New Features Added (it does what the others can't......)
2/Tone & 5/Tone encode and decode (will function as a 2/Tone pager)
Separate squelch level for each channel
Change squelch level on the fly
Resumes scanning after off/on cycle
Two PTT buttons if desired (programmable)
Quicker activation of talk-around function
Quickly see frequency of Alpha-tagged channel
Memory banks - can assign same channel to multiple banks
Assign any or all banks as "active".
Add or remove active banks by quick key-press
Normal scan rate / Fast scan rate
*Note: This radio actually receives narrow band when
in Narrow Band mode (not all Chinese brands do that).
Good news for those using the Splinter Frequencies.
Note: This radio uses a newer, more expensive CPU.
Previous radios (AT-3318UV) can not be upgraded to add these new features.
WARNING .. beware of misleading eBay sellers .. WARNING Some eBay sellers are listing the AT-3318UV as the AT-3318UV-A model. The AT-3318UV-A is the ONLY Anytone radio with Memory Banks and other exclusive features. Import Communications is the ONLY importer of this model in North America, through written agreement with Qixiang Electronics, manufacturer of the Anytone brand.
Ed, super radio. The front end is tight on both bands. The RF decks are exceptional. I am getting great range and full quieting reports from all of repeater systems. I work in a basement office and can work my 442.500 UHF repeater full quieting that is 12 miles away. I could not even break the squelch with my Wouxun. Will be ordering another one for my wife.
We just got a new AnyTone AT-3318UV HT radio from Ed Griffin at Import Communications. The first thing my son Elijah did was take it all apart, which is typical for everything he gets. I suggested that he test it first, but he wanted to see how it well it was made and the quality control.
The AT-3318UV HT appears to be a good radio with a real nice feel to it. It fits in your hand very well and is easy to operate. It has all the features that you would want in a HT. The only thing missing on this radio is the flashlight that we have become accustom to using. When we got our first Chinese HT three years ago, I thought the flashlight was strange on a HT. But since then we have used it often.
My son and I have had several makes of Hand-held radios from Motorola to Wouxun, with some Baofengs thrown into our list. So I have a little experience with Amateur as well as Part 90 LMR and Broadcast FM Radio and Television transmitters. As a reference I am not a radio dealer, I am a Broadcast Engineer with forty years of experience,
The AT-3318UV HT comes with all the basic accessories like the battery (1500 mAh Li-ion), battery charger (nice charger that uses a wall wart), very solid battery clip, antenna (OEM style Rubber Duck) and lanyard.
This is a dual band 136/174 MHz and 400/520 MHz radio. It has a little more than the four watts UHF and five watts VHF RF listed output power. All very standard on most Chinese HT radios. The manual is better than most Chinese radio manuals.
Receiver sensitivity is excellent and audio output is better that most.
Now for a few extra goodies that we really appreciate, the FM radio audio sounds great. But here are the real nice ones.
This radio really programs nicely from the computer . “NO” error codes all the time while programing. This is a very pleasant surprise. Nice software, I wonder if Commander is working on one for this radio?
DTMF Storage. This is a real nice feature. Its saves time and my own personal organic memory.
Repeater Offset Function on-the-fly which is easier than our other Chinese radios.
Battery Voltage: You can constantly monitor your battery voltage if you wish, even during transmit.
Frequency Skip and added during Scanning. You can use the keypad to skip over the frequencies that you don't want in the scan lineup, plus new frequencies can be added to the list with this function too.
Here is one other great item about the Scan Skip feature. The radio can be programmed to skip frequencies that don't have the proper CTCSS.
Auto-off. This is a great feature and it will save your battery once you fall asleep after a Hamfest.
There are also some of the same other favorites like, Stop watch, CTCSS scan.
And how does it operate? Fine, just fine. We can open almost all the 2m/440 repeaters here in the Southern California basin on the duckie. If you want more specs, buy one yourself and do your own tests. If you want waveforms and other data you will have to wait for it.
It's a real good radio, and for the price its a great bargain.
Elijah WA6EMD and David NA6DB
Not Compatible with RT Systems Software
I received one of these radios and after almost an hour (assuming it would work) of programming frequencies using RT Systems software, I got the dreaded "error - radio not found" immediately after selecting the upload to radio tab. I contacted RT about this and they said it should work, but apparently it didn't. Frustrated, I ended up sending the radio back because programming via the keypad is tedious and time consuming. BTW, you guys really should not bash Wouxun. I have two KG-UV6D's and the 920P mobile and have not had any issues with any of them. To me they're on par with Anytone, without the programming issue. How come the big ham radio dealers like HRO don't carry Anytone? Hmmmm.
