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Baofeng UV-5R Roger Beep

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I was just curious if anyone found the roger beep feature on the 5r as hilarious as I do. I know that we would never use a roger beep on a 2 meter repeater. Actually pretty much never. (with the exception of 10 meter FM however I have never actually heard anyone using one there) Anyways this is the only 2 meter radio I have come across that has a roger beep feature. I am curious if anyone has used it on a repeater or perhaps heard one being used on a repeater. Either by mistake or on purpose. I just find it really funny for some reason. Kind of reminds me of the CB days I guess is why. Anyways I think it would make someone sound like a total LID on the air. But hey I just want to know if anyone has heard someone using it or if you have yourself. Thanks HI HI
 

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Anyways I think it would make someone sound like a total LID on the air.
Yep. I have heard at least one of them around here that don't have sense enough to turn it off. One keeps trying to send DTMF tones on the local IRLP repeater without ever IDing.

To me it's like having ANI that says "Clueless Lid", "Baofeng Biotch" or "Wouxun Whacker" but with only two short tones instead of the long string of digital data it would take to send all that.
 

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There.

Not hilarious as much as annoying. I think it's actually there as an aide for when operating in e.g. a noisy factory or jobsite, where one can't keep one eye on their work and the other on the radio's indicator light without creating a safety hazard. It serves its purpose, I suppose, when used in its intended environment.
 
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Ok thanks for the replies guys. I personally just find it funny if someone was using that on a repeater. I just don't know of any other amateur HT's that have that function. So firstly it would be a dead give away what radio the guy is using. Anyways. We actually have had a few unlicensed operators with these radios in our area. They have been keying up the local repeaters. This brings into mind the PTT ID and also of course the roger beep. I even heard someone use the alert function on a repeater. I remind everyone to set that alert function to SITE.
 

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Unfortunately, for every lid, there is other cheap Chinese radios that seem to think it beep is necessary for their radios to work. And lid using a beep for these other Chinese radios is too kind of a word for them. And there are numerous threads on these beeps.
 
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