Anytone AT-D868UV Programming Guide


    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

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.


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

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 .