• Effective immediately we will be deleting, without notice, any negative threads or posts that deal with the use of encryption and streaming of scanner audio.

    We've noticed a huge increase in rants and negative posts that revolve around agencies going to encryption due to the broadcasting of scanner audio on the internet. It's now worn out and continues to be the same recycled rants. These rants hijack the threads and derail the conversation. They no longer have a place anywhere on this forum other than in the designated threads in the Rants forum in the Tavern.

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uv-5r

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    Chirp Error with York County

    I am trying to Import from Datasource on Chirp To program a Boafeng UV-5R, Every other county that ive tried works except Zipcodes from York County Maine. I get the error <unknown>:1:2125: not well-formed (invalid token) Ive tried on Windows and Linux and get the same error. Any help would be...
  2. K

    Baofeng UV-5R Not Reciving

    HI there, i have a UV-5R vhf radio and i cant seem to get it to receive other radios comms, i can transmit fine and the radio will also receive when pressing the 'MONI' Key, has anyone got a fix to get it to receive normally?
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    Baofeng UV-5R (Begginer Alert)

    Sorry for writing an essay, but I wanted to make it as easy as possible to answer my questions. I just recently received a UV-5R Ham Radio. No worries, I have transmitting permit, but transmitting isn't what I'm here for. I've been having trouble with the thing for a while, I've...
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    Help: Repeater Baofeng UV-5r setup

    Hi. Bought a cable from Baofeng for repeater use, and programmed with a +0.0600 offset (see attached pictures). It works but it doesnt send before you talk or blow hard in the mic. Not tested from a distance yet but some scratching. Is there any settings on the radio i need to change?
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    Baofeng BF-F8HP

    Considering a Baofeng BF-F8HP for the minimal 8 watts 3 settings. I know that it also uses the UV-5R parts and accessories. There is a DC cable avail for the UV-5r to plug into the car cigarette lighter, then the desktop charger. Do the UV-5R battery packs have a DC plug port for direct DC...
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    Dipole/J-Pole/Slim Jim for a Backyard Antenna for my Baofeng UV-5R

    I'm looking for some advice for an external antenna that I can rig up with a simple base/post to better receive with the UV-5R. The last year I've enjoyed listening to the local repeaters (by local I mean any repeater within 20-40km from the QTH. Any advice would be appreciated. I currently have...
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    Baofeng UV-6R

    I recently purchased this UV-6R and set it up to be a scanner for local police, etc. I do have it working and scanning but sitting it next to my radio shack scanner I find that it never stops scanning even when it should. It will receive traffic when not scanning and just sitting on a channel...
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    Video I made of setting a Baofeng UV-5R on fire

    Over the past weekend I did some rather extreme testing on one of the Chinese made Baofeng UV-5R dual-band HT's and asked permission from radioreference support to post the link here. Love them or hate them the Baofeng took a lot of punishment and kept on ticking. Definitely a cheap HT, but...
  9. holmziep

    UV-5RA Stuck in MEM mode: VFO/MEM button fault?

    Just got my UV-5RA, charged it up, went to UV5R net and attempted to program my new transceiver. Oh-Oh, nothing happens when pressing the V/M button! NOTHING?!? Doesn't beep, or change the display, or anything. Unable to access the VFO mode! All other buttons invoke a reaction, and I am able...
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    Baofeng UV-5R - can't save channel to memory

    Just got this radio in the mail today. I've read all manuals, reset to factory settings, and even managed to save one memory channel, but I'm trying to save another and it doesn't work: I get to menu >27->menu->(selected free channel without CH in front of number)->menu - and instead of...
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    Looking for UV-5R .img file

    Hello, I recently got a UV-5R, and I made the mistake of uploading an old image file to it. I looked on the KC9HI recovery site, but the version I have isn't on there. I need the N5R219 / BFB-219 version. I need the .img chirp file to restore my radio so I can actually use it. You can check...
  12. kg4edy

    Baofeng UV-5R Receive Audio / Service?

    Last night I was using my Baofeng UV-5R to call our local net. The unit was in use for approximately 40 minutes. Toward the end, the receive audio started to sound tinny, and there were drop outs every few seconds. At one point the audio dropped out completely, though the LED indicated it was...
  13. mipsyop

    UV-5R for Public Safety

    I just got hired as an on-call EMT for a local service and have a UV-5R that i use for skywarn and other lical events. My question is as follows.... (Please forgive me if this is a dumb question). I entered my county's fire frequency which has a csq, when i keyed the mic, there was a sound like...
  14. Astrogoth13

    Baofeng would sell a lot more UV-5R's if...

    If the firmware of the radio was open source and flashable. Tinkerers/elmers/survival types etc etc could add or remove features as desired. Make the UV-5R a radio Swiss army knife. Sales would jump up. What features or changes would you like to see?
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    Newbie Question- new radio

    This is all very new to me. I am totally lost so hopefully someone can help. I was given a Vertex VX-354 a few months ago and figured I would give it a try. I really like using it, but it's an older model so I decided to upgrade. I am currently using the vertex software to program it. I just...
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    baofeng uv-5r help

    Im trying to programme radios.. I got one down but my second one gives me a "fail connect with transceiver.... anyone know why? How to fix?
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