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Mattkuhar

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i recently acquired a Kenwood TH-G71A Handheld and have been toying with it. it lets me give a 6 character ID to each channel i set. do the Baofeng radios have such a feature? im considering a few to serve in some BOB's (Bug Out Bags) and would like to keep ID's the same across all radios.
 

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Baofeng programming

i recently acquired a Kenwood TH-G71A Handheld and have been toying with it. it lets me give a 6 character ID to each channel i set. do the Baofeng radios have such a feature? im considering a few to serve in some BOB's (Bug Out Bags) and would like to keep ID's the same across all radios.
Yes they do have this feature. If you're looking at programming multiple radios the same way, I would recommend getting a programming cable. I picked one up on amazon and it wasn't very expensive. There is a program called chirp which has helped me program my Baofeng UV-5RA in no time flat. Chirp is obtained via chirp.danplanet.com. It's a fairly easy to use program once you get the hang of it.

I've been thinking about picking up a couple more of the Baofeng radios for a BOB but haven't taken the plunge yet.

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Steve KE7AED
 

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@ KE7AED - once i take the plunge ill have 4-6 of them so i do think ill be getting the cable and software. can they clone directly to each other as well?
 
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