Baofeng UV-5R

Dual band FM Transceiver

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Dual band, dual display HT transceiver. Since its introduction the UV-5R has seen a massive success, thanks to its performance and price.

There are several cosmetic variants of the UV-5R. These variants have no differences from the UV-5R besides their cosmetic design along with the possible removal of the 'Band Key' (no longer required in Gen. 2).

Variations include the: UV-5R v2+, UV-5RA, UV-5RE, UV-5R+ (Plus), along with several other lesser produced variants. Some of these variations may also no longer work with case specific accessories such as the original UV-5R batteries.

General characteristics

HAM bands
2m  70cm 
Frequency stability
± 2.5 p.p.m.
Tuning steps
2.5 / 5 / 6.25 / 10 / 12.5 / 25 kHz

Receiver

RX-range
65-108 / 136-174 / 400-480 MHz
Modulations
FM   N-FM  
Sensitivity
≤ 0.2 µV (12 dB SINAD)
Selectivity
?
Filters
?
Receiver system
?
IF-frequencies
?
Image rejection
65/60 dB
Audio output
1 W

Transmitter

TX-range
136-174 / 400-480 MHz
Modulations
FM   N-FM  
RF-Output
1 / 4 W

Connections

Antenna
SMA
Impedance
50Ω
Other
-

Electrical

Power requirements
7.4 V DC Li-ion, 1800 mAh
Current drain RX
380 mA max, ≤ 75 mA in standby
TX
1.4 A max

Physical

Manufactured
Between 2011 and 201x in China
Dimensions (w×h×d)
110 × 58 × 32 mm (4.33 × 2.28 × 1.26 in) excl. antenna
Weight
214 gr (7.6 oz)
Form factor
Handheld

Other features

Memories
128 channels in 1 bank(s)
Usage
Amateur / Ham radio operators
Features + options
LED Flashlight
CTCSS / DCS
DTMF
1750 Hz
VOX
PC programmable
Accessories
?
MPN
BAOFENG-UV-000005R

Manuals, diagrams and brochures

Baofeng UV5R Circuit Diagram submitted by RigReference
UV-5R User Manual, annotated by KC9HI submitted by RigReference
 
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Reviews & stories

Good Starter H.T.

Baofeng UV-5R, Dual band FM Transceiver

I bought this as a back up just in case I was working an event with ARES and my main H.T. failed. I had heard a lot of negative comments about it however I found out they were wrong. I like all the extra features on it flash light etc. I had it checked at a hamfeast and it was a little bit better than my Vertex-150 H.T. Over all for the price you can't beat it.

Written by N8GBU on Apr 15, 2016

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Value for money
Aquired
Good condition in 2016
USD 0.00

400,000 plus units sold!

Baofeng UV-5R, Dual band FM Transceiver

I avoided the Baofeng for years but finally broke down and got one. Now, just 6 months later, I own a dozen of the critters in various flavors and all the accessories to boot! Keep one in the car, one in my tackle box, garage, bedroom and even the commode! I go to a club meeting and everybody has one hanging on their belt! I think we might want to consider creating the "Baofeng Followers Organization"

Look, if you don't already own one of these little radios get one! Also get a good programming cable (one with the chip in it) and download CHIRP which is a fine no cost programming program that runs on Windows and Mac. You can also use CHIRP for programming other HT's as well, my Yaesu FT-60 for example.

Long Live the Magnificent BAOFENG UV-5R!

Written by k6fu on Nov 4, 2018

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Performance
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User friendliness
Value for money
Aquired
Mint condition in 2017
USD 26.99

New and second-hand prices

Estimating the value of a rig can be challenging. We collect prices paid by real hams over the years to help you estimate the value of a used Baofeng UV-5R. Just bought or sold this model? Let us know what you traded it for and help other ham operators!

Based on historic data, today's second-hand price of the Baofeng UV-5R is around:

  • EUR 24.00 ~ EUR 19.00
  • USD 26.00 ~ USD 24.00
  • AUD 38.00
Year Historic price Condition Submitted by
2019 USD 25.00 New / Mint John Richard Dorenbecher
2019 USD 27.00 New / Mint Buzzard
2019 EUR 25.00 New / Mint f61112
2017 USD 26.99 New / Mint k6fu
2017 USD 35.00 New / Mint Necromonster
2016 EUR 39.00 New / Mint elmer
2016 USD 30.00 New / Mint Minicowman
2016 USD 28.50 New / Mint N8GBU
2016 EUR 20.00 New / Mint Lukas Thorwald Hey
2014 USD 40.00 New / Mint OldBoss

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