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Baofeng UV-5RE newbie here

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I'm a complete newbie to any radio's but I'm slowly learning. I have figured out how to program freq's into it without the USB cable, but one thing I have notice is that all I can program in is the ones that end in

.125
.150
.175
.200
.225

now the question I have is how can I program in other numbers instead of the ones that end like that.

say a freq that I want to program in is
.160 and not have it go to .150 how do I do that and also how do I program in something like this.
.1675

Thank you,

John Addy

Sgt / USMC
2000-2006

“Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering if they made a difference in the world. But, the Marines don't have that problem.”
― Ronald Reagan
 

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RTFM [aka read the factory manual]. What band/frequency are the first numbers as there are different STEPS depending on the band. RTFM about steps. AKA 2.5, 5, 8.33, 10, 12.5, etc.. I have great fear in newbies, nobees picking up these cheap multi transmit frequencies and interfering with licensed users. I see USMC so must be American. Are you trying to program in a trunking system which will not work with these cheapos. Radios are like vehicles, read the manual first or the numerous links on these numerous threads. And VHF and UHF have different steps and new narrow band frequencies. So the the numbers before the decimal point will tell if you are using correct step.
 
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So what if I'm a newbie. I'm trying to learn. Yes I'm a American. This type of freq is what I'm talking about.

154.130 that is the freq for our fire departments. My children's school stuff like that. All I can seem to get programmed in is 154.125 or 154.150 I haven't figured out how to do anything other then .25, .50, .75

Thank you,

John Addy

Sgt / USMC
2000-2006

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So, if not licensed to transmit, please insure the input frequency is left out and the power is dropped to the lowest power setting. As I stated above, set the STEP to 5. If you don't know how to do this, probably shouldn't be handling a transceiver. But STEP is explained in the FM and on links provided here. What you really did is a scanner not a transceiver.
 
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I'm using it as a two way radio also....and I want to get licensed too....but that still isn't telling me how to set it up so I can program other freq's without them ending in .25, .50, .75
 
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Now one last question that I haven't figured out yet is how do I program a freq like this into it

460.5125
 
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On VHF (136-174 MHz) set the step (menu 1) to 2.5K or 5.0K
On UHF (400-520 MHz) set the step (menu 1) to 12.5K
You will have to set each band separately.
If there are more than three digits after the decimal point you have to use the up/down (^/v) arrows to set the last digits.
Enter 4 6 0 5 1 2 ^
 
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