AnyTone Tech TERMN-8R goes on sale today
AnyTone Tech announced that their new lineup of HTs is now available via Amazon.
Here is the price list (includes free shipping in the US):
- AnyTone Tech TERMN-8R – $138.89
- AnyTone Tech OBLTR-8R – $98.89
- AnyTone Tech NSTIG-8R – $68.89
- AnyTone Tech ANILE-8R – $46.89
Here is sales copy from their flagship radio, the TERMN-8R:
The First Licensed Radio for Amateur, Commercial, and Public Use
The most versatile two way radio on the market, certified for use for commercial, public, and amateur frequencies. The TERMN-8R includes built-in modes with 23 GMRS channels and 5 MURS Channels. The TERMN-8R is FCC Certified for Part 90 and Part 95 usage.
Receive Transmissions on Six Different Bands
Customize Your Operation with Channels, Programmable Buttons, and more!
You can program your TERMN-8R exactly how you want it. There are 200 programmable memory channels. The side keys are programmable to multiple options. You can give channels alphanumeric names, without using a computer. The TERMN-8R has 2 VFO banks, and allows you to be in both VFO and channel modes at the same time. You can easily program from a PC to set-up the radio to operate exactly as needed.
What’s In the Box?
TERMN-8R Radio Body
High Gain Antenna
Earpiece with Remote Mic
120v AC Adapter
[TX] 136 – 174MHz, 400 – 520MHz
[RX] 136 – 174MHz, 400 – 520MHz, 520-1710kHz (AM Broadcast), 2.3-30MHz (Shortwave), 68-108MHz (FM Broadcast), 108-136MHz (Aviation Band)
Channel Capacity: 200 Channels
Channel Spacing: 25KHz (wide band)12.5KHz (narrow band)
Sensitivity: ≤0.25μV (wide band) ≤0.3μV (narrow band)
Operation Voltage: 7.4V DC ±20%
Antenna Connector: SMA-Female / Antenna Impedance: 50Ω
Accessory Connector: Kenwood 2 Pin Standard
Output power: 5W / 2W / 1W (Max 6W)
Audio Power Output: 1000mW/10% (1 WATT)
When someone gets a chance to try one out, please comment here so we can get an idea of how well they perform. I haven’t used any of them personally.
In addition to being marketed for amateur radio user, I think it’s interesting that the radio is both Part 90 (commercial/public safety) and Part 95 certified (MURS/GMRS). It appears to share its Part 90 grant with Anytone’s AT-3318UV-A/E.
Are the features worth the price? What are your thoughts?
Well, it is a direct left of the VX-8G. I’m assuming it has the features cloned as well. What I’m more interested in are the emissions. How many spairious emmissions are there?
The price is a bit more than I hoped for, but if this performs reasonably well on amateur bands and is type certified for MURS and GMRS, it would be fantastic to only have to carry one radio for public service work. I’m eagerly awaiting the reviews.
Does it receive SSB?
I *believe* that it’s AM only, but we’ll know for sure as soon as Hans reviews it.
I think it will be interesting to watch how John’s (K3NXU) latest radio line will sell. Clearly these radios are VERY, VERY similar to existing AnyTone units already on the market and the biggest difference is the Part 95 MURS/GMRS certification.
Once folks realize that Part 95 certification means the radios will automatically drop in power on the MURS/GMRS frequencies it will be interesting to watch how well they are adopted outside of the ham radio ranks.
I haven’t heard too many ham folks asking for a type accepted combo radio like these, so if the marketing angle is to appeal to the Prepper crowd with MURS/GMRS and then move them up into ham radio it could work, but most of those type folks are generally the ones running to another model he’s involved with (the BF-F8HP).
Personally I think the $138 price point is about double the price most of the target audience expected, so we’ll see just how well they do.
The radio works as advertised. It is great for Ham use, of course, but more valuable to me is the ability to monitor 3 frequencies simultaneously whilst driving… which I do quite a bit. For instance, I can monitor my local 2M repeater, 70cm repeater AND CB Channel 19 (27.185 AM) at the same time.
THERE IS NO SSB mode for reception.
RX is, ~, .5-30MHz AM, 64-108Mhz FM-W, 108-136MHz AM, 136-174MHz FM or NFM, 400-520MHz FM or NFM
TX in ‘Normal/Amateur’ mode is 136-174 FM or NFM, 400-520 FM or NFM.
Measured, unofficial power output is about 1/2 watt LP, 2 watts ‘middle’ power, and just over 5 watts HP.
Has more features than I have learned to use at this time, but one it does have a TX inhibit BY CHANNEL function that can be utilized so you do not transmit on the Virginia State Police Frequency if you are monitoring that.
The unit is water-resistant when the antenna and rubber accessory jack covers are installed.
That’s all I got for now.