Below is my review of the new Anytone AT-D578UV DMR/Analog radio. I won’t drag you through the specs of this radio, I’ll post them below. I’ve been using the radio in my cat and my QTH for over a month now. If I think of anything else, I’ll update this article so think of it as a living doc.
I, like many others, had been waiting for this radio to come out for over a year. I have Anytone’s AT-D878 hand-held (HT (handy-talkie) radio which is awesome. I’ve written about it here. The reason I’ve been looking forward to this radio is because using an HT as a mobile radio (in my car) only provides a max of 6 watts. Also, I kept my Yaesu FT-100DR analog radio in my car for analog use since it is a 50w radio. I mainly do SOTA, so having a little extra power in the back country is important to me. That meant that I had a funky setup with the DRM HT with a battery eliminator on the back plugged into the car’s acc port (think cigarette lighter). What I really wanted was a full power radio that did everything and that had all the features of the Anytone 878 HT. It also allows me to get down to one antenna on the car as well.