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(Update) - Didn't fit MY BaoFeng UV-5R+
on October 24, 2013
Be warned that for whatever reason, this antenna did NOT fit my BaoFeng UV-5R+. It starts to thread onto the radio but quickly binds as if it is about to "cross-thread". The OEM antenna goes on and comes off very smoothly. I really wanted this to work. :^(
UPDATE : Well.... after more posts from people who own the very same model of radio as me were posted saying that the antenna fits, I decided to give it another try. This time, I lubricated the antenna's threads with a high quality silicone grease and slowly tightened the antenna (using a pair of padded slip-joint pliers) into the radio's antenna fitting. In the end the antenna DID tighten-down and apparently made proper contact. I am still uncomfortable with how much force was/is needed to get the antenna seated properly but the other two antennas still thread in and out of the radio just fine proving I didn't damage the threads too badly if any at all. So...... maybe I just got an antenna with slightly malformed threads. BTW - The antenna DOES seem to outperform the OEM antenna without being HUGE like the other high performance model that I own. In the end.... I advise people to just be careful and go slow if they encounter problems in tightening the antenna.