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BaoFeng UV5R Dual-Band Two-Way Radio, Black

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  • 136-174/400-480 MHz Dual-Band DTMF CTCSS DCS
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Product Description

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The Baofeng UV-5R is a compact hand held transceiver providing 4 watts in the frequency range of 136-174 MHz and 400-480 MHz. It is a compact, economical HT that includes a special VHF receive band from 65 - 108 MHz which includes the regular FM broadcast band. Dual watch and dual reception is supported. You get up to 128 memories. Other features include: selectable wide/narrow, battery save function, VOX, DCS/CTCSS encode, key lock and built in flashlight. Selectable frequency steps include: 2.5, 5, 6.25, 10, 12.5 and 25 kHz. RF power may be selected at 4 or 1 watts. This radio comes with ANT5 SMA-J flexible antenna, BL-5 Li-ion battery (7.4V 1800 mAh), belt clip, wrist strap, AC adapter (8.4V 600ma) and drop-in charging tray. This radio requires purchase of the USB-02 programming cable and downloading of software prior to use.

Product Details

Size: BF-UV-5R
Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here [PDF]
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 6.5 x 3.7 inches ; 1.1 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B007H4VT7A
  • Item model number: UV5R
  • Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,279 customer reviews)
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  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here [PDF]
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: August 3, 2012

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Customer Reviews

It has very good sensitivity and the audio quality on transmit was received very well by others.
Emil Marone
The only downside is that the instruction manual that comes with the radio is virtually nonexistent and programming is very difficult.
Steve Lentz
The radio was easy to program with the CHIRP software (free download) and purchase of the USB programming cable.
Sean E. Kelleher

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352 of 364 people found the following review helpful By Mrflashport on July 31, 2012
Size Name: BF-UV-5R
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.

You get 128 channels with any combination of VHF or UHF channels. Another plus is the radio ACTUALLY SUPPORTS NARROWBAND, INCLUDING SPLINTER CHANNELS. This is a HUGE plus if you want to use the radio to listen (or transmit, if you're authorized) to public safety after 2013 when the FCC mandates narrowband on VHF and UHF. Many agencies are also going to channel steps most ham radios cannot properly tune (e.g. 154.8225). The UV-5R uses DSP, so it has great audio on both transmit and receive. Reports I got about my transmit audio were great, and I noticed if I spoke loudly, the DSP did a good job of attenuating the voice to a tame level.

The display is fairly easy to read, and for it's size the keys are easy to press. What I really like is the large volume knob with integrated power switch, no accidental turn off of buttons! The PTT key is easy to actuate and you don't get fatigue for long conversations. Speaker is loud, though I don't think it has the 1 watt of audio the specifications state. It is loud enough to hear in a crowd or driving down the road with the window open.
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89 of 91 people found the following review helpful By CDC on June 25, 2013
Size Name: 5-watt Verified Purchase
One of the primary "knocks" against the UV-5R series of radios (made by the same company - Baofeng) is that their receivers in these little radios are as wide as barn doors. Sensitive, yes, selective - no way. Yes I know they can transmit from 136-174 and 400-520 mHz (even though other reviewers aren't aware of this apparently), but up until now selectivity (the ability of the receiver to ignore things that you don't want to hear) has been, well, wanting to say the least.

Until now. The B6 series (when set to narrow-band mode) simply blows away any UV-5R series receiver - period. One word of caution, however, you'll won't see much difference in the receivers (between the UV-5R series and the B5/B6 series) if both radios are set to wide-band mode (the default setting on both rigs). When you change both receivers to narrow-band it's like comparing black and white tv to HDTV, you just can't believe the difference.

One of my close friends is an EE specializing in RF design. When we compared the two radios (in wide-band mode) he wasn't too impressed with either of them (to say the least), but when we re-ran the tests with both radios in narrow-band mode he couldn't believe the difference on the B6 and checked his instruments again just to make sure he hadn't made a mistake in the measurements.

For most folks considering a radio purchase the narrow-band receive capabilities of this radio will simply be wasted, as many will use it for prepping, scanning, FRS, or GMRS (legal or not), and for those folks (most of which barely understand how to program it let alone what narrow-band is), either radio (UV-5R or B6) is a quantum leap ahead in technology vs. the poor FRS/GMRS bubble-pack radios available in warehouse stores.
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289 of 311 people found the following review helpful By MikeBlaw on June 13, 2012
Size Name: BF-UV-5R Verified Purchase
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.

You definitely will need the programming cable as the included directions are not enlightening for programming the radio with the keypad. The programming software for the radio is a minimal spreadsheet program. There are better free aftermarket alternatives (there is an active Yahoo group devoted to this radio, there are plenty of Youtube videos, and there is an aftermarket programming package called CHIRP which is a better software program). Make sure that you firmly attach the cable as failure to attach the cable properly will lead to frustration.

The stock antenna is ok if you live under a repeater. For those not living under a repeater an aftermarket antenna is a good upgrade.

For operational purposes the radio transmits and receives quite well and will operate for quite some time on the rechargeable battery that is included with the radio.

For $62 you also have a radio that if it should fall into a lake, get lost or some other calamity strike you can replace it.
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