New Features Added (it does what the others can't......)
2/Tone & 5/Tone encode and decode
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
*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.
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.