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Anytone AT-D868UV Digital DMR Dual-Band Handheld Commercial Radio

CPS

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 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 at the same time (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 “codeplug”. Creating a codeplug is a ‘bottom up’ process where the lowest (common) elements must be created first, then built upon until a fully functional codeplug, that can be loaded into a radio, has been created. The AT-D868UV radio has unique software for both creating the codeplug and writing it into the radio for use. When you start creating a new codeplug, many lists and groups are populated with single entries, which may be used as placeholders for initial creation of lists. The programming software allows importing and exporting most of the programming parameters for the creation of 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 that can be imported into the radio's CPS. The export will allows for the collection of both analog and DMR repeaters, along with the associated DMR talkgroups. Repeaterbook has thoughtfully considered the concerns of repeater owners 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 responsibility of the radio operator to assure that the exported data, subsequently imported to the radio via any means, is proper and correct for the desired operation of the repeater.

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 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

Data Fields

No.

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

Can be blank.

State

Can be blank.

Country

Can be blank.

Remarks

Can be blank.

Call Type

Values: “Group Cal”

Call Tips

Values: “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 details of the contacted person 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 not known 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.

Data Fields

No.

This is an auto-incremented record number starting with 1 and increases in integer steps by 1. It should either be empty or show sequential numbers starting with 1 for channel 1, 2 for channel 2, etc. Repeaterbook will auto-number each row sequentially.

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

Enumerated Values: “A-Analog”, “D-Digital.”

For DMR channels, use D-Digital. For Analog channels, use A-Analog. Mixed analog and mixed digital are also available, but 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).

Transmit Power

Transmit power setting for this channel. Enumerated Values: “High”, “Low”

The radio is capable of four output power settings. Is there a “mid1”, “mid2” or equivalent setting? Repeaterbook will set this to “Low” to comply with FCC rules regarding utilizing the lowest transmit power required to maintain reliable communications. Users can override this setting in the export as needed.

Band Width

Bandwidth of the emission. Enumerated Values: “12.5K”, “25K”

Use “12.5K” for DMR and “25K” for analog. When Repeaterbook begins tracking the bandwidth of the supported repeater modes, use this value instead.

CTCSS/DCS Decode

Values: “Off”, analog PL value, digital PL value. Digital PL example “D125N”. Analog PL example “82.5”. Use the appropriate code or set to “Off” if no code or “CSQ” is present.

CTCSS/DCS Decode

Values: “Off”, analog PL value, digital PL value.

Digital PL example “D125N”. Analog PL example “82.5”. Use the appropriate code or set to “Off” if no code or “CSQ” is present.

Contact

Digital only. Name of the DMR talk group. It is allowed to have spaces. Maximum characters? 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 call sign of the logged on user and insert it into this field.

Busy Lock/TX Permit

Enumerated Values: “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

Enumerated Values: “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

Enumerated Values: “Off”, “DTMF”, “2Tone”, “5Tone”.

Repeaterbook will set to “Off”.

DTMF ID

Values: ?

Analog only. DTMF ID. Repeaterbook will set to “1”.

2Tone ID

Values: ?

Analog only. 2 Tone ID. Repeaterbook will set to “1”.

5Tone ID

Values: ?

Analog only. 5 Tone ID. Repeaterbook will set to “1”.

PTT ID

Enumerated Values: “Off”, “at start”, “at end”, “both”.

Analog channel only. Repeaterbook will set to “Off”.

Color Code

Enumerated Values: “0”, “1”, “2”, “3”, “4”, “5”, “6”, “7”, “8”, “9”.

Digital channel only. The color code needed to access the repeater. Repeaterbook will enter the color code associated with the repeater. If no color code is known, the value will be set to “0”.

Slot

Enumerated Values: “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

The scan list the channel belongs to. Possible Values: “None”, name of the list.

Export will set to “None” and require the user to update the data as needed.

Receive Group List

Values:

Digital channel only. Repeaterbook defaults to “None”.

TX Prohibit

Prevent the radio from transmitting on the channel (listen only). Enumerated Values: “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

Enumerated Values: “Off”, “On”

Export will set this to “Off”.

Simplex TDMA

Enumerated Values: “Off”, “On”

Digital channel only. Export will set to “Off”.

TDMA Adaptive

Enumerated Values: “Off”, “On”

Digital channel only. Export will default to “Off”.

Encryption Type

Enumerated Values: “Enhanced Encryption”, “Normal Encryption”.

Digital channel only. Export will set to “Normal Encryption”.

Digital Encryption

Enumerated Values: “Off”, “On”

Digital channel only. Export will set to “Off”.

Call Confirmation

Enumerated Values: “Off”, “On”

Digital channel only: Export will set to “Off”.

Talk Around

Enumerated Values: “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

Enumerated Values: “Off”, “On”.

This is allowing an emergency button for workers who are alone to use. Export will default this to “Off”. Repeaterbook will set this to “Off”.

Custom CTCSS

Analog channel only. Can use a custom-entered frequency (Hz). Repeaterbook will set this to “0”.

Step 7: Optional Setting

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

radios/anytone_d868uv.txt · Last modified: 2019/10/29 14:28 by KD6KPC