• To anyone looking to acquire commercial radio programming software:

    Please do not make requests for copies of radio programming software which is sold (or was sold) by the manufacturer for any monetary value. All requests will be deleted and a forum infraction issued. Making a request such as this is attempting to engage in software piracy and this forum cannot be involved or associated with this activity. The same goes for any private transaction via Private Message. Even if you attempt to engage in this activity in PM's we will still enforce the forum rules. Your PM's are not private and the administration has the right to read them if there's a hint to criminal activity.

    If you are having trouble legally obtaining software please state so. We do not want any hurt feelings when your vague post is mistaken for a free request. It is YOUR responsibility to properly word your request.

    To obtain Motorola software see the Sticky in the Motorola forum.

    The various other vendors often permit their dealers to sell the software online (i.e., Kenwood). Please use Google or some other search engine to find a dealer that sells the software. Typically each series or individual radio requires its own software package. Often the Kenwood software is less than $100 so don't be a cheapskate; just purchase it.

    For M/A Com/Harris/GE, etc: there are two software packages that program all current and past radios. One package is for conventional programming and the other for trunked programming. The trunked package is in upwards of $2,500. The conventional package is more reasonable though is still several hundred dollars. The benefit is you do not need multiple versions for each radio (unlike Motorola).

    This is a large and very visible forum. We cannot jeopardize the ability to provide the RadioReference services by allowing this activity to occur. Please respect this.
  • 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.

    If you violate these guidelines your post will be deleted without notice and an infraction will be issued. We are not against discussion of this issue. You just need to do it in the right place. For example:
    https://forums.radioreference.com/rants/224104-official-thread-live-audio-feeds-scanners-wait-encryption.html

Baofeng Batteries

Status
Not open for further replies.
Joined
Sep 4, 2016
Messages
19
#1
Morning all.

What is the difference between 2800mAh & 3800mAh batteries? I was told they are the same.

Im an E-Cig user therefore all I do is fuss with batteries. What Ive learned from them is that 3800 would have more power and you would get a couple more days of use, which I do.

Now Im researching extended batts for my Baofeng and am told differently.

You can see my confusion, yeah?

Thank you.
 

jwt873

Member
Premium Subscriber
Joined
Dec 1, 2015
Messages
841
Location
Woodlands, MB
#2
All things being equal, the higher capacity battery will last longer.. It will almost always be larger or heavier to reflect the higher capacity.

But that's if all things are equal. If you don't buy from a reputable source, the numbers printed on batteries aren't always true. They're often inflated to show way more capacity than the battery actually has. You really have to be careful with eBay batteries from China.
 

KD8DVR

Member
Premium Subscriber
Joined
Apr 11, 2004
Messages
1,119
Location
Columbus, Ohio
#3
Morning all.

What is the difference between 2800mAh & 3800mAh batteries? I was told they are the same.

Im an E-Cig user therefore all I do is fuss with batteries. What Ive learned from them is that 3800 would have more power and you would get a couple more days of use, which I do.

Now Im researching extended batts for my Baofeng and am told differently.

You can see my confusion, yeah?

Thank you.
There was discussion that the 3800 mAh batteries are actually mislabeled 2800 mAh batteries. I don't know if this issue has been resolved, as I kinda keep with the stock ones.

Greetings from a fellow E-cig user :) Yes, we know our batteries....
 
Joined
Sep 4, 2016
Messages
19
#4
Thanks a lot KD8.
I didnt realize there was a mislabel thing going on, who would. YOU! Thanks. I bought my radio and batts from Baofeng Tech- I figured they were a good company.

Greetings back fellow E-cig user, right now Im vaping on a Kbox mini w/3600mAh batt, so yeah we do know our batts. LOL.

Have a great Sunday. Sunny
 
Joined
Sep 4, 2016
Messages
19
#5
Thanks for your reply jwt873. Being a newb, I figure Im going to be asking a ton of questions and not be able to help anyone else. Im old and slow what can I say. LOL

Cheers
 
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top