How to Switch an AnyTone 868/878 DMR Radio Between Professional and Amateur Mode

How to Switch an AnyTone 868/878 DMR Radio Between Professional and Amateur Mode


– Are you locked out of some of the features on your AnyTone? Well, you might be in professional mode. In this video, we’ll
show you how to switch it to amateur mode or to professional mode, if that’s what you want. Hi, everyone. This is Cody from BridgeCom Systems. Now, amateur mode is going
to fully unlock your radio. All the features on the keypad and everything are gonna
be available to you. Now, professional mode, if your radio is gonna be
in a commercial setting and you don’t want to be able to access all the features, all
the buttons on the keypad VFO mode, et cetera, stuff like that, you can put it in that. Now, occasionally radios will
come shipped in this mode depending on how they
came from the factory and for what we wanna
do with amateur radio, we want it in amateur mode. Now we’re going to jump into the computer and show you how to change it. Okay. So now we’re on the computer. So now we’re going to open up the CPS. So in this case it’s version 1.13, but it’s going to be the
whatever version you are using. And remember to run it as administrator. Okay. So we got the radio plugged in. We can open it up from the comport. Now I’m going to read from the radio. Now, if you are building a codeplug, you can just do this to
your current codeplug your working on. If you just want to change the setting on your current radio, you can read from the radio and then we’ll write back to it. Now what you’re gonna do is
go to the Optional Settings. Then go over here to Other. And then down here, where
it says Choose Working Mode, we’re gonna choose that to
amateur or professional. So if your radio came in professional mode and some of your features were locked out you wanna go ahead and switch
it back over to amateur. Now, for us amateur radio people, it’s probably unlikely you want to put it in professional mode. But if you’re in a commercial setting, and you wanna have those
extra features locked out, you might want professional mode. But in this case, we’re
gonna leave it amateur mode. And say okay. Now simply make sure your
radio is still in the comport, plugged in and turned on. And then write the Other
Data to your radio. So hopefully this helped. If you like the video give it a thumbs up. Don’t forget to like us on Facebook, subscribe to our YouTube channel. Don’t forget to hit
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