Baofeng UV-5R 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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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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Mint condition in 2017
USD 26.99