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Re: Anytone D578's

Greg Hidley
 

Thanks for all that good advice Bill! 

It helps me and others a lot.  From what I have gathered so far, there is only one 578 hardware device ... and combination of firmware and factory programming decides whether it is part 90 or not (and whether or not the third 220 band is accessible or not). Right you are, unless you, or the dealer you use, have access to that factory programming, you better order the correct version up front so it is preprogrammed correctly in advance. They also warn, if you upload a 878 CP into the 578 before doing anything else, you may lose the 220 capability (and require re-programming from the factory software)  ... you have to first download the factory settings from the 578 into its CPS software, and then edit or import into that as appropriate, your 878 settings  ... then upload.

I am considering this transceiver as a home base station, so I do not care about bluetooth or GPS. I also do not care too much about 220 as I have a Jetstream 220 mobile that puts out a lot more power than the 10W that the 578 would on 220. I'll use my 878 as needed in the field (add it to my go kit so I have DMR in the field). If the 578 were going in my vehicle, then of course, I would want the 220 for sure. My vehicles are all areadly ham radio equipped with mobiles.

I have an unused signalink (and KPC3+) that I can use with a few different VHF/UHF mobiles that I already have to achieve winlink or fldigi using 2M/440. And I have ia suit-case go kit with a TM-D710 and other do-dads to cover potential field VHF/UHF data needs.


greg

Now I need to figure out the best noise antenna setup at my QTH for an ANC-4 ... maybe using some existing tower antenna or adding some new dipole somewhere ... the little shorty (indoor) wire that came with it is doing only a minimal job.




On Wed, Jun 10, 2020 at 6:25 PM William Calderwood via groups.io <billk1ct=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Greg -

  Beware there are several versions of the 578.  One version is triband with 2, 1.25 and .75 meters.  Another version only has 2 and .75 meters, but its part 90 certified (which you might be required to use if you support government/NGO outside the ham bands).  There are also variations of the above with and without bluetooth and with and without GPS.  So my advice is to determine what you want and be sure what you are buying meets those requirements.  HRO has them as does a number of web merchants (like Bridgecom)

  Beware that if you want to interface fldigi/winlink express/packet to the 578 the way I've seen on the web is to conduct surgery to the microphone.  It winds up being kinda neat but its more complicated than just buying a signalink interface cable from Tigertronics and plugging it into the back of the radio.

  Despite my desire to get a good base DMR radio to increase power and convenience over the 868/878 the above issues have compelled me to hold off for a bit to be sure I get what I['m looking for.

     73, Bill K1CT


On Wednesday, June 10, 2020, 08:22:29 AM PDT, Bob Birch <rrbirch@...> wrote:


Greg,

 

Give me a call to discuss the 578.

 

Bob

 

From: main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io [mailto:main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Greg Hidley via groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, June 10, 2020 7:06 AM
To: main@arc2-sdicc.groups.io
Subject: [ARC2-SDICC] Anytone D578's

 

Have any of you bought Anytone D578 transceivers? If so, where did you buy them and how do you like them? 

 

thanks

greg

 


Re: Anytone D578's

William Calderwood
 

Greg -

  Beware there are several versions of the 578.  One version is triband with 2, 1.25 and .75 meters.  Another version only has 2 and .75 meters, but its part 90 certified (which you might be required to use if you support government/NGO outside the ham bands).  There are also variations of the above with and without bluetooth and with and without GPS.  So my advice is to determine what you want and be sure what you are buying meets those requirements.  HRO has them as does a number of web merchants (like Bridgecom)

  Beware that if you want to interface fldigi/winlink express/packet to the 578 the way I've seen on the web is to conduct surgery to the microphone.  It winds up being kinda neat but its more complicated than just buying a signalink interface cable from Tigertronics and plugging it into the back of the radio.

  Despite my desire to get a good base DMR radio to increase power and convenience over the 868/878 the above issues have compelled me to hold off for a bit to be sure I get what I['m looking for.

