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.
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.