AnyTone AT-3318 – Reviews, opinions and experiences?
I like to play with new radios and own a small collection of Wouxun and Baofeng models. After my recent issues with my Wouxun HTs, I’ve been looking at trying the new AnyTone AT-3318. Has anyone here had a chance to use one? If you get a chance to use one, come back and leave a comment to share your thoughts about it.
The specs look promising and the price is competitive ($99.00).
- 5 Watts VHF
- 4 Watts UHF
- RX & TX 136-174 MHz & 420-520 MHz
- RX FM Broadcast 79-108 MHz
- Wide Band & Narrow Band
- 2.5 kHz tuning step for splinter frequencies
- 5/Tone encode and decode
- 199 Channels with Alpha Tags
- Squelch level adjustable for each channel
- Squelch tail elimination
- CTCSS that really works – when scanning channels, radio will stop ONLY when CTCSS tone is present
- VFO Scanning – frequency limits can be set for both VHF & UHF
- Channel Scanning – scanned channels can be ADDED or REMOVED via the keypad
- Frequency Reverse button – exchanges TX & RX frequencies
- Talk Around button – sets TX frequency to repeater’s output frequency
- Programmable by computer
- EASY to manually program
- Keypad totally lockable to meet FCC Part 90 requirements
Nope. Honestly never heard of them until today when I saw that earlier post about wouxun.us dropping the Wouxun line and going to Anytone. So I browsed over to their site and found this “new” Anytone HT. I didn’t know Anytone had any HT radios until today, so I am thinking of picking one up. Wouxun.us has a sale on them right now.
I know Ed Griffin’s first batch is shipping out *very* soon (tomorrow?). I would imagine that some folks have ordered one directly from China where it has been available for a little while.
Ed should have them tomorrow, according to his site. I think I will pick one up. I also have a contact in China at Anytone whom I’ve spoken with about purchasing some AT588UV radios, so I will also email her and see about wholesale pricing.
These will not arrive till the 8th of jan. which is tomorrow. till the we will have to wait to find out. Ed Griffin had something to do with it if you got his text messages. Ed runs wouxon.us.
My friend KB1ENC was a Wouxun dual band HT. Has had many problems with it. Says he has problem programming it.
From my point I undersatnd the maker in China will NOT agree to fix some problems, Does anyone have any info on that?
CHINA seems a long way off if you need service don’t you think?
You get what you pay for even in H-T’s.
Check out the AnyTone Yahoo group for more into.
I have a pair of KG-UV3Ds, which I have had for about 3 years. Other than replacing one battery that would no longer hold a charge, I’ve had no problems with either. I use one for LEO satellite work with an Arrow dual Yagi.
73 /paul W3FIS
I don’t know about this HT but I am waiting for the second HT that Ed was talking about from AnyTone. He stated that he had input on that one and that it was going to be more like the HT’s that we are more use to in the states. Thanks Ed 🙂 Till then I’ll keep using my Baofeng UV-5R from Ed that have been working just awesome all this time 🙂
Also looking forward to see how the AT-3318 stacks up against other HT’s. Looks good to me.
73 de W2EEC
I think I missed the part about a 2nd HT, Eric. What do you know about it?
The other interesting thing about these new AnyTone HTs is apparently they will do two-tone decode. Useful for the volunteer fire and ambulance types and those who have an interest in monitoring such comms. Two-tone (Plectron-style) decode was missing from the Wouxun offerings.
I did a test this evening between our Baofeng UV5R units and the Anytone 3318s. No comparison. We did simplex testing and repeater access. Voice quality – 3318 Superior. Range – 3318 Superior. The 3318 is more expensive, but for EmComm applications, it is well worth the extra $60 or so. I can tell you now that we will be migrating to the 3318 units for all group members. I only wish they had a waterproof unit.
Look at the Import Communications web site. There is a new AT-3318UV-E only available from Import Comm. I have an original 3318 and it is OK and works fine. This new one has lots of neat features like XBand repeat, dual PTT, dual simultaneous receive,…. I will wait a while to see how all the features actually work in the field. Also the features bring a price increase.
Where in the Menu is the “Squelch Tail Adjustment”? In my 27 years experience i’ve never heard such a Loud Raggid Squelch Tail. Please Help!
I received my AT-3318UV-E on 2-17-15 Programmed radio using the free software. This version is the tri-band model. It is now my GO-TO ht replacing a Wouxan KGUV2D and Yaesu FT60R. I emailed ED from Import Communications because I could not find how to set squelch on memory channels in software. I received a reply email telling me where and how to do it in less than 40 minutes. Great customer service. Do not hesitate to buy one!
Can’t seem to reset my any tone at-3318uv back to factory specs.