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Anytone AT-D868UV

Digital DMR Dual-Band Handheld Commercial Radio


The AnyTone D868UV radio is a VHF and UHF radio with both Digital DMR (Tier I and II) and Analog capabilities. It offers a total of 4,000 channels (Analog and Digital) and up to 130,000 contacts, as well as multiple DMR ID numbers (Radio ID’s) for a single radio.

This radio is a Part 90 DMR commercial transceiver with a 1.77-inch color TFT display. 4,000 Channels with 10,000 Talk Groups. Frequency coverage is 140-174 / 400-480 MHz.

  • VHF/UHF Dual Band: Monitor two bands simultaneously (V+V, U+U & V+U). It will also monitor one receiver on analog and one receiver on digital.
  • Digital DMR and Analog: Features both DMR digital and analog modes on any channel.
  • High Power Output: 6 Watts, 4 Watts, 1 Watt selectable transmit power output.
  • Color TFT Display: 1.77-inch color TFT screen with dual or single channel display.

Tech Specs

Memory Channels 4,000
DMR Talk Groups 10,000
Digital Contacts 150,000
Power Levels 6/4/2.5/1 Watt transmit power levels
Zones 150 zones, up to 250 channels per zone
Display 1.77-inch color TFT Screen
Battery 3150 mAh lithium-ion battery
Bandwidth 12.5 / 25.0 kHz analog and 12.5 kHz DMR
Import/Export Enhanced CPS allows direct input and export of channels, digital IDs, and talkgroups.
DMR Compatibility Supports Tier I and Tier II operation, making it compatible with DMR repeaters that utilize two-slot TDMA technology
Analog Compatibility Compatible with amateur radio analog repeater and simplex use on both wide and narrowband
Programmable FCC 47CFR90.203 requires the keypad locked in the shipping configuration. Software keypad unlocking and re-programming are available
CTCSS/DCS CTCSS/DCS tone transmit and receive capable with split tone capability
Certifications FCC Part 90 certified, FCC ID: T4KD868UV

User Manual Programming Manual

Creating a Code Plug

The software which programs the radio frequencies and all other user-defined aspects of the radio operation is called a “code plug.” Creating a code plug is a ‘bottom-up’ process where the lowest (common) elements must be created first, then built upon until a fully functional code plug that can be loaded into a radio has been created. The AT-D868UV radio has unique software for creating the code plug and writing it into the radio for use. When you start creating a new code plug, many lists and groups are populated with single entries, which may be used as placeholders for the initial creation of lists. The programming software allows importing and exporting most of the programming parameters to create a large amount of input data to the radio (i.e., large lists of contact names).

Data Export Support from RepeaterBook

RepeaterBook is currently developing a project to export data from DMR repeaters into a CSV file imported into the radio's CPS. The export will allow for the collection of both analog and DMR repeaters and the associated DMR talkgroups. RepeaterBook has thoughtfully considered repeater owners' concerns by not exporting configurations likely to cause harmful interference on the repeater, such as guessing at time slots for talkgroups. If a time slot is not known, the talkgroup is skipped and not exported. However, it is ultimately the radio operator's responsibility to assure that the exported data, subsequently imported to the radio via any means, is proper and correct for the repeater's desired operation.

The first searches with export capability will be linked from the DMR Niche Pages.

This is a multi-step process when working with this radio. You must first download the talk group CSV and import it to the radio. The complete CSV of all talk groups can be downloaded here.

  • Step 1: create the Contact List
  • Step 2: create the DMR ID List
  • Step 3: create the Radio ID List
  • Step 4: create the Scan List
  • Step 5: create the Zone List
  • Step 6: create the Channel - Frequency List
  • Step 7: Optional Setting

Step 1: Contact List CSV

The talkgroup CSV contains every talk group recorded in the RepeaterBook database. There are three options, based on your needs:

  1. DMR-MARC only compatible talk groups
  2. BrandMeister only compatible talkgroups

RepeaterBook default is BOLD.

Data Fields Values
TG/DMR ID Numeric DMR talkgroup ID.
Repeater Number Full name of the talkgroup. Spaces are OK. Truncated at 9 characters.
Name Full name of the talkgroup.
City It can be blank.
State It can be blank.
Country It can be blank.
Remarks It can be blank.
Call Type Group Cal
Call Tips None

Importing Back to the Radio

Once all talkgroups are entered, the Contact List should be imported back into the programming software the same way you exported the file. Click on TOOLS and then import. In the new window, click on Digital Contacts and select the .csv file you want imported.

Step 2: DMR ID LIst

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, callsign, etc., of the individual you are connected with.

The Contact List is a “look-up” table for the radio to display all the contacted person's details instead of only the DMR ID number. Individual entries (updates) can be made as shown below but would be very time consuming when creating the initial list.

A master list of DMR contacts in CSV format is available at the DMR-MARC website: All DMR-MARC Users

This database of contacts can be directly used for DMR ID’s and imported into the radio as required. Download the list and open it up as an excel spreadsheet.

