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Baofeng UV- 5Re

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RachealDale31

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I bought my dad a Baofeng UV- 5Re Dual Band Amateur Radio for Christmas. He said he couldn't use it because he can't program it. Neither can I. But want to prove him wrong. I want to show him that this scanner will work just as well as a Uniden. Can anyone help me program this scanner? Please? My name is Racheal and my email address is racheal28dale@gmail.com.
 

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I bought my dad a Baofeng UV- 5Re Dual Band Amateur Radio for Christmas. He said he couldn't use it because he can't program it. Neither can I. But want to prove him wrong. I want to show him that this scanner will work just as well as a Uniden. Can anyone help me program this scanner? Please? My name is Racheal and my email address is racheal28dale@gmail.com.
Is he legally licensed to operate that radio?

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jwt873

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The UV5R will scan... Just --very-- poorly compared to a basic radio receiver designed for scanning. But hey, for 25 bucks, what do you want :)

Search for UV5R and Chirp on this forum.. There are instructions on how to program the radio.

If your father doesn't have his amateur license, make sure to leave the TX frequency blank when you program it so he can't transmit accidentally.
 

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I bought my dad a Baofeng UV- 5Re Dual Band Amateur Radio for Christmas. He said he couldn't use it because he can't program it. Neither can I. But want to prove him wrong. I want to show him that this scanner will work just as well as a Uniden. Can anyone help me program this scanner? Please? My name is Racheal and my email address is racheal28dale@gmail.com.

It is not a scanner and will not work like a Uniden scanner.
 

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Baofeng "Scanner"

It will not do AM aircraft, 800 mhz, or any digital mode, so your listening choices may be very limited.
 
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