Description

The BaoFeng BF-888S is a compact hand held transceiver providing 2 watts in the frequency range of 400-480 MHz. You get up to 16 selectable memories (user-programmable). Other features include: selectable wide/narrow band, battery save function, VOX, DCS/CTCSS encode, and a built in flashlight.
This radio requires the PC03 FTDI programming cable to program Channels and Frequencies.
The 2 Pack of BF-888s Includes:
2 1300mAh Batteries
2 BF-888S
2 SMA-Female Antennas
2 Chargers
2 Belt Clips
2 Slings
ASIN#: B00ECW9DB4
Model number#: BF-888S Radio (2pcs)

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Purchased at end of May 2020 for $19.89 a pair + free ship from Amazon. These are decent radios for area comms and line-of-sight comms. Change the antenna out and get better range. Change your elevation and get better range out of them.

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They just caused a global pandemic, put 30 million out of work in the US alone and cost us a minimum of 2.7 TRILLION and people still buy from China? WOW.

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The stay-at-home orders was OUR politicians knee jerk reaction....and that's what wrecked the economy.
In the 1940's when Germany was bombing London night and day....people went to work between aerial raids.
Two fights you'll never win....one with Nature and the other with gravity.

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You can't tell who specifically caused the pandemic. Are you blaming the workers who manufacture the walkie-talkie?

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I own 6 of these they are nice little radios and work well around the property. We have used them in the neighborhood on walks, also while working on the house. For the money they are worth the price.

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Surprised you didn’t come back to tell your horror story about getting scammed by a Chinese seller on Amazon.
For future reference, don’t ever suggest buying from 3rd Party sellers from China. 90% (or more) of them are scams.

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Just FYI, you can order a 2 pack from a 3rd party seller for about ~$11.00. I did yesterday and they're scheduled to be delivered in about 2 weeks.

Probably drop shipping from China, but that's where these are coming from anyway...

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How about a link to this 3rd party seller? Thanks, John.

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Yeah, sorry. I didn't specify that it was a 3rd party seller from the Amazon page. Surfingpair posted it.

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I did the same. $10.99 for two radios. Can't beat that deal! They're great for managing a team of workers. They also work well to keep your party in contact when they are at amusement parks or on cruise ships. Amazon says this seller ships from PA.

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Just got these in the mail yesterday. Pretty cool little radios for the money (wouldn't pay the full price for them). Seem well built, don't feel light or 'cheap'. Came with a charge. Comes with an earbud, a belt clip that you can add on, and a lanyard. Pretty standard stuff.
Tested the range in the car and left one at home with someone. Tt was mostly flat land, but a lot of houses and some buildings (maybe interference from a grocery store as well. Started getting a little static at about 1 mile, and then lost signal at about a 1.25-1.35.

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Are you using the stock antennas? I have a uv82l and the stock antenna has half the range of the Nagoya I now have on it.

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What is the realistic range? I need something with a real world range of 7 miles.

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That is a fairly complicated question. Antenna broadcast range varies based on a number of factors - antenna height, distance above ground, terrain between antennas, antenna resistance...
Roughly you would need ~20 watts of tx power to have a reliable signal over 7 miles without a repeater.

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I could get 50 miles out of this radio in Colorado from peak to peak with visual line of sight. 25 miles from peak to ground with line of sight and no obstructions. Line of sight and obstructions are really the key. With the Nagoya antenna not plastic pickle.

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Not happening with a price of $11/unit... sorry. Set your sights under 2 miles unless you are heading to a tower repeater. But hell, for the price these are literally an unbelievable value for their capability.

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By adding the Nagoya antenna or a base antenna with not to long of a coax run you can really get a decent line of sight signal.

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