     73, Bill K1CT


On Wednesday, June 10, 2020, 08:22:29 AM PDT, Bob Birch <rrbirch@...> wrote:


Greg,

 

Give me a call to discuss the 578.

 

Bob

 

From: main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io [mailto:main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Greg Hidley via groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, June 10, 2020 7:06 AM
To: main@arc2-sdicc.groups.io
Subject: [ARC2-SDICC] Anytone D578's

 

Have any of you bought Anytone D578 transceivers? If so, where did you buy them and how do you like them? 

 

thanks

greg

 


Re: Anytone D578's

Bob Birch
 

Greg,

 

Give me a call to discuss the 578.

 

Bob

 

From: main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io [mailto:main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Greg Hidley via groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, June 10, 2020 7:06 AM
To: main@arc2-sdicc.groups.io
Subject: [ARC2-SDICC] Anytone D578's

 

Have any of you bought Anytone D578 transceivers? If so, where did you buy them and how do you like them? 

 

thanks

greg

 


Re: Anytone D578's

Bob Bernardi
 

Hi Greg

I have a 578. I bought it from Bridgecom on line. I am new to ham radio so keep that in mind. I like the radio. It is just like the 878 but more power, features and the 1.25 cm band. It also includes Bluetooth.

What I like the most is the support I get from Bridgecom. They always respond to my questions in a timely fashion. I had a problem when I first got the radio. Turned out it was a hardware issue. I sent it back, they repaired it and returned it all in about a week.

Bob, KN6DKN


On Jun 10, 2020, at 7:05 AM, Greg Hidley via groups.io <ghidley@...> wrote:


Have any of you bought Anytone D578 transceivers? If so, where did you buy them and how do you like them? 

thanks
greg


Anytone D578's

Greg Hidley
 

Have any of you bought Anytone D578 transceivers? If so, where did you buy them and how do you like them? 

thanks
greg


Re: Upcoming Event: Red Cross Communications Team Weekly Net - Tue, 06/09/2020 8:00pm-8:30pm #cal-reminder

Eric Richardson
 

Presumptive email check-in for me please. In a meeting that may run late. Thanks. Eric KM6MPE 


On Tue, Jun 9, 2020, 2:00 PM main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io Calendar <main@arc2-sdicc.groups.io> wrote:

Reminder: Red Cross Communications Team Weekly Net

When: Tuesday, 9 June 2020, 8:00pm to 8:30pm, (GMT-07:00) America/Los Angeles

Where:RACES/ACS Repeater; 147.195 MHz, "+" offset, PL 114.8

View Event

Description: Net Control - KG6RGI
North Check-Ins - AK6QJ
South Check-Ins - K6REW

This is a voted repeater system. Please allow approximately 1 second between pushing the PTT button on you mic and talking to allow the system to work its magic. Repeater times out after 2 minutes. If this repeater is unavailable please migrate to the PARC 130 machine (147.130 MHz, "+" offset, PL 107.2).


Upcoming Event: Red Cross Communications Team Weekly Net - Tue, 06/09/2020 8:00pm-8:30pm #cal-reminder

main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io Calendar <main@...>
 

Reminder: Red Cross Communications Team Weekly Net

When: Tuesday, 9 June 2020, 8:00pm to 8:30pm, (GMT-07:00) America/Los Angeles

Where:RACES/ACS Repeater; 147.195 MHz, "+" offset, PL 114.8

View Event

Description: Net Control - KG6RGI
North Check-Ins - AK6QJ
South Check-Ins - K6REW

This is a voted repeater system. Please allow approximately 1 second between pushing the PTT button on you mic and talking to allow the system to work its magic. Repeater times out after 2 minutes. If this repeater is unavailable please migrate to the PARC 130 machine (147.130 MHz, "+" offset, PL 107.2).


Re: Upcoming Event: Red Cross Communications Team Weekly Net - Tue, 06/09/2020 8:00pm-8:30pm #cal-reminder

rsteve9904@...
 

