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Baofeng UV5RA Ham Two Way Radio Dual-Band Transceiver (Black) EXPIRED

DJ3xclusive 71,484 October 7, 2013 at 08:36 AM in Tech & Electronics (3) More Amazon Deals
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Promoted 10-07-2013 at 12:20 PM View Original Post
Amazon.com has Baofeng UV5RA Ham Two Way Radio 136-174/400-480 MHz Dual-Band Transceiver (Black) for $30. Shipping is free. Thanks DJ3xclusive

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Edited October 9, 2013 at 02:19 AM by widgit
Two listings by Amazon Smilie
  • More Stubborn Case, More Rich and Enhanced Features
  • Frequency Range: 136-174 / 400-480MHz; 25KHz/12.5KHz Switchable
  • 128 Channels 50 CTCSS and 104 CDCSS; Channel Step: 2.5/5/6.25/10/12.5/25KHz
  • Dual-Band Display, Dual Frequency Display, Dual-Standby; A/B band independent operation
  • Comes with all necessary accessories, backed up by 12 Months Seller Warranty
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Last Edited by faheyd October 13, 2013 at 09:00 AM
Baofeng UV5R FAQs Page [miklor.com]

Latest CHIRP software: http://chirp.danplanet.com/projec.../wiki/Home

USB Cable and CD: http://www.amazon.com/Programming...p_asin_lnk $8 bucks (hmm, after reading reviews, use at your own risk as far as getting it to work, EDIT, I got mine to work, just RTFM) [Information about programming cables: http://chirp.danplanet.com/projec...CableGuide ]

VERY good study guides for Amateur Radio Technician, General and Extra exams (you will need a Technician's license to talk on these Baofeng radios): http://www.kb6nu.com/tech-manual/
Get your Tech license, then at least go up a level to get your General license. You get a lot more privileges on High Frequency radios (not included on the Baofengs but included on other Kenwood, Icom and Yaesu rigs) that let you talk LONG distances (I make my own wire antennas with the info I've learned through studying and checking out resources like eHam.net [eham.net] and have easily talked on HF into Europe all the time on my 33 year old Kenwood TS-820 [eham.net]). If you want to get into HF you can find good older radios on Craigslist relatively inexpensively that complement the UHF/VHF radios like the Baofengs.

Owners Guide: http://www.miklor.com/uv5r/

There are many YouTube videos that will help newcomers. Here's one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56PvtAqacz8

To learn about ham radio, and getting your license, the ARRL is a great resource: http://www.arrl.org/

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I have this radio, and for a cheap chinese ham radio, it works quite well.
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stubborn case?
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I have this radio, and for a cheap chinese ham radio, it works quite well.
What can it be used for?
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yes thx already mentioned in the main post, we have two sellers fulfilled from amazon for the same price Wink
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What the hell, see how these work on the next outdoors adventure.
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I have similar handsets, and live in a mid size town.

reception w/o repeaters across town is very good (obstructions include 2 story homes/biz) obviously mileage will vary.
Also keep in mind a HAM license is required to operate in most freq.

I plan on getting a tech license, but will use if poo hit the fan..aka cell towers down.
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Isn't that an impossibly low price for a ham transceiver with accessories?
Seriously.
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Isn't that an impossibly low price for a ham transceiver with accessories?
Seriously.
welcome the world of product dumping

BTW can i get the USB programing cable for a $ ???
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Isn't that an impossibly low price for a ham transceiver with accessories?
Seriously.
This is the first time I seen the lowest price ever on this model Smilie
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great deal...whats the difference between this and the + (plus) models?
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What the hell, see how these work on the next outdoors adventure.

Just keep in mind that you need a ham license to use these in the USA.
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