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|Band:||UHF, VHF||Service:||FRS/GMRS (Dual-Service)|
|Communications Protocol:||Analog||Modified Item:||No|
|Features:||Emergency Alarm, LCD Display, VOX||Custom Bundle:||No|
|The Baofeng UV-5R Two-Way Radio is designed to provide reliable, clean and trouble-free communication. This portable, handheld device operates on UHF/VHF frequencies. In addition, the model is equipped with features such as dual band standby, a prior scanning function, dual watch and an auto-back light. It also has a frequency range of 136 MHz to 174 MHz.|
|eBay Product ID (ePID)||218831019|
|Product Key Features|
|Features||Emergency Alarm, LCD Display, VOX|
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Baofeng UV-5R+ Plus VHF UHF 136-174/400-520MHz Dual Band FM Two way Radio Baofeng UV-5R+ Plus
A good value for the money +. The output power was about 4.5 watts and the unit would break squelch at about -110 db. with a 1000 hz tone and 4.5khz frequency deviation when connected to a Motorola service monitor. The radio worked well on all frequencies and was easily programmable but time consuming since the manual was not clear. After spending several hours and finally getting the programming sequence clear in my head, I had only a few of the local repeaters and simplex frequencies in memory. On line is a program that makes it easy to quickly enter data in memory in minuets rather than hours. The radio is OK and is a SDR (software defined radio) with an RDA1846 transceiver, RDA5802 FM radio IC, plus support IC's , and preforms well when used as intended. The negatives I observed: 1. When the unit was held more than several inches away, I received reception reports of low audio but when held very close there was no problem with audio volume. 2. When connected to an external antenna, (Ringo Ranger at 50 ft.) and listing to a weaker simplex signal, a nearby out of band paging signal would obliterate the weak in band signal. With the supplied Baofeng antenna there was no interference but the simplex station, of course, was very weak. The front end has a very wide band receiver circuit and this performance was not a surprise. All in all, the Baofeng UV-5R+ Plus is a great buy for less than about 30 bucks..and a good p revue of an SDR Transceiver. Much information is available on the internet about this radio and the IC's which are the heart of this device. Dick G, AA0VA
Verified purchase: Yes | Condition: new | Sold by: radioddity
For close use only
We bought 2 of these and upgraded to the 3.0db gain antennas. They work great if you're within a few miles of the repeater, but don't buy one if you plan on using it further away than that. My brand name 2 meter portable works far better and has LOTS more range than this one. Be sure to add PL tones in the RX to cut down all the interference when you go to a town or city. Not bad for the price, but don't expect to get any semi-distant repeaters.
Verified purchase: Yes | Condition: new | Sold by: 2013gongjiesale
Lots of features for the money
Neat little radio. Need to find an annotated English-language manual on-line to make any sort of use of it. Seller could differentiate themselves from others by providing an electronic copy of the manual or link to one. Appears to be very difficult to program "channels" without a serial connection to a PC and proper software, which I've ordered but not received yet. But the feature set is amazing, mechanical quality appears good (will see how LCD holds up in real world conditions as that's always a weakness with such devices), and price can't be beat. Scanning is a little weak, but it's not sold as a scanner. Main danger is that you could get yourself in a whole big heap of trouble very easily by transmitting on the wrong frequency and/or power level. This is not for the person who just wants to keep track of the kids at the amusement park.
Verified purchase: Yes | Condition: new | Sold by: sanheshun92
Great little economy radio
As all Baofeng radios, it is tricky but once learned, becomes doable by hand. The trick is that when you push "menu" you scroll through menu items, you must push menu again when the feature you want is displayed. It is sensitive, has great features, and the new battery has good life. For longer range, an aftermarket longer whip can be found online. Make sure it is female, as most Japan radios use a male antenna to match the female socket on the radio. Baofeng, pofang are tbe opposite sense. Programmong repeaters with non standard shifts is tricky too. The is an easy to use software and programming cable available to make it easy and to program multiple radios the same. As retired radio comm systems engr, i am amazed at the wuality for a good price. For ham use you need to buy a repeater guide from the ARRL to find local or other frequencies if you travel. Newbies should grt guidance from local hams as to local ckubd, repeaters, etc. I have several uv5 and 2 uv6. Only trouble wad with a bad bl5 battery which came with thr uv6r. Shorted on receipt. No one sells spare battrries. The first dealer that does will be able to sell a lot.
Verified purchase: Yes | Condition: new | Sold by: radio8688
Very Good Unit for the Money
Not in the league of more pricey brand names,as it lacks several basic programming and operational features,such "Memory=VFO, "Scan Channel Lockout", just to name a couple. Programming is cumbersome as it requires many keystrokes to do anything. However, with some patience, you can get it to do most anything you would likely need. Receiver not particularly selective compared to higher cost units. That being said, seems to provide good basic reliable FM 2 way communications. Unit is well built and durable. A very good unit for the low cost.
Verified purchase: Yes | Condition: new | Sold by: nicheone