This step is completed completely outside of RepeaterBook. Follow the CPS manual for additional information.

Step 3: Radio ID List

This step is completed completely outside of RepeaterBook. Follow the CPS manual for additional information.

Step 4: Scan List

This step is completed completely outside of RepeaterBook. Follow the CPS manual for additional information.

Step 5: Zone List

This step is completed completely outside of RepeaterBook. Follow the CPS manual for additional information.

Step 6: Channel - Frequency List

This radio offers the programming of 4,000 channels for UHF and VHF.

The following information was derived from deconstructing the exported CSV file from the radio. Each row is headered by the column name in bold below. Each contact row requires an entry in each of the columns. If certain data is unknown and could cause undesired consequences when transmitting on a repeater, such as defaulting a time slot to 1 when the time slot is not known, the contact will be skipped. Users must acknowledge that the data from RepeaterBook cannot be 100% guaranteed and must be re-checked through local sources before attempting to transmit through a repeater.

Export defaults are BOLD.

Data Fields Values Notes
No. This is an auto-incremented record number starting with 1. Can be left blank.
Channel Name The name of the channel (typically the name of repeater and talkgroup). Propose using the name of the nearest city and a talk group alias (abbreviation).
Receive Frequency The receive frequency on the radio. Format is “nnn.nnnn”.
Transmit Frequency The transmit frequency on the radio. Format is “nnn.nnnn”.
Channel Type A-Analog, D-Digital. Mixed analog and mixed digital are available. More information is needed as to the value to be entered into the output and the purpose for each setting (conditions the export program to follow to set the mode). Mixed-mode may require adding the repeater twice.
Transmit Power High, Low The radio is capable of four output power settings.
Band Width 12.5K, 25K. Use 12.5K for DMR and 25K for analog. RepeaterBook value will override when present.
CTCSS/DCS Decode Off, analog PL value, digital PL value. Digital PL example “D125N”. Analog PL example “82.5”. Use the appropriate code or set it to “Off” if no code or “CSQ” is present.
CTCSS/DCS Decode “Off”, analog PL value, digital PL value. Digital PL example “D125N”. Analog PL example “82.5”. Use the appropriate code or set it to “Off” if no code or “CSQ” is present.
Contact Digital only. Name of the DMR talk group. It is allowed to have spaces. For analog repeaters, it appears as though the name is “Contact 1”.
Radio ID Digital only. This is the call sign of the radio owner. Since RepeaterBook requires users to be logged on to export, it will pull the logged-on user's call sign and insert it into this field.
Busy Lock/TX Permit Always, Same Color Code, Off The CPS Manual suggests using “Same Color Code” as the typical setting. More information is needed regarding this setting, and the conditions the export program should follow.
Squelch Mode Carrier, CTCSS/DCS. This is the receive tone squelch (TSQ). It only applies to analog repeaters. If a repeater is known to be transmitting a CTCSS/PL/DPL tone, then turn this field to “CTCSS/DCS.” If the repeater is DMR, then set to “Carrier.”
Optional Signal Off, DTMF, 2Tone, 5Tone.
DTMF ID ? Analog only. DTMF ID. RepeaterBook will set to “1”.
2Tone ID ? Analog only. 2 Tone ID. RepeaterBook will set to “1”.
5Tone ID ? Analog only. 5 Tone ID. RepeaterBook will set to “1”.
PTT ID Off, at start, at end, both. Analog channel only.
Color Code 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. Digital channel only. The color code is needed to access the repeater. RepeaterBook will enter the color code associated with the repeater.
Slot 1, 2. Digital channel only. The time slot the talkgroup (contact) is assigned to on the repeater. RepeaterBook will set the time slot listed for the talkgroup in our database. If the time slot is not known, the talkgroup will be skipped from export.
Scan List None, name of the list The scan list the channel belongs to.
Receive Group List None Digital channel only.
TX Prohibit Off, On Set to “Off” will allow transmitting on the channel. Set to “On,” and the PTT will be locked out on this channel. Export will set all channels to “Off” since the database only contains channels located on the amateur radio plan.
Reverse Off, On
Simplex TDMA Off, On Digital channel only.
TDMA Adaptive Enumerated Values: Off, On Digital channel only.
Encryption Type Enhanced Encryption, Normal Encryption. Digital channel only.
Digital Encryption Off, On Digital channel only.
Call Confirmation Off, On Digital channel only.
Talk Around Off, On. This sets the transmit frequency to the receive frequency, putting the radio in simplex and transmitting on the repeater's output frequency.
Work Alone Off, On. This is allowing an emergency button for workers who are alone to use.
Custom CTCSS 0 Analog channel only. Can use a custom-entered frequency (Hz).

Step 7: Optional Setting

This step is completed completely outside of RepeaterBook. Follow the CPS manual for additional information.


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