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Baofeng UV-B5, need a confirmation about factory settings

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Hello there. This is my first time on this forum. Sorry for any language "shift" as English is not my primary language.

I've bought 2 UV-B5. One of them is presenting a really annoying "click" sound whenever the speaker starts working (the voice of radio commands when you press keys, or when it starts receiving). Seller informed he will substitute the radio and swear the radio is brand new. The problem is: The radio came with lot's of programmed channels (27 channels where programmed to frequencies), while the other came with factory settings (like if you hold MENU, shut radio on to RESET menu, select ALL then press AB).

He swear also that 99% of the radios came with pre programmed channels.
I commented to him that he probably receiving RMA radios from china.

It makes sense? I find it very strange if this radio leaves factory with pre programmed channels, but it can happen?

This is a hard question to be answered perhaps.. well.. so just trying. :)


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They come already programmed. They probably do some sort of transmit test before they leave the factory. I'm guessing they use the same frequencies in all of them. Mine have had frequencies but I couldn't tell you which frequencies or how many there were. They got deleted.
 
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Thank you guys...

Now I can inform him that it really happen frequently. He know that already but just in case, to disregard my message.
I was triggered because the good one radio came with just one programmed channel (channel 01)
 
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