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.

Frequency range

RX-range
65-108 / 136-174 / 400-480 MHz
TX-range
136-174 / 400-480 MHz
HAM bands
2m  70cm 
Stability
± 2.5 p.p.m.
Tuning steps
2.5 / 5 / 6.25 / 10 / 12.5 / 25 kHz
Filters
-

Receiver

Modulations
FM   N-FM  
Sensitivity
≤ 0.2 µV (12 dB SINAD)
Selectivity
-
Receiver system
-
IF-frequencies
-
Image rejection
65/60 dB
Audio output
1 W

Transmitter

Modulations
FM   N-FM  
RF-Output
1 / 4 W

Connections

Antenna
SMA
Impedance
50Ω

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

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
Manufactured
Between 2011 and 201x in China
MPN

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
-

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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Stories & reviews

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
Build quality
Features
User friendlyness
Value for money
Aquired
Mint condition in 2017
USD 26.99

What is it worth?

Estimating the value of a rig can be challenging. We collect prices paid by real hams over the years to help you estimate the current value of the 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 value of the Baofeng UV-5R might be around:

  • USD 26.00
  • EUR 38.00
  • AUD 42.00
Price Condition Year User
EUR 49.00 New / Good 2013 DO1FFE
USD 55.00 New / Mint 2013 donjuaniii
EUR 50.00 New / Mint 2013 iz2uqe
USD 35.00 New / Mint 2013 drguyor
USD 38.00 New / Mint 2013 KK4IBG
AUD 47.00 New / Mint 2014 Capn Dan
USD 40.00 New / Mint 2014 OldBoss
USD 30.00 New / Mint 2016 Minicowman
USD 28.50 New / Mint 2016 N8GBU
EUR 39.00 New / Mint 2016 elmer

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