Originally Posted by henriqueam95
i bought my baofeng uv-5r a long long time ago, its a nice radio, but here is the thing, my baofeng has the FCC logo on the box it came in, but under the battery i do not see the FCC approved sticker and i dont see the FCC id ether. now the radios are FCC approved for part 90 use and ham. i just bought the new version, the uv-5ra and it has the FCC sticker on the back with the FCC id. so i know the new one is approved for part 90 use, but what about the old uv-5r? Does the approval that FCC gave to baofeng also covers the old version of their radios too? please, any comments are very appreciated, and by the way i am new here, just got my account. thanks guys have a good one!!!!!
If the radio doesn't have a valid FCC ID certification number on it, than it isn't part 90 certified. There are some versions of the UV-5R that are part 90 certified, and some that aren't.
In short, if ANY product does not have a valid FCC approval label with a corresponding FCC OET ID number shown, than it isn't certified for anything (of course for HAM use this isn't an issue, as part 97 allows hams to use any equipment on frequencies they are duly authorized for, and are also responsible for the proper technical operation of their equipment, wether it's purchased, surplus or homebrew).