BaoFeng UV-5R Radio High Power 8 Watt Ham Radio Handheld

BaoFeng UV-5R Radio High Power 8 Watt Ham Radio Handheld

 Price (when reviewed)

$62.99 for a set of two

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 Reviewed by

John Semenek





1.This model has been FCC certified, FCC ID: 2AJGM-UV5RPRO; FCC certification downloadable under the listing of product guides and documents.

2.According to FCC rules, transmit frequency range is 144-148Mhz/420-450Mhz and receive frequency range is 136-174Mhz/400-480Mhz.

3.BaoFeng BF-F8TD are authorized by BaoFeng company; VITAHUI shop is an authorized US BaoFeng distributor.

4.CH340 Programming Cable is Included; It supports F8TD manufacturer software or CHIRP (select "TD-UV5R TriPower" under "TIDRADIO").

5.All you need is in one box! Get extended pack of ham radio with 3800 mAh battery + programming cable + TD-771 high gain antenna + privacy headset; no more worry about looking for compatible accessories.

6.With 3800 mAh battery, working time is 2.5 times of 1800mAh battery, power saving function can extend battery life; support you for longer time in outdoor activity, home, workplace, etc.

7.Upgraded version from BaoFeng uv-5r: double output power, truly higher power and TD-771 high gain antenna (twice the antenna performance), greatly expands the signal transmission distance and enhances the signal reception.

8.TIDRADIO-771 antenna is too long so we just can put it at the bottom of the box (under the plastic), please check it.



Frequency Range:144-148Mhz and 420-450Mhz.

Monitor Function:Allow you enhance voice when the signal is too weak to hear.

Squelch Function:0-9 grades help you suppress background noise, enhancing signal sensitivity and sound clarity.

VOX Function:Allows your hands free when busy and adjust the VOX level could control the background noise.

Scan Fuction:You can find the right channel which are talking and join the communication easily and fast.

Voice Prompts:Easy to understand features; The vocal confirmation on selections are great for newbies.

CTCSS and DCS Codes:Keep you away from receiving irrelevant calls and allow you to do private communication.



Purchased this after returning my UV-5R radio. Everything is included in the box to support two radios, including two chargers. Some other dual radio packages only include one charger. Great reception for over a mile using an external antenna.



Huge battery. Can easily last a whole day on one charge. Includes everything you may need to use.



A little on the heavy size due to the battery. Included antenna works, but recommend upgrading to an external antenna.


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