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Promoted 07-17-2016 by RevOne at 11:33 AM View Original Post
Silver Arowana via Amazon has Baofeng UV-5RA Dual Band UHF/VHF Two Way HAM Radio on sale for $23.97. Shipping is free with Prime or on orders of $49 or more. Thanks Butcherboy

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  • For full specifications, head over to Baofeng's manufacturer product page
  • This product has a 4.3 out of 5 star rating in 1,950 customer reviews on Amazon ~RevOne

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Edited July 17, 2016 at 08:26 AM by Butcherboy
https://www.amazon.com/Baofeng-13...554&sr=1-1

Dual PTT keys; A/B band independent operation
• Incorporates 105 codes "DCS" and 50 privacy codes "CTCSS" programmable
• CTCSS & DCS Scanning/ CTCSS & DCS Direct input
• Emergency Alarm; LED Flashlight; Built-in key lock
• Tri-color background light selectable; 0~9 grades VOX selectable


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Volunteer can charge up to $15 for the test, Please take the test it is not hard. license is good for 10 years free to renewal after that and you don't have to take a test for renewal.
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Thanks OP, repped, that's a very nice little radio, I love it!
I think I bought mine 3 or 4 years ago when they were in $35-40 range and I considered that a smoking hot deal (especially after paying $200 for my other small Yaesu)

It has proven to be extremely handy in my last trip when I ended up without my phone (+ coverage was very spotty in that area anyways) and we needed to coordinate two cars on the road. I charged it once before leaving home and it stayed charged throughout the whole week (though we turned it off when we didn't need it).

I guess all Baofeng owners know it, but for those who don't - you can easily use any Baofeng radio as a NOAA alert receiver - you just need to store required frequencies in its memory. $25 for a good sturdy NOAA receiver (let alone a device that can transmit as well) is IMO a good bargain (unless you managed to snatch some Midland NOAA radios for free from Radioshack)

+ as many people in similar threads mentioned - do yourself a favor and buy a programming cable right away. CHIRP worked perfectly with these ones - I uploaded all local emergency responders channels (ones that were not digital / APCO...) + all NOAA emergency channels + all FRS / GMRS channels + all LPD/PMR channels to use it in Europe if I ever need to (not sure if that is legal there or not...)...

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Other sellers...........same price....................
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Few years ago I was reading up on the various Baofeng versions. Took a long long long time and many forums to do a breakdown of each. Was almost ready to buy, when someone said new stuff was coming out. Haven't looked since. Is there a website which is showing the current crop of Baofeng radios and comparisons?
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Other sellers...........same price....................
I Posted other sellers 2 links + info if you want to order from Amazon.com

Also some sellers on Amazon will auto adjust their price when some other seller price goes down.
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Few years ago I was reading up on the various Baofeng versions. Took a long long long time and many forums to do a breakdown of each. Was almost ready to buy, when someone said new stuff was coming out. Haven't looked since. Is there a website which is showing the current crop of Baofeng radios and comparisons?


https://baofengtech.com/pdf/CompareChart.pdf
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I got this same one 2 years ago for $28. Solid little radio for the price. My aging kenwood 2m HT wouldn't hold a charge and this was cheaper than a new battery. I rarely use it, typically only when there is inclement weather. I do like knowing I have it for emergency situations.
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Thanks OP, repped, that's a very nice little radio, I love it!
I think I bought mine 3 or 4 years ago when they were in $35-40 range and I considered that a smoking hot deal (especially after paying $200 for my other small Yaesu)

It has proven to be extremely handy in my last trip when I ended up without my phone (+ coverage was very spotty in that area anyways) and we needed to coordinate two cars on the road. I charged it once before leaving home and it stayed charged throughout the whole week (though we turned it off when we didn't need it).

I guess all Baofeng owners know it, but for those who don't - you can easily use any Baofeng radio as a NOAA alert receiver - you just need to store required frequencies in its memory. $25 for a good sturdy NOAA receiver (let alone a device that can transmit as well) is IMO a good bargain (unless you managed to snatch some Midland NOAA radios for free from Radioshack)

+ as many people in similar threads mentioned - do yourself a favor and buy a programming cable right away. CHIRP worked perfectly with these ones - I uploaded all local emergency responders channels (ones that were not digital / APCO...) + all NOAA emergency channels + all FRS / GMRS channels + all LPD/PMR channels to use it in Europe if I ever need to (not sure if that is legal there or not...)...
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Get this, get licensed, become a weather spotter. Do it for America.
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Your comparisons are 2-3 years old. If you check the camels, you will see that this item is often LESS than the current price, occasionally more. The range is generally $15-$28.
Please do a search and post a link to this model for $15 or any key pad programmable model for $15 shipped by any us seller ever.
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