Anytone AT-D868UV Programming Guide

Index:

    Introduction —— Page 2
     Talk Group Set-up —— Page 4
     Digital Contact List —— Page 6
     Radio ID List —— Page 8
     Scan List —— Page 8
     Zone List —— Page 10
     Receive Group Call List —— Page 12
     Channel / Frequency Set-up —— Page 13
     Optional Settings —— Page 15
     Analog Address Book —— Page 21
     Prefabricated SMS Messages —— Page 21
     Encryption Code —— Page 22
     Alarm Settings —— Page 22
     Hot Key Implementation —— Page 23
     Analog Programming —— Page 24
     TOOL Pull-down menus —— Page 25
     Recording of conversations —— Page 25
     Import and Export of data —— Page 25
     Mode Selection —— Page 25
     Extended Talk Group Function Setting —— Page 26
     Firmware Updates —— Page 26
     Start-up Screen Options —— Page 26
     Default Channel Information —— Page 26
     Export Data Conversion (Contact Mgr.) —— Page 26
     Model Information —— Page 26
     FriendList Edit —— Page 27
     Digital APRS Information and Set-up —— Page 27
     Radio LCD Display explanation —— Page 29
     Firmware Update Procedure —— Page 30
     Radio Reset Procedure —— Page 31
     Radio Icon Firmware Update Procedure —— Page 32
     CPS Programmer (Internet based) —— Page 32
     Contact Manager Program —— Page 34
     Digital Contact Wizard Program —— Page 35

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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), 10,000 Digital Talk Groups, and up to 150,000 contacts, as well as
multiple DMR ID numbers (Radio ID’s) for a single radio. With the enhanced
capabilities of the AT-D868UV radio, this Programming Guide will help users to
understand all aspects of how to program and set up the radio for maximum
usability.

Please note that the AT-D868UV radio may have a locked key-board upon arrival.
The FCC requires per 47CFR90.203 that an unauthorized user shall not be able to
enter any frequencies and transmit on a frequency not authorized. Frequencies
should only be programmed by service or maintenance personnel. This Guide is
primarily provided for such service or maintenance personnel. For such person to
open up the keyboard, press the “Menu” key and the “*” (star) key.

The software which programs the radio frequencies and all other user defined
aspects of the 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 (also called CPS) allows to “import” and “export” most of
the programming parameters for the creation of large amount of input data to the
radio – for example large lists of contact names.

GETTING STARTED

The programming cable for the AT-D868UV radio is typically provided by AnyTone.
There are several different types of programming cables available, and the one
to use has a very small USB connector. Others use an electronic circuit inside
the USB connector, and will not work. Make sure the computer has the correct
driver for the cable – see the Device Manager on your PC.

If you do not see this USB port driver, you should install the USB driver from
the file USB_VirtualComPortDriver v2.0.1.2313 folder as an Administrator to your
computer. Select the x64 or x86 version depending on the operating system of the
computer you use.

Open the Device Manager, and then double click on the “Ports” to display the
driver (GD32 Virtual Com Port) and right click on the driver to open PROPERTIES.
This will display the details of the driver, and under Port Settings update the
“Bits per second” to 128,000 for faster read and write to the radio.

Note: Before you start any programming work read the current file from the radio
into your PC so you have a baseline and something to start with.

The Computer Programming Software (CPS) for the AT-D868UV radio may be updated
from time to time to correspond to the firmware version used for the radio, the
AnyTone website will offer those updates should be us.

Do not mix versions of the CPS with non-matching firmware versions (view
downloads)

Download CPS
D868UV FW CPS v1.26
D868UV FW CPS v1.24
D868UV FW CPS v2.24
D868UV FW CPS v2.26
D868UV FW CPS v2.27
D868UV FW CPS 1.27
D868UV FW CPS v2.31
D868UV FW CPS 2.30
D868UV FW CPS 2.29
D868UV FW CPS 2.32

Install the CPS Programming software on your computer, and when you read (or
write) software to or from the radio, it asks the question if you want to read
only the “other data” – which is all programming parameters of the radio, and/or
the “Digital Contact List”. The DMR contact list could contain over 100,000
names, and as a result consume up to 5 minutes to read or write to the radio.

Digital walkie-talkie,Motorola system released new products

Motorola analog walkie-talkies have achieved good results in the professional market. Now Motorola Systems has launched the new MOTOTRBOTM series of digital walkie-talkie products.

