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Baofeng UV-5R Arbitrary Frequency

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I am looking to purchase a Baofeng UV-5R as my first transceiver. I hear a lot of talk about how its difficult to "program".

Starting off, I just want to be able to set an arbitrary frequency and scroll through frequencies. Is this something it can do? I currently have a scanner that I can key-in an arbitrary frequency or use the nob to scroll up 5KHz at a time. Can a Baofeng UV-5R do that?

Also, does it have a scanning feature to locate active new frequencies?
 
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If you use CHIRP, programming is not hard as long as you follow the instructions.

If you use VFO (variable frequency oscillator) mode you can enter any frequency within the radio's range from the keypad. You can set the step size anywhere from 2.5KHz to 50KHz in the menu. The radio will scan, but only 3 channels or frequencies per second, so it's not real useful for searching frequency ranges.
 
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I am looking to purchase a Baofeng UV-5R as my first transceiver. I hear a lot of talk about how its difficult to "program".

Starting off, I just want to be able to set an arbitrary frequency and scroll through frequencies. Is this something it can do? I currently have a scanner that I can key-in an arbitrary frequency or use the nob to scroll up 5KHz at a time. Can a Baofeng UV-5R do that?

Also, does it have a scanning feature to locate active new frequencies?
5R is my first transceiver ever. Never programmed one before.

Learnt everything about the unit (someone wrote a better manual for it) and programing with CHIRP here:

www.miklor.com

Scanning is at snail speed.

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