AT-D868UV Programming Guide

AT-D868UV CodePlug Programming Guide

AT-D868UV Programming Guide


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 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.


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

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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AT-D868UV CodePlug Programming Guide v1.33
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