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58775

Re: Using as a scanner

while the Baofeng cant handle 800 mhz, I use mine to scan local police and fire. They are just two channels. I have one frequency in the A bank, the other in
Bruce-WB2EQM
7:26 PM
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58774

Re: max232 programmer

My experience up to that point was the same, as was my reaction at the time.  I had actually reached the point where I had obtained a replacement set of
Bill Maxwell
3:40 PM
#58774
 
58773

Re: Using as a scanner

I use my '5R daily to talk to my -L node on Echolink.I also have many real scanners and a few are digital trunkers. The old analog trunkers get tuned to the
Scott, KB3JQQ
3:26 PM
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58772

Re: Using as a scanner

Uv-5r is a low budget decent radio, scan speed is ridicolous, 800mhz cannot do but to be fair: what do you expect for the money you paid? (I paid for a Skoda,
Peter
3:03 PM
#58772
 
58771

Re: Using as a scanner

Well, if indeed, that other frequency is in the 800 MHz range... you're out of luck.. the UV-5R will not receive in that UHF range. 73 de Ray K2ULR ... From:
Raymond Sills
2:53 PM
#58771
 
58770

Re: Using as a scanner

Yes all of these type of radios can, but they are only so-so as a scanner because the scan speed is to slow and you can miss a lot of stuff. Sent from my
guy spotts
2:36 PM
#58770
 
58769

Re: Using as a scanner

Thanks everyone, I was only wanting to scan two frequencies. It will accept one but not the other, I'm thinking the second frequency is 800mhz
jk1478@hotmail.com
2:30 PM
#58769
 
58768

Re: Using as a scanner

That's what I was going to say. The UV-5R can "scan", but it does so rather poorly. If you have a number of frequencies that you want to monitor (scan), you
Raymond Sills
1:51 PM
#58768
 
58767

Re: Using as a scanner

A lot of Public Safety services are now digital. The Baofengs can not do digital, nor do they trunk track. Ham or public safety radios make very poor scanners.
Jardy
1:01 PM
#58767
 
58766

Re: Using as a scanner

Technically you can, but the scan speed is so slow it isn't practical to use it for scanning.
seriod
12:22 PM
#58766
 
58765

Re: Using as a scanner

Not very well. Get a scanner if that's what you want. From: "jk1478@... [baofeng_uv5r]" To: baofeng_uv5r@yahoogroups.com
Scott, KB3JQQ
12:15 PM
#58765
 
58764

Using as a scanner

I'm a noob to radios, trying to use as a scanner to monitor local public service. Can this be done with the us-5r?
jk1478@hotmail.com
11:42 AM
#58764
 
58763

Re: max232 programmer

I constantly download from and upload to many different brands and models of radios. I have never had to set the volume any higher than it takes to get the
Jim Unroe
11:11 AM
#58763
 
58762

Re: max232 programmer

It seems to be a fairly common issue with Chinese radios, especially Baofengs. Bruce W. On 09/19/2017 09:02 AM, 'michael wanless' michaelwanless5@...
Black Wolfe
10:20 AM
#58762
 
58761

Re: max232 programmer

Unberleivable ...I have programmed many makes of radio in my life...and this is a first... And its not the 1st of april ... From: Bill Maxwell
    michael wanless
    10:06 AM
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