UV Support Page

Hi Everyone,

On this page, you will find items for the AT-D878UV Dual Band and later the single band models also. If you are looking for the AT-D868UV Support page, click here: AnyTone AT-D868UV Support

A General Comparison of the AT-D868UV to the AT-D878UV

AT-D878UV Items

All New 878 FAQ Page: Click Here

 ATTENTION APPLE/MAC USERS: ALL THE ANYTONE SOFTWARE IS WRITTEN FOR WINDOWS- WE CANNOT VERIFY THAT IT WILL WORK IN A VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT IN MAC OS. WE CANNOT SUPPORT ANY MAC QUESTIONS AS WE HAVE NO EXPERIENCE WITH THAT OS. 

ANYTONE ALERT!!!
We have had a few instances of customers NOT installing the GD32 driver on Windows 10 PC's and it will work well. BUT it is hit and miss so far. What we are asking at this time is if you get a new radio, do not install the GD32 driver- plug the radio into and let windows find the driver. Like I said at this time, we are still in the evaluation mode, but this may fix some of the issues we are having. If you would email chuck@bridgecomsystems.com and let me know if this works or not and I will report it back to China. Hopefully, we can put this issue to rest soon. ....Chuck KØXM

NOTE: CONTACT MANAGER CANNOT WRITE THE CODEPLUG TO THE RADIO!!! IT IS USED ONLY TO WORK WITH THE CODEPLUG AND PREP IT FOR UPLOADING USING CPS.

 UPDATING THE USER DIGITAL CONTACT LIST

Somewhere along the line, radioid.net went to a JSON user database download instead of the csv. AnyTone needs a csv file to import. Now if you do NOT want to use NØGSG Contact Manager, then the only resource is this conversion program from AnyTone. Download the JSON file to your computer by right clicking on the link and run it through the program (after you unzip the file). I will produce a video on this when I get a chance.

AnyTone JSON to CSV Converter

 

 

AnyTone made a major change in the band arrangement and did not inform us. Here is a document on how to fix the "Band Error" message

Band Error Fix

 

- HELPFUL GUIDES

AT-D878UV Programming GUIDE V1.33

CPS and Firmware Downloads:

 

AT-D878UV Version 1.12 CPS- THIS WILL REPAIR THE RUN TIME 52 ERRORS

 AT-D878UV CPS and Firmware Update 1.12 (May 5, 2019) This restores the Wideband setting in the key pad entry for the ham bands

AT-D878UV CPS and Firmware Update 1.11N (April 10-READ DOCUMENTATION IN FILE)

AT-D878UV CPS and Firmware Update 1.11 (April 1, 2019)

AT-D878UV CPS Version 1.10

AT-D878UV CPS Version 1.09

AT-D878UV CPS and FIrmware Update 1.10 (Dec 30, 2018)

AT-D878UV CPS and Firmware version 1.09 (Dec 3, 2018)

AT-D878UV CPS Version 1.07

Old AnyTone USB Driver

 Brandmeister Talk Group Spreadsheet for Import (Sept 28, 2018)

 

 Updating Firmware:

You need to place the radio into "Firmware Update" Mode, by pressing the PTT and the Blue Top Button while turning the unit on. The only thing that will be on is the tx light will be flashing red.

 REMEMBER: If there is an ICON folder with the FW update, then the ICONS also need to be updated. You enter ICON update mode by turning off the radio and turning it back on while holding the PTT and PF2 (bottom button on the PTT side) and wait until the screen says "UPDATE MODE" with a white background, the release and load the icon file.

Firmware Update Instructions
DO I NEED TO UPDATE MY FIRMWARE?
NORMALLY you do NOT need to do any updates, but occasionally AnyTone releases a firmware update that is necessary. AnyTone radios generally ship with the latest firmware version installed. You can determine your current AT-D868UV firmware version by pressing the soft key (green) on your radio under the menu icon, then select Settings, then Device Info, and then scroll down to Firmware Ver. If the version displayed is less than 2.27, please continue with the firmware update instructions below.

BACKUP YOUR CURRENT CODEPLUG
Updating the firmware on your Anytone AT- D868UV will erase your radio's current programming. To create a backup using the programming software, read from your radio and then save this file to your desktop or temporary folder.

FIRMWARE UPDATE PROCEDURE
Install the latest AnyTone AT-D868UV Programming Software vX.XX if you have not already done so
Install the Anytone AT-D868UV USB cable driver if you have not already done so. Select x86 for 32-bit systems, select x64 for 64-bit systems.
Download the latest AnyTone AT-D868UV Firmware vX.XX. Extract the files located in this zip file to your desktop or a temporary folder.

The QX Code Pro Update program is now included in the CPS starting with version 1.21

BEFORE YOU DO A FIRMWARE UPDATE, READ AND SAVE YOUR CODE PLUG TO RELOAD TO THE RADIO ONCE THE UPDATE IS COMPLETE
Run the QX Code Pro Update program extracted from the firmware zip file. We suggest you check the option to create a desktop shortcut link.
To prepare your radio for the new firmware, first, turn the radio off. Hold down the PTT and alarm key (top orange button) and at the same time, turn the radio on. The red LED should blink and you may release all buttons.
Connect the Anytone USB programming cable to both your radio and computer
Run the previously installed QX Code Pro Update program from the desktop shortcut
Click Open Update File. Navigate to your extracted firmware zip temporary folder and locate the file 868UV_1G_VX.XX.spi.
Select your com port
Click Write to begin installing the latest firmware
Important: After the firmware is written successfully, you will need to initialize the radio.
Turn the radio off
Hold down the PTT and PF1 button and at the same time, turn the radio on.
The radio will display the message "Are you sure you want to Initialize radio?". Select Confirm (the green bar key). Please wait.
After the radio restarts, you will have the option to set the date and time. You may optionally set the date using the Up, Down and P1 keys. When GPS is enabled, it will display the correct time and date automatically.
UPDATE CODEPLUG FILES
To utilize the new features in the updated firmware, existing codeplug files should be updated as well. Open a saved codeplug file and write it to your radio. Next, read from the radio and save this updated file over the original. Repeat this step for any additional saved codeplug files.

WHAT DO THE SCREEN ICONS SHOW, WHAT ARE ALL THE INDICATORS?

Anytone ATD868UV Screen

 

How-To Videos

 This Video Uses the 868 CPS as an EXAMPLE. You MUST 

use 878 CPS to work on the 878 radio