/////////////// Note from Ed:
It hasn't been too long ago that HRO would not even let customers know they had Wouxun brand radios and would do everything they could to sell customers other brands. I've seen HRO at hamfests keep Wouxun radios under the counter, out of sight and would only reluctantly sell them.
As far as your experience with Anytone, I can find no fault with the radio as you describe it. It seems to me that all your problems stem from using after market software. You should be frustrated with RT Systems and not the Anytone radios. And in reality, you should have not received a refund on your radio because you and RT Systems killed it, from the description you give. Wonder if HRO would have done that for you?
I've dealt with several Chinese brands over the past 7 years and I find the Anytone brand to be by far the easiest to manually program. Most customers report manually programming without even reading the instructions. I haven't bashed Wouxun, I've only reported my dealings with their products and the 100's I've replaced that have failed. Rest assured, your Wouxun HTs are on borrowed time. They will fail at some point.
Great Radio and excellent customer support. Ed really stands behind his product. I use this radio for work in NYC and have no problems. Works great with repeater, no difference between this radio and Motorola cp200 my co-workers are using. In my opinion ,much better than Baofeng brand or any other Chinese radio. No comparison .Thank you Ed.
I was doing a side by side comparison with the Wouxun. The Anytone out performed the Wouxun in every way, receive, transmit, etc. The Anytone has a working battery indicator, something that I find helpful. My only request would be the ability to program one of the PF keys to allow scan resume. I am very pleased and ordered nineteen so far, a great radio.
Also, during my side by side with the Wouxun, the Wouxun did the "lose all programming trick", it will be sitting on the shelf collecting dust from now on.
I have a Wouxun I like, but the Anytone AT-3318UV-D beat's it in every way. I have had it for only 2 week's, it was easy to program and the receive and transmit are great. If you have any questions, just ask Ed, he can and will answer you. Thank you very much Ed.
it's everything that ed said it is. i do wish that anytone made rubber duck antennas to screw on for SW and LW reception. or you have to connect to an full sized outside antennas. i would prefer that option for base station use. one last thing i wish it had, was a built in bfo for side band reception. out side these items it's a great radio.
Great Radio at any price.
I've had the radio for several months now and I'm still amazed at the great value I got. I ordered the Anytone cable and have used their free software to program numerous times, it's simple. Works Great.
I recently ordered the RT Systems software and cable so I can use the built in Rfinder data and worked beautifully too. Works perfectly every time.
With the RT Systems software, you need to really follow RT's instructions carefully to send the data to the radio. It took me a couple of tries because I thought I knew better. But it was a matter of slowing down and paying close attention to the prompts from the software. Again, works perfectly every time.
The radio is loud, antenna is unusually good for a stock duck. the case feels almost like an LMR radio. I plan to buy more soon.
AT-3318UV-A now my "go-to" Handheld
I've been using Baofengs' UV-5Rs, UV-82s and Kenwood TH-F6A. After purchasing the 3318UV-A a week ago, I wish I had purchased the Anytone as my first radio. The buttons are "distinct click", well lit and the fit to my hand... perfect. Signal transmission and reception is great..exceeding my Kenwoods 2Meter transmission with only the Anytone stock antenna. The "on-the fly" bank switching (add or remove)of the preconfigured channel groups is non-existent on Baofengs, and requires more keystrokes on the Kenwood. "Bank channel management and scanning" was a priority for me because I repeatedly travel to other areas. Bank programming is similar to my ICOM-2300 however as mentioned previously, the "on the fly bank switching"(while scanning) is superior to any I own---just be careful to understand and master the procedures!
This past weekend I had the opportunity to test the bank switching in 4 distinct regions (with preprogrammed channels assigned to respective banks). I reserve 3 banks for "local repeaters, Weather channels, and my local Emergency services. The remaining 6 banks are used to hold channels for other remote regions. I preloaded 100 channels, grouped into 7 banks corresponding to the region. The radio worked flawlessly at each region and I could switch banks on or off “while scanning”. My only recommendation is that you learn to master these features prior to your travel to avoid issues. Similar to the other radios owned, I had to learn to program and use them, especially to accommodate the bank switching. I programmed all channels with the Anytone software. "Copy"/"paste" within the downloadable programming software was not fully supported nor could I export (nor copy/paste) the programmed list to take with me. Thankfully, I already had my list of repeaters and local emergency frequencies, which I use for my other radios in Excel. Ed's support on the manual programming and the Bank programming and bank linking/switching was superb. You might also check out the miklor.com website. This is now my "go-to" handheld. I will purchase other radios from Ed’s website.