The new products introduced this time include XiR P3688 series digital walkie-talkie, XiR M3188 and XiR M3688 series mobile radio, XiR M6660 series radio, XiR E8600 series digital walkie-talkie and other two handheld radios and three radios.

Wang Haiming, general manager of wireless intercom channel business of Motorola Systems (China) Co., Ltd. stressed that from analog radio to digital walkie-talkie, the walkie-talkie evolved from the original voice call to data transmission, and the call quality and battery life have been greatly improved.

The XiR E8600 is a compact, rugged, waterproof, professional digital walkie-talkie. Despite the palm-sized size, the XiR E8600 features the MOTOTRBOTM P86 series with full MOTORBOTM voice and data processing capabilities. The XiR E8608 handheld radio also features Bluetooth and a built-in GPS receiver for GPS, Bluetooth and systems. Features, etc. At the same time, the XiR E8600 achieves IP67 waterproof and dustproof performance, even in wet and dusty environments.

Wang Haiming said that the target industries of MOTOTRBOTM are railway, petroleum and petrochemical, forestry, manufacturing, hotels, security and so on.

After the introduction of the XiR P6600 series walkie-talkie, the Motorola system also launched its corresponding radio station, the XiR M6660. This level of product in the MOTOTRBOTM product line is highly scalable, offers optional IP base station interconnect roaming, and offers innovative sound processing features such as intelligent volume adjustment that can be dynamically based on the noise level of your environment volume adjustment.

Referring to the classics, Wang Haiming said that in order to continue the classic design of GP3688 in the walkie-talkie market, the appearance of the Motorola digital walkie-talkie XiR P3688 maintains the classic design style, and can share the battery, charger and other accessories of the GP3688 analog walkie-talkie, which is convenient for users. Analog to digital conversion saves investment costs for users.

Jiang Hao, Chairman and President of Motorola Systems (China) Co., Ltd., said that the MOTOTRBOTM series has grown from the world’s first digital walkie-talkie to a family of more than 30 different models in China, serving different industry users and market. From no display to digital display to Chinese display; from black and white display to color display; from a single digital voice function to a combination of voice and GPS positioning, text messaging, telemetry remote control, Bluetooth technology and other data functions; from ordinary walkie-talkie From explosion-proof walkie-talkies to high-grade explosion-proof walkie-talkies, we are constantly redefining our customers’ expectations for wireless intercom innovation and providing professional users with complete communication solutions that meet their needs. Just as we are always leading the transformation of enterprise digital voice and data communication, we will continue to work on the innovation of the walkie-talkie product portfolio to meet the communication needs at critical moments.

How far is the intercom distance?

Reference Talk Distance:

5 watts / 4 watts of launch power: 1-3 km in urban areas, 3-5 km in open space .

3 watts / 2 watts of transmitting power: 500 m – 2 km in urban areas, 1-3 km in open space .

1 Watt / 0.5 watt transmission power: urban area 200 meters – 800 meters
in urban areas, 500 meters – 1.5 kilometers
in open space .

Yaesu FTA750L Handheld VHF Transceiver / GPS

The YAESU FTA-750L Combines tradition with innovation.

Born from a history of high quality communications the FTA-750L now includes a 66 channel GPS receiver for reliable navigation.

Boasting an oversize full dot matrix LCD display, the FTA-750L Airband Transceiver / GPS provides full communication on the Aircraft communications Band and additionally provides VOR and ILS navigation features on the “NAV” band, and waypoint navigation with the built in GPS receiver.

The FTA-750L includes NOAA weather band monitoring and the capability of programming up to 200 memory channels with a quick and easy channel recall feature.

The brand new easy to operate menu system is icon driven making it simple to navigate through all of the powerful features this transceiver / GPS has to offer.

Additionally the FTA-750L can easily be reprogrammed in minutes using the optional PC Programming software and the supplied USB programming cable.

Use the Tech Wholesale Radio Finder to Determine the Perfect Radio

Use the Tech Wholesale Radio Finder to Determine the Perfect Radio

Are you in the market for a new two-way radio, but just not sure which type is best for you? If you’re unsure about how to choose the perfect radio for your unique home or business uses, Tech Wholesale makes things easy with our one-of-a-kind radio finder. On our website, you can take a quick quiz to find out how to choose a radio based on your particular needs. Here are just a few of the things that you’ll need to take in to consideration before choosing the right radio for you.