Please grant me an email check in
Rosalinda KI6WVA


On Jun 8, 2020, at 8:00 PM, main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io Calendar <main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io> wrote:

Reminder: Red Cross Communications Team Weekly Net

When: Tuesday, 9 June 2020, 8:00pm to 8:30pm, (GMT-07:00) America/Los Angeles

Where:RACES/ACS Repeater; 147.195 MHz, "+" offset, PL 114.8

View Event

Description: Net Control - KG6RGI
North Check-Ins - AK6QJ
South Check-Ins - K6REW

This is a voted repeater system. Please allow approximately 1 second between pushing the PTT button on you mic and talking to allow the system to work its magic. Repeater times out after 2 minutes. If this repeater is unavailable please migrate to the PARC 130 machine (147.130 MHz, "+" offset, PL 107.2).


Re: Upcoming Event: Red Cross Communications Team Weekly Net - Tue, 06/09/2020 8:00pm-8:30pm #cal-reminder

Nat Suwarnasarn
 

Please grant email checkin.

73' Nat S N6BRV 

Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone

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Subject: [ARC2-SDICC] Upcoming Event: Red Cross Communications Team Weekly Net - Tue, 06/09/2020 8:00pm-8:30pm #cal-reminder

Reminder: Red Cross Communications Team Weekly Net

When: Tuesday, 9 June 2020, 8:00pm to 8:30pm, (GMT-07:00) America/Los Angeles

Where:RACES/ACS Repeater; 147.195 MHz, "+" offset, PL 114.8

View Event

Description: Net Control - KG6RGI
North Check-Ins - AK6QJ
South Check-Ins - K6REW

This is a voted repeater system. Please allow approximately 1 second between pushing the PTT button on you mic and talking to allow the system to work its magic. Repeater times out after 2 minutes. If this repeater is unavailable please migrate to the PARC 130 machine (147.130 MHz, "+" offset, PL 107.2).


Upcoming Event: Red Cross Communications Team Weekly Net - Tue, 06/09/2020 8:00pm-8:30pm #cal-reminder

main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io Calendar <main@...>
 

Reminder: Red Cross Communications Team Weekly Net

When: Tuesday, 9 June 2020, 8:00pm to 8:30pm, (GMT-07:00) America/Los Angeles

Where:RACES/ACS Repeater; 147.195 MHz, "+" offset, PL 114.8

View Event

Description: Net Control - KG6RGI
North Check-Ins - AK6QJ
South Check-Ins - K6REW

This is a voted repeater system. Please allow approximately 1 second between pushing the PTT button on you mic and talking to allow the system to work its magic. Repeater times out after 2 minutes. If this repeater is unavailable please migrate to the PARC 130 machine (147.130 MHz, "+" offset, PL 107.2).


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Upcoming Event: Disaster Communications Team Meeting - Sat, 06/06/2020 9:00am-12:00pm #cal-reminder

main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io Calendar <main@...>
 

Reminder: Disaster Communications Team Meeting

When: Saturday, 6 June 2020, 9:00am to 12:00pm, (GMT-07:00) America/Los Angeles

Where: Chapter HQ, 3950 Calle Fortunada, San Diego CA 92123 (Thoms Bros 1249E3)

View Event

Description: Talk-in on the PARC 130 machine (147.130 (+) 107.2); if repeater is down please monitor the PARC 730 repeater (146.730 (-) 107.2).

If you get lost or can't get in the building call Bob KG6RGI, cell 760 533 1957 or Jer AK6QJ, cell 442 264 3055.

Meeting is in the CDOC. Food is not allowed and drinks must be in non-spillable containers.

If you're not sure where to go please wait outside in back by the warehouse roll-up door and someone will come to guide you in.


Upcoming Event: Disaster Communications Team Meeting - Sat, 06/06/2020 9:00am-12:00pm #cal-reminder

main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io Calendar <main@...>
 

Reminder: Disaster Communications Team Meeting

When: Saturday, 6 June 2020, 9:00am to 12:00pm, (GMT-07:00) America/Los Angeles

Where: Chapter HQ, 3950 Calle Fortunada, San Diego CA 92123 (Thoms Bros 1249E3)

View Event

Description: Talk-in on the PARC 130 machine (147.130 (+) 107.2); if repeater is down please monitor the PARC 730 repeater (146.730 (-) 107.2).

