1. Nerumph

    Need Repeater Advice

    Hello community! I would first like to thank you for taking the time to read through, and possibly assist with, this plea of help I have finally decided to bring to the forums! So without further adue, here is the situation of a new repeater build I am in need of assistance with! I have been...
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    Dipole/J-Pole/Slim Jim for a Backyard Antenna for my Baofeng UV-5R

    I'm looking for some advice for an external antenna that I can rig up with a simple base/post to better receive with the UV-5R. The last year I've enjoyed listening to the local repeaters (by local I mean any repeater within 20-40km from the QTH. Any advice would be appreciated. I currently have...
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    Baofeng UV-6R

    I recently purchased this UV-6R and set it up to be a scanner for local police, etc. I do have it working and scanning but sitting it next to my radio shack scanner I find that it never stops scanning even when it should. It will receive traffic when not scanning and just sitting on a channel...
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    Baofeng UV82 backlight flashing

    When "save" is turned off I get a blue backlight which is always on, including illuminated keypad. If I set the "save" mode to 1-4, then the back light flashes on and off continuously. Is this radio capable of turning off illuminated screen and keyboard? Maybe a defect? Thank you.
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    Video I made of setting a Baofeng UV-5R on fire

    Over the past weekend I did some rather extreme testing on one of the Chinese made Baofeng UV-5R dual-band HT's and asked permission from radioreference support to post the link here. Love them or hate them the Baofeng took a lot of punishment and kept on ticking. Definitely a cheap HT, but...
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    Better channels for wavy terrains?

    Hi there, My paintball team & I uses Baofeng radios which are surprisingly pretty good for our use. We are having issues though whenever we play on a wavy terrain. In other words, when there is a mountain that separates us, we get some heavy static. I heard that some people uses different...
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    $1 for a Baofeng Programming Cable?

    Found a site $1 for a Baofeng Programming Cable including shipping. Is it reliable? 2 Pack 2015 Baofeng GT-3TP Transceiver US + 2 Remote Speaker + 1 Programming Cable -Online Shopping for Gadgets & Electronics
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    Baofeng uv-82c programming

    Hi all, I'm using chirp daily to program some baofeng uv-82c radios. My goal is to turn them into something my 7yo daughter, her mother and I can use. I've got a GMRS license and have programmed in the GMRS. There are two issues remaining. 1) Is it possible to switch channels without enabling...
  9. matty909

    baofeng uv-5ra and PL's/DPL's on repeaters

    So i need a little help here. At work we use motorola ht750's, cp200's, and xpr6100's (digital) we have a repeater with a input of 469.0250 and output of 464.0250 standard 5+ offset. I dont know the PL tone but i found the DPL is 723. I can hear all radio traffic on the output with the DPL...
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    Automatic Scanning 159.810 - 161.565

    Hey railfans, hate to sound like such a greenhorn, but I'm having trouble understand scanner basics. I'll keep my question simple and direct: Q: I want my radio (Baofeng Uv-5r) to scan the entire range of 159.810 - 161.565. So do I have to enter and save every single frequency in between that...
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    Baofeng UV5Ra progaming for EMS

    Hello, I work for American Medical Response in New Haven CT. My company does not provide portable radios that work on the company frequency so myself and a few other employees purchased these radios so that we would be able to have contact with our dispatchers when we are away from the truck. My...
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    Baofeng UV-5R - can't save channel to memory

    Just got this radio in the mail today. I've read all manuals, reset to factory settings, and even managed to save one memory channel, but I'm trying to save another and it doesn't work: I get to menu >27->menu->(selected free channel without CH in front of number)->menu - and instead of...
  13. S

    2 antennas, 1 radio? Possible?

    Hello, I have 2 Baofeng UV-82's and I was wondering If there was a anyway I could attach 1 huge antenna to 2 of these Baofengs. Maybe a wiring technique or.. I'm setting it up for a repeater for my Boy Scout troop and I really dont want to buy 2 antennas when I may be able to hook up 1 to both...
  14. S

    Walmart MURS.

    Hello, I was curious about Walmarts MURS Channels. I have them programmed in on my Baofeng UV-82 and I can hear them but they cant hear me? Anyway of fixing this? I saw something about turning Duplex to Off on the CHIRP Programming Software but that didn't seem to work. Anyway on ,making it to...
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    New Firmware N5R-213 in UV-5R

    here I leave the new firmware UV-5R, the radios were purchased 409shop. Stock firmware N5R-213
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    Uploading fequencies to UV5R

    Can someone PLEASE tell me how to upload frequencies to this radio? I have been trying for hours, and hours, and hours..... Thank you
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    These budget radios seem to be all over the place when it comes to transmit power. In other words, they rarely live up to their specs, at least not from the reviews that I've seen. Has anyone had a problem where this had become a major issue? I really don't want to waste money on something that...
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    Which Baofeng model is right for me?

    I am a new ham (General Class), and I am preparing to buy my first radio. Specifically, I am looking at Baofeng radios. Please don't suggest the Yaseau FT-60R or more expensive radios because I just can't justify putting that much into a radio at this point in time. In the future, maybe. I know...
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    Baofeng BF-888S Frequency Expansion

    Hello. Just got a Baofeng BF-888S and was wondering if there's any way to do a frequency expansion so that I could program it for frequencies not in the 400-470MHz range. I looked around online and found nothing but frequency expansions for the UV-5R. Thanks.
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    Baofeng UV-5R Antenna reccomendations

    Hello, My Baofeng radio's stock antenna is complete ****, so I've been searching for a new one. I've found the Nagoya 771, and it's reviews are positive, but I don't know if it will work on Australian UHF CB (476 - 477 MHz) and VHF. It's outside of the antenna's frequency range, would it be...