  • UHF versus VHF Radios. Make your search much easier by first deciding between a UHF or VHF radio. UHF radios (or Ultra High Frequency radios) are the most common, mainly because the waves are shorter and they can get around areas of interference. VHF radios (or Very High Frequency radios) are less common, but they can cover more distance with less power. These only work well if there is a clear line of sight without interference.
  • Choose the proper power setting. Handheld two-way radios use between 0.5-5 watts of power to broadcast a signal, Business radios run between 1 and 5 watts, and current FRS models broadcast at 0.5 watts.
  • Decide between family or business use. Tech Wholesale divides many of our radios into home or business uses, so decide which you’ll need before shopping.
  • Name a budget. If you don’t have a large budget, it may be best to choose a more recreational radio rather than a business radio. You can also shop Tech Wholesale by price in most categories.
  • Decide where you’ll use your radio. Will you use your radio inside or outside? This is an important factor when choosing a radio, because some radios won’t work with interference (such as trees or buildings).
  • Check out compatibility. If you already own one or more other radios, make sure that your new set is compatible with the radios that you currently use.

Benefits of Utilizing a Two-Way Radio on Your Next Family Cruise

Benefits of Utilizing a Two-Way Radio on Your Next Family Cruise

Family cruises are great vacations because they enable your whole crew to go to one or more destinations without worrying about travel accommodations, lodging, food, and other additional expenses. Everything is all-inclusive on a cruise, and the beautiful waterfront views make your travel time feel like vacation time as well.

If you’re embarking on a cruise with your whole family, you may be wondering how the kids and adults can stay in communication with one another while on the incredibly large cruise ship. Because it’s common for cell phones to lose signal in the open water, you may want to invest in a two-way radio system for your family to use. Here are just a few of the benefits of using a two-way radio on your next family cruise.

  • Many people underestimate the size of a cruise ship – until they actually step on board. These ships are very, very large, and using a two-way radio makes it easy to keep track of all of your family members when they all rush off to do different activities on deck.
  • Like we mentioned before, cell phones don’t work aboard a cruise ship. Unless you want to have the crew page your missing family members, you’ll want to invest in some long-distance two-way radios.
  • Many types of two-way radios operate at a distance of 23 miles or higher, which means that they’ll work on the ship even if one person is tanning on the top deck and another is bowling below deck.
  • Two-way radios have dozens of channels to choose from, so you know that you’ll always find a channel for your family to use.
  • If you’re worried about maintaining privacy from the other family aboard the ship, you can use a privacy code on your two-way radio. These types of codes are entered before communicating on your chosen channel, so even if another family is using that same channel, you can be sure that you won’t hear their conversation – and vice versa!

Best Radio Accessories for Yaesu Walkie Talkie

Best Radio Accessories for Yaesu Walkie Talkie

To really optimize your chosen walkie talkie set, you’ll need more than just the receives themselves. Whether you’re using them for personal, recreational use or to keep things safe and productive while on the job, there are a number of accessories that you can use to ramp up your walkie talkie’s performance. Here are just a few of the best radio accessories.

  • A Headset. While a walkie talkie is already a very convenient tool for long distance communication, it’s not exactly a hands-free device. If you’re doing a job that requires both hands as well as communication with your co-workers, you’ll want to invest in a headset that goes with your radio.
  • An earpiece. For even more discreet, hands-free communication, hook your walkie talkie to your belt and use an earpiece to talk to your coworkers. Most of these accessories have push-to-talk features that make it easy to speak when you want to and turn them off when you don’t.
  • A belt holster. Whether you’re using a separate headset or not, a belt holster is essential for keeping your radio on hand at all times. These swivel holsters make it easy to remove the radio without interrupting your duties.
  • A multi-unit charger. If your entire family or team of employees uses walkie talkies, you’ll want to purchase a multi-unit charger that charges multiple radios at once. It’s a huge time saver, not to mention a space saver when you’re charging your radios on the counter!
  • A high capacity lithium-ion battery. If you’re tired of your walkie talkie dying in the middle of the day, upgrade the standard battery to a high capacity battery that holds a charge for much longer. When fully charged, this type of battery lasts for 9 to 12 hours.

How Secure Are ICOM Two-way Radios?

