1. K7MFC

    Btech gmrs-v1

    I recently wrote a review of the BTECH GMRS-V1 handheld radio for my club’s forum, and after using it for a few months I would like to share my thoughts here as well. The original review can also be read on my blog. I was in the market for a handheld GMRS radio to be used primarily for outdoor...
  2. Jaofeng

    Baofeng on FRS channels

    Hello, I recently purchased a Baofeng BF-F9V2+. I do not have any licenses yet. After reading multiple forums, it seems that it would be illegal for me to transmit on FRS frequencies. However, from the FCC website, my understanding is that FRS channels are free to use so long as the...
  3. R

    Baofeng UV-5R (Begginer Alert)

    Sorry for writing an essay, but I wanted to make it as easy as possible to answer my questions. I just recently received a UV-5R Ham Radio. No worries, I have transmitting permit, but transmitting isn't what I'm here for. I've been having trouble with the thing for a while, I've...
  4. T

    Need help with good frequencies for a security team!

    Hi, I am located in cass county, MO. I do church security and I am in need of some good frequencies to use. The main radio the team uses is the Baofeng BF-888s and I personally use the UV5R. We need something that will work well through brick walls and auditoriums and be legal, plus we need as...
  5. F

    Help: Repeater Baofeng UV-5r setup

    Hi. Bought a cable from Baofeng for repeater use, and programmed with a +0.0600 offset (see attached pictures). It works but it doesnt send before you talk or blow hard in the mic. Not tested from a distance yet but some scratching. Is there any settings on the radio i need to change?
  6. H

    Range for Baofeng FRS?

    Hello, I am interested in buying these Baofeng FRS radios for my friends and I as some of them are taking an interest in radio and they would all like a way for us to communicate basically using radio at a reasonable price. I am wondering how much I can expect for range, and yes, I am aware that...
  7. C

    Baofeng GT-5TP CHIRP

    Hi - I'm trying to begin programming my Baofeng GT-5TP using CHIRP on a MAC. The first problem I'm encountering is the USB port doesn't come up. So I can't clone my radio at the outset of the process. Does anyone have any tips? Thanks - Chris.
  8. T

    UV-82 scanning

    Ok, I've programmed memory channels on a baofeng uv82 v2+ for a friend. The question is, can you "scan" the memory channels that are programmed? Not too familiar with this radio but it seems like a solid little handheld! Thanks for any help.
  9. H

    Baofeng not Transmitting?

    I've been using my Baofeng BFF8-HP for a while now, and I recently received my technician's license. I called CQ several times and got no response. I became frustrated and tried to talk on a frequency I knew was used by a local crowd in Connecticut (I live on Long Island, near the north shore)...
  10. H

    JPole Antenna for Baofeng?

    I purchased a Baofeng BFF8HP recently, and I am considering buying a JPole Antenna to mount on my roof. I currently have the radio connected using RG-58 coaxial cable to a 26 inch Radio Shack antenna on a vent pipe on my roof (yes, Radio Shack came through for me in this day and age), and I'm...
  11. D

    How to mute EMS tones?

    I often monitor the Santa Clara County EMS frequency, and every time a call comes in, the dispatcher tones out the appropriate units. These tones are much louder than the actual voice communications, and they are also very annoying. Is there any way to program the Baofeng UV-82HP squelch to...
  12. viper1833

    Looks Like Baofeng Finally Did It

    Every now and then, I like to scroll through radio listings on the FCC, see if any new GMRS type 95a certified equipment gets approval. That way I can see if there is something in the future if I might by it. Looks like Baofeng finally created a type 95a certified GMRS Transceiver. This should...
  13. I

    Amateur Radio Question with Baofeng UV-B5:

    I made a short YouTube video to record something I've been hearing over the radio this afternoon. Been hearing an odd noise and it reoccurs every 30 seconds. Here's the link: *MOD please move to the correct section if I posted wrong*
  14. DylanMadigan

    Can I get MDC1200 installed on my Baofengs somehow?

    I have 35 Baofeng BF-888s Radios I wish to have an MDC1200 preamble on. I found one guy who said he can install a chip that he can program for me, but he was very shady, I don't trust him lol. Basically what I want is it to give off an ID and have that second of tone that keeps you from...
  15. W

    Baofeng GT-3TP

    Hello all, I just got a Baofeng GT-3TP mark iii today. I am having some problems programming in repeaters for my area on 70cm. The input of the radio will only allow me to enter up to 440.995, and not any higher. I have looked around and have not found much on this. Anyone out there know a...
  16. E

    Are radios required to be FCC certified?

    Hi! I just bought two Baofengs (BF-F8HP) off Amazon. There isn't any FCC ID on the device, but there is a FCC logo with no additional text. Is this radio 'legal' for use? Is FCC certification required for all radios? Thanks!
  17. K

    Baofeng uv5r computer sound card tx loop

    I was hooking up my Baofeng UV5r to my computer for using various digital modes and echolink with my yaesu ft-60r or other radio things that involve a computer. What's strange is that whenever I plug Baofeng out to computer in and Baofeng in to computer out, it starts transmitting and won't...
  18. R

    I need a lesson

    I bought a Polaris Rzr at the first of the year. It has a Vertex VX-200 VHF radio in it. It took me 3 weeks before I could figure out which cables to program it with because there isn't a lot of info about the vertex radio out there and if there is I don't know how to find it. I bought 2...
  19. S

    Baofeng BF-F9V2+ TX power measurements.

    Hey guys, First time posting. I work with a couple guys that are into Amateur Radio and they've kind of got me a little interested, so I picked up a Baofeng BF-F9V2+ off of Amazon because of the cheap entry point... I don't want to commit a lot of cash unless I know I'm going to stick with it...
  20. N7iOS

    Baofeng Offset frequency issue w/ CHIRP

    I am trying to program my Baofeng UV82 and i am using seperate TX frequencies by setting the Duplex to "Split" and then putting the TX Freq in the Offset column. This is right and it transfers to radio alright. However, when i save my file and open it back up, those offset TX Freq's now display...