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Baofeng Baofeng UV-82HP knockoff labeled 'pofung'

Aug 3, 2020
This is my first post. I am delighted to be here, this is my new hobby and I love it. Please excuse me if I am verbose or in the wrong thread. Here is how I got here: I purchased a cheap police scanner on Amazon for 20 buck--the Baofeng UV5RA. What I received was an exact knockoff of the UV-82P, perfectly constructed and labeled 'pofung' where it should have said 'Baofeng.' This thing is far superior to what I had originally ordered. Moments ago I successfully connected it to CHIRP and imported the data from the thing. According to CHIRP, it is a UV-82HP. I have never owned a radio like this so this is all new to me. From what I understand, I need a Ham Radio License to transmit. I just purchased a book about amatuer radio operation. Give me some time to familiarize myself with everything. I plan on joining this wonderful community and cannot wait to take this to the next level. I will be around the forums, nice to meet you all! -Tim


Premium Subscriber
Mar 21, 2008
That radio is not a scanner. It is much slower than a real scanner and does not cover the 700 and 800 MHz bands where most law enforcement has adopted. It also does not do any of the newer digital modes used such as P25, DMR, or NXDN. It is very useful on the analog 2 meter and 70 centimeter FM bands. Check Repeaterbook.com for repeaters in your area.
Aug 8, 2018
Lakeland FL Area
RingoStarrPower said in part... "I purchased a cheap police scanner on Amazon for 20 buck--the Baofeng UV5RA"

It seems like you purchased a UHF/VHF Amateur FM handheld thinking it would cover/scan the police frequencies... which it doesn't.

It's too bad you didn't look into the rig's capabilities before purchasing it.

73 to ya...

BaoFeng Blogger