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By James

Verified

i would buy this radio again for the same price

 
5.0

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it is a great radio


By Bob

Verified

Love the Radio small for out of the way

 
5.0

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Love the radio using for hunting and other things around the town


By Tim (W0TES)

Verified

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

This is a great entry level HAM radio.

 
5.0

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I have purchased two Baofeng UV-5Rs. As an amateur radio operator, I use these radios with local 2-meter repeaters for emergency exercises. I love their ability to be programmed by computer (with CHIRP software) and quickly set all radios to the same settings. The UV-5R was my first radio, after getting my FCC license. This little handy-talky helped me get started in amateur radio (I built my first antennas, began participating in local 2-meter nets and talking on radio, and started learning about optimizing radio signal propagation). Finally, the price makes these little handy-talkies a great value, so that I can afford to put one in every bug-out-bag.


By Lamar

Verified

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

UV-5R failed 42 days after purchase

 
1.0

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The UV-5R shipped promptly when ordered. Packaging was excellent. Unfortunately, the unit failed 42 days after purchase. 12 days beyond the allowed return period. I have 3 other UV-5Rs purchased just over a year ago. They work flawlessly. The current version do not seem as reliable. The unit purchased from this site was the 3rd attempt (1st here) to get a 4th radio. (The other 2 attempts arrived DOA.)


By radioguy

Verified

(1 of 1 customer found this review helpful)

50%

 
2.0

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I recently ordered 4 radios, 1 and 2 were good, #3 had a defected LED screen so some of the characters were not visible, #4 was not able to be programmed. the programming was sucessful on #1,2,3, but not on the 4th. So out of the 4 radios only two of them came without problems - 50%


By Mobman7326

Verified

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

For the money can't be beat.

 
4.0

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  • Was All I Expected Plus

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  • Now I Just Want More Powe
  • Now I Want More Power

BEST USES

  • Emercency Communication

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This little radio does all I expected and more. It came with everything I needed to get my "foot in the door". Had I known about this I would have bought it sooner. Now I need the USB cable and programming materials.


By DanM

Verified

(1 of 1 customer found this review helpful)

Great service!

 
5.0

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I was surprised by how small the radios are.


By JDL

Verified

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

Great Radio. Super Value.

 
5.0

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  • li-ion battery
  • Good build quality
  • Great Value

CONS

  • We All Should Know

BEST USES

  • Prepper Use
  • Repeater

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Unbelievable quality for the money. Great little radio. We all should know that you will not get any "usable" instructions with this radio. You can find really good instructions from a few dedicated people (on the web) that did the work to get the full potential from this radio. Mine also worked 100% with CHIRP software right out of the shoot. Use an original Baufeng cable...and save yourself the grief of trying to get things to work correctly. I also paid the extra $10 bucks to assure me a working radio with the latest firmware. The radio is so cheap...what's another ten bucks? Delivery was very prompt. Will probably buy another one of these from buytwowayradios.com. For the price.....why not? I gave it five stars because at this price we should just know that we may need to do a little "work" to learn the radio. I won't complain about the ridiculously worthless instructions, as some might.


By Doug

Verified

(3 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

Unable to program

 
3.0

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I gave the radio to a friend who programs radios for the local PD. He was unable to program it as a two way. I bought the program and the cable. I really wanted it for a scanner and a backup two way but now I just use it as a scanner. I could have sent it back but didn't want the hassle. It was a great price so I just use it as a scanner. I am satisfied.


By Woo

Verified

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

Best packaged product ever.

 
3.0

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Purchased two radios. One from this vendor. Both work, but the radio from this vendor is flakey in that it programed ok but in function - if you change channels or switch from a/b you must turn the radio off and then on to receive or transmit. Works OK other than that.


By Jim

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

Awesome radio!

 
5.0

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Best radio you can buy for the money. Comes with an upgraded Antenna. No need to upgrade.


By Norda

Verified

(5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

great value

 
4.0

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  • Ordering
  • price
  • Shipping
  • Easy programming

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  • Quality On Some Items
  • Some Items Still Backorde

BEST USES

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Easy to program and navigate through menus. great value, handy all round radio


By Buncoman

Verified

(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

Great Radio

 
4.0

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I've only had the radio for about a week, and it's working as promised. It's a great little, lightweight radio for the price. After downloading some aftermarket instructions, the programming went much faster and easier. I'd recommend this radio to any HAM looking for a small compact radio.


By Captain

Verified

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

Baofeng UV-5R

 
5.0

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  • Many accessories availabl
  • GREAT RADIO
  • Easy to program

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Great Radios, simple, inexpensive, reliable, battery lasts forever.


By far rider

Verified

(5 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

basic cheap radio

 
2.0

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  • Cheap portable

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i am not happy with the way it programs not very user friendly