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Amateur Radio - DMR - Radio setup

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DMR - Radio, specifically for the Anytone D878 UV 2 super but should be useful for others

Getting started on the Anytone 878UV2 - Basic programming to get you started using the Anytone AT-D878UV II Super, though this information should work for most models. Ensure you download the correct firmware and software for your model. -

DMR Setup on the Anytone AT-D878UV II - Import a digital contacts csv file -

DMR setup and using it to make contacts -I show how to add a new DMR Chanel, create a Talk Group, and add it to a Zone on the Anytone AT-D878UVII. This info should also work for many other DMR radios too with minor adjustments. It is the order of events that is the most important. -

More technical details about how DMR works and how best to organise your code plug -

DRM setup update! - Anytone D878 Repeater Import -*** Since making this video I prefer to create the code plug manually, you will learn and understand more! *** I found a real time saving way to import all repeater settings for this and many other radios! So I wanted to share it with you all so you can save time too and increase the chances of opening repeaters - *** Since making this video I prefer to create the code plug manually, you will learn and understand more! ***


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