Adam R: Ignore the negative comments. I own one of these radios on I'm going to buy
at least one more. For $34 (amazon , ebay) you can get the radio, charger,
headset and USB cable.
Its very well made and should probably cost 5 times more money or more.
Some people that own ICOMS prefer to use this little radio.
Yes, you have to research a little bit in how to program it, but it's not
hard. Download the CHIRP software to a PC, hook up the cable to the radio
and type your frequencies in using your computer keyboard.
Buy a better antenna for $7, and this great radio gets even better.
Definitely worth trying it out.
You do need a ham license to avoid steep fines for getting caught
transmitting on this.
Study for the test and pay the $15 for 10 year license.
Michael Shaffer: Beautiful hands.......
Oh! and the radio looks nice too.
Toby: you are not telling us crap, you are just pushing buttons
Tyranny Cox: u can get license in usa to use GMRS. and For those who dont understand
programming i hv 2 uv5ra ht s I used chirp. Then i found some things must
be set manually anyway. There is a detailed description online with pics
that takes u through step by step. Only one draw back i hv found. If u use
different repeaters and they hv different tones u will find u must reset
the tones when u change repeater. I put my units on mobile antennas n
window and im very happy with performance as good as a 400$ mobile rig.
Branko Stoiljkovic: Can this work in Europe?
409shop409: Can this work in Europe?
Tyranny Cox: there is a video here of a british man that takes u through the manual
steps but he has a uk version radio things r not as hard for the american
version as n uk version things r backwards up is down and setting squelch
at 8 means about 2 in american version in uv5ra a stands for american all
ur answers r right here on youtube and there r at least 2 other sites that
do the manual steps.
kvkkkvkk: hello , can this radio be used as point-to-point walkie talkie ? how far
can it perform well & clear ?
do i really have to program it before use ?
i m now using midland gxt1000 , how u think when compared ? tks for reply
Mikes1000Toys: For what? I send the radio back I'm not paying for a thing for a POS radio
that can't be programmed .
409shop409: can you give me your email that i can send you the freq. data and you can
jinkjack: Different firmware which cannot be updated!
superzapper: Baofeng hardware is over complicated crap with a useless warranty and
nobody willing to service or fix this stuff unless you know someone who can
fix them or spend large amounts of cash hoping someone can fix them . imho
I would stick with Icom or equivalent and stear clear of the Baofeng crap
409shop409: 3800mah Battery is fit for UV-5R-UU Yellow
Brian Patenaude: Im looking for a handheld that has a large capacity for output for under a
$100. Any advice or know of anything that can broadcast far distances for a
409shop409: the max output is 4watts
409shop409: thanks for your message
Tony Wang: The new design looks tacky and like a toy talki. I prefer the look of last
Dan white: You have to program these in order to use them..?
J Doe: okay - thanks
409shop409: which step you don't understand?
Dan white: O cool thanks for letting me know
J Doe: I have one. I love it. would like to get another. We had family radio ,but
the battery's did not last long at all. They eat them like pac man. But
this radio lasted for a couple days after before charging the battery. I
was looking at the Wouxun KG-UV6X_ Dualband Radio
J Doe: sorry wrong post. IDK. I had asked the something.
409shop409: Channel without frequency. e.g) RX: 150.000mhz TX: 160.000mhz Step 1:
Setting the Radio in Frequency mode first Step 2: set the upper frequency
to TX: 160.000mhz Step 3: Press Menu 27 Step 4: Press Menu again to choose
the Channel Step 5: Press Menu to save the frequency in CH Step 6: Press
exit to go out the menu Step 7: set the upper frequency to RX: 150.000mhz
Step 8: Press Menu 27 Step 9: Press Menu again to choose the same Channel
Step 10: Press Menu to save the frequency in CH
409shop409: what it doesn't work??? are you program by program cable?
409shop409: UV-5R = UV-5RE = UV-5Rplus all functions are same, just outward appearance
just outlook different
409shop409: You can Search following item code at our shop BAOFENG C-150 (107053)
BAOFENG BF-758-S (106608) FeiDaxin FD-390 (103958)
409shop409: do you use the correct version software?
mason maclean: Yes :) though I don't think you are supposed to lol I believe those are the
American version of our UK PMR bands permitted to 0.5 Watt on FRS and up to
5 Watt GMRS I think they operate around 462MHz and 467MHz with 25kHz steps
and reading up on ebay this radio does that ;)
rompn4x: What are the major differences between the uv5r and the uv5ra?
Mikes1000Toys: Can Some body help me set up this radio . I'm not happy with this radio.
like when i first bought it .
mackuss: I think the menu and text appearances are "cleaned up" or so says a lot of
the amazon reviews - including an English voice now.
Mikes1000Toys: Thank you anything helps
rv3dhc: nice one from 409shop :)
Mikes1000Toys: Hey, Can you help me set up my Baofeng Uv-5R plus 2013 Versions. That i
just got 2-days ago not quite under standing this yet.? Do you have a full
on video of this buy chance? that i can get from you maybe? . Any help
would be very help full. Thank you so much
J Doe: on Amazon is say its output is 5 watts. It is the 2013. IT has more power
or it that a typo?
J Doe: how come you can not use everything between 136-174? Is there a way to
unlock it so that you can get those freq?
409shop409: thanks for your message can you give some suggestion for us to improve the
409shop409: sent, please check
BadBoyNewsTacoma: Hmm due these work for scanning police channels, Aircraft etc also...???
kevin cross: whiich 5R radios have that latest BF 297 firmware?
paul creger: tell it to me then, one step at a time??? I want to know what software and
what steps to take to program the damned thing.. UV-5RA.
409shop409: both have~ but you need to note us you want BF297 firmware
409shop409: just outward appearance just outlook different
Sasha Choutov: this was a waste of time. if you know what you are doing in am sure this is
409shop409: are you buy this radio??? your radio have any problem??
BAOFENG UV5RA New Version Dual Band U/V 136-174/400-480Mhz Radio4.3
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