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Is this a significant upgrade from UV-5R? Have a handfull of those and I'm sure I'd like more power but contemplating the investment.
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what is the distance, can reach 10km?
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Is this a significant upgrade from UV-5R? Have a handfull of those and I'm sure I'd like more power but contemplating the investment.
same question. i have the 5r+ actually but they are really similar
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This or uv-82, please suggest. Thank you.
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At full price of $37 it's a good deal, at $33 it's a slick deal!
I have this one, like all Baofeng's.. solid performance.
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it's this one of those where you need a license?
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it's this one of those where you need a license?
Yes. Its a ham radio, not a walkie talkie.
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Is this a significant upgrade from UV-5R? Have a handfull of those and I'm sure I'd like more power but contemplating the investment.
Did you upgrade the antenna for your UV-5R? I noticed the range increase after doing so.
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The UV-5R and UV-5R+ are the same internally. The only difference is cosmetic.

This isn't much of an upgrade from a UV-5R. Comes with the car adapter which is nice but the batteries last forever. Also comes with a larger antenna. It's more powerful by being able to transmits up to 8 watts. It actually has a lower frequency range.

UV-5R = 136-174 / 400-520 MHz
GT-3TP = 136-174 / 400-479.995 MHz

Still a good buy if you don't have a radio yet.
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No one needs to get the stupid license. Zero consequences for not getting one.
Getting licensed is not hard and very inexpensive. The FCC does pursue people who transmit without a licensed and the ham community does try to enforce this. It is not worth the fine.
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it's this one of those where you need a license?
To transmit, yet but to receive no. Many people buy these for emergencies where the FCC is (most likely) not going to have the time or care enough to go after unlicensed HAM radio operators as long as they were not interfering with important communication channels.
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Getting licensed is not hard and very inexpensive. The FCC does pursue people who transmit without a licensed and the ham community does try to enforce this. It is not worth the fine.

This is all true, but in the off-road and outdoor communities these are used by everyone without issue. People use them on FRS and GMRS frequencies even though they're not Part 95 certified.

The chances of being caught are vertically zero. Just don't broadcast across an emergency frequency, like your local fire department's radio dispatch.

If you want to play by the rules you can get your amateur radio license by paying around $15 to take an easy test.
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Looks like they also make a waterproof version and I don't see anything listed as far as water resistance. So this is a poor option for marine use?
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