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.

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