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Baofeng UV-5R Plus
This transceiver is a micro-miniature multiband FM transceiver with extensive receive frequency coverage, providing local-area two-way amateur communications along with unmatched monitoring capability.
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Quick Glance at the Extraordinary Features:

- Transmit PL, CTCSS, and DTMF tones on both VHF and UHF.
- Can be operated on many business, public safety, ham, GMRS, FRS, and MURS frequencies.
- Crystal clear FM Broadcast for downtimes or in emergency communication situations.
- Easy to operate and learn. Even if you are not a radio expert, you will find all the controls in a consumer friendly workbench setup.
- English-sounding voice will help walk you through numerous functions.
- Large capacity Li-ion Battery can last for 7-9 hours of continuous use.
- With full high two colors LED definition display, the screen has exquisite clarity; the built-in high brightness LED could also be used as a flashlight or alert system for emergency situations.
- Small and lightweight, it is small enough to fit in a pants pocket.
- Upgraded frame material and metallic construction make it more durable and give it a more fashionable appearance.
- The New 2013 packing, more beautiful and quite well-done.
- Multi-Language manual is available, including English, German and French.
- A wide range of accessories are available.
Package Content:
- 1 x UV-5R Plus Two Way Radio
- 1 x 7.4V 1800mAh Li-ion Battery Pack
- 1 x Antenna
- 1 x Earphone Mic/Headset
- 1 x Belt Clip
- 1 x Hand Strap
- 1 x ENG / GER / FRA Manual
- 1 x Adapter
- 1 x Desktop Charger (100V ~ 240V)
Frequency Range: 136-174 / 400-479.995 MHz
Upgrade the frame material. Metallic, more durable and more fashionable.
With full high two colors LED definition display, the screen exquisite clarity.
The new English, German, French instruction, more convenient and more humanized.
The New 2013 packing, more beautiful and quite well-done.
ASIN#: B0097252UK
Model number#: UV-5R+

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Yeah I don’t get how the FCC banned these and they’re still sold everywhere.

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They didn't, the they're taking our (insert random object) crowd is at it again claiming the sky is falling.

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The BF-F8HP model is much better, mainly as it is 8w, and if you are in a SHTF moment, you will want the extra wattage. And if for mobile (4 wheel) mode, get an external antenna, like a magnetic roof mount to really add to your distance.

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So much for the FCC ban! Viva Baofeng!

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seen as low as 20.00 before

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Great radios for the money, but I suggest the plain UV-5R over this "Plus" version. I own one of each. The UV-5R+ has a sleeker look, but is functionally identical to the original UV-5R (as long as they both have the same firmware). I purchased mine from Amazon in August 2013 and both had the latest 307 firmware. (The firmware cannot be upgraded on either model.)

The reason I suggest the original UV-5R over the UV-5R+ or UV-5RA, besides the better price, is that the original is compatible with the extended battery pack and the "AA" battery pack module. The other models are not. The only 5RA/5R+ "advantage" is shininess, which some would count as a disadvantage.

Be aware that this radio does have a learning curve, but it's not as bad as some say. There's a lot of good info out there. After reading reviews, I avoided the manual entirely and found a few youtube videos to pick up the basics. I'm a Ham n00b (currently training for a Technician license) but I was able to find info on my local repeaters and set them up manually. It's even easier to setup if you use a free app called CHIRP. You just look up the frequencies/offsets for your area and type them into a spreadsheet that can be uploaded to the device. (You will need to purchase the Baofeng USB cable separately, though.)

It is legal to use this as a receiver without a license, but you do need a license to transmit. It seems to me that you could use it to transmit on FRS/MURS frequencies without a license, but I'm far from an expert, so I may not be aware of all the requirements.

This is a great resource:
http://www.miklor.com/uv5r/UV5R-FAQ.php

And this is an easy way to find your local repeaters as well as their current status:
www.repeaterbook.com/repeaters/index.php?state_id=none&tab=QUICK

And this is the programming software:
http://www.miklor.com/COM/UV_CHIRP.php/

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Here is a far better manual than the one that comes with the radio.
https://radiodoc.github.io/

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I was wanting a good set of two ways for a SHTF scenario or for when I am in the mountains out on a trail to communicate with the wife and kids at the trail head. Would these be a good solution? I am not worried about the FCC license thing, not planning to use them enough for anyone to care. Just want a good radio that could "do more" than a normal cheap two way radio from WalMart in the SHTF and also have a better range than the cheapos.

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FYI, this radio requires a Technician class license from the FCC to operate legally in the US and many other countries require a license also.

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LOL.....99% of people contemplating buying these will only use them when government has ceased to exist

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BINGO! that is what I have them for, just set them to the same frequency and you can talk, plenty of youtube vids how to do it, not going to use them on repeaters or anything else, person to person communication when you patrol your neighborhood in unlikely MAJOR SHTF, but it would be nice to use all features for a more likely natural disaster and get your ham license.

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And 99% of those 99% will have no idea how to operate them. I know... I was one of that 99% you're talking about until a couple months ago.

These are virtually impossible to use / figure out how to use straight out of the box. You need to be familiar with input / output frequencies, PL, Offsets, repeaters, and more or else they're useless and impossible to properly configure. You also need to know all of that information for your **LOCAL** area, or you won't be communicating with anyone.

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When SHTF ill just pull up some YouTube videos on my wireless connection and figure it out, brah!

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