If you get lost or can't get in the building call Bob KG6RGI, cell 760 533 1957 or Jer AK6QJ, cell 442 264 3055.

Meeting is in the CDOC. Food is not allowed and drinks must be in non-spillable containers.

If you're not sure where to go please wait outside in back by the warehouse roll-up door and someone will come to guide you in.


Re: Upcoming Event: Red Cross Communications Team Weekly Net - Tue, 06/02/2020 8:00pm-8:30pm #cal-reminder

Kathy Payne
 

Please grant me an early check in for both analog and DMR, been fighting a migraine today, migraine winning.

Kathy, KJ6MVB
South


On Tue, Jun 2, 2020 at 7:06 AM Nat Suwarnasarn <njsarn9@...> wrote:

Please grant email check-in.  will check-in on DMR.

 

73' N6BRV Nat S.

 

From: main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io [mailto:main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io]
Sent: Monday, June 01, 2020 8:00 PM
To: main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io
Subject: [ARC2-SDICC] Upcoming Event: Red Cross Communications Team Weekly Net - Tue, 06/02/2020 8:00pm-8:30pm #cal-reminder

 

Reminder: Red Cross Communications Team Weekly Net

When: Tuesday, 2 June 2020, 8:00pm to 8:30pm, (GMT-07:00) America/Los Angeles

Where:RACES/ACS Repeater; 147.195 MHz, "+" offset, PL 114.8

View Event

Description: Net Control - W6SJK
North Check-Ins - KG6RGI
South Check-Ins - N6QIR

This is a voted repeater system. Please allow approximately 1 second between pushing the PTT button on you mic and talking to allow the system to work its magic. Repeater times out after 2 minutes. If this repeater is unavailable please migrate to the PARC 130 machine (147.130 MHz, "+" offset, PL 107.2).


Upcoming Event: Red Cross Communications Team Weekly Net - Tue, 06/02/2020 8:00pm-8:30pm #cal-reminder

main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io Calendar <main@...>
 

Reminder: Red Cross Communications Team Weekly Net

When: Tuesday, 2 June 2020, 8:00pm to 8:30pm, (GMT-07:00) America/Los Angeles

Where:RACES/ACS Repeater; 147.195 MHz, "+" offset, PL 114.8

View Event

Description: Net Control - W6SJK
North Check-Ins - KG6RGI
South Check-Ins - N6QIR

This is a voted repeater system. Please allow approximately 1 second between pushing the PTT button on you mic and talking to allow the system to work its magic. Repeater times out after 2 minutes. If this repeater is unavailable please migrate to the PARC 130 machine (147.130 MHz, "+" offset, PL 107.2).


Re: Upcoming Event: Red Cross Communications Team Weekly Net - Tue, 06/02/2020 8:00pm-8:30pm #cal-reminder

Nat Suwarnasarn
 

Please grant email check-in.  will check-in on DMR.

 

73' N6BRV Nat S.

 

From: main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io [mailto:main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io]
Sent: Monday, June 01, 2020 8:00 PM
To: main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io
Subject: [ARC2-SDICC] Upcoming Event: Red Cross Communications Team Weekly Net - Tue, 06/02/2020 8:00pm-8:30pm #cal-reminder

 

Reminder: Red Cross Communications Team Weekly Net

When: Tuesday, 2 June 2020, 8:00pm to 8:30pm, (GMT-07:00) America/Los Angeles

Where:RACES/ACS Repeater; 147.195 MHz, "+" offset, PL 114.8

View Event

Description: Net Control - W6SJK
North Check-Ins - KG6RGI
South Check-Ins - N6QIR

This is a voted repeater system. Please allow approximately 1 second between pushing the PTT button on you mic and talking to allow the system to work its magic. Repeater times out after 2 minutes. If this repeater is unavailable please migrate to the PARC 130 machine (147.130 MHz, "+" offset, PL 107.2).


