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  • Re: Coax Question

    Thanks appreciate the replies. Doing a search for the coax, I came across coax with the number LMR 213. How much signal loss would there be using that coax.

    dnree 1 day ago
  • Re: OT: Is there a utility to test for FTDI Chipsets

    My old Prolific cable works fine. It's the new ones that seem to have the issues. I've had it for about 9 years, and when I got back into the ham hobby I kept

    kfergaso@swbell.net 1 day ago
  • Re: Coax Question

    That is exactly what I used, and then used a few feet of RG58 with SMA and BNC adapters to attach to the radio itself. Works great.

    dougusenet 1 day 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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