How Secure Are ICOM Two-way Radios?

While many people use two-way radios for work or recreation, some people use them for more personal or confidential matters. Many people think that with a simple switch of a channel you can access another person’s two-way radio conversation, but by taking a few simple steps to secure your two-way radio, you can keep out unwanted listeners. Here’s how to secure your radio.

  • Set up a privacy code. Many types of radios come with a Continuous Tone Coded Squelch System (CTCSS) or CDCSS (Continuous Digital Coded Squelch System), which allows you to set up privacy codes that keep other people out of your chosen channel. These codes mean that you can subdivide the channels into a combination of the channel and a code that only your friends or coworkers will know.
  • Learn Morse code. If you’re only going to be communicating short, private messages, you may want to learn Morse code. This simple language has been used for decades, and it’s very easy to use on your two-way radio. Instead of talking, you’ll be able to communicate with a series of shorter and longer beeps with the simple push of a button. If you’d prefer to talk out loud instead of using a series of noises, you can also develop your own system of code words that other people on the same channel won’t be able to figure out.
  • Use an earpiece or headset. One of the easiest ways to keep your walkie talkie communications private in your direct vicinity is by eliminating the need to talk “into” the radio itself. Instead, invest in an earpiece or headset that connects to your radio, and makes it easy to talk and listen without people around you hearing your whole conversation.  When you wear the headset, you’ll be the only one who can hear the other person’s side of the conversation – and vice versa.

How to Program Kenwood Two-Way Radio

How to Program Kenwood Two-Way Radio

If you recently invested in a Kenwood Two-Way radio for personal or work use, you’ll certainly want to program it before attempting to use it. This Japanese electronics manufacturer produces a very popular line of portable radio equipment, and its wide range of two-way radios is often used in both home and corporate settings. While a Kenwood radio can be programmed to a particular channel or programmed to search for channels, whichever type of programming you choose, it only takes a few minutes to set up. Here’s how to set up your brand new Kenwood two-way radio:

To set a specific channel:

  • Turn the radio off and hold down the menu button. While still holding down the menu button, turn the radio back on and then release the button.
  • Using the arrow keys, select whichever channel number you prefer.
  • Once you land on the correct channel, press the menu button again.
  • Next, use the arrow keys to select your preferred frequency within that channel.
  • If you want to program multiple frequencies within each channel, repeat those same steps for every channel.
  • Press any other button to exit.

To set your radio to scan for channels:

  • Turn the radio off and hold down the menu button. While still holding down the menu button, turn the radio back on and then release the button.
  • Press either one of the arrow buttons repeatedly until “Sc-on” appears on the screen.
  • Press the menu button again, and then press PTT, Mon or Cal to exit.
  • Hold down the up arrow button until “Scan” flashes on the screen. Your radio will automatically scan frequencies within its range and connect to those that it finds compatible.

How to choose Walkie Talkie & Two Way Radio

How to Choose Walkie Talkie

When deciding on the appropriate two-way radio there are some questions you need to ask.

  1. Mobile vs. Portable – How are you planning on using the radios?  Mobile radios are units that are installed in a vehicle like what a bus driver would use.  Portable radios are your “typical walkie-talkie” – units that can be carried around.
  2. UHF vs. VHF – UHF (“Ultra High Frequency”) 403-512 MHz is used primarily for indoor applications where there may be some obstacles.  VHF (“Very High Frequency”) 136-174 MHz is better suited for outdoor applications without much interference.
  3. Number of Users/Number of Channels – The number of people using your radios system should be considered when thinking about how many channels you would need.  Also consider if you need private channels for management, security, emergency etc.
  4. Number of Locations – How many locations will be using the radio system?  Multiple locations can be linked allowing you to communicate from one location to another or you can have radios for a particular building only.
  5. Features – In an utopian world, what features would you like on your two-way radio?  Do you need a “man down” alert?  Would you like to be able to text message?  Do you need a display that will show names?  Depending on the unit chosen, those features are a few of the options available.
  6. Ruggedness – Do you require intrinsically safe units?  Are your radios going to primarily be used by executives or do you need a more rugged unit for the maintenance workers?
  7. Budget – The pricing of two-way radios range depending on the units and features.  It’s a good idea to have a budget in mind when you start talking to a sales rep about your wish list.  Put together a list of what is an absolute must and also what you would like if possible.