G4NSJ – Anytone AT-588 4 metre 70MHz transceiver


Audio Intro:

The AnyTone AT-588 is 4 metre metre transceiver covering 66-88MHz. There is also an AT-588 2 metre version, which can be confusing. This is my main 4 metre radio, apart from the Icom IC-7300 which I use on 4 metres when there’s a lift on.



Frequency Range: VHF: 66-88MHz.
Number of Channels: 200.
Channel Spacing: 25K Wide 20K Middle 12.5K Narrow.
Output Power: 10/25/35W.

It would appear that there are six versions of this radio, all with the same model number. I’ve also discovered that there is, or was, a 27-45MHz project version.

Six versions:

*VHF: 27-43MHz (ODM Project)
VHF: 66-88MHz. 10/25/35W
VHF: 136-174MHz.  10W/25W/60W
VHF: 220-260 MHz. 10/25/55W
VHF: 340-400MHz. 10/25W/45W
UHF: 400-490 MHz. 10/25W/45W

*Original Design Manufacturing, also known as private labeling, is a form of contract manufacturing. ODM means that a factory will make products for you based on their already-existing product design.


To program this radio with your computer, you must download the software for QPS588N. This is because some software won’t work with the 4 metre radios. I downloaded the Anytone AT-588 software for the 4 metre radios but it only worked with my 2 metre radio.



Instruction Manual here.