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By BILL W7YY

Verified

I BOUGHT 10 OF THESE RADIOS FOR A CERT TEAM.

 
5.0

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I SET THE RADIOS UP TO RECEIVE LOCAL POLICE AND FIRE FREQUENCIES.(receive only) I PUT IN A FEW FRS FREQUENCIES FOR THEM TO TRANSMIT ON, PLUS A TOWN VHF FREQUENCY. BEING A HAM RADIO OPERATOR (W7YY) I REMEMBER PAYING OVER $500.00 FOR A HT THAT ONLY COVERED THE VHF AND UHF HAM BANDS


By Rich

Verified

Great little HT

 
5.0

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I also bought the programing cable and the software to make my setup complete and fully operational at top performance, all at a very low total cost, all are top quality and well referred to in the literature, it is the best deal any amateur radio operator can find


By WV8DOC

Verified

Most cost-effective amateur radio available

 
5.0

PROS

  • Best "bang for the buck" for a VHF/UHF handheld

CONS

BEST USES

  • Amateur public service or just a scanner

Comments:

I have purchased and programmed nearly a dozen of these radios so far. Many of my friends who are not licensed amateurs simply want to use them as emergency service scanners, so I program them with the transmit capability turned off. I have also purchased several of them for first responders who want an alternative to their agency-issued Motorolas. For the price, they are virtually "disposable" so if they get lost or damaged on an emergency call, who cares? Just buy another.


By BUDDY

Verified

GOOD LITTLE RADIOS FOR THE MONEY

 
5.0

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CONS

  • PANIC BUTTON SHOULD BE RELOCATED

BEST USES

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WE HAVE BOUGHT 11 OF THESE RADIO AND SO FAR THEY ARE DOING GOOD. THEY ARE DOING JUST WHAT WE WANTED.


By Wild Bill

Verified

I would buy this radio again

 
5.0

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I use mine @ home. There is no provision for charging from d.c.


By ThisIslandEarth

Verified

Works great. Awesome radio for the price!

 
5.0

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I purchased the Baofeng UV-5R along with the latest firmware confirmation. The radio worker perfectly and handled the latest CHIRP software with no issues.


By Gary

Verified

Great Low Cost Radios

 
5.0

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Their size, audio clarity and frequency versatility make these radios perfect for use in group activities where interoperability is required. A great improvement if they could be made "water resistant". I have a total of 4 of these now, with one being the 8 watt model.


By bill

Verified

yes once i gtet it programed

 
4.0

PROS

  • great for the price

CONS

  • cirp sucks dosnt explane how to set tone in mem
  • dosnt explane how to set freq in mem

BEST USES

Comments:

cirp sucks cant set freq,s in mem. or tone


By SPIKE27

it cool redio

 
5.0

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FRS/GMRS Radios is cool


By warthog

Verified

Great Start !

 
5.0

PROS

  • very durable lightweight easy to use
  • Best price for handheld entry level Ham radio

CONS

  • alarms & light OK but not necessary

BEST USES

  • hiking fishing hunting travel

Comments:

want to get a Ham license, and decided on this radio as a starter due to the great reviews from other users


By bob

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Economical radio

 
3.0

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Should be a good throw in the car and no big loss if stolen radio. The 82, with the dual PTT button seems better


By Moore Fun

Verified

(1 of 1 customer found this review helpful)

A Great Two-Way Radio

 
5.0

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We first used these radios skiing and were impressed with the distances we could travel and still stay in touch. This is an impressive two-way radio for the price. I highly recommend it.


By Dave

Verified

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

I'd buy it again

 
5.0

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Radio goes a long time in between charges, has clear sound on both ends, but a little garbled using earphone microphone. I get some intermittent static some time and not sure why. I wish you could program more than two channels without the computer software, but those are easy to do and change.


By Mark the ham radio man

Verified

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

Never lets me down!

 
5.0

PROS

  • Durable
  • Small
  • High performance

CONS

BEST USES

  • Fire/Police scanner
  • Amateur radio

Comments:

Great ham radio! This is my second UV-5R but this one has a different firmware in it, updating many things and making the radio even better, the only problem I had was with the drop-in charger, the little plastic part that held it in, one on each side, well, it broke but a little of glue later...it is holding the radio in place again!


By Vic

Verified

(1 of 1 customer found this review helpful)

Great service and product. Thanks much.

 
5.0

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Great little radios for a great price.