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  • Re: Question: Is the UV5R really an "SDR"

    ... I'm not surprised at that. An FCC field engineer who retired a few years ago made a comment in a conversation at a local ARRL convention two or three

    web_magician 13 hours ago
  • Re: Internal microphone problem

    In the past, this was been a internal problem. Pushing and pulling the mic in and out causes a solder joint on the jack to fail because of cold soldering in

    whodis_is 14 hours ago
  • Re: Internal microphone problem

    Bad mic jacks- an ongoing problem with this series. See Miklor for a cleaning procedure. From: mailto:baofeng_uv5r@yahoogroups.com Sent: Thursday, September

    snoopy_doopy44883 16 hours ago
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Discussion of the Baofeng UV-5R (family of) handheld transceivers. This model from Baofeng sports 2m and 440 as well as wide band receive. Several revisions add features.

This is a GREAT radio with a garbage manual. If you take the time to read, you can check out the resources below and have few problems. Else, you are almost guaranteed to be frustrated.

We welcome all members, please review this list before membership.

1. PLEASE, NO discussion of LEGALITY of this radio for FRS, GMRS, MURS, Marine, etc operation and FCC type acceptance for part 95 etc.
This radio is NOT approved for that use, but it is USA legal for commercial (if part 90 approved), amateur band, and any use as a receiver.

This is a very Old, very stale topic. You are not the FCC, and no one cares about your Frequency Cop opinion. Seek or start a separate Yahoo group if you can't help yourself. We all understand.

2. Be kind to your fellow list members. No flames, name calling, etc.

3. The USB cable and software can be tricky. Read the tutorial and FAQ.

4. Your other technical questions are likely answered there, so check http://www.miklor.com/uv5r/ first.

5. You should read the new user tutorial and FAQ below.

6. DON'T FEED THE TROLLS who bring up these topics. Just ignore it.

PLEASE Read This Tutorial first:(BELOW AS "GROUP WEBSITE" It will save you time and frustration.

UV5R-NewUser Tutorial (Miklor Website)

(Courtesy of John LaMartina K3NXU - thanks!)

***** RADIO SUMMARY *****
VHF/ UHF DUAL-BAND TWO WAY RADIO
Frequency Range: 136-174 / 400-520 MHz
Dual-Band Display, Dual Freq. Display, Dual-Standby
Output Power: 4w/1w
1750Hz Burst Tone
FM Radio (65.0MHz-108.0MHz)
LED Flashlight
Large LCD Display
High /Low RF Power Switchable
25KHz/12.5KHz Switchable
Channel Step: 2.5/5/6.25/10/12.5/20/25/50 KHz
Dual band, dual display, dual standby
FM radio

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