BaoFeng UV-5R Dual Band Two Way Radio (Black)

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BaoFeng UV-5R Dual Band Two Way Radio (Black)

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Amazon Price: $25.12 $24.99 You save: $0.13 (1%). (as of December 15, 2016 8:08 am – Details). Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on the Amazon site at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.

The BaoFeng UV-5R is a compact hand held transceiver offering 4 watts in the frequency range of 136-174 MHz and 400-480 MHz. It is a compact, economical HT that consists of a special VHF get band from 65 – 108 MHz that includes the regular FM broadcast band. Double watch and double reception is supported. You get up to 128 memories. Other functions consist of: selectable wide/narrow, battery conserve function, VOX, DCS/CTCSS encode, key lock and built in flashlight. Selectable frequency steps consist of: 2.5, 5, 6.25, 10, 12.5 and 25 kHz. RF power might be selected at 4 or 1 watts. This radio includes an SMA-Female antenna, versatile antenna, BL-5 Li-ion battery (7.4 V 1500 mAh), belt clip, wrist strap, A/C adapter (8.4 V 600ma) and drop-in charging tray. This radio requires the PC03 FTDI shows cable.

Customer Reviews

Superb low cost dual band HT with great perfomance and extras

538 people found this helpful.
 on July 31, 2012
By Mrflashport
The Baofeng UV-5R is not an APX7000, so if you’re expecting that, you’re not going to be impressed. If you want a good, reliable inexpensive dual band HT that is in fact a COMMERCIAL (it IS FCC part 90 certified) Radio, this is for you. Out of the box, it comes complete with a good 1800mah lithium ion battery, belt clip, hand strap and drop in charger. If you’re familiar with commercial radios, you’ll feel at home programming the UV-5R with the free software, but you’ll need to purchase a USB cable if you don’t already have one (this radio uses the same 2-pin Kenwood LMR style cable that Wouxun, TYT and many others use). The cables are less than $20.

How to Avoid Baofeng Radio Problems

546 people found this helpful.
 on March 21, 2013
By Radio Prepper
First, to all of the buyers of the Baofeng radios that are also hams, none of the cheaper Chinese radios (including many that cost far more than the Baofeng UV-5R series of radios) program the same way (from the keypad or from the programming software) as their more expensive Japanese counterparts. Simply seeing the “+-” sign on the Baofeng radio, for example, DOES NOT mean that the radio has automatically programmed the correct offset for the band you are on. Baofeng radios have to be programmed with both the complete receive frequency AND the transmit frequency to correctly access any repeaters in Channel (memory) Mode. Since most hams pride themselves on not reading manuals, (if you are a ham) you may have to re-read this paragraph several times.

No Better Way To Spend Thirty Bucks!

108 people found this helpful.
 on December 4, 2013
By Guitar Operator
No Better Deal Than This Radio!

Low cost, high value 2m/440 HT

364 people found this helpful.
 on June 13, 2012
By MikeBlaw
You would be hard pressed to get a better dual band HT for $62. This radio has international settings, meaning that the entire frequency range from 130-174mhz and from 400-480mhz is open to both TX and RX. This means you do need to be careful as a Ham license only allows you to TX on 2m from 144-148mhz and on 440 from 420-450mhz. The radio is not FCC certified to transmit on any of the Marine VHF, MURS, FRS/GMRS, or business radio or emergency services radio frequencies that lie in these frequency ranges and operating in those frequency ranges with this HT will expose you to FCC action.

Great Quality for the Price!

26 people found this helpful.
 on February 8, 2016
The Baofeng UV-5R is a good, reliable, and inexpensive dual band HT that is commercial grade. Out of the box, it comes complete with a 1800 MAH lithium-ion battery, belt clip, hand strap, earpiece, and drop in charger. You get 128 channels that you can use/store. Since I was NOT familiar with any of the radio jargon or programming knowledge I shopped around and found some shops that wanted to charge me $75+ to program and set me up with what I needed on this radio. I decided to give YouTube videos and some Google research a try before paying. The manual it comes with is not great by the way. After a couple of hours online I was able to learn the “ins and outs” of this radio as a beginner. The couple of hours it took me to figure out the radio is the only negative I have.

Gets you on the air, on the cheap.

34 people found this helpful.
 on June 5, 2012
By Geoff Fontenova
In reviewing anything, I always have to keep in mind, “Did I get a good value for the money?” The bottom line on this product is a resounding “Yes!”

It is all that they say it is !

30 people found this helpful.
 on October 25, 2012
By Al Bennett
I ordered the radio along with a selection of aftermarket antennas Friday morning.

Excellent ham radio value with only a couple of negative features

11 people found this helpful.
 on November 27, 2013
By Engineer Reviewer
The UV-5R has been my go-to handheld radio for over a year now. This little radio is tough as nails (I’ve dropped it many times). I really like some of the add-on features, like the FM radio and flashlight. It may not seem like much, but having that extra light or FM radio on the trail is quite handy.
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