Re: Upcoming Event: Red Cross Communications Team Weekly Net - Tue, 06/02/2020 8:00pm-8:30pm #cal-reminder

rsteve9904@...
 

Please grant me an email check in for some reason the last 4 weeks I have had trouble not being able to respond don't know if it's because I'm not hitting a repeater or I hit something on my radio.
ki6wva
Rosalinda


On Jun 1, 2020, at 8:00 PM, main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io Calendar <main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io> wrote:

Reminder: Red Cross Communications Team Weekly Net

When: Tuesday, 2 June 2020, 8:00pm to 8:30pm, (GMT-07:00) America/Los Angeles

Where:RACES/ACS Repeater; 147.195 MHz, "+" offset, PL 114.8

View Event

Description: Net Control - W6SJK
North Check-Ins - KG6RGI
South Check-Ins - N6QIR

This is a voted repeater system. Please allow approximately 1 second between pushing the PTT button on you mic and talking to allow the system to work its magic. Repeater times out after 2 minutes. If this repeater is unavailable please migrate to the PARC 130 machine (147.130 MHz, "+" offset, PL 107.2).


Upcoming Event: Red Cross Communications Team Weekly Net - Tue, 06/02/2020 8:00pm-8:30pm #cal-reminder

main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io Calendar <main@...>
 

Reminder: Red Cross Communications Team Weekly Net

When: Tuesday, 2 June 2020, 8:00pm to 8:30pm, (GMT-07:00) America/Los Angeles

Where:RACES/ACS Repeater; 147.195 MHz, "+" offset, PL 114.8

View Event

Description: Net Control - W6SJK
North Check-Ins - KG6RGI
South Check-Ins - N6QIR

This is a voted repeater system. Please allow approximately 1 second between pushing the PTT button on you mic and talking to allow the system to work its magic. Repeater times out after 2 minutes. If this repeater is unavailable please migrate to the PARC 130 machine (147.130 MHz, "+" offset, PL 107.2).


Upcoming Event: Red Cross Communications Team Weekly Net - Tue, 05/26/2020 8:00pm-8:30pm #cal-reminder

main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io Calendar <main@...>
 

Reminder: Red Cross Communications Team Weekly Net

When: Tuesday, 26 May 2020, 8:00pm to 8:30pm, (GMT-07:00) America/Los Angeles

Where:RACES/ACS Repeater; 147.195 MHz, "+" offset, PL 114.8

View Event

Description: Net Control - WA6DNT
North Check-Ins - KI6LKY
South Check-Ins - KI6GRO

This is a voted repeater system. Please allow approximately 1 second between pushing the PTT button on you mic and talking to allow the system to work its magic. Repeater times out after 2 minutes. If this repeater is unavailable please migrate to the PARC 130 machine (147.130 MHz, "+" offset, PL 107.2).


Re: Upcoming Event: Red Cross Communications Team Weekly Net - Tue, 05/26/2020 8:00pm-8:30pm #cal-reminder

Eric Richardson
 

Traveling and need email check-in. Thanks. Eric KM6MPE 


On Mon, May 25, 2020, 8:00 PM main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io Calendar <main@arc2-sdicc.groups.io> wrote:

Reminder: Red Cross Communications Team Weekly Net

When: Tuesday, 26 May 2020, 8:00pm to 8:30pm, (GMT-07:00) America/Los Angeles

Where:RACES/ACS Repeater; 147.195 MHz, "+" offset, PL 114.8

View Event

Description: Net Control - WA6DNT
North Check-Ins - KI6LKY
South Check-Ins - KI6GRO

This is a voted repeater system. Please allow approximately 1 second between pushing the PTT button on you mic and talking to allow the system to work its magic. Repeater times out after 2 minutes. If this repeater is unavailable please migrate to the PARC 130 machine (147.130 MHz, "+" offset, PL 107.2).