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BaoFeng UV-5R+ Dual-Band 136-174/400-480 MHz FM Ham Two-Way Radio (Black)

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  • Frequency Range: 136-174 / 400-479.995 MHz
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  • With full high two colors LED definition display, the screen exquisite clarity.
  • The new English, German, French instruction, more convenient and more humanized.
  • The New 2013 packing, more beautiful and quite well-done.
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Product Information

Color: Black
Technical Details
Item Weight1.2 pounds
Product Dimensions7 x 6.1 x 3.9 inches
Item model numberUV-5R+
Batteries:1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
Display TypeLCD Screen
Warranty6 months
Weight1.2 Pounds
Additional Information
Shipping Weight1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
ShippingCurrently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
Date First AvailableFebruary 1, 2013

Technical Details

Color: Black
  • Brand Name: BaoFeng
  • Model: UV-5R+
  • Item Package Quantity: 1
  • Display: LCD Screen
  • Battery Average Life: 24 Hours
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Product Description

Color: Black

Baofeng UV-5R Plus

This transceiver is a micro-miniature multiband FM transceiver with extensive receive frequency coverage, providing local-area two-way amateur communications along with unmatched monitoring capability.
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Quick Glance at the Extraordinary Features:
  • Transmit PL, CTCSS, and DTMF tones on both VHF and UHF.
  • Can be operated on many business, public safety, ham, GMRS, FRS, and MURS frequencies.
  • Crystal clear FM Broadcast for downtimes or in emergency communication situations.
  • Easy to operate and learn. Even if you are not a radio expert, you will find all the controls in a consumer friendly workbench setup.
  • English-sounding voice will help walk you through numerous functions.
  • Large capacity Li-ion Battery can last for 7-9 hours of continuous use.
  • With full high two colors LED definition display, the screen has exquisite clarity; the built-in high brightness LED could also be used as a flashlight or alert system for emergency situations.
  • Small and lightweight, it is small enough to fit in a pants pocket.
  • Upgraded frame material and metallic construction make it more durable and give it a more fashionable appearance.
  • The New 2013 packing, more beautiful and quite well-done.
  • Multi-Language manual is available, including English, German and French.
  • A wide range of accessories are available.
Package Content:
  • 1 x UV-5R Plus Two Way Radio
  • 1 x 7.4V 1800mAh Li-ion Battery Pack
  • 1 x Antenna
  • 1 x Earphone Mic/Headset
  • 1 x Belt Clip
  • 1 x Hand Strap
  • 1 x ENG / GER / FRA Manual
  • 1 x Adapter
  • 1 x Desktop Charger (100V ~ 240V)

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Customer Reviews

Programming manually is challenging but not impossible.
It also has a fm radio that works very well over all i give it a 5 star rating, very happy with the two i purchased !
Joe Town
It feels very well built and it's working out great so far.

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188 of 193 people found the following review helpful By Tim Stoffel on January 20, 2013
Color Name: Black
I am a licensed ham radio operator, and one that is always looking for an inexpensive way to enjoy my hobby. One day a ham friend of mine told me about these Baofeng hand held transceiver (H/T) radios and said they were selling for under $50. Knowing what advances have been made in the technology of software-defined radios, I knew something like this was an intriguing possibility.

My friend let me borrow one of his Baofeng UV-5R radios for a couple of weeks. I was really impressed with what this radio can do. For its price, it is one of the best deals ever in the history of ham radio!

I chose to buy a slightly updated version of this radio, the UV-5RA, which is also apparently known as the UV-5R+. Cosmetically, the UV-5RA has a much more solid case, with some interesting trim features. The display has slightly different, generally warmer colors than the UV-5R. In all other respects, the radios are pretty much the same.

To me, the most important thing about any kind of radio transceiver is RF performance, both transmit and receive. Although I haven't done any measurements, the radios RF performance is satisfactory for general purpose use. The front end of the radio is understandably not as good as the 'name brand' radios costing five times as much, but it definitely holds its own with them. Receive sensitivity is as good as typical name-brand radios. Off-channel rejection is not quite as good. But for general use with repeaters, the tone squelch feature makes up for this. One 'feature' you may or may not like is the display lights up every time the radio unsquelches, even if it is still tone squelched. I haven't played with the squelch settings that much to see if this can be improved. The display light can be disabled if desired.
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213 of 229 people found the following review helpful By MB in the OC on October 22, 2012
Color Name: Black Verified Purchase
Review of the Baofeng UV-5R Plus (2013 edition)

I purchased this radio sold by Sain Store, serviced by Amazon in October 2013 with Prime free shipping. The radio arrived 3 days later, however the unit shipped was the European Version with the incorrect power supply and lacking the FCC type label. I contacted Sain Store and was issued an RMA and shipping address and they replaced the radio with a US version with the proper labeling and power supply.

The Radios I received both had firmware version 281. Some units are also being shipped with version 291. Users should make note of which firmware they receive because the software version you use to program the radio is dependent on the firmware you receive. There does not seem to be any user functional differences between 281 and 291.

Impressions of the UV-5R Plus. This radio is nicely small yet not to small to operate. Like many of its Chinese contemporaries, it can be a bit quirky to program via the keypad but easy to do so with the software. Understand that easy keyboard programability is not nominally supposed to be a Part 90 compliant radio. Even so you can program frequencies, splits, Tones and DPL from the keyboard with some patience, but not channel names.

Pro's of the UV-5R Plus:
Extremely Affordable, including accessories like spare batteries.
Uses standard accessories including programming cable, mics, and antennas (with other Chinese radios such as Wouxon).
Radio has voice assist operation of many functions.
LED light is very handy.
Three color LCD backlight is useful (standby, Xmit and Receive can have colors assigned).
Small enough including antenna to fit in a pants pocket.
Sturdy construction.
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68 of 75 people found the following review helpful By J. Barcelo on November 7, 2012
Color Name: Black Verified Purchase
I bought this as a first radio. I am about to take my Tech exam in a week and, with a little luck, will be a new "ham" when the FCC posts my call-sign. The radio's shipment was delayed by Hurricane Sandy so I have only been poking around for a few days.

(1) While I can not yet transmit (illegal w/o FCC license), I have tried playing with the radio to learn how to use it. Perhaps because I have so little experience, but the manual supplied combined with trial-and-error got me nowhere. (Well, it got the radio to play prompts in Cantonese instead of English.) To say that the manual is terse would be an understatement. Thankfully I found a Yahoo user's group that pointed to some helpful info.

Unless you already have experience with these HTs or other Ham radios, I would not recommend this radio unless a better manual becomes available. Using the supplied documentation is very frustrating.

(2) The first time I used the charger, after it fully charged the radio, I unplugged the transformer from the wall. The top of the plastic housing broke free leaving the plug and associated electronics attached to the outlet. Under the transformer's label is a screw-hole were, I am guessing, a screw should have been used to hold the bottom of the assembly to the top.

This radio could really benefit from a brief Dummy's Guide with step-by-step examples of how to set up Rx/Tx frequencies, repeater offsets, etc. With a good manual AND a better charger this would be a great deal for an amateur radio beginner.


Follow-up after 1 week: I still have not transmitted, but:

A) On Rx the squelch value (1-9) does not seem to have any effect. The result is that squelch only breaks on strong signals.
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